Join us at our African Ocean Observatory​

in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Mozambique

We are now accepting applications for our
Volunteering and Internship Programs

Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

BCSS is an innovative platform hosting the first permanent ocean observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa.

We aim to use our strategic location and data to support environmental management at a local level, facilitate regional collaboration, and contribute to international scientific programs

Conduct fieldwork efficiently with on-site labs and facilities

The BCSS field marine station and laboratory present a unique, zero-waste field station model, run entirely on solar energy. Scientists are welcome to visit the BCSS station to conduct their research while using the facilities and laboratory.

Internships & Volunteering Programs

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Marine Research

Marine Research

Join the BCSS team in conducting fieldwork research, both on-land and in the waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Work side by side with world leading scientists and gain in-depth knowledge on marine science and conservation subjects, all while being immersed in the unique environment that is the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.
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Land & Outreach

Land & Outreach

BCSS strives to set a new example of how outreach activities can benefit both wildlife and the community. The Marine Science Program covers several community-focused core programs, like community education and beach clean-ups. Respecting, understanding and engaging with the local community is at the core of BCSS’s values.
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Dive Training

Dive training

During your internship or volunteering program, you’ll be given the opportunity to gain your PADI scuba diving certification and/or Pure Apnea freediving certification, and dive the pristine and well conserved reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago, featuring some of the best environments in the world for observing sharks, manta rays, dugongs and marlin. The dives will be of scientific value, as they will focus on data collecting for research purposes.
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February Update: Ocean Observatory progress, Permaculture and more

We had a great start of 2021, as January was packed with interesting new projects, exciting collaborations and lots of data and research. We are eagerly looking ahead into the year, and have plenty more to share with you over the …

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Sighting of large aggregation of giant manta rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

January and February are traditionally peak months for giant manta aggregations around the southern Mozambican …

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Our 2020 highlights: Ocean Observatory, Marine Science Program and more

This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could …

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Latest News

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Update

February Update: Ocean Observatory progress, Permaculture and more

We had a great start of 2021, as January was packed with interesting new projects, exciting collaborations and lots of data and research. We are …

Manta sighting1
Update

Sighting of large aggregation of giant manta rays in the Bazaruto Archipelago

January and February are traditionally peak months for giant manta aggregations around the southern Mozambican coast. While routinely working offshore in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) …

BCSS Flag
Update

Our 2020 highlights: Ocean Observatory, Marine Science Program and more

This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could have foreseen. Despite the tight grip of COVID-19 on the …

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