The Marine Biological Association

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

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Professional Membership (Mem.MBA)


The Professional category is open to individuals who are practising marine biologists and graduates of marine biology or related disciplines, or who have gained an equivalent standing through their career.   Please therefore submit details of your qualifications or professional standing together with your application for this category.


£45.00 (direct debit discount £5)

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

  • The use of the post-nominal Mem.MBA

  • 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 for work at the laboratory or to aid attendance at conferences

  • 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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