Join a unique, educational experience in the heart of a marine conservation hotspot
Dive into the waters that support over 2000 species of fish and the second most diverse coral reefs in the world, witness first-hand wildlife behaviour such as shark feeding, turtle breeding and the migration of emblematic species, learn about marine conservation and research methods, contribute to monitoring human impact on marine ecosystems, and enjoy the scenes that Mozambique’s oldest Marine Protected Area has to offer.
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:
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).
& 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.
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.
The marine debris monitoring program is a collaborative initiative between BCSS and the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) on Benguerra Island. The survey method adopted on pre-determined study sites is a monthly accumulative surveys. The marine debris surveys compare how debris enter and accumulate in the different ecosystems of Benguera Island (mangroves, seagrass, mudflats and sandy beaches).
Join as an intern
Whether you are interested in furthering your career as a marine scientist or dive master; these internships are made to bring you a step closer to your future vision.
Join as a volunteer
Join the unique opportunity to dive into the world of marine science while learning to scuba or free dive, getting involved in BCSS’s research projects, collecting scientific data and staying at the zero-waste, CO2-neutral marine field station on Benguerra Island.
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