Welcome to Gobabeb!

The mission of Gobabeb is to be a catalyst for gathering, understanding and sharing knowledge about arid environments, especially the hyperarid Namib Desert.

We are committed to skills development of emerging environmental specialists and decision-makers.

The Gobabeb environment

Gobabeb sits in the heart of the hyperarid Namib Desert. It provides easy access to the three distinct ecosystems of the Namib, reflected in our logo: the Sand Sea to the south, the Gravel Plains to the north, and the riparian woodlands of the ephemeral Kuiseb River.

These three ecosystems provide a rich diversity of arid-adapted organisms. The Namib biota includes a number of endemic taxa.

Gobabeb also is situated on the ecotone between fog and rain precipitation, enhancing further Gobabeb's unique capacity for desert research.

Gobabeb is embedded in the indigenous cultural landscape of the ≠Aonin (Topnaar) Nama pastoralists that have inhabited the Kuiseb River for centuries.

Announcing Gobabeb's Climate Action for Millennials Programme (CAMP). If you are recent graduate in biology, ecology, climate science, geology and environmental sciences, please consider applying for this exciting award. Visit here for more details, including an application.
The application deadline is end of business on 2 December 2020.

Gobabeb Namib Research Institute
PO Box 953
Walvis Bay 13103, Namibia

+264 (0)64 694 198 (T)
+264 (0)64 694 197 (F)