Research Station

The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) is a field marine station & laboratory situated in the northeastern shore of Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago of Inhambane Province in Mozambique.

BCSS faces the Indian Ocean through the Bazaruto-to-Benguerra island channel, which provides direct access to open ocean waters. The facility sits in the heart of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, with African Parks (AP) and Administração Naçional das Areas de Conservação (ANAC) regional offices ten minutes from BCSS premises.

BCSS represents a unique field station model, built and managed in a sustainable way using mostly local materials and supplies. As the only African field marine station to run entirely on solar power energy, with a commitment to zero-waste, BCSS strives to set a new example of how multicultural initiatives can be consciously created to benefit both wildlife and community.

BCSS is home to a pristine marine and terrestrial environment comprised of short-sized bush vegetation with trees, lakes, marshes, lagoons, beaches and sand dunes nearby. The terrestrial wildlife is almost untouched and is commonly seen within the facility. BCSS interacts frequently with neighboring traditional community settlements.
BCSS welcomes volunteers, students, graduates, seniors, media and visitors from any background wishing to immerse themselves into a unique experience, side by side with world leading scientists and environmentalists.

BCSS faces the Indian Ocean through the Bazaruto-to-Benguerra island channel, which provides direct access to open ocean waters. The facility sits in the heart of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, with African Parks (AP) and Administração Naçional das Areas de Conservação (ANAC) regional offices ten minutes from BCSS premises.

BCSS represents a unique field station model, built and managed in a sustainable way using mostly local materials and supplies. As the only African field marine station to run entirely on solar power energy, with a commitment to zero-waste, BCSS strives to set a new example of how multicultural initiatives can be consciously created to benefit both wildlife and community.

BCSS is home to a pristine marine and terrestrial environment comprised of short-sized bush vegetation with trees, lakes, marshes, lagoons, beaches and sand dunes nearby. The terrestrial wildlife is almost untouched and is commonly seen within the facility. BCSS interacts frequently with neighboring traditional community settlements.
BCSS welcomes volunteers, students, graduates, seniors, media and visitors from any background wishing to immerse themselves into a unique experience, side by side with world leading scientists and environmentalists.