YMB Summit 2017

The Young Marine Biologist Summit 2017 is unfortunately over, but what a successful conference for young MBA members it was. The YMB Summit is a new initiative that reflects the MBA’s commitment to continue nurturing young people’s passion and enthusiasm for marine biology. The one day event took place at the MBA, Plymouth and gave the 12-18 YMB members a chance to learn more about marine biology as a subject and career pathways, including valuable advice.

The day began with a number of exciting and inspirational talks, both from well-experienced local marine biology experts, and from aspirational Young Marine Biologists themselves, who took to the stage to give a short talk on their particular marine biology interests.

In the afternoon, the attendees got to attend two out of the three available workshops, including ‘Plan a Campaign’, Scientific Illustration and Seaweed Pressing, and got to ask an diverse panel any questions they had about taking the first steps to becoming a marine biologist in a careers Q&A session. 

Breaks throughout the day were a valuable chance for members to network and meet other like-minded young and not so young marine biologists and representatives from local marine science organisations, who were on hand to discuss relevant opportunities available. Local organisations who attended with stands included Plymouth University Marine Institute, Plymouth Sound Divers, Wild Nature Press, the National Marine Biological Library, the Field Studies Council, the National Marine Aquarium and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science.

We would like, once again, to thank all the individuals and organisations who supported this event (for a full list of sponsors and supporting organisations here.

Hopefully we will see you all again next year!

More pictures of the event here.

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Nov 14, 2017 By holbai