How the MBA helps shape marine policy.
Members of the MBA actively influence the future
of marine biology through policy, here's how...
Evidence based policy is at the heart of responsible decision-making. The MBA ensures that marine biological data and information is available to decision-makers and those responsible for managing the marine environment through a variety of activities:
- Contributing to marine evidence groups such as the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP)
- Undertaking contract work to deliver evidence e.g. information to underpin management of marine tourism or establishment of marine protected areas
- Production of high quality scientific papers
- MBA online data portals e.g. the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey (CPR)
- Dedicated resources e.g. the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN)
To represent the views of the wider marine biological community, the MBA regularly contributes evidence and advice provided by our Members to government consultations and parliamentary inquiries. We seek to collate the opinions and expertise of our Members to provide a clear, independent and unified voice to decision-makers on behalf of the marine biological community.
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