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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. The number of weather stations will be further augmented in the frame of SASSCAL and in all SASSCAL countries.
 BOTSWANA
 Baines Drift
5 Jul 2020  10:00
17.4 °C / 0 mm
 Ghanzi
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.1 °C / 0 mm
 Lephepe
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.0 °C / 0 mm
 Mahalapye
5 Jul 2020  12:00
20.7 °C / 0 mm
 Pandamatenga
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.0 °C / 0 mm
 Shakawe
5 Jul 2020  10:00
not avail. / 0 mm
 Sowa
5 Jul 2020  12:00
23.8 °C / 0 mm
 Tsabong
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.0 °C / 0 mm
 Tshane
5 Jul 2020  12:00
not avail. / 0 mm
 Tubu (Okavango Delta)
5 Jul 2020  10:00
17.6 °C / 0 mm
 Werda
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.0 °C / 0 mm
 NAMIBIA
 Alex Muranda Livestock Development Centre
5 Jul 2020  12:00
23.0 °C / 0 mm
 Bagani
5 Jul 2020  12:00
not avail. / 0 mm
 Claratal
5 Jul 2020  12:00
18.5 °C / 0 mm
 Dieprivier (Namib Desert Lodge)
5 Jul 2020  12:00
25.6 °C / 0 mm
 Dudukabbe  New station
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.6 °C / 0 mm
 Gellap Ost
5 Jul 2020  12:00
21.0 °C / 0 mm
 Giribesvlakte
5 Jul 2020  10:00
23.9 °C / 0 mm
 John Pandeni
5 Jul 2020  12:00
21.4 °C / 0 mm
 Kanovlei
5 Jul 2020  10:00
17.2 °C / 0 mm
 Karios (Gondwana Canyon Lodge)
5 Jul 2020  10:00
17.4 °C / 0 mm
 Khorixas
5 Jul 2020  10:00
18.8 °C / 0 mm
 Kleinberg
5 Jul 2020  12:00
30.5 °C / 0 mm
 Koichab Pan
5 Jul 2020  10:00
15.7 °C / 0 mm
 Marble Koppie
5 Jul 2020  10:00
27.6 °C / 0 mm
 Narais - Duruchaus
5 Jul 2020  12:00
19.8 °C / 0 mm
 Ogongo
5 Jul 2020  12:00
23.1 °C / 0 mm
 Okalongo  New station
5 Jul 2020  12:00
20.4 °C / 0 mm
 Okamboro
5 Jul 2020  12:00
23.4 °C / 0 mm
 Okangwati
5 Jul 2020  10:00
18.4 °C / 0 mm
 Okapya
5 Jul 2020  12:00
23.3 °C / 0 mm
 Okomumbonde
5 Jul 2020  12:00
21.5 °C / 0 mm
 Omafo  New station
5 Jul 2020  12:00
20.2 °C / 0 mm
 Omatjenne
5 Jul 2020  12:00
21.9 °C / 0 mm
 Rooisand
5 Jul 2020  12:00
26.5 °C / 0 mm
 Sachinga
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.7 °C / 0 mm
 Sandveld
5 Jul 2020  12:00
20.5 °C / 0 mm
 Tsumis
5 Jul 2020  12:00
22.4 °C / 0 mm
 Vogelfederberg
5 Jul 2020  10:00
28.1 °C / 0 mm
 Waterberg
5 Jul 2020  12:00
18.8 °C / 0 mm
 Windhoek (NBRI)
5 Jul 2020  12:00
16.2 °C / 0 mm
 Windhoek (Satellite)
5 Jul 2020  11:00
16.6 °C / 0 mm
 Wlotzkasbaken
5 Jul 2020  12:00
32.4 °C / 0 mm
 SOUTH AFRICA
 Alexanderbay Lichen Field
5 Jul 2020  11:00
14.7 °C / 0 mm
 Alpha
5 Jul 2020  10:00
14.4 °C / 0 mm
 De-Poort
5 Jul 2020  11:00
11.5 °C / 0 mm
 Eagles Pride
5 Jul 2020  10:30
15.2 °C / 0 mm
 Koeroegabvlakte
5 Jul 2020  11:00
19.4 °C / 0 mm
 Moedverloor
5 Jul 2020  11:15
16.3 °C / 0 mm
 Numees
5 Jul 2020  11:00
20.8 °C / 0 mm
 Paulshoek
5 Jul 2020  10:00
10.2 °C / 0 mm
 Vandersterrberg
5 Jul 2020  11:00
17.8 °C / 0 mm
 Verlorenvlei
5 Jul 2020  11:00
15.3 °C / 0 mm
 Yellow Dune - Grootderm
5 Jul 2020  11:15
18.8 °C / 0 mm
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SASSCAL ObservationNet
Observatories - Map
The SASSCAL ObservationNet offers data and user friendly information regarding the temporal changes within ecosystems and their biological diversity. The data have been collected by a variety of different scientific disciplines jointly using standardized research infrastructures for long-term observation, called Biodiversity Observatories.
In the frame of the "Global observation system of systems" (GEOSS) and its "Global Biodiversity Observation network" (GEO BON) such plot-based observation sites are important research infrastructures. They provide information on the health of ecosystems and on the intactness of biodiversity.
The SASSCAL ObservationNet with its 65 Biodiversity Observatories forms one of the largest contributions to the global network of plot based observatories. Other large networks are listed here. SASSCAL also supports the use of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
Similarly, SASSCAL also aims at collecting the essential parameters for the functional assessment of organisms, as defined by TRY (a global database of plant traits).
Each "Biodiversity Observatory" forms an exactly surveyed square kilometer representative for a ecological zone. All "Biodiversity Observatories" serve for long-term observation of the change of diversity and composition of organisms and essential environmental key variables (regarding e.g. soil, climate, land use). Information, gained at these observatories can be extrapolated to a larger space.
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Only those observatories where this data is available will be displayed below.

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