Tuesday, June 03, 2008

BIOTA observatory work

BIOTA transects in Africa

Professor Norbert Juergens of the BIOTA Africa (BIOdiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa ) project is visiting HOORC this week to discuss possible collaboration in observation of biodiversity change. The project, with bases in Morocco, West Africa, Congo, East Africa and Southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa), aims to provide scientific support for sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa, to help build a continental observation network in Africa -- contributing to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and to establish networks for observing land degradation, combating desertification and developing capacity for rural development.

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