Marine Biological Association

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is a learned society, founded in 1884 and in 1888 opened the Plymouth laboratory at Citadel Hill. The mission of the MBA is to promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea and to disseminate to the public the knowledge gained. In 2013 the MBA was awarded a Royal Charter in recognition of its long and eminent history and its status within the field of marine biology.

The charitable aims of the MBA are to promote scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea, including the environment on which it depends, and to disseminate to the public the knowledge gained. The MBA provides a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.

The Marine Biological Association is a training hub for the Capturing our Coast (Cocoast) Project.

Cocoast represents a unique collaboration between a wide range of organisations concerned with understanding and conserving marine biodiversity.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Willie Wilson
Address: 
The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB
Website: 
Switchboard Number: 
(01752) 633207
Staffing
Full Professors: 
2
Postdoctoral / Research Assistants: 
15
Lecturers / Senior Lecturers / Readers: 
11
Engineers: 
1
Technicians: 
5
Administrative / Support Staff: 
18

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