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  • Our 2020 highlights

    December 30, 2020

    This year has been like no other, with ups and downs none of us could have foreseen. Despite the tight grip of COVID-19 on the world and Mozambique border closures, we continued collecting data, conducting research and working on projects to the best of our ability. Please enjoy our 2020 highlights, and thank you for your continued […]

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  • Artificial upwelling: an opportunity to reverse coral bleaching events

    November 23, 2020

    With 2020 being on course to be the warmest year on record, and the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere being the highest it has been in human history (as of May 2020), the oceans are being affected significantly. Thermal-stress events associated with climate change cause coral bleaching and mortality that threatens coral […]

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  • Why we ask for a fee to volunteer or intern at BCSS

    November 13, 2020

    Do you want to join our Marine Science Program, but are you concerned that you have to pay? We understand that you might be wondering if joining BCSS will be real value, what is included and where your money goes to exactly. BCSS is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), which means that BCSS is a non-profit […]

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  • Official Launch of the BCSS Marine Science Program

    October 8, 2020

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our Marine Science Program. The program is tailored at individuals who are passionate about the ocean, marine research and environmental conservation. The opportunity to volunteer or join one of the internships was created with the goal of providing chances and potential career prospects for those who […]

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  • BCSS Ocean Observatory Helps Rewrite The History Of Seawater Composition

    September 8, 2020

    Mozambique based research station collaborates with German university group on a groundbreaking new study contradicting the accepted timeline of the ocean’s development in earth’s history.   BENGUERRA ISLAND: Bazaruto Center of Scientific Studies (BCSS) is excited to announce its contribution to new research which changes the timeline of the development of the ocean, as we […]

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  • Memorandum of Understanding between BCSS and the Lúrio University

    August 3, 2020

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between BCSS and the Faculty of Natural Science of the Lúrio University (FCN-UNILÚRIO), intending to strengthen cooperation between both institutions.  PORTUGUESE É com enorme prazer que anunciamos a assinatura de um Memorando de Entendimento entre o BCSS e a Faculdade […]

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  • Coral Bleaching in the BANP

    April 1, 2020

    Coral reefs cover just 0.1% of the world’s oceans, and yet they support nearly 25% of marine life. On a recent diving excursion off Benguerra Island, we noticed that some of the coral in the BANP is bleached.

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  • The Mozambique Channel

    March 30, 2020

    At BCSS, we are strategically positioned in the first marine park in Mozambique and located on one of the most marine bio-diverse channels in the world.

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  • BCSS Community and Outreach

    March 25, 2020

    BCSS is proud to be part of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. As a token of our appreciation to the local community, we do our best to create opportunities, make an effort to live sustainably, and share our knowledge.

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  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science at BCSS

    March 2, 2020

    February 11, 2020, was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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  • BCSS Permaculture Workshop

    February 24, 2020

    At BCSS, we are happy to announce that we will be running a permaculture workshop from March 26-29, 2020, to help visitors gain the knowledge necessary to create self-sufficient living spaces.

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  • BCSS Freediving Expeditions

    February 21, 2020

    We are excited to announce the upcoming free-diving trips for 2020!

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  • BCSS Shark Tagging Project

    January 20, 2020

    At BCSS, we have been acoustically tagging migratory pelagic animals using VEMCO V16 tags in order to explore where they are going throughout the Bazaruto Archipelago. We want to see how much protection they are getting from the National Park, how they are using its waters, why do they come and stay here, and how far are they traveling beyond its boundaries.

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  • March Permaculture Workshop

    January 16, 2020

    Join our first Permaculture Workshop for 2020, from 26-29 March, held at the Bazaruto Centre for Scientific Studies, Benguerra Island, Mozambique.

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  • BCSS’s End of Decade Recap

    December 31, 2019

    It’s nearly the end of the decade, and with the coming of 2020, it’s time to focus on the future. But, in order to do so, it can be useful to look back on the past.

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  • BCSS Sustainability and Plastic Recycling Strategy

    December 5, 2019

    Plastic is a material which can be easily shaped and molded into almost anything, from a plastic bag to a car, and this easy convenience is exactly why it is so generally and extensively used.

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  • Nature Journal Publication by BCSS Chief Scientist Dr. Mario Lebrato

    November 28, 2019

    We are very proud to see BCSS Director & Chief Scientist Dr. Mario Lebrato’s article on hydrothermal vents published in Nature group journal - one of the most cited scientific publications globally.

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  • Join our Permaculture Design Course this November

    November 14, 2019

    With the addition of Landscape and Permaculture Consultant Chloe Wallace to our team last month, BCSS's Permaculture and Sustainability program is now operational.

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  • World Clean Up Day on Benguerra Island, September 21, 2019

    September 24, 2019

    As part of our community first plastic and recycling programme, BCSS research manager Karen Bowles helped lead the year six and seven students of Benguerra Primary School in a clean-up effort for World Clean Up Day 2019.

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  • BCSS rethinks plastic with a new collaborative community project in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP)

    September 20, 2019

    Plastic is a useful material. So much so that nearly everything in the world today is in some way made of plastic. Think about it, how much plastic did you encounter today?

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  • BCSS International Tagging Programme – following large predators & pelagics

    June 14, 2019

    The BCSS marine station & the WIO (Western Indian Ocean) Ocean Observatory recently received international approval using ICCAT tagging codes to coordinate two large-scale tagging programs concerning large pelagics/predators & migratory game fish.

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  • Unique Acoustic-behavioural Research of Humpback Whales set to continue at BCSS

    June 8, 2019

    In September last year we had the pleasure at the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) of hosting Deep Voice, an Israeli research team studying acoustic social calls of Humpback Whales in the Bazaruto Archipelago. In celebration of World Oceans Day and in anticipation of their next visit in a few months’ time, we share their experience with us.

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  • BCSS WIO Ocean Observatory joins the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)

    June 5, 2019

    The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) field station, located in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), today joins the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network’s (GOA-ON) collaborative effort to provide an international ocean monitoring platform.

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  • Welcome to Paradise

    May 2, 2018

    Welcome to BCSS on Benguerra Island, a new scientific institution in the Bazaruto Archipelago which open to the public on December 12th 2017.

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  • A Heaven for Filmmakers

    April 29, 2018

    The BCSS image team has been surveying the Bazaruto Archipelago to find the best filming spots for filmakers and cinema.

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  • Bazaruto Archipelago Potential

    April 29, 2018

    The overwhelming natural wonders of Bazaruto waters cannot be matched anywhere in the world. BCSS is a dream come true through love & respect and we are here to guarantee its core mission & values.

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  • Bazaruto Exploration & Mapping

    April 29, 2018

    The BCSS team has spent over 1000 hours non-stop mapping & monitoring the BANP area to have an initial idea of where to conduct their major research programs.

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  • BCSS Ocean Observatory – The Pulse of the Ocean

    April 29, 2018

    The BCSS team is working on a novel concept on marine sciences & oceanography. We are combining traditional seafloor ocean observatories with novel techniques to monitor also the pelagic water for predators and much more. Very exciting times ahead.

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  • Bull Shark Hotspots Mapping & Acoustic Tagging

    April 29, 2018

    Tagging large marine megafauna such as sharks & marlin is a powerful way to learn more about migration patterns, or local & regional movements to then apply adequate management measures in e.g. National Parks.

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  • Un mar deforestado

    March 31, 2018

    El cambio climático altera los bosques cantábricos submarinos, según el asturiano Mario Lebrato, que estudia con científicos de California los corales de Bermudas

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  • Inauguration on National TV

    March 24, 2018

    BCSS opened doors with a ceremony including the Inhambane governor, founders, authorities, staff and over 60 guests.

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  • Enter Another World

    March 24, 2018

    This is an aerial trip on the most idyllic and overwhelming scenarios of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

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  • Join the Action

    March 24, 2018

    Enjoy work in a unique & protected place on Earth where you can conduct or get involved in some of the most fascinating projects in Africa.

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  • BCSS Official Presentation

    March 24, 2018

    The research station offers services including boat availability and scientific equipment in a unique area of the world.

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  • BCSS Inauguration Ceremony

    December 14, 2017

    BCSS opened doors with a ceremony including the Inhambane governor, founders, authorities, staff and over 60 guests.

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  • BCSS Facilities Completion & Introduction

    March 17, 2017

    BCSS is pleased to announce the completion of its main facilities with views to open in December 2018.

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