Our Mission & Values

The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) deeply cares about Progress, Education and Respect.

Progress: Our founding principles are to understand, protect and guarantee, in the best possible way, marine science in Eastern African marine ecosystems to further support present and future generations within this unique environment.
Education: The mission at BCSS is to be an international example of management and research programs, with tangible results to benefit as many people as possible. Our work is free and openly shared, including baseline data to guarantee more researchers have access to the same critical information.
Respect: BCSS has an underlying respect for local communities and specifically the Bazaruto Archipelago islanders. This is represented in our employment policy, our range of volunteer opportunities as well as our attention to detail to ensure we are a valuable addition to Mozambique.