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We run training courses and events, including major courses and workshops. Members receive discounts on courses and training and are able to apply for bursaries. Get in touch  to discuss facilities, rates and bespoke courses. The Marine Science Events Calendar is a great place to find and promote events and courses.
FSC logotype 1 rgb crop 300dpiThe Field Studies Council is now offering all MBA members a 10% discount on their 2016 marine courses at Millport and Dale Fort.
Booking is available here: www.field-studies-council.org/habitats

Training and conference centre – MBA facilities for training & conferences

Major MBA Hosted Courses and Workshops

MBA Postgraduate Conference

Other Forthcoming MBA Events & Courses

November 2017

30 Nov 2017

Capturing our Coast Training - Cornwall College Newquay

Event Begins: Thu 30 Nov 2017 16:00:00
Event Ends: Thu 30 Nov 2017 18:00:00
This event will take place at Cornwall College Newquay
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Wildflower Lane
Trenance Gardens
Newquay, Cornwall
England
TR7 2LZ
Capturing our Coast Training - Cornwall College Newquay
Capturing our Coast (CoCoast) is a national citizen science initiative aiming to survey rocky coastlines around the UK. This training event includes an introduction to the Capturing Our Coast staff, the aims of project, coastal ecology and the fascinating species on our shores. We will also discuss the variety of ways you can contribute to the project. ** Please ensure you are registered with Capturing our Coast online before booking a place on this training event: www.capturingourcoast.co.uk After this training session, you will need to come along to one of our many events on the rocky shore to collect your ...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

December 2017

03 Dec 2017

Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - Mount Edgcumbe

Event Begins: Sun 03 Dec 2017 09:15:00
Event Ends: Sun 03 Dec 2017 13:30:00
This event will take place at Mount Edgcumbe (meet next to the Cremyll ferry, Cornwall side)
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Saint Julians Crescent
Cremyll
England
PL10 1HU
Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe CHRISTMAS Bioblitz - Sunday 3rd December We are excited to announce that CoCoast Southwest are hosting this 1st of 3 Christmas rocky shore BioBlitz events for 2017 in Cornwall with easy access from Plymouth, where we are inviting both new and experienced volunteers to join us and take part in any CoCoast survey that you like. This Christmas CoCoast BioBlitz and Survey Event is for absolutely everybody to try absolutely everything! The aim to ID as many marine species as possible and we need your help! Come learn more about the species on our shores and challenge yourself to find as many species ...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.
03 Dec 2017

MBA Member Only Survey - Christmas Corella Concert

Event Begins: Sun 03 Dec 2017 09:30:00
Event Ends: Sun 03 Dec 2017 13:00:00
This event will take place at Mount Batten
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Mount Batten
England
PL9 9SJ
MBA Member Only Survey - Christmas Corella Concert
We would like to invite fellow MBA members to join us at Mount Batten, Plymouth on a survey for the non-native sea squirt Corella eumyota and the sea mat Watersipora subatra.  See a paper here for more information on the topic. We will meet at the shelter in between the Mount Batten pub and the Mount Batten Ferry pontoon (http://goo.gl/maps/oZyyK) at 09:30am on Sunday the 3rd. All participants will be briefed on the survey protocol and how to identify the species. We will undertake timed searches at sites surveyed in previous years and collect data for comparison. We will be aiming to finish the survey by ...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.
04 Dec 2017

Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - Firestone Bay, Plymouth

Event Begins: Mon 04 Dec 2017 09:45:00
Event Ends: Mon 04 Dec 2017 14:00:00
This event will take place at Firestone Bay Rocky Reef (meet at the car park)
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Admiralty Road
Plymouth
England
PL1 3RW
Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - Firestone Bay, Plymouth
Firestone Bay, Plymouth CHRISTMAS Bioblitz - Monday 4th December We are excited to announce that CoCoast Southwest are hosting this 2nd Christmas rocky shore BioBlitz event in Devon, where we are inviting both new and experienced volunteers to join us and take part in any CoCoast survey that you like. This Christmas CoCoast BioBlitz and Survey Event is for absolutely everybody to try absolutely everything! The aim to ID as many marine species as possible and we need your help! Come learn more about the species on our shores and challenge yourself to find as many species as you can! What surveys can I take part...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.
05 Dec 2017

Capturing our Coast Christmas Celebration Evening

Event Begins: Tue 05 Dec 2017 18:00:00
Event Ends: Tue 05 Dec 2017 21:00:00
This event will take place at The Marine Biological Association
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Citadel Hill
England
PL1 2PB
Capturing our Coast Christmas Celebration Evening
Get your Christmas jumpers, santa hats and tinsel earrings ready... it's almost CoCoast Christmas time!!! This year we will be celebrating you, our volunteers, and your contributions to the project! CoCoast southwest volunteers will be giving short talks on their experiences with the project, and we'd also like to feature your photos that best sum up your favouite moments as a CoCoast volunteer. If you'd be interested in conducting a 2-10 minute presentation of your CoCoast volunteering experiences at this Christmas Celebration Evening, please let us know! Please also send your 3 favourite CoCoast phot...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.
07 Dec 2017

Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - St Agnes

Event Begins: Thu 07 Dec 2017 11:45:00
Event Ends: Thu 07 Dec 2017 16:00:00
This event will take place at Trevellas Cove (meet at the car park on the cliffside)
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Crosscombe
Saint Agnes
England
TR5 0YW
Capturing our Coast Christmas BioBlitz & Survey Event - St Agnes
Trevellas Cove, North Cornwall CHRISTMAS Bioblitz - Thursday 7th December We are excited to announce that CoCoast Southwest are hosting this final Christmas rocky shore BioBlitz event for 2017 in Cornwall, where we are inviting both new and experienced volunteers to join us and take part in any CoCoast survey that you like. This Christmas CoCoast BioBlitz and Survey Event is for absolutely everybody to try absolutely everything! The aim to ID as many marine species as possible and we need your help! Come learn more about the species on our shores and challenge yourself to find as many species as you can! What ...read more
For more details and to book your place, visit the event booking page.

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The MBA’s membership of the Royal Society of Biology means that our members save up to 75% on the training they offer through their extensive CPD programme.

Major MBA Hosted Courses and Workshops

British Phycological Society Collecting & Identifying Seaweeds

Practical Course in Advanced Optical Microscopy

Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology

MRes Marine Biology

Facilities

The MBA’s Resource Centre provides a spacious and flexible venue combining facilities for workshops, conferences and lectures with laboratory benching and equipment for practical work and field courses. It has a seminar area for up to 80 people and fully equipped laboratory space for up to 40 people. The MBA Common Room serves high quality refreshments for courses and offers the best views in Plymouth!

For details of booking and pricing, see the resource centre page.

Courses can also take advantage of Citadel Hill’s high quality science infrastructure, seawater systems and access to the coast.

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