Registration is now OPEN for the 2018/2019 NMBAQC Zooplankton Ring Test

Posted on Nov 8, 2018

2018/2019 NMBAQC Zooplankton Ring Test

The NMBAQC Scheme was set up to provide quality control/ assurance to the macrobenthic invertebrate elements of the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP; formerly the NMMP); it has since provided the external quality assurance for statutory monitoring to report to Government and the EU. These reporting requirements have led to the NMBAQC diversifying into other biological disciplines. The elements of the Scheme are detailed in the NMBAQC website.

The newly developed zooplankton component aims to improve the quality of zooplankton identification through a practical ring test and other additional workshops.

The 2018/2019 Zooplankton Ring Test aims to:

Improve the quality of marine zooplankton identification Assess current skill levels Provide a venue for...

MBA welcomes researcher whose appointment will open up new areas of research in evolutionary biology

Posted on Nov 6, 2018

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) has awarded a prestigious Anne Warner Fellowship to Vengamanaidu (Venky) Modepalli, whose appointment will open up new areas of research in evolutionary biology.

Dr Modepalli’s scientific goal is to understand the evolution of early animal life forms and its impact on current animal diversity. At the MBA he will study the genetic make-up of the starlet sea anemone ( Nematostella vectensis ). Sea anemones offer the opportunity to study the molecular evolution of mechanisms that govern development, reproduction and tissue regeneration. The fact that they share a common ancestor with animals such as worms, insects and mammals, means that scientists can search for similarities and fill in gaps in our knowledge of evolution.

As an internationally recognised scientist, Dr Modepalli will bring to the MBA extensive knowhow in...

32nd Annual Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture Thursday 8th November

Posted on Nov 6, 2018

32nd Annual Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture

Thursday 8th November at 18:00 (arrivals from 17:30)

Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square, Plymouth University

THE OCEAN CARBON CYCLE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

The Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) is delighted to announce that this year's Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture*, hosted by the Marine Institute, will be given by invited guest speaker, Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS from the University of East Anglia

Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS is Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Professor...

Advanced Optical Microscopy for Cell Biology Course is now OPEN for applications

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

To be held in the Laboratory of Marine Biological Association (MBA) from March 27th until April 6th 2019, this ever popular microscopy course is expected to reach capacity quickly.

Lectures will cover topics from basic optics, detectors and light sources through to photochemistry involved in the development of novel fluorescent probes and the application of advanced super-resolution optical microscopy techniques.

Further information and details on how to apply are available here

For further information on all the training courses and workshops currently available at the MBA please click here

Extended deadline: Application closing date 17:00 on Friday 4th January 2019​

Inquiry on Marine Protected Areas

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on Marine Protected Areas

December 2016

The Marine Biological Association, represented by Dr Matthew Frost, gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s Marine Protection Areas Revisited inquiry.

Inquiry on the implications and opportunities that leaving the EU would have for science and research

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on the implications and opportunities that leaving the EU would have for science and research

August 2016

The Marine Biological Association submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the effect that leaving the EU could have on both science and research in the UK.

Inquiry on Sustainable Seas

Posted on Nov 1, 2018

Inquiry on Sustainable Seas

May 2018

The Marine Biological Association submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Science Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into sustainable seas.