Become a member

Members of the MBA are part of a global community of marine biologists. Whether you're a student, professional, or just passionate about marine biology, we have a membership package for you, all with a fantastic range of exclusive benefits.

The Marine Biological Association has been at the forefront of promoting marine biology since 1884. This is achieved in a number of ways from running an internationally recognised education programme through to the provision of high-quality training courses. 

Facilities such as National Marine Biological Library are visited by people the world-over (members are provided free access) and the MBA continues to publish well-established scientific journals in addition to our popular member's magazine The Marine Biologist. We are proud to announce that in 2020, we are doubling production of the magazine and it will now be delivered quarterly, with editions in January, April, July and October.

MBA members play a key role in raising the profile of marine biology by, among other things, contributing expertise to Policy Advice and representing the MBA to the wider marine biological community.

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