Scientific information is acknowledged as vital to a training and research field station. In addition to the many activities the Gobabeb Centre has, for five decades, accumulated a wealth of scientific literature.
The Gobabeb library is therefore a hub of information benefitting the scientific community and also promoting the ability of others to access, understand and use our accumulated wealth of data sets, as well as the knowledge and discoveries of the Namib Desert.
The library adds to the value of the field station by information dissemination on dryland and dryland margin research for access, sharing and re-use as well as long-term storage and data management. The well-documented 'source-code' is an excellent basis for reviewing and sharing the collections housed at Gobabeb.
The Gobabeb Centre, in collaboration with its partner institute the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, has embarked on an innovative project to enhance access to data, information and knowledge – a project to digitize all its library contents and project information.
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The inscription of the Namib Sand Sea as our World Heritage Site.