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Long Term Strategy

Long-term strategy

The Institute’s Strategy for 2012-2022 will enable to achieve important results and progress to solve the main scientific problems mentioned above. The scien­tific programme of the Institute is based on a process-oriented system approach to investigate the natural processes and phenomena which make the population in Central Asia vulnerable. This approach determines the necessity for a compre­hensive and multi-disciplinary research. In this aspect, all above-mentioned main areas of research will complement each other through exchange of ideas, me­thods and research outcomes. CAIAG will seek close cooperation with universi­ties, other research institutions, NGOs and governmental bodies in Central Asia to complement knowledge and expertise for its work.

 

In the framework of main activity areas, the Institute will concentrate on the following working fields:

 

  • a)Geodynamics and Natural Hazards

 

  • Interaction of subsurface lithospheric processes with currently active sur­face geodynamic processes and hazards causing multistage emergencies;
  • Assessment of risks on the basis of geodynamic and geoengineering stu­dies (i.e. micro-zoning studies in big cities and industrial sites) including the development of early warning and rapid response systems for strong earthquakes
  • Research of Earth’s crust stress field using in-depth seismic observations and GNSS technologies;
  • Forecast of development tendency of dangerous exogenous processes in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian countries due to climatic changes. Study of respective tendencies for mudflows and landslides.

 

  • b)Climate, water and geo-ecology
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  • Forecast of climatic change trends. Study of climatic changes (precipitation including snow cover, temperature) in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia area. Development of regional climatic models;
  • Forecast of water resources changes in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia due to climatic changes. Study of development trends of glaciers, surface flows of rivers and temporary flows, lakes and ground water. Development of hy­drological models and recommendations on optimal water resource man­agement and on reduction of risks of floods, lake outbursts, mudflows, un­derflooding;
  • Comprehensive analysis and assessment of risks of toxic and radioactive contamination by mining wastes which have threats of geo-ecological acci­dents and disasters for the population and environment in the study area.

 

  • c)Technical infrastructure and information management

 

  • Development and operation of a network for monitoring dangerous natural processes being common for the whole Central Asia area (integrated basic stations with communication system);
  • Set-up of mobile laboratories with field measurement equipment;
  • Organization of information exchange pool for Central Asian organizations;
  • Establishment of a Satellite Data Center to receive, store and distribute sa­tellite images including a Down-Link antenna station to receive satellite images;
  • Further Development and operation of an open access Geodata-Information­system of and for Central Asia.

 

 

  • d)Capacity building

 

  • Development and implementation of training programs, specialized courses and distant training (e-Learning) for young scientists on priority areas;
  • Trainings, seminars and activities on capacity building for specialists of or­ganizations and on public awareness for local communities in the field of disaster risk reduction;
  • Studies on socio-economic assessment of disaster and climate change conse­quences and development of mitigation activities;
  • Creation of a thematic electronic library.

 

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