Research Directions

  • Regular coverage of the territory of Kazakhstan and neighboring states with optical and radar satellite images of spatial resolution from 5 to 1000 m in the mode of direct reception.
  • Two largest Central Asian Receiving Centers (Astana and Almaty) with international certifications.
  • Receiving, archiving and processing of satellite imageries from satellites NOAA / AVHRR and TERRA (AQUA) / MODIS, RADARSAT-1 and IRS.
  • Archive of digital space images of the territory of Kazakhstan - from 2001.
  • Information on space images: http://catalog.gzi.kz, http://eostation.gzi.kz
  • Construction of operational maps reflecting the current state of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and objects of space monitoring - http://geoportal.gzi.kz/api/index.html
  • mapping and analysis of snow cover melt dates and areas
  • mapping and assessment of vegetation states
  • analysis of temporal and spatial scales of desertification processes in Kazakhstan
  • mapping of the coastline and evaluation of ecological state of the Caspian Sea region
  • monitoring of temperature regime in the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site
  • monitoring of dust storms from the dried bottom of Aral Sea.
  • Operational monitoring of floods
  • Operational detection of forest and steppe fires and mapping of fire-affected areas
  • Monitoring of water reservoirs filling-up, oil pollution of the Caspian Sea, accidents at oil fields and oil pipelines.
  • Evaluation of spring soil moisture
  • Estimation of spring sown and fallow areas, control of planting dates
  • Monitoring of crop states and weed infestation
  • Yield forecast, control of harvested areas
  • Monitoring of diseases and pests
  • Zoning of agricultural lands according to their productivity