Our Membership

The Marine Biological Association is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support.

As a member of the MBA you are part of a dynamic global community of marine biologists from over 40 countries.

Whether you’re a student, professional, or just passionate about marine biology, we have a membership package for you.

Read on for a full list of the benefits you receive as a member.


Why join us?

MyMBA

Access to your own personalised MBA members online area – with ongoing developments to grow and facilitate the global community; including a directory of members, mentoring scheme, online exclusive resources including all previous editions of The Marine Biologist, jobs and careers information.

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Subscription to The Marine Biologist magazine

The Marine Biologist is the world’s leading magazine dedicated to the discipline of marine biology. MBA members will enjoy free subscription to this beautiful quarterly publication, bringing readers the latest in research, communication and education, with contributions from leading names in the field.

JMBA Cover

Journal of the Marine Biological Association

Student and Professional Members get free access to Journal of the Marine Biological Association (JMBA), the MBA’s international journal, publishing original research and reviews on all aspects of marine biology. Membership also includes discounts on publishing in the journal.

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Community

Connect with marine biologists across the globe with our online communities, enabling networking, sharing news, research and opportunities for collaboration.

Access to the NMBL

The National Marine Biological Library (NMBL) is one of the largest marine reference libraries in the world. Holding thousands of scientific journal titles and books, historical literature, expedition reports. MBA Members can make full use of the collections and facilities, including electronic journal access in-house.

Promote your professional credibility

Feature in the MBA’s Professional & Fellow Directory, use of exclusive post nominals, writing and presenting opportunities.

Choose a membership

YMB

Under 18 and love marine biology? Become a Young Marine Biologist.

£15

per year

monthly payments available

Student

Studying marine biology and registered in full time University education? Become a Student Member.

 

£25

per year

monthly payments available

Associate

Passionate about marine biology and the future of our ocean? Become an Associate Member.

Full price

£40

Young Associate

£25

monthly payments available

Professional

A practising marine biologist or graduate of marine biology? Become a Professional Member.

Full price

£45

Post graduate / newly qualified

£25

monthly payments available

Fellow (FMBA)

If you are a senior practitioners in marine biology and have contributed to marine biology at the highest level. Join our prestigious Fellows.

£120

per year

monthly payments available

Our Team

Jo Langston

Joanna Langston

Head of Membership

Joanna Langston

Head of Membership

Jo Langston

joalan@mba.ac.uk

My role is to support the growth of the association’s membership to help achieve its aim to be the voice of marine biology, through creating and supporting a global community of marine biologists. My background is in developing and managing a range of support services. Prior to joining the MBA I worked within the membership department of an established professional association, which supported 60,000 members in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I also have a lifelong interest in marine conservation and as such I feel incredibly privileged to apply this, along with the knowledge and expertise in membership associations that I have I built-up over the years, to support the profession and those that work within it.

Maya Plass

Maya Plass Mem.MBA, HonFBNA

Head of Engagement

Maya Plass Mem.MBA, HonFBNA

Head of Engagement

Maya Plass

maypla@mba.ac.uk

I lead a team who are responsible for establishing the Marine Biological Association as the primary voice of the marine biological community. My ambition is to increase the MBA’s visibility through strengthening our brand, increasing media outputs and targeted marketing in support of our strategic goals.

I have always been passionate about the ocean both in my free time and professionally. After my studies in marine sciences, my career started by reviewing coastal tourism of Peninsula Valdes, Argentina followed by working on a European water catchment project for Devon County Council. I went on to establish my own venture “Learn To Sea” in 2008 which evolved to my becoming an author, media broadcaster and an independent voice for our marine environment. My passion for communicating the importance of life in the ocean and its vital role to society led to my role as patron of marine charities. 

I am excited to apply my experience and skills to my role at the Marine Biological Association (which I have been a proud member of for over 20 years). I have had the privilege of leading on the development of our new website and rebrand of the MBA in 2022.

Guy Baker

Guy Baker, Mem.MBA

The Marine Biologist Editor

Guy Baker, Mem.MBA

The Marine Biologist Editor

Guy Baker

guba@mba.ac.uk

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in geology from the University of London I worked in the oil industry for a couple of years.

For a number of years, I worked in the Drawing Office at UCL. I returned to study taking a Masters in Applied Marine Science at Plymouth Uni. After that I worked at the National Marine Aquarium and then at the Environment Agency (Tidal Water Quality group).

I started at the MBA in 2002, first with MarLIN, then as MBA Communications Officer.

We started The Marine Biologist magazine in 2013. I began working full-time on the magazine with the Membership Team in 2020.

Graham Lang - Membership Services Officer-5071

Graham Lang

Membership Services Officer

Graham Lang

Membership Services Officer

Graham Lang - Membership Services Officer-5071

gralan@mba.ac.uk

Alexandra Street - Senior Membership Officer

Alexandra Street

Senior Membership Officer

Alexandra Street

Senior Membership Officer

Alexandra Street - Senior Membership Officer

alexa@mba.ac.uk

My role as Senior Membership Officer involves servicing a global membership, developing membership engagement and benefits, supporting Learned Society and governance activities and assisting the FMBA Applications Committee. I additionally provide support to the Events team. Originally from Sweden, I celebrate 20 years at the Marine Biological Association in different administrative roles.

Membership Services Officer Tanya Whipps.

Tanya Whipps

Membership Services Officer

Tanya Whipps

Membership Services Officer

Membership Services Officer Tanya Whipps.

tanwhi@mba.ac.uk



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