Since its foundation in 1884, the MBA at Plymouth in the UK has had a rich history and has seen many highly significant scientific discoveries at its Citadel Hill laboratory. Today, MBA scientists deliver an internationally-renowned programme of scientific research. The MBA promotes scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea and disseminates to the public the knowledge gained. The research programme is structured around the broad themes "Ecosystems and environmental change" and "Mechanisms underlying biogeochemical and ecological processes". Within these themes, the MBA research groups carry out research on marine biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity and ecosystem function, science for sustainable marine resources, as well as running a programme of integrating sustained observations in the marine environment. The MBA also runs a strong and dedicated teaching and training programme for both researchers and the public.
MBA provides TA services for ASSEMBLE Plus and is also one of the British partners.
- Contaminated estuary
- Pristine estuary
- Intertidal habitats
- Long-term time series station
- Subtidal habitats