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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.


CAIAG Library

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The unique collection of the library comprises more than 60,000 copies of publications of books, dictionaries, reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, multimedia materials, works and monographs in Russian, Kyrgyz, English, German, Spanish, French and many other languages​​, which was established on the basis of the Central Geological Institute of East Germany (GDR), the State Agency for mining issues, geology and resources of the Land Brandenburg and the German geological Society.

  • different rare scientific literature since 1841

  • the newest collection of literature from the University of Indiana and the "Soros Foundation - Kyrgyzstan"
  • Electronic database
  • internet site of the library, with a list of useful resources and periodicals in electronic format, specially selected topics

On the basis of the library:

Regular meetings with readers, discussions and debates on topical development issues.

Tours, presentations and training sessions on the use of electronic databases, library catalog IRBIS and multimedia materials.

Useful resources for researchers, teachers, representatives of international and public organizations as well as students.

Contact information:

CAIAG Library
Timur Frunze Rd. 73/2
Bishkek 720027
Kyrgyz Republic
phone: +996 312 555454 (109)
fax: +996 312 555222
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Dinara Koshebaeva (scientific librarian)                                           

Working hours:

Mon - Fri from 9.00 till 18.00 
Lunch hour: from 13.00

Network of monitoring stations

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