CPR Survey announces opportunity for technical partner

The Marine Biological Association is excited to announce an opportunity for a technical partner to produce a cloud-based data management and publication solution to meet the operational needs of the CPR Survey.  The solution will enable rapid and accurate data entry, analysis, visualisation and publication using global standards for marine biological data.  Driven by almost … Read more

Marine Biological Association announces major recruitment drive

The Marine Biological Association (MBA), one of the world’s longest-running learned societies on marine biology research is launching a major recruitment drive. The organisation was first founded in 1884 and has been based at Citadel Hill, overlooking the Plymouth Sound for 135 years. With recent funding and expansion plans, the Marine Biological Association (MBA) is now looking … Read more

Plankton modelling system forecasts important shifts in phenology and community composition in the North Atlantic Ocean

Significant changes in plankton abundance and seasonality due to global climate change could alter the biological carbon pump in the ocean, according to new research. Current Earth System Models (ESMs) used by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are projecting a decline in phytoplankton (plant plankton) abundance, and predict large seasonal shifts that may … Read more

Pete Rendle – 47 years of service

Appointed to the MBA on 18th October 1976 as Deck Hand/Engineer on our past Research Vessels Sepia (a previous version of our current RV Sepia) and RV Squilla. Pete has been dedicated to the Marine Biological Association for over 47 years. Prior to that, Pete started as a fitter with the Royal Navy.  He studied Marine … Read more

Innovative approach for analysing historical data reveals new understanding of plankton regime shifts in the North Sea

Scientists have explained that different methods of plankton analysis could give us a greater understanding of plankton regime shifts, and their impact on the marine ecosystem. Plankton are a diverse collection of tiny organisms found in water. They are a vital food source for many organisms and their activity in the ocean helps regulate the … Read more

High Seas Treaty: Should we be celebrating?

Nations around the world have agreed to a High Seas Treaty to protect marine biodiversity and provide oversight of international waters. The agreement on ‘Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction’ (BBNJ) provides a legal framework on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of our ocean beyond national jurisdiction. MBA Trustee Angelique … Read more