Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies


Established: 2017

Organisation type: Research/academic institution
Geographical scope: National
Member countries: Mozambique, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Participating countries: Germany, United States
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Organisation’s mission:

BCSS is an innovative platform hosting the first permanent ocean observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

To use our strategic location and data to support environmental management at a local level and facilitate regional collaboration and contribute to international scientific programs.


  • Ecosystems
  • Marine Research
  • Ocean Observatory
  • Sustainability
  • biodiversity


  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Ocean literacy/public outreach