SCIENTIFIC TRAINING

PROGRAM

Professional scientific training while exploring marine ecosystems at our Research Station & Ocean Observatory

Experience the thriving waters supporting more than 2000 fish species, boasting the world’s second most diverse coral reefs, while getting training on marine biology, oceanography, and environmental sciences in the Indian Ocean. Acquire core career skills like fieldwork design, scientific writing, species identification, and hands-on scientific fieldwork – all within our high-end, on-site laboratories, during expeditions, or within office settings. Contribute significantly to the monitoring of human impacts on marine ecosystems, in an experience that will substantially contribute towards your professional career.

Get your PADI Scuba diving certification (open water to dive master)

Study marine ecosystems (open ocean, coral reef, seagrass, mangroves)

Learn from a team of professional scientists & technical staff

Stay at the research station on Benguerra Island

Gain official University credit (CPUs) & build your career.

Join our scientific team in the research station up to 12 weeks

Whether you are pursuing a career in marine and environmental sciences, or you simply want to play a role and contribute towards BCSS´s mission, the programs are meticulously prepared to ensure your training experience is maximally rewarding and constructive.

Join a Dynamic two-week training, actively joining ongoing research station activities while staying on Benguerra Island. Undergo training in diverse tasks such as monitoring marine debris, scientific diving, and data collection on animal sightings. Take part in wildlife mapping, species identification, and learn from the local community, among a wide range of other engaging activities.

• Wildlife spatial mapping & species identification
• Oceanography fieldwork training
• Marine debris monitoring program

Acquire insights into the methodologies of marine science professional fieldwork and make a meaningful contribution by helping to gather core data through this training program.

• Scientific diving surveys
• Oceanography fieldwork training
• Marine derbis monitoring program
• Wildlife spatial mapping & species identification

Immerse yourself in the realm of professional marine science receiving direct instruction from the scientific team as you actively participate in fieldwork activities of the Ocean Observatory.

• Laboratory processing work
• Scientific diving surveys
• Oceanography fieldwork training 
• Marine debris monitoring program
• Wildlife spatial mapping & species identification
• 3D seabed multi beam mapping

Engage for an extended time alongside scientists delving into the details of ocean exploration, addressing major challenges and innovative solutions in the Ocean Observatory.

• Scientific oral presentation & scientific writing
• Laboratory processing work
• Scientific diving surveys & data management
• Ocean Observatory technical diving
• Operational oceanography fieldwork training
• Wildlife spatial mapping & species identification
• 3D seabed multi-beam mapping

Embark a transformative journey designed to propel your understanding of marine sciences, gaining career core scientific skills. Through this training you will noy only expand technical knowledge but also contribute to critical data compilation. This program is a unique opportunity to gain leadership skills and forge a path in marine sciences and conservation.

  • Scientific oral presentation & scientific writing 
  • Marine sensors operation 
  • Laboratory processing work
  • Scientific diving surveys & data management
  • Ocean Observatory technical diving  
  • Operational oceanography fieldwork training
  • Wildlife spatial mapping & species identification
  • 3D seabed multi beam mapping

Experience & Assist: US$1650 (2 weeks)

Engage & Help: US$3000 (4 weeks)

Emerge & Contribute: US$4300 (6 weeks)

Study & Protect: US$5400 (8 weeks)

Advance & Lead: US$6800 (12 weeks)

(please get in touch for 2024 pricing via info@bcssmz.org)

BCSS Research Themes

BCSS is committed to working on critical research, new initiatives and ground-breaking projects. The marine research that is being conducted at BCSS is all part of one of the four themes:

THEME 1

ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION
& MONITORING

Monitoring the ocean over time and space (time-series) helps scientists better understand intricate workings of marine ecosystems. This theme combines remote sensing, underwater and seabed measurements, based on different temporal resolutions (continuous to monthly).

THEME 2

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
& HABITAT MAPPING

Conducting of open ocean, coastal, seabed and underwater surveys to study marine life hotspots and learn how organisms interact with the environment over time and space. This theme focuses on resident and migratory species identification and monitoring those during the year to comprehend their distribution.

THEME 3

MIGRATORY FISH
POPULATIONS DYNAMICS

Locating and tagging pelagic fish species via research fishing techniques as well as bio-samples collection to understand ecosystem processes. This theme combines research fishing practices with bio-samples recovery from animals to answer how species use their habitat, how environmental constraints impact their migration, as well as how they use the water masses and marine protected areas.

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THEME 4

MARINE DEBRIS
MONITORING

Implemented across predetermined study sites, our survey methodology involves a monthly accumulative approach. These marine debris surveys play a pivotal role in understanding the enter and buildup of debris within the distinct ecosystems of Benguerra Island, encompassing mangroves, seagrass beds, mudflats, and sandy beaches.

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