MBA Director's Welcome
Whether you are a member or a visitor browsing our website, I would like to welcome you to the Marine Biological Association.
Since its foundation in 1884, the MBA at Plymouth has had a rich history and has seen many highly significant scientific discoveries at its Citadel Hill laboratory. Today, MBA scientists deliver an internationally-renowned programme of scientific research that is highlighted on these pages. Resident workers and visitors alike enjoy the high-quality facilities and services that we can provide.
The Association also plays a leading role in promoting marine biology through its many and varied activities ranging from public outreach to provision of advanced research training. I hope you find what you need on this site but that you are also inspired by the marine biology presented here – we would love to have you join us. You can find information on the Association such as: events and workshops; our publications (including the world’s longest-running marine biological journal, the Journal of the Marine Biological Association as well as our more recent magazine The Marine Biologist); the National Marine Biological Library. We also show how we work with and represent the marine biological community as a Royal Charter organization.
You can also learn how to contribute to marine biology and the marine environment by becoming a member or making a donation.
Professor Colin Brownlee, FMBA