The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles



MarLIN (an initiative of the Marine Biological Association of the UK) welcomes sponsorship to fund the core maintenance and development of our web resources. Sponsors can elect to make a simple donation, or sponsor specific activities or content. Sponsorship can also be 'in kind', such as donations of survey data, etc.

Sponsorship is required for the following core activities:

  • maintenance of the IT infrastructure, servers, software and hardware;
  • continued development of the website and its functionality; and
  • updating and expanding our information on species and habitats;

Your sponsorship will help to ensure that the MarLIN website remains a free, open access resource.

For example, organizations and institutions may wish to sponsor

  • a new search tool tailored to their needs;
  • a particular group of species or habitats relevant to their work.

While individuals may wish to sponsor:

  • a favourite species page
  • a favourite habitat page

What do you gain as a sponsor?

Well, together with the satisfaction of supporting an internationally acclaimed project, sponsors gain:

  • unlimited access to the largest source of free information on the likely effects of human activities of marine species and habitats;
  • unlimited access to the largest source of information on marine biodiversity in the North East Atlantic;
  • unlimited access to our Biological Traits Information Catalogue (BIOTIC); and
  • unlimited access to our enquiries service.

And for organizations

  • your logo (and link) on a website that regularly receives over 1 million page views from a quarter of a million unique visitors from ca 200 countries/territories worldwide.

If you are interested in sponsoring our work and would like further information, contact Harvey Tyler-Walters ( or Jon Parr ( Alternatively, email the MarLIN team (

As a charitable institute, the Marine Biological Association is able to accept stand-alone donations for any aspect of its work.