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.
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.
Register your interest:
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.
MBA Annual Science Talk and Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
10.00-11.00 (GMT) - Annual Science Talk - Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford FMBA
11.10-12.00 (GMT) - Annual General Meeting - Chaired by Dr Gill Rider CB, President MBA
Members can access further information and details on how to join the event on the Members Portal
Royal Charter Launch 2014
In March 2014, the patron of the Marine Biological Association, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, joined a host of distinguished guests to celebrate the granting of a Royal Charter to the Association and what this means for our work to increase understanding of the marine environment.