WINDHOEK: The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month.
Gobabeb is an environmental research centre, and is located in the Namib-Naukluft Park in the Namib Desert.
The nearest town, Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region, is about 120 kilometres away.
Since 1962, Gobabeb has been an environmental research centre and is involved in training, sustainable development, appropriate technology, education, and environmental awareness projects.
In celebrating the event, an Open Day is scheduled to take place on 22 September 2012.
Scientific posters will be on display, while talks, demonstrations and excursions, amongst others, will take place at different venues at, and surrounding Gobabeb throughout the day.