Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences (CAIAG)
The Central-Asian Institute for applied Geosciences (CAIAG, http://www.caiag.kg) was set up in 2002 by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ-Potsdam, http://www.gfz-potsdam.de), the national research center for Earth Sciences in Germany. CAIAG is administratively closely bound to GFZ. CAIAG is central partner for current ongoing national and international research projects in the areas of water, earthquake, climatic and geoscientific investigations in Central Asia. It is a non-profit research organization with close contact to the different ministries on one hand and to the industry on the other hand.
CAIAG is an independent non-profit organization and was founded in 2002 under Cooperative agreement between the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the German GeoForschungs Zentrum, Potsdam, Germany.
The main purpose of CAIAG is assistance in carrying out of researches in the field of geosciences. The main direction is determined by the following themes:
- Geodynamics and geocatastrophes;
- Using and protection of resources;
- Climate, water and natural hazards;
Along with this the CAIAG should render a technical infrastructure for management and processing of information, and also contributing in preparation and raising the level of scientists' skills.
For achievement of targets and tasks the CAIAG will undertake the following kinds of activity:
- Cooperation with the organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic and Federal Republic of Germany, as well as with foreign, especially with Central-Asian and European organizations on contract basis;
- Publication of results of researches.