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 (1 November 2014)  Upcoming events:

Namibia: Grazing can have a strong impact on the composition of plant cover. The photo shows the farm Duruchaus in central Namibia (right hand side of the fence) where intensive grazing by a high number of sheep and goats caused differences in the species composition of the vegetation compared to the neighbouring farm (cattle farming): there is a lower cover by perennial grasses and palatable dwarf shrubs.

29 - 31 October 2014 
3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals
Aix-en-Provence, France

13 - 15 November 2014 
First Workshop of the Consortium of International Dryland Research and Knowledge Networks (DNI),(WOCAT),(GNDRI)
Hamburg, Germany