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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Latest News

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April Update: A Test Tank, School Gardens, IUCN Report and a New Team Member

Diving license and tank completion We are excited to announce the receipt of a national dive center licence, for our marine field station. The license enables us to conduct quality research underwater and broadens our goals in general, as we will now …

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March Update: Website Launch, COP26 Media Visit, Beach Clean-Ups And More

COP26 VisitWe were honoured to be invited to work together with the British High Commission …

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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, …

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Latest News

Garden project
Update

April Update: A Test Tank, School Gardens, IUCN Report and a New Team Member

Diving license and tank completion We are excited to announce the receipt of a national dive center licence, for our marine field station. The license enables …

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0011.JPG
Update

March Update: Website Launch, COP26 Media Visit, Beach Clean-Ups And More

COP26 VisitWe were honoured to be invited to work together with the British High Commission on a short documentary that will be shown at the …

Insect
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 …

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