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 

The MBA runs regular events, often collaboratively, 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, career opportunities and scientific meetings.  Members benefit from registration discount on MBA organised events.

Online Events 2020

We are running a series of online events and recorded webinars.  Invitations to LIVE EVENTS with opportunity to be part of Q&A sessions are sent to our Members, recordings are later be publicly available on our YouTube Channel.  Subscribe here! 

The Marine Biologist Deep Dive

An online Q&A session for Members with the author of an article published in The Marine Biologist to discuss in more detail the topic of their article. Join as a Member to take part!  Recordings are now available on YouTube here.

Marine Biology Live

Our popular and diverse range of 45min sessions followed by Q&A are made available to Members, affording us a great opportunity to promote marine biology as a discipline and profession. Join as a Member to take part!  Recordings are now available on YouTube here

Coffee Time Talks

Flash presentations (15 minutes) from our colleagues at the MBA's Citadel Hill Laboratory introducing their research are now being recorded and links posted on to our YouTube channel. Recordings are now available on YouTube here

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

Major workshops – register you interest

Practical Course on Advanced Optical Microscopy for Cell Biology, 17-27 March 2021

Microelectrode, Patch Clamp and Optical Techniques for Cell Physiology, 1-15 September 2021

Courses

Identification of Challenging Seaweeds, 4-6 August 2020 - postponed to May 2021.  

Primer-E – dates to be announced

Introduction to Scientific Illustration, 07 November 2020 - see the Eventbrite calendar

Member-Only Events

Annual General Meeting

The MBA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 02 December 2020 at Citadel Hill.

Virtual participation will be offered alongside invitation to the physical meeting and will be sent out to Members nearer the time, and will include invitation to the Annual Science Talk, cake and tea!

Surveys

Will be announced to Members and are shown on our course calendar.

Public Events

Member-Only Events

The MBA runs an annual Marine Biologist for a Day event at its laboratory in Plymouth. The event usually takes place over 2-3 days, with separate days for primary aged students and secondary school/ college aged students. the days are aimed at anyone with a keen interest in marine biology and gives an opportunity for participants to meet working marine scientists and carry out experiments and interactive activities in the laboratory.

Bioblitz

The MBA runs an annual Bioblitz with partners, as well as supporting and participating in Bioblitz events run by other organisations. The MBA is also actively involved in the National Bioblitz Network. These 24 hour events record biodiversity in the marine environment, and a range of other coastal habitats within a set boundary.

Find out more about the MBA Bioblitz including links to previous events here.

Work Experience

The MBA receives many enquiries about work experience and as a result now runs a work experience week every July for school and college students aged 14 to 18.  We usually open for applications in January; Members are notified through their Bulletin and announcement made through our social media channels.

You may also be interested in the series of Marine Science Camps taking place each year around the UK and led by the Field Studies Council in partnership with the MBA. 

If you are seriously considering a career in marine biology, we now have membership categories for everyone, including a new Young Marine Biologist category. Becoming a member is a fantastic way to learn about marine biology and to find out about opportunities to enhance your career prospects. Visit membership for more information.

FREE Activity Resources

MBA Education and Citizen Science

MBA Event Facilities can be viewed here