Fieldwork & Analytic Services

The facility maintains strong relations with leading laboratories worldwide to process and measure samples beyond site capabilities.

The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) team demonstrates expertise in biological, chemical, physical oceanography, analytical chemistry, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Coulometry, VINDTA systems, Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy, sample preparation & cleaning, univariate & multivariate statistical analyses, time-series analyses, graphical design and other core skills. The facility maintains strong relationships with leading laboratories worldwide to process and measure samples beyond site capabilities. BCSS also enjoys a flexible logistics and shipping policy with main carriers to ensure samples arrive at laboratories in time.

At present BCSS has an agreement with the following partner institutions to process and measure samples that cannot be facilitated on our premises.

Please Get In Touch to learn how visitors can benefit from BCSS’s external analytical facilities for personal projects and work.


Facilities Country Services
University of La Coruña Spain Analytics for seawater, metals, structural and RX, cromatrography, molecular biology, microscopy, geochronology, stable isotopes, elemental CHNS, seawater carbonate chemistry among others.
Northeastern University USA Analytics for Total Alkalinity (TA), Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC), multielemental analyses in carbonate and sediments, multielemental analyses in seawater, carbonate polymorph and mineralogy.
SGS South Africa Extensive analytics in water and soils.
Talbot & Talbot South Africa Extensive analytics in soils, water, marine sediments, seawater, effluents, leachates, solids and many others.
NECSA South Africa Radiology measurements.
ISO Analytical United Kingdom  Isotopic analyses.
GEOMAR & Uni-Kiel Germany Multielement analyses in sediments and seawater. Total Alkalinity (TA), Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC).

BCSS shares contacts and facilities internationally via partner universities and cooperators on a case by case scenario, owing to the expansive networks of our team members who are connected with some of the best oceanography institutions in the world.

If commissioning entities require work to be done around the Bazaruto Archipelago on their behalf, please Get In Touch. The teams at BCSS have oceanographic, ecology and/or marine biological backgrounds to ensure sample collection, ecosystem monitoring or project requirements are adequately met.

For analytical services Get In Touch to discuss your further needs.

For fieldwork services please see as follows for cost reference.

1 day 2 day 3 day Additional day
Fieldwork (full services)* From $200 From $360 From $450 From $150
Analytics On demand

* Please note that these are indicative prices only – Final pricing will depend on task complexity and specifications.