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.


BIOTA Southern Africa

Scientific Support for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Namibia and South Africa

Data are downloadable by first moving to the single Biodiversity Observatory (use interactive map or list of observatories) and then choosing the different data types at a menue on left hand side.


  General map in Google Earth

Head office of BIOTA Southern Africa
Prof Dr Norbert Jürgens
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg, Germany

cell phone: +49(0)1701666500 (Germany)
cell phone: +27(0)79 0362424 (South Africa)

BIOTA Namibia Steering Committee

Mr Dave Joubert (Chair)
Polytechnic of Namibia
P/Bag 13388, Windhoek, Namibia
Dr Joh Henschel (Co-Chair)
Gobabeb Training & Research Centre
P.O. Box 953, Walvis Bay, Namibia

South African BIOTA Steering Committee

Dr John Donaldson (Chair)
Chief Director: Conservation Science
Head: Kirstenbosch Research Centre
South African National Biodiversity Institute
P/Bag X7
Claremont (Cape Town) 7735, South Africa