After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism, Iris has worked in the field of marine conservation for over 5 years, taking care of communications and marketing for various organisations; from the first dive centre in the world to achieve a WWF 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 Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia and often visits Mozambique, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Latest articles by Iris

Inhambane Seascape Declared Hope Spot by Mission Blue

We are very excited to learn that our region, the Inhambane Seascape has been recognised as a Hope Spot. Benguerra Island, where our research station is located, is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, which lies in the heart of the Inhambane province’s waters. Dr Sylvia Earle’s

2021: Our Year In Review

Last year was an eventful year for us, with many highlights to celebrate: from new collaborations and partnerships, the establishment of an educational food garden at the Benguerra Island primary school, to sighting large groups of humpback whales and teaching

COP26: Climate Change & The West Indian Ocean

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

Job opportunity: BCSS is looking for an Operations Manager

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

Job opportunity: BCSS is looking for a Fieldwork Manager

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

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