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We run training courses and events, including major courses and workshops. Members receive discounts on courses and training and are able to apply for bursaries. Get in touch  to discuss facilities, rates and bespoke courses. The Marine Science Events Calendar is a great place to find and promote events and courses.

Training and conference centre – MBA facilities for training & conferences

Major MBA Hosted Courses and Workshops

MBA Postgraduate Conference

Other Forthcoming MBA Events & Courses

December 2016

08 Dec 2016

Capturing Our Coast Wine & Science Christmas Special

Event Begins: Thu 08 Dec 2016 19:00:00
Event Ends: Thu 08 Dec 2016 22:30:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association
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Citadel Hill
England
PL1 2PB
Capturing Our Coast Wine & Science Christmas Special
Capturing our Coast Southwest are happy to invite you to our Christmas Wine & Science Party as a thank you for being our volunteer.  Please join us for what will be a great evening with lots of mince pies, mulled wine and nibbles. We will show you what CoCoast SW has achived in the past year and what is coming up in the new year. It's also a chance to have a good natter with us and fellow volunteers. The whole event is free of charge, it's our treat! We are hoping to have as many of our volunteers as possible therefore, if people are interested, we can organise a minibus from West Cornwall and/or North Devon...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.
17 Dec 2016

MBA Member Only Survey - Christmas Corella concert

Event Begins: Sat 17 Dec 2016 13:00:00
Event Ends: Sat 17 Dec 2016 16:00:00
This event will take place at Mt Batten
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Mt Batten
Plymouth
PL9
MBA Member Only Survey - Christmas Corella concert
We would like to invite fellow MBA members to join us at Mount Batten, Plymouth on a survey for the non-native seasquirt Corella eumyota.  See a paper here  for more information on the topic. We will meet at the shelter in between the Mount Batten pub and the Mount Batten Ferry pontoon (http://goo.gl/maps/oZyyK) at 13:00. All participants will be briefed on the survey protocol and how to identify the species. We will undertake timed searches at sites surveyed in previous years and collect data for comparison. We will be aiming to finish the survey by 16.00. All confirmed data will be provided to DASSH and m...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

January 2017

29 Jan 2017

Capturing Our Coast Training Day - Marine Biological Association

Event Begins: Sun 29 Jan 2017 09:30:00
Event Ends: Sun 29 Jan 2017 17:00:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association
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Citadel Hill
England
PL1 2PB
Capturing Our Coast Training Day - Marine Biological Association
Capturing our Coast (CoCoast) is a national citizen science initiative aiming to survey rocky coastlines around the UK. The training day includes a introduction to the Capturing Our Coast staff, the project and the marine environment, before you venture out to the nearest rocky shore to practise identification of rocky shore species and survey skills. It is free of charge and include a free lunch and refreshments. You will need to bring warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies (or good boots that keep your feet dry). Timings will vary depending on tides.. No previous knowledge is required, just enthusiasm and curios...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

April 2017

15 Apr 2017

Short Course: Introduction to Plankton

Event Begins: Sat 15 Apr 2017 09:00:00
Event Ends: Sun 16 Apr 2017 17:00:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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Citadel Hill
PL1 2PB
Short Course: Introduction to Plankton
Plankton are amazing life forms, which spend their lives adrift on ocean currents. They play vital roles in marine food webs and how the planet functions, and are incredibly diverse and beautiful. It is easy to collect and observe plankton from the shore in the UK with some relatively inexpensive equipment. Join us for a weekend of learning about and studying these amazing organisms here in Plymouth. Course Tutor: Dr Dave Conway is an Associate Fellow at the Marine Biological Association and has been involved in a wide variety of plankton research for over 50 years. He has written identification guides to both Eu...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

May 2017

27 May 2017

Short Course: Introduction to Seaweed

Event Begins: Sat 27 May 2017 09:00:00
Event Ends: Sat 27 May 2017 17:00:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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Citadel Hill
PL1 2PB
Short Course: Introduction to Seaweed
The UK Coastline is home to a huge diversity of seaweed species. Seaweed is a vital part of shore and shallow sea ecosystems. It is also used in foods, medicine and even your mobile phone! Come and join us in Plymouth for a fascinating hands-on introduction to seaweeds to find out more. Course Tutor: Esther Hughes (The Marine Biological Association) is an expert in botany, specialising in marine macroalgae. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding UK seaweed species and has an infectious enthusiasm for the subject. Esther has run seaweed identification courses previously for naturalist groups locally, including D...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

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FSC logotype 1 rgb crop 300dpiThe Field Studies Council is now offering all MBA members a 10% discount on their 2016 marine courses at Millport and Dale Fort. Courses include Marine Sponge Identification, Marine Biological Sampling and Non-Native Seaweeds.
Booking is available here: www.field-studies-council.org/habitats

The MBA’s membership of the Royal Society of Biology means that our members save up to 75% on the training they offer through their extensive CPD programme.

Major MBA Hosted Courses and Workshops

British Phycological Society Collecting & Identifying Seaweeds

EMBO Practical Course in Advanced Optical Microscopy

Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology

MRes Marine Biology

Facilities

The MBA’s Resource Centre provides a spacious and flexible venue combining facilities for workshops, conferences and lectures with laboratory benching and equipment for practical work and field courses. It has a seminar area for up to 80 people and fully equipped laboratory space for up to 40 people. The MBA Common Room serves high quality refreshments for courses and offers the best views in Plymouth!

For details of booking and pricing, see the resource centre page.

Courses can also take advantage of Citadel Hill’s high quality science infrastructure, seawater systems and access to the coast.

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