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Vacancy for Part Time Library Assistant

Posted April 14 2014

0.8FTE, Salary: £11,475 to £13,747 p.a depending on experience (£14,344 to £17,184 pro rata) The Marine Biological Association is a vibrant research organisation based in a spectacular location on Plymouth Hoe and is a leading voice for the marine biological community with over 1,200 members worldwide. The MBA manages the National Marine Biological Library, containing […]

Citizen Science and Consumer Power Take to the Coast

Posted April 08 2014

Surveying the shore as part of the Shore Thing initiative.

A recent article in the Irish Times highlighted the impact that people power can have on marine and coastal life. The Marine Biological Association’s Fiona Crouch describes how the Shore Thing initiative involves “citizen scientists” in surveying coastal species and building up a robust picture of how populations change over time. This has proved to […]

Marine Life Education Trainee

Posted April 08 2014

The Marine Biological Association are offering a 32 week placement within their education team. Trainees will receive a £140 per week bursary + training budget to attend relevant training courses during the placement. The trainee will learn through participating in a wide range of activities including: Assisting with online/ teacher resource development Planning and undertaking […]

Settling on Scylla: a decade on

Posted March 27 2014

It is 10 years today since Scylla – an ex-Royal Navy frigate – was placed on the seabed in Whitsand Bay, south Cornwall as a reef for recreational diving. Scylla has taught us a great deal about colonisation processes on new structures and especially that the communities that develop are very different to those of […]

Pictures from an event celebrating the granting of a Royal Charter and the importance of marine biology

Posted March 26 2014

Earlier this month the patron of the Marine Biological Association, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, joined a host of distinguished guests to celebrate the granting of a Royal Charter to the Association and what this means for our work to increase understanding of the marine environment. All images copyright Alex Farquhar. Not for sale or […]

Marine Biological Association appoints 5 new Honorary Fellows

Posted March 17 2014

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco are amongst new Honorary Fellows appointed by the Marine Biological Association, to mark and celebrate the award of a Royal Charter. Dr Sylvia Earle, Professor James Lovelock and Sir Tim Hunt were also awarded Honorary fellowships. In his acceptance speech, James Lovelock said […]

Applications invited for new Research Technician position

Posted March 12 2014

Research Technician The Marine Biological Association of the UK (www.mba.ac.uk) Job Reference number: TECHCM001 Contract type: open-ended, full time Salary: £16,252 to £19,802 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale (to £25,013 per annum) subject to performance. Closing date: 31 March 2014 The Marine Biological Association is a leading independent […]

The MBA is pleased to announce The Malcolm Spooner Bursary is now open for applications

Posted March 10 2014

The MBA is pleased to announce The Malcolm Spooner Bursary is now open for applications. Details at Research Awards & Grants or download the pdf file.

A celebration of the marine environment and the importance of understanding it: a Royal Charter reception at the Fishmongers’ Hall in London

Posted March 05 2014

All life on Earth depends on the oceans. How can they satisfy mankind’s demands for resources whilst continuing to provide life support for planet earth? The patron of the Marine Biological Association, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, will join a host of distinguished guests to celebrate the marine environment – and the importance of understanding […]

Marine Biologist for a Day

Posted January 31 2014

An event organised by the Marine Biological Association for National Science and Engineering Week 2014 12th, 13th and 14th March 2014 @ The MBA Laboratory, Plymouth. Three days of FREE workshops for primary and secondary school students with an interest in marine biology. Each day will involve a carousel of exciting interactive workshops run by […]

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