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Geological Society Talk 17:30, Monday, 20th August


Geological Society Talk


17:30, Monday, 20th August


Geological Survey auditorium in the Ministry of Mines and Energy building


Dune initiation and migration dynamics on the Skeleton Coast: insights from a Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS)

Dr Joanna M. Nield

Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, UK

Although dunes are common in sandy desert areas like Namibia, we know surprisingly little about how these dunes initiate and migrate at the storm event scale


Lecture in Swakop 9th August 7pm

Francois Becker, a researcher working at gobabeb, is busy studying the unique group of southern African reptiles the barking geckos. These are the only reptiles in the world that call in a true chorus. This sunset song is iconic in arid Namibia. Three species have been discribed and occure near Gobabeb, however a number of undiscovered species may yet be hiding within this species complex and Francois is using the qualities of their barks to guide his search for them. In Swakop on the 9th August he will share some of his preliminary findings of this search. 


Lecture in Swakopmund Tuesday the 17th July

One of Gobabeb’s research collaborators, Prof Scott Turner, from State University New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, USA, will be giving a lecture on Tuesday 17 July for the Swakopmund Scientific Society.


Youth Environmental Summit 2018 (YES)

The 10 day Youth Environmental Summit (YES) was hosted this year from the 10th to the 19th of May 2018, in the Twyfelfontain World Heritage site, roughly 10km east of the Organ pipe rock formations. A total of 34 students representing 19 schools across 7 regions attended the summit to gain practical experience in scientific field work. Tents nestled under Mopani trees became home for the two week camp. Surrounded by granite rocky out crops glowing orange with each sun rise and sunset on the edge of the Aba Huab River. Waking up to a load dawn chorus of hornbills, doves and starlings, seeing Namibia’s endemic striped squirrels scampered over and between the tents and going to sleep listening to the soft duet of the pearl-spotted owls and distant jackal calls.

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