The Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki provides a multidisciplinary international forum for scientists, students and stakeholders interested in research and development opportunities in the Taita Taveta County of Kenya. The station enhances interaction between the academics and local communities, entrepreneurs, NGOs and government offices by providing space for meetings, seminars and exhibitions, supporting information sharing and discussion online through the Taita Research Station Facebook site, and by catering new-comers at the station with information about local culture, administrative practices, contact persons, logistics and services.
The research station maintains the best available geospatial data sets on land use/land cover change and high resolution remote sensing imagery of the Taita Hills. Scientific articles and academic theses/dissertations on the Taita Hills produced by researchers using the facilities of the station are also available upon request.
The following contact persons will assist you in any enquiries about booking accommodation, research collaboration, data request and so on.