Weather data
A large number of automatic weather stations has been implemented in the frame of the BIOTA AFRICA project by the Namibian National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Group "Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology" (BEE) of the University of Hamburg. The website offers hourly updates of data and graphs of a large number of weather parameters.


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BIOdiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa

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The uncertain future of Africa's biodiversity


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  • Scientific support for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa.
  • A continental observation network in Africa, contributing to GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems).
  • A network for observing land degradation and for developing measures to combat desertification in Africa.
  • A network for capacity development and rural development in Africa.

BIOTA-Photo of the day (18 April 2015)  Upcoming events:

Burkina Faso: The waterfalls of Banfora, not just a tourist destination, but also a hotspot of plant diversity.
BIOTA AFRICA/Marco Schmidt

7 - 10 April 2015 
Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö)
Switzerland, Zurich

19 - 23 April 2015 
3rd Global Soil Week
Germany, Berlin