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 (29 November 2014)  Upcoming events:

Burkina Faso: Shea nuts, the base for shea butter, which is increasingly used in western cosmetics.
BIOTA AFRICA/Marco Schmidt

2 - 5 Dezember 2014 
First Global Soil Biodiversity ConferenceAssessing soil biodiversity and its role for ecosystem services
Dijon, France
8 - 12 January 2015 
7th Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society
Bayreuth, Germany