The Marine Biological Association

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

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Membership Benefits

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

  • A wide range of membership categories, including professional Member of the MBA (Mem.MBA)
  • Opportunity to become a ‘Fellow of the Marine Biological Association’ (FMBA)
  • The Marine Biologist magazine
  • Significantly reduced subscription to the MBA Journal
  • 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 (
  • 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, and/or have access to, a database of Marine Experts
  • Opportunity to attend ‘Member Only’ Survey events
  • 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 influence the activities and policy of the Association through attendance at AGMs
  • Opportunity to influence Marine Policy
  • MBA Annual Report (electronic provision)
  • Hire the MBA’s Resource Centre at reduced rates
  • Enjoy discounts on books from leading publishers 
  • 10% discount with Trespass



  • 25% discount with Wild Nature Pres


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