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Sampling the Invisible

Posted October 31 2016

The Cunliffe Group at the Marine Biological Association researches how microbes carry out crucial ecosystem functions throughout the marine environment. The group is excited to be a part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute Air to Sea cruise.  Kimberly Bird, PhD student at the MBA, writes that: ‘We are part of a unique collaborative and interdisciplinary study […]

PhD studentship opportunities available @thembauk for researchers interested in marine environmental science

Posted October 27 2016

The MBA has a number of PhD studentship opportunities available for researchers interested in marine environmental science. The studentships are funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) through Doctoral Training Partnerships involving a range of university and academic partners. The MBA has a vibrant postdoctoral student community representing a wide range of exciting science […]

NMBL half term closures for external visitors

Posted October 18 2016

For your information the Library will be closed to external visitors on Friday 21st and Monday 24th October due to staff holidays. Staff can access the library at all times during Citadel Hill opening hours.

Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation 30th Annual Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture

Posted October 12 2016

The Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) is delighted to announce that this year’s Plymouth Marine Science Medal Lecture, hosted by the Marine Institute, will be given by invited guest speaker Professor Gideon Henderson from the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University.Wednesday 2 November 2016, Lecture 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, at 6:00 […]

Explore and discover Plymouth’s hidden habitats in a race to record wildlife

Posted October 11 2016

People of all ages are being are being encouraged to take part in the Plymouth BioBlitz, a 24-hour wildlife survey to explore the coastline around Plymouth Hoe, and to help scientists collect valuable species information. The BioBlitz, organised by the Marine Biological Association (MBA) in partnership with Plymouth University, will take place from 10 am […]

See what the National Marine Biological Library has to offer in our new short film!

Posted October 04 2016

Watch our new short video promoting the facilities and collections of the National Marine Biological Library, located at the Marine Biological Association, to local university students. Find out more at Filmed and edited by MBA and NMBL staff. Music credit: Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist: […]

Members of the public and marine biologists team up to collect data on rock pool wildlife in SW Marine Protected Areas

Posted September 12 2016

Researchers at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth are asking for members of the public to join them to help collect data on our fantastic marine wildlife, during their upcoming South West Marine Protected Area project. The project is being led by the national marine “citizen science” program: Capturing Our Coast (, who are collaborating across […]

Our phone numbers have changed!

Posted September 07 2016

New staff numbers are here or you can contact us using our old numbers using 01752 426540

Ocean warming report launched at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Hawaii

Posted September 05 2016

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is pleased to see the final result of a major endeavour to gather together the best scientific information on climate warming. This global report: Ocean warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences has had substantial input from the Plymouth research community (the Marine Institute, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) and the MBA) and is […]

Second Issue of Sea Change Project News Now Available

Posted July 30 2016

Press Release: July 2016 The second issue of the Sea Change project newsletter is now available to download from the project’s website: Sea Change is a three-year EU Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to establish a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the ocean. Sea Change will […]

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