The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference brought international parties and world leaders together to accelerate action towards the Sustainable Development Goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It may have been the world’s
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism, Iris has worked in the field marine conservation for over 5 years as communications and marketing manager for various organisations; from the first WWF backed dive centre to achieve a 4-star rating, to a marine conservation NGO in the heart of the coral triangle. Marine conservation and storytelling are her passion, and to educate people and spread awareness through compelling storytelling and writing is her goal.
As Communications and Media Manager, Iris makes complex issues like climate change digestible for the wider public and translates BCSS’s data and research into content that everyone understands.
Iris is based in West Papua, Indonesia and often visits Mozambique, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
Group of Orcas Spotted Northeast Off Benguerra Island On the 25th of September, a pod of killer whales (Orcinus orca) were encountered. Four individuals were identified a few miles northeast from Benguerra Island. The orcas surfaced several times, but moved
BCSS is looking for an experienced person in operations management to join our Ocean Observatory station in the Bazaruto Archipelago to manage & oversee the stations operations (day-to-day and commercial). The position combines operations management, commercial strategizing, multi-tasking abilities, data
BCSS is looking for an experienced person in marine sciences to join our Ocean Observatory in the Bazaruto Archipelago to permanently manage & execute a variety of projects under the research station themes, as well as help with the internships/volunteering
September Update: Humpback Season, Job Opportunities, Free Diving Courses, New Collaborations and Wildlife Sightings
Humpback Whale Season in Full Swing July marks the start of humpback whale season in Mozambique, and the number of early sightings have noticeably increased this year. From July until the end of August, we have made 41 sightings –
Happy World Mangrove Day!On the 27th of July, we celebrated #WorldMangroveDay at BCSS. Mangrove forests are complex ecosystems with many functions. In our latest article, “The Value of Mangroves for Marine Life, Coastal Communities and Climate Change”, we are deep
On the 27th of July BCSS celebrated #WorldMangroveDay. To highlight their importance and complexity, we ask the question: How do land and marine animals as well as coastal communities and the planet in general, depend heavily on healthy mangrove forests?
July Update: The Importance of Sharks and Rays, Interns Presentations, June Wildlife Sightings and More
New article: 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
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 they control the variety and amounts of fish and other organisms. Large, deep-diving sharks and
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, we have been working hard on the development of our unique Ocean Observatory. We strive