The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre is an internationally recognized center for dry land training and research. It is located in Namibia in the Namib Desert, 120 km by road south-east of Walvis Bay.

Gobabeb is a catalyst for gathering, disseminating and implementing understanding of arid environments.

Researchers from all over the world study subjects including desertification, water procurement, and the adaption of animals and plants to the desert environment.

Gobabeb is an international focus for desert research as many scientists from various countries have visited or worked at this site over the decades. This research has yielded over 1800 scientific and popular articles, making the Namib one of the most thoroughly known deserts in the world.