GOFC-GOLD CARIN Webinar Series 2021-22



5th November, 2021 09:00 AM EST

Dr. Sagynbek Orunbaev

Department of Applied Geology, Environmental Sustainability, and Climate Science

 American University in Central Asia

“Remote Sensing and Ground-based Geophysical Studies in Mountainous Regions: Local Experiences”


Dr. Munavar Zhumanova

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University

“Ecological Implications of Long-term Vegetation Changes in the Mountain Pastures of Kyrgyzstan”

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3rd December 2021: 09:00 AM EST

Dr. Zafar Gafurov

International Water Management Institute, Uzbekistan

“Data Sharing and Water Productivity Mapping using Earth Observation in Central Asia”


Dr. Kim Vanselow

Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

“Landsat Time Series Analysis of Land Cover Change in the Western Pamirs, Tajikistan”

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18th February 2022: 09:00 AM EST


Eng. Zhyrgal Kozhomberdiev

Public Fund CAMP Alatoo, Kyrgystan

“Digital Instruments of PF CAMP Alatoo for Sustainable Pasture Management”


Dr. Michael Brody

GEWEX, Dept of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences, George Mason University, USA

“Investing in Efficient Irrigation in Uzbekistan: Climate, Water & Policy Uncertainties”

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18th March 2022: 09:00 AM EST


Prof. Akylbek Chymyrov

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture (KSUCTA), Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

“Digital mapping of floodplain forests along the Naryn River based on Sentinel‐2 imagery”


Ms. Bota Sharipova

Doctoral Candidate, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

“(Mis)trust and transboundary cooperation in the Aral Sea basin”

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8th April 2022: 09:00 AM EST


Dr. Maksatbek Anarbaev

Centre for Development Studies, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Free University, Berlin, DE

“Pastoralists and Predators in Alai: Political Ecology of Wildlife Management in Kyrgyzstan”


Prof. Janay Sagin

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Nursultan, KZ

“Canada-Germany-US-Central Asia Academy-Industry Cooperation in Sustainable Irrigation”

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14th October 2022: 09:00 AM EST


Dr. Maira Kussainova

Sustainable Agriculture Center, Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Almaty, KZ

“Measurement of Greenhouse Gas Flux from Agricultural Soils in Kazakhstan using Static Chambers”


Dr. Monika Tomaszewska

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

“On Observing Land Surface Phenologies in Montane Pastures at Multiple Scales”

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11th November 2022: 0900-1000 (EDT); 1500-1600 (Amsterdam); 2000-2100 (Bishkek)


Ms. Elizaveta Khazieva

Environmental Geography Research Unit, Free University, Amsterdam, NL

“A multi-data approach to evaluate progress towards land degradation neutrality in Central Asia”


Dr. Florian Betz

Applied Physical Geography & Floodplain Institute, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, DE

“Interdisciplinary river science for sustainable development: A comprehensive analysis of the corridor of the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan”

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9th December 2022: 0900-1000 (EDT); 1500-1600 (Amsterdam); 1830-1930 (Kabul)


Prof Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah

Faculty of Environment, University of Kabul, Afghanistan
Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Resources of the Kunduz River Basin, Afghanistan


Prof. Kirsten de Beurs

Laboratory of Geo-information and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Urban Change in Central Asia between 2000 and 2020

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