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Forthcoming Events | Training and conference centre
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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

September 2016

16 Sep 2016

The Capturing Our Coast SW Marine Protected Area weekend

Event Begins: Fri 16 Sep 2016 09:00:00
Event Ends: Tue 20 Sep 2016 17:00:00
This event will take place at
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For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

October 2016

01 Oct 2016

Capturing Our Coast Training Day - Marine Biological Association

Event Begins: Sat 01 Oct 2016 09:30:00
Event Ends: Sat 01 Oct 2016 16:30:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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Citadel Hill
PL1 2PB
Capturing Our Coast Training Day - Marine Biological Association
Image credit: David Fenwick - CoCoast SW volunteer - www.aphotomarine.com The training day includes a short 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 curiosity about the marine environment! After ...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

November 2016

16 Nov 2016

Short Course: Introduction to rocky shore species identification

Event Begins: Wed 16 Nov 2016 09:00:00
Event Ends: Thu 17 Nov 2016 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 rocky shore species identification
Come and join us in Plymouth for a fascinating hands-on introduction to life on the rocky shore! Running for the second year, this 2 day course takes place 9:00 am to 17:00 on Wednesday the 16th November and 09:00 am to 17:00 -Thursday 17th November 2016. Course Description: A basic introduction to the main groups of animal and seaweeds likely to be found on British rocky shores. This introduction will include an explanation of key identification methods, species confusions as well as a more in-depth look at some commonly found species. Through interactive lectures and demonstrations, field, and laboratory sessio...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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