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Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 28 Mar 2023

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Cave and Karst News and Announcements for March 28, 2023


  • NCKRI Seed Grant request for proposals
  • Downloadable Hydrogeology 101 Textbook

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium: March 31,2023
  • Student Support NSS Convention: April 9, 2023
  • Karst Field Studies: May 31, 2023

Upcoming events, announcements, and MORE!


17th Sinkhole Conference

Tampa, Florida, USA

Day passes available

March 28-31,2023

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4th International Planetary Caves Conference

Haria Municipality, Lanzarote, Spain

May 4-7, 2023

Karst Field Studies

Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

Registration Deadline:

May 31,2023

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White-Nose Syndrome Annual Meeting

Palm Springs, CA, USA

June 5-8, 2023

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2023 NSS Convention

Elkins, West Virginia, USA

June 26-30, 2023



Funding Opportunities

NCKRI Seed Grant

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is pleased to announce our next call for grants in support of cave and karst research. Please see the attached request for proposals (also linked in the description below). 


The NCKRI National Seed Grant Program is designed to enable investigators to initiate new cave and karst research, and incentivize new principal investigators to enter the field. We especially encourage projects within the National Park System. Proposals for NCKRI National Seed Grants are due May 17th, 2023. Applications can be submitted at the following link: https://www.nmt.edu/research/organizations/nckri.php


Please direct any questions about submission or budget preparation to Judith McShannon (, 575-835-6940). Other questions about this RFP can be directed to Daniel Jones, NCKRI Academic Director (, 575-835-5049).

Job Opportunity

US Forest Service Cave and Karst Geology Assistant

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 17 years old. 

Preference is given to individuals enrolled in institutions of higher education, especially minority-serving institutions.

To Apply:



• Positions last 8 months to 1 year

• Weekly stipend: $500+ (full time)

• Travel and training allowance: $2,750

• Housing allowance: $1,000/month

• Commuting allowance: $50/month

• Eligibility for the RAP Direct Hire and Noncompetitive Hiring Eligibility authorities for 2 years after successful completion of the program

Application deadline:

March 30,2023


The USDA Forest Service - Resource Assistant Program is accepting applications for Geologist Assistant internship position with a focus on caves and karst. The Resource Assistants Program (RAP) is a rigorous and immersive, paid internship for individuals interested in conservation, natural and cultural resources, environmental management, research and development, and more.


This project seeks a RAP participant to assist with the administration of the caves & karst program and geoscience internships in the USDA Forest Service (FS). Work will involve GIS/LiDAR, research, data management, communication, writing, web content development, and information sharing. The internship will focus on the management and/or assessment of geologic resources, especially cave and karst. The participant will also assist with the management of a national geoscience internship. The goal of the project is to provide support to Forest Service units as they make management decisions regarding caves and karst landscapes. The participant will have the opportunity to work with program leads at the Washington Office: Minerals and Geology Management Office.



Education Opportunities


Online Resource

To download: https://www.un-igrac.org/resource/hydrogeology-101-introduction-groundwater-science-and-engineering

International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre

Hydrogeology 101: Introduction to Groundwater Science and Engineering 

Hydrogeology 101, written by Neven Kresic, is a college textbook introducing basic concepts in groundwater science and engineering with 16 lectures, the duration of a typical one or two-semester course at American universities. It covers introduction to hydrogeology, groundwater use, principles of groundwater flow, aquifers and aquitards, groundwater recharge and discharge including springs, groundwater chemistry, groundwater contamination and remediation, field investigations, groundwater in water supply, and guest lecture on groundwater drought in California by Alex Mikszewski.


Elkins, West Virginia, USA



April 9, 2023

To apply: https://caves.org/student-support-for-convention/

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National Speleological Society Convention

Karst – Approaches and Conceptual Models 

Did you know the NSS has a fund available to help support students attend convention? It is primarily funded by donations from other convention attendees! More information and the request form can be found below. If you have any other questions please email the Student Support Committee at . If accepted, you will receive a discount code for to use with registration.


  1. Support is limited to NSS members that are full-time students aged 18 through 25.
  2. Students must provide a copy of their current student ID & driver’s license.
  3. Requests must be received by April 9th, 2023. 
  4. Support will be up to 1/2 of the cost of registration and will be dependent on available funds
  5. This is independent of the first-time attendee discount.

Online Sessions

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2023 BCRA Online Seminars

Cave Science on Expeditions


Dr. Andy Farrant, British Geological Survey;

Prof. John Gunn, University of Birmingham

Mon 17, April, 2023

19:30 to 21:00 BST

Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park, Wakulla Springs Alliance & Wakulla Environmental Institute Hybrid Event

Rivers Beneath Us

A look at the underground Wakulla Springs cave system

Tuesday 25, April, 2023

6:30-8:30 PM EDT



Cave Bear Symposium: Germany


Dear Cave Bear Friends,

in 2023 we will meet at the Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken, it is the regional museum for natural history and mineralogy in Upper Franconia.

Founded in 1833 as Kreis-Naturalien-Cabinet, reopened in 1998 as Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken.

The museum in the pedestrian zone of Bayreuth shows on 3 floors the history of the animate and inanimate nature of Upper Franconia by means of many fossils and minerals. The contents are made experienceable, also by numerous hands-on exhibits, for children, adults and professional audience.

To send registration form and questions email:

Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium



Sinkhole Conference


Tampa, Florida, USA



27-31, March, 2023


Happening Now!

Sinkhole Conference: On Site Registration and Day Passes Available

If you can’t come until the last minute, that is OK. On-site registration is available, as are day passes if you can’t stay for the full week. Go to www.sinkholeconference.com where you’ll find complete information about the conference. The Deadlines and Announcements tab at the top of the website will give you information on where to find us on campus, plus parking options and other useful news. Online registration is also available at the top of the website.


We hope to see you soon in Tampa!


March 2023

17th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst,

27-31 March 2023


Tampa, Florida, USA


10th Speleological Symposium,

27-31 March 2023


Montería, Córdoba, Colombia https://aczcolombia.org/vi-congreso/

April 2023

Arqus Karst and Speleology Summer School

Applied by 16 April,2023


Send applications and requests for more information to:

BRCA: Cave Science on Expeditions

17, April, 2023


Online Session


Earth Day Sinkhole Clean-Up

22 April 2023


Carlsbad & Roswell, NM, USA


Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium

22 April 2023


Boulder, CO, USA


Rivers Beneath Us

25 April 2023


Online Session



26-27 April, 2023


Online Session


May 2023

4th International Planetary Caves Conference

4-7 May 2023


Haria Municipality, Lanzarote, Spain


15th EuroSpeleo Forum,

17-21 May 2023


Breitscheid/Hessen, Germany


BRCA: Bats in Caves and Underground sites: World Edition

15, May, 2023


Online Session


14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst,

22-26 May 2023


Sudetes, Poland, https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/

Clay Minerals Society Conference: Karst Trip

20-25 May 2023


Austin, Texas, USA https://cvent.utexas.edu/event/b8822615-d0e8-4730-89e4-2ef519cbeb5b/summary/

Visual KARSYS: GeoModeling Course N5

31 May- 1 June, 2023


Online Session


June 2023

White-nose Syndrome National Meeting,

5-8 June 2023


Palm Springs, California, USA



BRCA: Bones in Caves: Awkward Inconvenience or Hidden Opportunity?

12 June 2023


Online Session


International Karst School "Classical Karst"

19-22 June 2023 


Postojna, Slovenia


National Speleological Society Convention,

26-30 June 2023


Elkins, West Virginia, USA



July 2023

Balkan Cavers' Camp,

29 June - 3 July 2023 Serbia,




37th Brazilian Congress of Speleology,

26-29 July 2023


Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil



August 2023

Summer School on Speleothem Science,

6-13 August 2023


São Paulo, Brazil



September 2023

5th International Meeting of Cavers in the Moravian Karst: Karst, Caves, And People 2023,

20-24 September 2023,


Sloup, Moravian Karst, Czech Republic


Cave Bear Symposium

21-24 September 2023,


Bayreuth, Germany

Email Registration:

October 2023

16th European Cave Rescue Meeting,

12-15 October 2023


Porto de Mós, Portugal


Geological Society of America Convention,

15-18 October


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


3rd Balkan Speleological Congress,

19-22 October 2023


Sofia, Bulgaria


November 2023

3rd International Congress of Karst, Speleology and Enhancement of Natural Heritage,

2-5 November 2023


Rabat, Morocco


Cave Research Foundation Annual Meeting, 3-4 November 2023,


Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA





9th US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Workshop,

22-24 October 2024


Nashville, Tennessee, USA




19th International Congress of Speleology, 20-27 July 2025


Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil http://uis-speleo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/uisb631.pdf

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The National Cave and Karst Institute is a research center of New Mexico Tech. NCKRI was created in partnership with the National Park Service, State of New Mexico, and the City of Carlsbad to be a nexus of research, stewardship, information and outreach for caves and karst while fostering interdisciplinary collaborations. Our mission is to promote and facilitate cave and karst research, education and sustainability.

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