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.



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 (20 May 2019)  Upcoming events:

Namibia: Farm management can have a strong impact on the species composition of the vegetation. The picture shows a water point on the farm Duruchaus in central Namibia. The predominant grazing by sheep and goats on that farm for more than 20 years already caused strong differences in the vegetation compared to the neighbouring farm.

26 March 2017 - 28 March 2017 
2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference: Climate ready resource use-efficient crops to sustain food and nutritional security
Spain, Sitges

12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017 
1st World Confernce on Soil and Water Conservation Under Global Change
Spain, Lleida