March Update: Website Launch, COP26 Media Visit, Beach Clean-Ups And More

COP26 Visit
We were honoured to be invited to work together with the British High Commission on a short documentary that will be shown at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The film crew (Sheila Saiete, Albertina Zandamela and Regina Charuma) has been staying at our field station, shooting various aspects of the Ocean Observatory; from seawater sampling to the solar panels and permaculture gardens. It has been a great pleasure to host the crew on Benguerra Island and we are excited to see the short documentary in November.

New website launch
On the 12th of February, we launched our brand-new website (the one you are visiting now!). The website has a new look and, most importantly, hosts the newest information about our current projects and missions, our research and methodology, the volunteering and internships opportunities and so much more.

School garden project 
BCSS has been working together with the National Parks to create a food garden for the local primary school, where both students and adults can learn and practice permaculture practices and gardening basics. In order to start this program, a tool storage shed was built. Led by Chloe Wallace, we have also planted seedling trays in preparation for the winter growing season.

Beach clean-up
Over the past few weeks we have been working on a new marine debris project in collaboration with the National Parks.
After writing a strategic proposal to ensure the success of the new project, on the 26th February we collected over 200 kilograms of plastic and metals from the East beach of Benguerra. The waste was separated, measured and data was collected, pre-recycling. The data will be analyzed over time for scientific purposes.

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