Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography was founded in 1933 on the basis of the Faculty of Geography of the Tbilisi State University. Some Attempts of establishing geographical institutions in Georgia were undertaken even earlier. The initiator and inspirer of this event was Alexander Javakhishvili, the founder of Geographical science and Georgian school of Geography, academician of Georgian Academy of Sciences.

 

Main directions of scientific research of the Institute are as follows:

Priority I Study of natural disasters (analysis and prediction).

Priority II Problems and prospects of the tourist - recreational potential development.

Priority III Research and evaluation of the Natural resources of Georgia.

Priority IV Development of the fundamentals of landscape planning and geo-ecological expertise methodology of mountain regions.

 

Under the guidance of the Institute the following Atlases were compiled and published: Atlas of Georgian SSR (1964),Resorts and Resort Resources of Georgian SSR (1989), Educational-Geographical Atlas of Georgia (1992),  Atlas of Vakhushti Bagrationi (1997), as well as the large number of scientific papers, monographs, thematic maps for secondary and high schools, popular scientific literature, etc.

3 June

Development of Glaciological Researches of Georgia by Using Remote Sensing Method


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Identification of conditions of karst phenomena formation (genesis) in the territory of Georgia and the prospects of use of revealed cave systems for tourist purposes FR / 218 / 9-280 / 13


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Glaciological Catalogue of Georgia AR/151/9-102/13


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