The MBA runs regular events, aimed at promoting marine scientific excellence. We run events for schools, families and the wider public.  We also organise regular events for our members, providing the marine biological community with networking and professional development opportunities. These events include conferences and workshops, training days and scientific meetings.

MBA Events 

Learn about our ocean through our events, training workshops, career opportunities and conferences. Develop your knowledge and skills in ocean science. Meet with passionate scientists and network with colleagues for an opportunities for networking and collaboration. As a member you can also receive discountss on our organised events.

Take a look at our YouTube channel to watch previous events. 

Marine Biology Live: The Charismatic Bengal Rhinos - a social and ecological gaze

Thursday 19 May 2022, 4pm. Book now 

Join us to learn more about the rhino rays and sawfish of Bengal and an exciting study working alongside the fishing community to help study and conserve these incredible animals.

Alifa will talk about the results of her three year long, coast-wide research, using a mixed-method approach, collaborating with local fishers and traders to unveil vital information about the fisheries, habitat, species diversity, trade and possible intervention needed.

Introduction to Plankton 

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 October 2022. Book now

Join Dr Dave Conway, plankton researcher for over 50 years, to learn about these captivating organisms that spend some or all of their lives drifting in the sea currents.  This course will cover a wide range of planktonic organisms, both phytoplankton and zooplankton and include the collection of live samples.

An Introduction to Scientific Illustration

Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 October 2022. Book now

Join wildlife and scientific illustrator Marc Dando for a two day course introducing a variety of drawing techniques to help document scientific observation.

Young Marine Biologist Summit - Hidden Ocean 

Saturday 26 November 2022 10:00 - 16:00 (GMT). Book now

Join us for high profile, inspirational speakers from around the world sharing their science. Enter our writing prizes, ask our panel for career advice and more. 

Catch up on our 2021 Summit, Ocean Predators on our YouTube Channel

FSC Marine Science Camps 

Field Studies Council (FSC) Marine Science camps are run in partnership with the Marine Biological Association (MBA) for young people between 16 and 25 years old who are interested in marine biology and marine science.  

Each camp, held in different parts of the UK, will have its own unique flavour. All of them will include sessions on rocky shore ecology, marine citizen science, and marine conservation as well as giving in-sights into careers and Higher Education courses.  

View our courses

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Practical Course on Advanced Optical Microscopy for Cell Biology, Dates TBC

Microelectrode, Patch Clamp and Optical Techniques for Cell Physiology, Dates TBC

Virtual Library Tour

The National Marine Biological Library (NMBL) has created a novel virtual tour exploring how the library has evolved since opening to support the marine community.

Tour of the Library

History of the MBA and Evolution of the Library

MBA Event Facilities