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

We are now accepting applications for our Volunteering and Internship Programs

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

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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The Importance of Sharks and Rays in Mozambique: The Need for Data, Research and Cooperation

Sharks and rays are critical species that play a vital role within the ecosystem. These species maintain an ecological balance within the food chain, as …

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June Update: Start of Humpback Whale Season, Our Ocean Observatory, Dive Master Internships and More

Ocean Observatory Development UpdateAs BCSS’s founding principles are to understand, protect and guarantee, in the best possible way, marine science in Eastern Africa marine ecosystems, …

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7 Reasons to Apply for a Dive Master Internship at Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

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