Freshwater Biological Association



The FBA, founded in 1929 and a charity since 1966 (Charity number 214440), aims to promote freshwater biology and the sound and sustainable management of freshwater systems. Located at two centres in the UK, in Cumbria (Windermere) and Dorset (the River Laboratory), we serve a global community, promoting freshwater science through membership services, research and information dissemination. Historically closely associated with academics and professional water resource managers, our products and services are nowadays being designed also to appeal to those with a general interest in freshwater biology, including young people and amateur enthusiasts. We are regarded as one of the UK's foremost providers of information about fresh waters, including identification guides, training courses, scientific meetings and both physical and electronic information holdings. FBA training courses attract as tutors the most highly respected experts in the UK.

Max Capacity: 90 / Meeting Rooms: 2
No capacities available


River Laboratory,
East Stoke, Wareham,
BH20 6BB,
United Kingdom

nearest airports

  • Bournemouth International Airport (16.8 miles)
  • Southampton International airport (40.5 miles)
  • Bristol International Airport (53.9 miles)
  • nearest motorways

    • M27 JCT2 (34.1 miles)
    • M271 JCT 1 (35.6 miles)
    • M27 JCT3 (36 miles)

    nearest train station

    • Wool (1.6 miles)
    • Wareham (3.2 miles)
    • Holton Heath (5.2 miles)

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