The Marine Biological Association

Promoting marine scientific excellence and representing the marine biological community since 1884

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Associate Membership


Associate membership is for those who are interested in marine biology but who are not working as professional marine biologists.

Cost for Associate and Professional Membership

Associate Member £40.00 (direct debit discount £5)

Becoming a Member of the MBA includes all of the following benefits

  • The Marine Biologist magazine

  • Significantly reduced subscription to the MBA Journal which also currently includes free access to the Marine Biodiversity Records

  • Online access to the entire archive (1887 – 1999) for journal subscribers

  • Access to bursaries to aid attendance at conferences and meetings

  • Access to the National Marine Biological Library (

  • 15-20% discounts with major publishers including Wiley-Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Wild Nature Press and the Eurospan Group.

  • Reduced fees for courses at the MBA and for conferences (where the MBA is organiser or sponsor). View details

  • Significant membership discounts for training courses and conferences

  • Opportunity to be listed on a database of Marine Experts

  • Networking opportunities via attendance at the AGM and science meetings

  • Career development opportunities including: information on marine biology related jobs and study paths

  • Regular email notifications of courses, events and job vacancies

  • Opportunity to attend and contribute to Citadel Hill Seminars

  • Opportunity to influence the activities and policy of the Association through attendance at AGMs

  • Opportunity to influence Marine Policy

  • MBA Annual Report

  • Hire the MBA’s Resource Centre at reduced rates

How to join

Simply fill in the online form or download a printable form.

For more details please contact

Mrs Alexandra Street
Membership Secretary

The Marine Biological Association
Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK

or E-mail:

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