BCSS'S

CONTRIBUTORS

The Bazaruto Center of Scientific Studies invites volunteers, interns and University students to join the research station through the Marine Science Programs. They contribute to the mission of BCSS in a wide array of ways; from contributing to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory to conducting scientific surveys underwater, and from assisting the testing of 3D printed reef units to spatial data collections.

Every contribution is highly valued, and we would like to thank every individual who has visited BCSS in the past.

Camille Roques

South Africa

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the development of the Ocean Observatory scuba diving scientific surveys to collect megafauna, reef fish, and coral reefs data using transects and quadrats.

Period of contribution:
01/04/2022 – 27/05/2022

Charles van der Elst

Sweden

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:

07/03/2022 – 21/03/2022

Eliah Metta

Italy/Belgium

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
03/07/2022 – 21/03/2022

Anouska Burrows

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory

Period of contribution:
27/02/2022 – 13/03/2022

Theres Koch

Germany

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory

Period of contribution:
01/02/2022 – 27/02/2022

Georgia Pfaff

South Africa

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory and a literature review on ocean literacy to advise BCSS’s community education initiatives.

Period of contribution:
29/01/2022 – 26/02/2022

Sara Vital

Portugal

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the development of the Ocean Observatory scuba diving scientific surveys to collect megafauna, reef fish, and coral reefs data using transects and quadrats. Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory,

Period of contribution:
26/01/2022 – 19/04/2022

Marcus Katz

Switzerland

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the testing of 3D-printed reef units as artificial structures to provide extra substrate for fish and benthic communities.

Period of contribution:
15/11/2021 – 18/12/2021

Carreg Dove

Zimbabwe

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
26/08/2021 – 25/09/2021

Alexandra Jordan

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the testing of 3D-printed reef units as artificial structures to provide extra substrate for fish and benthic communities. Also large contribution to the ArcGIS development for the Ocean Observatory in terms of base-layers and data arrangement.

Period of contribution:
16/10/2021 – 15/12/2021

Jack Shannon

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to coral reef and peat (fossilized forests) benthic surveys to characterize the environment, counting fish and invertebrates, as well as conducting transects. Also large contribution to spatial data collections, general operation support, and the plastic data processing.

Period of contribution:
11/08/2021 – 11/11/2021

Frankie Andrews

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to coral reef and peat (fossilized forests) benthic surveys to characterize the environment, counting fish and invertebrates, as well as conducting transects. Also large contribution to spatial data collections, and general operation support.

Period of contribution:
01/08/2021 – 28/10/2021

Daniel Escayola van der Linde

Spain

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution on benthic mapping, reef and pinnacle exploration, development of a Humpback whale photo ID catalogue, as well as professional video/photo production.

Period of contribution:
01/07/2021 – 26/08/2021

Ryan Foster

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to assisting a visiting research group on a Humpback whale project, routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory, and reef, pinnacle, and study sites exploration.

Period of contribution:
01/07/2021 – 26/08/2021

Shaye Tudor

Canada

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the development of a R code to extract Remote Sensed Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyl. a for BCSS’ area of operation, routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory, and reef, pinnacle, and study sites exploration.
Period of contribution:
05/06/2021 – 28/08/2021

Sophia Theoktisto Castro

United States

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
29/05/2021 – 26/06/2021

Harrison Jennings

United States

Program joined:
Marine Science Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
28/05/2021 – 25/06/2021

Rebekah Suddens

Zimbabwe

Program joined:
Marine Science  Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory, with special focus on marine debris.

Period of contribution:
28/05/2021 – 25/06/2021

Hannah Palmer

Zimbabwe

Program joined:
Divemaster Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to reef, pinnacle, and study sites exploration.

Period of contribution:
07/05/2021 – 03/08/2021

Max Voehl

United States

Program joined:
Divemaster Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to reef, pinnacle, and study sites exploration.

Period of contribution:
01/05/2021 – 29/07/2021

Anni Malinen

Iceland

Program joined:
Divemaster Internship

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to reef, pinnacle, and study sites exploration.

Period of contribution:
25/04/2021 – 22/07/2021

Brandon Holloway

Zimbabwe

Program joined:
Volunteering Program

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
01/04/2021 – 14/04/2021

Edel Cribben

Mozambique

Program joined:
Volunteering Program

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Contribution to routine field data collection for the Ocean Observatory.

Period of contribution:
22/12/2020 – 04/01/2021

Shenji Schaeppi

United Kingdom

Program joined:
Volunteering Program

Themes contributed to:
Theme 1: Ecosystem Function & Monitoring
Theme 2: Species Identification & Habitat Mapping
Theme 3: Migratory Fish Populations Dynamics
Theme 4: Marine Debris Monitoring

Special contribution to the development of automated and coding protocols to feed remote weather and environmental data into spreadsheets. General diving and spatial surveys support.

Period of contribution:
12/12/2020 – 23/01/2021

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