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Sep26

Open Day

Open Day - 50 Years

Fifty years of research and training – a record of which Gobabeb is indeed proud. Open Day, held on September 22, provided the opportunity for the Centre to present itself to its fellow Namibians – and a few international visitors as well – 300 people in all. The Open Day celebration highlighted our environment and its wonderful comparative research and training opportunities. But, it doesn’t stop there – the 50-years celebration continues. We look forward to our next 50 years and hope you will all be there to enjoy the celebration.

 

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Sep18

SAAG and SASQUA

SAAG and SASQUA

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Gobabeb proudly hosted the biennial conferences of the Southern African Association for Geomorphologists (SAAG) and the Southern African Society for Quaternary Research (SASQUA). The groups convened at Gobabeb from the 8th to the 12th and the 13th to the 16th of September, respectively, under the theme Celebrating 50 of Namib Desert Research at Gobabeb, Namibia.

 

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Sep14

MPI Tall Tower

MPI Tall Tower

Prompted by a gap in the Global observation system, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry constructed a tall tower at Gobabeb for the continuous, high-precision monitoring of trace atmospheric gases. Gobabeb provided an ideal location to study the gas fluxes from the southern subtropical African continent and the nearby Benguela current with minimal human interference.

 

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Sep04

YES! 2012

The first Youth Environmental Summit for environmental champions…at Gobabeb

The Youth Environmental Summit (YES!) attracted 29 excited Grade 11 learners to Gobabeb to learn about environmental leadership and enhance awareness about the Namib’s biodiversity. Learners were challenged to investigate, evaluate and understand the impacts of mining. The Embassy of Finland has supported Gobabeb’s programmes for the last six years, including this first Summit, which will become an annual event

 

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