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Sharing our knowledge since 1884. 

Our goal is to engage, inspire and increase skills and knowledge in our Ocean – whether that’s for ocean enthusiasts, young researchers at the start of their career or for visiting or employed marine scientists.  

Join us as we share our journey of understanding and connect with our community of marine biologists as we strive to give marine biology a world-leading voice. 

Our location at Citadel Hill provides endless possibilities to train and research in a unique, coastal environment. Events can be arranged both in person at a chosen venue or virtually.  

Our courses are led by internationally-renowned specialists using both cutting-edge science and our world class facilities

We offer bespoke courses, events and tours for groups, universities and other organisations.

Get in touch to see how we can support your learning journey.

Professional Courses  

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University Field Course 

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AGM and Annual Science Talk 

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Postgraduate Conferences 

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Scientific Talks 

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Bioblitz 

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Young Marine Biologist events  

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Short Courses 

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FSC Marine Science Camps 

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Cathy Harshaw

Cathy Harshaw, BSc (Hons), APIOL, Mem.MBA

Training and Events Manager

Cathy Harshaw, BSc (Hons), APIOL, Mem.MBA

Training and Events Manager

Cathy Harshaw

cathar@mba.ac.uk

I am responsible for trainings, courses and events both for our members and non-members. I am passionate about bringing people together and creating environments where research, learning and ideas can be shared and collaboration fostered. As a professional coach, experienced educator and Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (APIOL) the design and delivery of high-quality training programmes for a diverse range of audiences is a skill I am excited to bring to the MBA. My passion for the seas started early, growing up on a beach in North-West Ireland, I spent my childhood rummaging in rock pools. This love of the ocean brought me to Plymouth in 2002 to study at the University of Plymouth. I graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography.


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If you have an enquiry about any aspect of the Marine Biological Association, please drop us a line below. 

We look forward to hearing from you.