Annual meeting of the ICES working group on small pelagic fish (WGSPEC) held in Plymouth 3rd-5th April!

Posted on Mar 29, 2017

From the 3rd-5th of April the annual meeting of the ICES working group will take place at Coxside Marine Station, Plymouth, with a focus on small pelagic fish, their ecosystems and climate impact. The meeting aims to unite the community of fisheries scientists from Plymouth University, the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, together with some international colleagues.

The working group are particularly keen to engage students and early career researchers with the work of ICES and will be highlighting opportunities for involvement. To facilitate this, a series of talks and networking sessions on the first day of the meeting (3 rd April) has been organised for those interested in learning more about ICES and fisheries research.

Further details of the meeting are included in the attached agenda below.


Exciting ocean outreach activities revealed in the Sea Change project’s third project newsletter

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

The third issue of the Sea Change project newsletter presents the exciting outreach events taking place across Europe to encourage people to become ocean literate. One such event is the MBA-led “Crab Watch”, a citizen science initiative where members of the public are challenged to make an inventory of beach crabs by carrying out standardised protocols. This initiative engages with the public by inviting them to share useful scientific information while also raising awareness of the impact of non-native species. The newsletter also includes articles on the Sea Change online course entitled “From ABC to ABSeas: Ocean Literacy for all”, which offers educators innovative ways to teach Ocean Literacy. The course is available, on the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA) in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Catalan. Access the course here .


Another successful ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ event for British Science Week 2017

Posted on Mar 24, 2017

Marine Biologist for a day

Another very successful ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ event for British Science Week last week, attracting keen students from across the country! Feedback was very positive as sessions were varied and provided real hands-on experience of what being a marine biologist is like. It was great to meet so many of our YMB members too!

Marine Biologist for a day is fully booked for this year.  

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Marine Biologist for a day is fully booked for this year. Thank you to all those who got in touch and booked places. We hope you enjoy the day

Harmful Algal Blooms - i Book launched

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Harmful algal blooms

A marine science iBook entitled “Harmful Algal Blooms” has been launched as part of the Sea Change project.

Developed by NUI Galway’s a partner in the EU-funded European research project Sea Change. The project aims to raise European citizens’ awareness of the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean, or “Ocean Literacy”.

The iBook was launched by Professor Colin Brown, Director of the Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research on Monday 13 March at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Opportunities to increase awareness of the ocean are limited in the junior cycle science curriculum across Europe. Dr Christine Domegan, lead methodologist for Sea Change, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, explains: “To co-create Ocean Literacy we need collaboration, discussion, participation and engagement across multiple stakeholders in...

Join us at the MBA for a one-off special lecture for the 50th Anniversary of the Torrey Canyon oil spill

Posted on Mar 7, 2017

Torrey Canyon
Copyright Mariners’ Museum.
The tanker Torrey Canyon struck the Seven Stones Reef off Land’s End, Cornwall, in south west England, on the 18th March 1967.

Welcome to our new website!

Posted on Mar 1, 2017

Home page screenshot

Our new website has been redesigned to show more clearly what we do and to help you find what you are looking for.

The Director's welcome is a good place to start if you are new to the MBA. We would also draw your attention to pages showing:

Reseach impact Our Projects database - searchable by keyword and category The benefits of MBA Membership The Marine Biologist magazine World class Facilities for research, training and education

If you spot any problems or are having difficulty finding what you are looking for, please contact us.

Guy Baker

MBA Communications Officer

+44 (0)1752 426239