What we do

World-class facilities for a world-leading voice

At the Marine Biological Association, we strive to give marine biology a world-leading voice. We are one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support.

We are working towards building greater cohesion and cooperation across the three leading Plymouth institutions. Marine Research Plymouth combines the internationally-renowned marine science capabilities of the Marine Biological Association , Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Plymouth .

Since 1884 we have provided globally significant knowledge and scientific expertise to support and invest in the future of our ocean providing an independent voice on behalf of the international marine biological community.

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