Project acronym: GEOCLIC

Priority: monitoring and environmental protection of coastal ecosystems using new geospatial technologies, big data and remote sensing

Project duration: 15 January 2021 – 14 January 2024

Grant holder:  Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, KazNU

Coordinator and General Manager:

Zaure Rakisheva, Head of the Department of Mechanics, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Science, the senior lecturer 

Contacts: tel:  +7(727) 3773333-3136



University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, UT-ITC, Netherlands

Technische Uiversiät Berlin, TUB, Germany

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, VGTU, Lithuania

Maritime University of Constanta, CMU, Romania


Baku State University, BSU, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy, NAA, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, AzUAC, Azerbaijan

Mingachevir State University, MSU, Azerbaijan

Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh. Yessenov, CSUTE, Kazakhstan

Atyrau oil and gas university named after Safi Utebayev, S. Utebayev AOGU, Kazakhstan

International University for the Humanities and Development, IUHD, Turkmenistan

Turkmen Agriculture University named after S.A.Niyazov, TAU, Turkmenistan

Magtymguly Turkmen State University, TSU, Turkmenistan

International Ecoenergy Academy, IEEA, Azerbaijan

PLC “Institute of Geography” of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, InGEO, Kazakhstan

Project goals:

The main goal of the project is to modernize and internationalize training in the field of monitoring and environmental protection of coastal ecosystems using new geospatial technologies, big data and remote sensing, at the undergraduate / graduate / doctoral levels in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through innovative three-level curricula that meet market requirements and best practices. The lack of specialists with the competencies and skills to understand, transform and interpret satellite and ground-based data to make decisions related to environmental protection and the lack of specialists in the field of ecology, management and engineering of the coastal zone affects the economic development of the Caspian Sea region. The lack of programs and equipment for analyzing coastal dynamics using satellite imagery and remote sensing affects the competencies and skills of graduates and specialists in geospatial engineering.

Project objectives

To develop and create an innovative teaching / learning environment, create and equip each partner university with a new GEOCLIC laboratory (GEOLAB), a GEOCLIC office (GEOCOF), and a virtual events classroom (CVE) to strengthen links with the labor market, provide services to various target groups, and market educational services. 

Develop, implement and accredit new practice-oriented, student-centered courses in geospatial technologies, remote sensing, monitoring and big data processing specifically designed for the environmental safety of coastal ecosystems in accordance with the guidelines; including an innovative teaching / learning environment and ECTS.

Update the current BA / MSc / PhD courses in the target area in accordance with the objectives of the Bologna Process and the requirements of the modern labor market.

Establish strong scientific and academic links between partner organizations, EU universities and enterprises.

Conduct professional development of teachers of target universities in European universities.

Ensure high quality of project results and sustainability of project results.

International University for the Humanities and Development 

tel.: +99312 398537, fax: +99312 398581

Responsible person: Ayna Mametsaliyeva, Head of Finance Department

Contacts: tel.: +99312 398560; e-mail: 

Contact person:

Ayna Orazova, Instructor of Management Department

Contacts: tel.: +99365 160116


Partners from Turkmenistan:

Turkmen State University  named after Magtymguly

tel .: +993(12) 94-67-30 / 94-61-59

Responsible/contact person: Ashirmuradova Sheker- Head of Ecology Department

Contacts: e-mail:

Contact person: Durdyyeva Shirin, Lecturer at the Department of Ecology

Contacts: e-mail:

Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A. Niyazov

Responsible person: Durdyyev Orazmuhammed, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural melioration

Contacts: e-mail:

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