CAIAG is an independent non-profit organization and was founded in 2002 under Cooperative agreement between the Government of Kyrgyz Republic and the German GeoForschungs Zentrum, Potsdam, Germany. The main purpose of CAIAG is carrying out the scientific research in the field of Geosciences: Geodynamics and geocatastrophes; Climate, water and geoecology; Use and protection of resources.
Along with this CAIAG deals with a development of technical infrastructure and information management, as well as a raising the level of scientists’ education, training and capacity building. CAIAG is developing the monitoring stations network (seismo, meteo, GNSS) in the territory of Kyrgyzstan and adjoining countries in cooperation with central-asian partners. CAIAG has well-equipped laboratories and professional stuff CAIAG provides the scientific contribution in the national disaster and water management.
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.