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Fwd: NCKRI: Cave and karst announcements from around the world

Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 28 Jan 2016

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От кого: George Veni
Кому: George Veni
Дата: Среда, 27 января 2016, 19:47 UTC
Тема: NCKRI: Cave and karst announcements from around the world

Dear Friends,
Many things are happening in the world of caves and karst and I’m happy to share them with you. You are welcome to share them with others who may be interested.
 Please contact the people and organizations listed below for more information.
George Veni, PhD
Executive Director
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
400-1 Cascades Avenue
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-6215 USA
Office: 575-887-5517
Mobile: 210-863-5919
Fax: 575-887-5523

Announcements below:
1) DeepKarst Conference: Keynote and Banquet speakers!
2) Call for Proposals: Geological Society of America Convention
3) Karst Field Studies Summer 2016 Courses!
4) International Water Association Conference: Karst Aquifer Management Session and
    International Course: Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers
5) National Speleological Society Convention: Section of Cave Geology and Geography call for abstracts
6) 35th International Geological Congress: call for abstracts
7) The Fourth Balkan Photo contest
DeepKarst Conference: Keynote and Banquet speakers!
DeepKarst 2016, the conference focused on hypogene karst, its science, implications, and management, is delighted to announce its Keynote ( http://deepkarst.org/keynote-lecture.html )
 and Banquet ( http://deepkarst.org/banquet-lecture.html ) lectures. Two more great reasons to attend the conference, which will be held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on 11-14 April 2016, not counting optional
 field trips! To register and for more information, visit: http://deepkarst.org/registration.html .
Call for Proposals: Geological Society of America Convention
Hello Karst Friends!
The deadline to submit proposals for technical sessions and short courses/workshops for the GSA annual meeting is midnight 1 Feb. 2016.  Please put together your proposals
 if you haven't already and get them submitted here:  https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016AM/cfs.cgi .  
There is much karst within Colorado, so some one or more sessions centered on Colorado karst would be highly appropriate.  Sessions concerning the following karst topics
 have garnered a great deal of interest and been well attended at past GSA meetings:  methodology, geology, speleogenesis, hazards, and mapping.  The use of caves as a repository of unique records of near and deep time was so successful that multiple sessions
 have been held for the last 2 years.   Caves and Karst Across Time , GSA Special Paper 516, has just been published with many of the papers included in those sessions over the last 2 years.  There certainly would be enough work to support a session on
 the topic again this year.
The time is ripe for one or more short courses as well.  In particular, the special methods of study in karst project areas would likely be very welcomed by attendees.
You can count on the support of your proposals by the Karst Division.
Let's make another amazing showing for karst and the Karst Division, in its second year, at GSA 2016! 
Please freely and quickly circulate this amongst all of your contacts, colleagues, and mailing lists.
Mawaste po (Be Well)!
Cory BlackEagle (Hunkapa Lakota)
Chair, Karst Division of the Geological Society of America
Karst Field Studies Summer 2016 Courses!
Apologies for any duplication in receiving this announcement. We appreciate your patience while we prepared for the upcoming Karst Field Studies courses. This
 message is to officially announce the course lineup for the summer 2016 Karst Field Studies program. 
Western Kentucky University's Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography and Geology are pleased to offer the following KFS
 courses this coming summer: 
* Karst Geology , June 12-18, Dr. Art Palmer
* Cave Survey and Cartography , June 18-24, Dr. Pat Kambesis
* Intermediate Cave Techniques , June 24-29, Drs. Jason Polk and Pat Kambesis
* Experiential Ecology: Hands-on Subterranean Ecology in the Mammoth Cave Region , July 10-16, Dr. Julian “Jerry” Lewis
Courses may be taken for graduate, undergraduate, or continuing education credit. Courses may also be taken just for fun as non-credit workshops.  Registration
 officially ends May 6, but be sure to sign-up by April 15 for discounted registration rates . 
Courses are expected to fill-up fast this year! For more information about the program, courses, how to register, and instructor bios, please  visit www.karstfieldstudies.com
If you have any questions please contact the Karst Field Studies Director, Dr. Leslie North, at 
"Like" us on Facebook at Karst Field Studies (WKU Karst Field Studies). Sign-up for our mailing list on our website.
Please help us spread the word about the program by forwarding this message to your colleagues, employees, staff, students, friends, and any other parties you
 feel may be interested in this year’s courses!
Hope to see you this summer!
Dr. Leslie A. North
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Geology
Associate Director of Education
Hoffman Environmental Research Institute
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd., EST 438A
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-5982
International Water Association Conference: Karst Aquifer Management Session
International Course: Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers
The IWA Specialist Groundwater Conference will be held in Belgrade on 9-11 June, and one of its topics is Karst Aquifer Management. I am Co-Chair of the event while Neven
 Kresic and I will jointly moderate this Karst session. Although organized by IWA, the role of IAH in groundwater management will be especially emphasized and Ms. Teodora Szosc, Vice-President of IAH, also Co-Chair of the conference will have plenary presentation
 on IAH organization and activities. The one-day excursion is scheduled for 11 June and we shall visit some of the features in karst of Carpathian Mts. in eastern Serbia. The deadline for abstracts is formally 1 February, but we would for sure accept all received
 until the end of that month. So, there is still time to apply and to have some more "karst" colleagues present here. Additional favor is very cheap fee, thanks to the sponsors it is less than half what we usually pay worldwide. An additional deduction will
 be applied for colleagues coming from low income countries. More information: http://www.jcerni.org/en/activities/conferences/iwa-specialist-belgrade-groundwater-conference-2016.html .  
The international course "Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers" for the third time will take place in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina between 30 May and
 5 June. This year we also expect at least 20-25 colleagues and about 10 lecturers from USA, Italy, Austria, Croatia and Serbia. Thanks to the support of UNESCO the students will not be charged with any fee, even they will receive some incentives to cover already
 cheap local accommodation cost. We thus encourage participation of young researchers and hope that this call will be transferred to them via our KC members. More information: http://www.karst.edu.rs/documents/pdf/edukacija/skola-karsta-trebinje/Trebinje%20Karst%20School%20Leaflet%20May%20June%202016.pdf .
Zoran Stevanovich
National Speleological Society Convention: Section of Cave Geology and Geography call for abstracts
Hi all,
I am looking for abstracts for this summer's NSS convention in Ely, Nevada. Please share this request with anyone else who you think might be interested.
Call for Abstracts
The NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography is accepting abstracts for presentations at the Geology and Geography Session of the 2016 NSS Convention, to be held July 16-23 in
 Eli, Nevada. Each year, the Geology and Geography Section of the NSS hosts talks featuring the latest research in geology, hydrology, speleogenesis, and many other topics related to caves and karst. All abstracts will be considered for oral presentations unless
 a poster presentation is specifically requested. At this time, we have not reserved poster space, but could accommodate a poster session if there is sufficient interest and enough advance notice is given to convention organizers. As we did last year, we also
 encourage interested researchers to bring posters from other conferences such as GSA, AGU, and ICS that may be of interest to attendees at convention. This provides an additional opportunity to share your work with your colleagues.
Abstracts may be  no more than 250 words in length  (this limit must be strictly met). In addition to the text, the abstracts should contain the title of the paper,
 and the name(s), address(es), and email address(es) of the author(s). The abstracts should be informative summaries that include the conclusions, and not lists of topics that "...will be discussed." Bibliographies and references should not be given in the
 abstracts. Papers may be submitted for either oral presentation as a poster. Please specify your preference when submitting your abstract. 
Please send any questions and your abstracts to:
Katherine Schmid
The deadline for abstracts is May 20, 2015. Early submissions are encouraged. Confirmation notes will be sent to everyone sending an abstract. Details on presentations times,
 dates, and other information will be sent to all confirmed participants after the deadline. For online details about the convention, visit:  http://nss2016.caves.org . The talks are generally twenty minutes long and include
 time for questions. 
Thank you and I hope to see you all this summer,
Katie Schmid
35th International Geological Congress
27 August - 4 September, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Call for abstracts for the symposium:  The Quaternary System: Precision and Reliability in Global Correlation  (convener: M. J. Head).

The Quaternary System, beginning 2.58 Ma, provides unequalled access to marine and terrestrial sediments and ice-core archives, and offers unique opportunities for testing chronostratigraphic utility. Marine isotope stages form the backbone of Quaternary stratigraphy.
 Along with their substages, they are often treated as if strictly synchronous, but small leads and lags between different marine basins should be expected and will hinder precise temporal correlation. Most marine isotope stages for the past one million years
 have been divided into substages.  While these substages potentially increase stratigraphic precision, they not always recognized reliably or at global extent.  Paleomagnetic reversals represent critical datums in Quaternary chronostratigraphy: the Gauss-Matuyama
 and Matuyama-Brunhes boundaries, for example, are important guides respectively for the base of the Quaternary and Early-Middle Pleistocene boundary; and the Blake Event should prove useful within the Upper Pleistocene.  However, lock-in depth and remagnetization
 can reduce reliability, and the duration of polarity reversals and even their precise timing are questioned. Mediterranean sapropels, loess-paleosol sequences, ice cores, speleothem archives, micropaleontological records, and radiometric dating all have inherent
 limitations for fine-scale global correlation.  With the increasing need to distinguish cause from effect in Quaternary processes, this symposium aims to explore precision and reliability in global correlation.

Abstracts due  31 January 2016
See:  http://www.35igc.org/Verso/211/Submit-an-Abstract
The Balkan Speleological Union and
SC “PRISTA”- Ruse organize:
The Fourth Balkan Photo contest
“We And Caves”
All speleologists and cave lovers are invited to send their photographs. Every contestant can participate with up to 6 photos (max. 3 in the two categories):
1. People Underground.
2. The Beauty of the Caves .
The Photographs must be sent by e-mail to we . and . caves(еt)gmail.com until 01.04.2016. Parallel with the sending of photos the competitors should fill full the Entry form available here  and apply it! Photos without Entry form are not accepted! 
The photographs must be taken in 2015 and must have a title, author and place (the cave). The recommended volume of the digital files must be up to 4 MB, in JPEG or JPG format, and at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels
 tall (if a vertical image).
By sending the photographs authors agree that they can be used by the organizers in exhibitions, posters, calendars, advertising materials for popularization of speleology.
The selection committee (consisting of 5 people) will select the winners: first, second and third place in every category. The best photographs
 will be awarded with charters and prizes (caving coveralls, bags etc. by the sponsor of the contest – “Landjoff” ). The photographs from the contest will be exhibited during The Balkan Cavers Camp in June 2014 in Bulgaria and in other Balkan countries.
For more information:
E - mail : we . and . caves (et)gmail.com , speleo . prista(et)gmail . com and phone: +359 878 472421, + 359 888 221 234

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