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Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences

CAIAG is a multidisciplinary institute comprising most of the geoscientific discip­lines like geology, glaciology, hydrology, limnology, climatology, geophysics, geodesy and remote sensing.

CAIAG operates dedicated monitoring networks for seismology and geodesy, a network of hydro-meteorological monitoring stations and high mountain glacier observatories.

Geodata and observational data are managed in a Geodata Information System including a Geodatabase and respective Web interfaces for easy and open access.

CAIAG has a team of scientists to organize training courses, to prepare educa­tional material and to establish knowledge transfer to the society and stake hold­ers.

Seminars and conferences
SDSS
    • The Sensor Data Storage System (SDSS) developed by CAIAG is the main storage system and access point for the raw meteorological and hydrological data of all CAWa and other ROMPS stations in Central Asia as well as for a lot of the radar altimetry data of Asian lakes/reservoirs (including Meta data).
    • A graphic user interface offers the possibility to interactively retrieve data of the CAWa stations and selected lakes/reservoirs with a web browser in several languages (English, Russian, and German). With this open-access system, the data of the time-series can be displayed and downloaded as XML or CSV file, which you can open by Microsoft Excel or in data analysis tools such as R. The data from the stations are seamlessly integrated into the database of the SDSS after their arrival. 
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News, Events

In the period from 24 to 26 April, 2013 the workshop within SENSUM

thumb sensum1 In the period from 24 to 26 April, 2013 the workshop within SENSUM «Framework to integrate space-based and in-situ sensing for dynamic vulnerability and recovery monitoring» project, implemented under 7th Framework Program of the European Commission (FP7-COOPERATION-SPACE-2012), was held in the Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG). The project was focused on approbation of innovative methods and software tools for dynamic disaster risk and vulnerability monitoring with various resolutions, as well as planning and monitoring of recovery measures in case of emergencies. Methods, applied in the present project, are based on current and prospective space-based technologies and original approaches to in-situ sensing, which will enable to identify location and assess disaster risk operatively.Partners of the present project will be 8 organizations from European and Central-Asian countries, as well as Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG). The leading organization of the project is the German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam.

 

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Training course “Site-effect estimation” in CAIAG

During the training course from 9-11 January 2013 under the project EMCA, participants selected among those who participate in the experiment in Dushanbe (March-November 2012) and in Khorog (July-October 2012) were introduced to the basic aspects of site effect assessment and have been trained in estimating the standard spectral ratio of earthquake recordings, the earthquake Horizontal-to-Vertical spectral ratio, and the noise Horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio. The software applied was developed by GFZ and INGV scientists.

For the site effect assessment in Dushanbe the procedure will be similar to what has already been applied for other sites in Central Asia where EMCA and GCO-CA activities focused on.

The results obtained for different cities in Central Asia will be integrated in seismic hazard assessment in the same way for all Central Asia countries.

Training course “Site-effect estimation” in CAIAG

A meeting of co-director of CAIAG B. Moldobekov and head of the early Warning Center in GFZ (Potsdam) Stefano Parolai with the Minister of emergency situations in Kazakhstan

A meeting of Co-Director of CAIAG B. Moldobekov and the head of the Early Warning Center in GFZ (Potsdam) Stefano Parolai with the Kazakh Minister of Emergencies V.K. Bozhko was held in the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Director of the department of ES prevention, the Director of the department of strategic design, information and analytical activities, science and innovative technologies, the Director of the department of information and networking and the Director of the department of international cooperation participated in the meeting.

During the meeting Dr. B.D. Moldobekov presented the current activities and projects of CAIAG.

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A deed of conveyance of seismological stations to the national partners

On 19 November 2012 a deed of conveying seismological stations to the national partners under the project “CASCADE” – “Cross-border Disaster Prevention in Central Asia” was executed in Bishkek. The event took place in CAIAG with the participation of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kyrgyzstan Ms. Gudrun Srega, the Co-Director of CAIAG Dr. B. Moldobekov, the Director of the Institute of Seismology NAS KR Dr. K. Abdrakhmatov, and representatives of GFZ and GIZ.

Seismic stations were purchased with financial funds of the Federal Republic of Germany represented by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and were transferred by the German Society for International Cooperation (previously InWent) to the ownership of the Institute of Seismology of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Central-Asian Institute of Applied Geosciences.

Participants in the event presented results of the scientific works on seismic microzonation, building vulnerability assessment, and cross-border seismic network creation.

 

First CAWa station in Uzbekistan

PB055612SThe Hydro-Meteorological monitoring network of the CAWa project now covers 3 Central Asian countries. The new station Maydanak which is the seventh station of the project and the first one in Uzbekistan has been installed in the beginning of November 2012. The station is located in the province Kashka-Dariya province south of Shakhrisabz city on the territory of the High-mountain Maydanak Observatory of the Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute (UBAI), the Uzbek Academy of Sciences. . It measures different meteoparameters including air temperature and humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind rate and direction, parameters of solar radiation, soil temperature and moisture for different depths and the amount of liquid precipitation. It is supplied with a GNSS receiver. Data transfer is carried out through the satellite communication system VSAT, the energy supply is provided by solar panels and batteries. The works were executed by specialists of GFZ, UBAI and CAIAG.

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