Institutional membership of the MBA is available to universities, corporations and other organisations with an interest in the marine sciences and who wish to benefit from the Journal.

Marine biology as a profession needs a unified, clear and independent voice on speaking on behalf of its community; we represent marine biology research and the marine environment on all levels. As well as supporting our work, Institutional Membership to the MBA also offers you these exclusive benefits:

  • Access to an Experts Database of Marine Professionals 
  • The Marine Biologist Member's quarterly magazine
  • 1 free 1/4 page advert per year in our popular Members' magazine
  • Opportunities to influence marine policy 
  • Group discount on Professional development opportunities 
  • Discount on bespoke workshop/training delivery
  • 10% business venue hire discount
  • Huge savings on access to the Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA) 
  • Regular e-bulletin updates with news, events, jobs and more 
  • Attend the MBA AGM and steer the future of marine biology 
  • Cross-category benefits listed here

£390.00 per calendar year, 01 January - 31 December Institutional membership is available to universities, corporations and other organisations.


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Notice: Association activities remain mostly unaffected by the current corona virus outbreak and we are able to continue welcoming new and servicing existing Members with minimal levels of disruption. However, please allow up to a week for confirmation of your membership. We are keeping our Members informed of any inevitable disruption. If you wish to contact us during this time, please email Thank you for your support of the Association.


For more details please contact: 

Membership Office

The Marine Biological Association

Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK


Phone: +44 (0)1752 426493 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm)