An MBA student has won the best student poster presentation at an international conference.

Arianna Liconti won a scholarship from Copernicus publications to attend the IMBER Future Oceans 2 conference which took place at Brest, France from 17-21 June. She is currently studying for a MRes in Marine Biology with the Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change group.

Arianna won the best student poster presentation with her poster: Science for the future: citizen science in marine research and conservation, coming top in a field of over 60 international participants. She said "It was a huge honour for me to win this award and I believe it also highlights the international validity of the outstanding work of the Marine Biological Association in developing and running marine citizen science projects, particularly regarding the success of the ‘Capturing our Coast’ project. The poster is an extract of a book chapter I co-authored on Marine Citizen Science, which will be published in August in S. Jungblut et al. (eds.), YOUMARES 9 - The Oceans: Our Research, Our Future."

View the poster


Congratulations, Arianna! This is a great start to your career and we wish you success in your Masters research here at the MBA.

The MRes in Marine Biology is run at the MBA in association with the University of Plymouth.

Follow Arianna on Twitter: @AriannaLiconti

Jul 10, 2019 By guba