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.
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
Call for papers for the IFM Annual Conference 2016, to be held 4th-6th October 2016, Norwich.; 05 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
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
Winter version of Defra Fishing Focus
Fishing Focus is a marine newsletter published by Defra to keep stakeholders informed about the work Defra are doing. Their winter version is now out.; 29 Jan 2016
Own Sample modules
The summary report for the Own sample module, comprising of exercises OS59, 60 and 61, is now available for download.; 24 May 2016
Signup for 2016/2017
The signup for the NMBAQC scheme is closing soon, don't forget to send your application in!; 18 May 2016
Expression of Interest Benthic Inverts
Please submit your expressions of interest for the upcoming Benthic Invertebrate Expert Workshop; 18 May 2016
The RM RT10, OMC RT07 and OMB RT07 for 2016 are now available for download.; 13 May 2016
Epibiota interpretation guidelines
The Epibiota interpretation guidelines are now ready and can be downloaded from our web site. ; 13 Apr 2016