NMBAQC

The National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme
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Welcome to NMBAQC

The NMBAQC scheme provides a source of external Quality Assurance (QA) for laboratories engaged in the production of marine biological data.

The scheme is made up of six distinct components, each run by separate scheme administrators and contract managers. Each of the components can be viewed via the top navigation menu under Scheme Components.

The NMBAQC scheme is open to participants from across the European Union. In the United Kingdom all Competent Monitoring Authority laboratories and their contractors undertaking statutory marine monitoring programmes are required to participate. However, participation from others engaged in the production of marine biological data is welcomed.

A flyer with more information about NMBAQC can be found here, and the annual reports are here. Our current list of participants in the scheme can be found here.

European News

  • Introduction to fish larvae identification
    Registration is now open for the introduction to fish larvae identification workshop at SAHFOS 2nd-4th November, 2016. ; 24 Jun 2016
  • a Sharing Good Practice event hosted by SAMS on the 31 August 2016
    Sharing Good Practice event - Marine Non Native Species – practical biosecurity responses to the threat of invasive species; 09 Jun 2016
  • Capturing the Coast: Training the Trainer Courses
    Training course aimed at practitioners working in coastal conservation and/or with remits for marine public engagement and citizen science , held 26th to 29th August 2016 - Millport Marine Station, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland; 25 Apr 2016
  • marine monitoring method finder
    JNCC has developed a new tool to meet the needs of the UK marine monitoring community. Please try it out and provide feedback.; 05 Apr 2016
  • NMP Scotland
    This interactive tool has been designed to assist in the development of national and regional marine planning. National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi) allows you to view different types of information and, where appropriate, links have been provided to the related parts of Scotland's Marine Atlas and will also be provided to the National Marine Plan in due course.; 05 Apr 2016
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