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Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) - a Regional Science Service Centre (RSSC) in Southern Africa

SASSCAL is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany, responding to the challenges of global change. The establishment of a Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management could create added value for the whole southern African region. It should be conceptualised and operationalised to complement the excellent existing research and capacity development infrastructures and research initiatives in the region. It should be embedded in the regional and national research. Its mission is to conduct problem-oriented research in the area of adaptation to climate and change and sustainable land management and provide evidence-based advice for all decision-makers and stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of people in the region and to contribute to the creation of an African knowledge-based society.
Latest news
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The Botswana´s Okavango Delta has been adopted as Natural Heritage at the 38th session of the UNESCO World Heritage CommitteeThe Okavango delta is the largest inland delta in the world. A special characteristic is its maximum flooding during the dry winter months supporting a unique ecosystem within the dry Kalahari basin.   more

(Photo: Henrike Seidel)
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Africa and Germany: a strategy for the future: The German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF published a press release for the German Africa strategy. more
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The 'Thematic Workshop Climate' has started on Monday, 7 April at the Heja Lodge near Windhoek, Namibia. (Group photo of all participants) more
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Signing of the 'Memorandum of Understanding' by Dr. Sedogo (r) and Dr. Mwima (l), Executive Directors more
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Prof. Norbert Jürgens represents SASSCAL at the Africa Days, which were hosted by the BMBF in Berlin on 16-18 March 2014 more
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In Botswana ten new automatic weather stations (AWS) are online now. more
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On Tuesday, 11h February Zambia has now officially launched the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) initiative. The launch begun with official handover of the ten Automatic Weather Stations (AWS), which were installed in Zambia in 2013. more
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The SASSCAL National Information Day will take place on 11 February 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia. There is also an information sheet about the 10 new automatic weather stations in Zambia. more
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In Zambia ten new automatic weather stations (AWS) are online now. more
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The Africa Climate Conference in Arusha, Tanzania (15-18 October 2013) brought together decision-makers and climate researchers, scientists and practitioners from Africa and around the world. more
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A stakeholder workshop took place on Tuesday 15th October in Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop was organized by the working groups of the SASSCAL Tasks 200, 201 and 302. Representatives of national and international NGOs, Zambian research institutions as well as government bodies participated. more
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The 'Thematic Workshop Forestry' has started on Tuesday, 8 October in Livingstone, Zambia. (Group photo of the participants) more
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The 'Thematic Workshop Water' has started on Tuesday, 8 October in Livingstone, Zambia. (Group photo of the participants) more
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From the 15th – 18th October 2013 the Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013) will take place in Arusha / Tanzania and the SASSCAL initiative will be present with a poster presentation. more
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The 'Thematic Workshop Biodiversity' has started on Monday, 30 September in Livingstone, Zambia. (Group photo of the participants) more
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The 'Thematic Workshop Agriculture' has started on Monday, 23 September in Livingstone, Zambia. (Group photo of the participants) more
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The incoming executive director of SASSCAL Dr Henry Mwima visited the Biocentre Klein Flottbek on 2-3 September 2013. He discussed the next steps of the research portfolio with several German scientists. more
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A representative of the SASSCAL Scientific Coordination Team (Jörg Helmschrot, UHH) attended the Miombo Network Meeting which took place at the Kaya Kwanga, Maputo, Mozambique from 23 - 25 July 2013. more
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Inaugural Meeting of the Board of SASSCAL opened by Minister of Agriculture, Water & Forestry of Namibia, John Mutorwamore
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Dr Henry Mwima was announced as the Incoming Executive Director of SASSCAL. more
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On Monday, 8th July the cooperation agreement was signed between the Namibian Executing Agency, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB),represented by Mr Christof Brock (left) and the Polytechnic of Namibia, represented by Prof Tjama Tjivikua (right). more
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The climate and water related activities of SASSCAL have been presented to a delegation of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) during their visit to Germany's National Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) on 28 June 2013 in Offenbach. more
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The Namib Sand Sea has been adopted as Natural Heritage at the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. more
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Members of National Weather Services, the representative of WMO Africa and other scientific institutions of the Region as well as members of SASSCAL's coordination team and representatives of PT-DLR participated in a technical workshop on 8 and 9 April 2013 in Windhoek, Namibia to define SASSCAL's Automatic Weather Stations (AWS). more
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The signature of the founding documents of SASSCAL as Section 21 Company will take place the 19th March 2013 at Windhoek, Namibia. more
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The SASSCAL initiative will be presented at the African Adaptation Knowledge Network Workshop by Mr. Gabin Ananou from the Project Management Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by Dr. Jörg Helmschrot from the University of Hamburg. The workshop will take place at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya, on 5 - 6 February 2013. more
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Ministers from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Germany met in Windhoek today to sign a Joint Declaration that inaugurates the Southern Africa Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL). more
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Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, opened the German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013. more
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Today, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, together with Neville M. Gertze, ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, held a joint press conference in Berlin to present the BMBF funded initiative "Regional Science Service Centres for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management"more
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On 1 February 2012, the SASSCAL coordination team handed over the Integrated Science Plan (ISP) including a section on the implementation of SASSCAL (Implementation Plan, IP) to the Interim Committee members of the five African countries involved and to BMBF. more
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Wednesday (7 December 2011) afternoon marked the side-event of SASSCAL gathering approximately 50 participants from the UNFCCC CoP17 delegates to share ideas on how to adapt to global change challenges. more
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SASSCAL Goes to CoP 17! more
SASSCAL WeatherNet
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.
 ANGOLA
 Alto Dondo
25 Jul 2014  15:30
25.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.4 m/s  -  W (279°)  
 Cacuso
25 Jul 2014  15:30
28.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.0 m/s  -  WNW (299°)  
 Chianga (Huambo)
25 Jul 2014  15:30
26.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  S (184°)  
 Damba
25 Jul 2014  15:30
23.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: not avail.  -  N (0°)  
 Gambos
25 Jul 2014  15:30
29.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  S (189°)  
 Ganda
25 Jul 2014  15:30
31.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  SW (235°)  
 Kibala (Catofe)
25 Jul 2014  15:30
25.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.8 m/s  -  WNW (300°)  
 NAMIBIA
 Alex Muranda Livestock Development Centre
25 Jul 2014  15:00
27.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  WNW (295°)  
 Bagani
25 Jul 2014  15:00
30.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.9 m/s  -  NNE (21°)  
 Claratal
25 Jul 2014  15:00
17.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.5 m/s  -  NNW (331°)  
 Dieprivier (Namib Desert Lodge)
25 Jul 2014  15:00
14.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.1 m/s  -  SSW (193°)  
 Erichsfelde
25 Jul 2014  15:00
21.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.2 m/s  -  WSW (244°)  
 Ganab
25 Jul 2014  15:00
15.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.8 m/s  -  N (2°)  
 Gellap Ost
25 Jul 2014  15:00
14.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 8.5 m/s  -  W (271°)  
 John Pandeni
25 Jul 2014  15:00
28.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.1 m/s  -  SSE (155°)  
 Kalahari
25 Jul 2014  15:00
21.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  NE (48°)  
 Kalimbeza
25 Jul 2014  15:00
29.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  ENE (68°)  
 Karios (Gondwana Canyon Lodge)
25 Jul 2014  15:00
10.0 °C / 0.4 mm
Wind: 6.6 m/s  -  SW (219°)  
 Kleinberg
25 Jul 2014  15:00
17.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.7 m/s  -  SSW (211°)  
 Mahenene
25 Jul 2014  15:00
29.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.7 m/s  -  W (273°)  
 Mannheim
25 Jul 2014  14:00
29.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.0 m/s  -  ESE (114°)  
 Mashare
25 Jul 2014  15:00
28.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.4 m/s  -  NE (35°)  
 Narais - Duruchaus
25 Jul 2014  15:00
18.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 7.4 m/s  -  WNW (285°)  
 Ngoma
25 Jul 2014  15:00
30.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  ENE (66°)  
 Nico
15 Apr 2015  13:00
26.6 °C / -0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  E (82°)  
 Ogongo
25 Jul 2014  15:00
28.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.7 m/s  -  WNW (303°)  
 Okamboro
25 Jul 2014  15:00
21.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.1 m/s  -  W (261°)  
 Okashana
25 Jul 2014  15:00
30.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  SSE (149°)  
 Okomumbonde
25 Jul 2014  15:00
26.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.8 m/s  -  E (92°)  
 Omatako Ranch
25 Jul 2014  15:00
21.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.9 m/s  -  WSW (255°)  
 Omatjenne
25 Jul 2014  14:00
25.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.6 m/s  -  W (266°)  
 Oshaambelo
25 Jul 2014  15:00
30.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.1 m/s  -  S (185°)  
 Sachinga
25 Jul 2014  15:00
31.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  ENE (77°)  
 Sandveld
25 Jul 2014  15:00
26.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.4 m/s  -  W (266°)  
 Sonop Research Station
25 Jul 2014  15:00
28.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  NNW (329°)  
 Tsumis
25 Jul 2014  15:00
21.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.7 m/s  -  SW (236°)  
 Tsumkwe Breeding Station
25 Jul 2014  15:00
28.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.1 m/s  -  WNW (302°)  
 Waterberg
25 Jul 2014  15:00
24.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.7 m/s  -  WNW (285°)  
 Windhoek (NBRI)
25 Jul 2014  15:00
19.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.1 m/s  -  WNW (295°)  
 Wlotzkasbaken
25 Jul 2014  15:00
17.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 9.2 m/s  -  SW (217°)  
Photo Guide
Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.
Namibia
E.Erb (8 Mar 2009)