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Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 21 Jan 2020

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Дата: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 -3:20:16 -0300
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

Dear Friends,


The new year has not started well for our friends in Australia and Puerto Rico. Major fires across Australia have ravaged homes, lives, and ecosystems. Please see the message below to donate funds and help the Australian Speleological Federation restore damaged cave ecosystems.


The island of Puerto Rico has suffered earthquakes earlier this month. Our hearts go out to those people hurt by this tragedy. NCKRI is organizing the next Sinkhole Conference in April in Puerto Rico, We have checked, and the northside of the island where the conference will be located in San Juan is undamaged. The airport, hotel, and everything is functioning normally. The conference will not be affected by the earthquakes.


We asked our friends in Puerto Rico, “What can we do to help in the recovery from the disaster?” They answered, “Come to the Sinkhole Conference! Come to Puerto Rico!” The economic benefit from the money you spend in hotels, restaurants, and attending the conference has a huge effect. And when you return home and tell people that Puerto Rico is beautiful, safe, and open for business and tourism, that will help even more. For more information about the conference and to register, see the announcement below.


Here is the list of this report’s news:


Student and Research Opportunities

·        International Training Camp for Young Speleologists: Germany

  • Karst Field Studies Registration Now Open: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA


Various News

  • Donate to Help Restore Fire-Damaged Cave Ecosystems in Australia!
  • Congratulations: UIS France Habe 2019 Prize Karst and Cave Protection
  • Call for the 2020 EuroSpeleo Protection Label


Conferences and Meetings

  • The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Register and Help the People of Puerto Rico!
  • 3rd International Planetary Caves Conference: Texas, USA
  • Geological Society of America Convention Call for Karst Session Proposals: Montreal, Canada
  • Karst Opportunities at the North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting: Minnesota, USA
  • Abstract Deadline Soon for International Workshop on Ice Caves: Slovakia
  • Karst Interest Group Workshop Update: Tennessee, USA
  • Invitation To and Deadlines For the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020: Burgos, Spain 
  • 26th International Cave Bear Symposium 2020
  • International Year of Caves and Karst: Reminder
  • List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings


Please contact the people and organizations listed below for more information, and feel free to share this message with anyone who may be interested.






International Training Camp for Young Speleologists: Germany


The next International Training Camp for Young Speleologists will occur in the Schwäbische Alb (Swabian Jura), South Germany, on 1-15 August 2020.


Caves are geotopes and biotopes and therefore sensitive climate archives which are worth exploring. Research and protection of these climate archives and modern cave climates, which are indicators of climate changes, is an actual and important European concern. Speleologists can support the exploration and protection of these climate archives by international cooperation.


Good training is the best base for research and caving activities. Therefore, we offer different training courses and a wide supporting program covering all important caving themes. Due to small group sizes, the training will be very effective. An additional intention of the camp is to meet other young cavers. You can establish ties, talk about your interests, hobbies and culture, and perhaps meet them in their home area and visit karst areas and caves for future joint research.


The camp is intended for young people (recommended age of 16 years or older) who want to start with caving or who already have some experience and want to extend their skills. You must understand German or English language. For more information and register, visit https://www.juhoefola.de/english.html.




Karst Field Studies Registration Now Open: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA


You’ve waited a long time, but your wait is over! This message is to officially announce the course lineup for the 2020 Karst Field Studies program. We are pleased to offer the following KFS courses during the summer 2020 season:


Exploration of Mammoth Cave, June 7-12, Bruce Hatcher and David Kem

Cave Survey and Cartography, June 14-20, Dr. Pat Kambesis and Howard Kalnitz

Karst Geomorphology, June 20-26, Rachel Bosch and Dr. Aaron Bird

Karst Hydrogeology, July 5-10, Dr. Chris Groves and Lee Anne Bledsoe


Registration is now open and we expect some classes will fill quickly! Reserve your spot in a course by clicking on any of the “Register For Courses” buttons found throughout the website. Courses may be taken for graduate, undergraduate, or continuing education credit. Courses may also be taken for fun as non-credit workshops.


Visit www.karstfieldstudies.com for more information about the program, the course descriptions and schedules, and how to register.


If you have any questions please contact Dr. Leslie North at .


Stay up to date on all the latest KFS news and announcements by following us on social media through Instagram @karstfieldstudies, Twitter @KFSWKU, and/or Facebook /WKUKarstfieldstudies.


Please help us spread the word about the program by forwarding this message to your colleagues, grotto members, staff, students, friends, and any other parties you feel may be interested in the program courses!


Apologies for any duplication in receiving this announcement.


Hope to see you this summer!



Leslie A. North, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Geoscience

Director, Karst Field Studies Program

Associate Director for Education and Outreach,

Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies

Western Kentucky University

Department of Geography and Geology

1906 College Heights Blvd.,  Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: (270) 745-5982, Office: EST 438A




Donate to Help Restore Fire-Damaged Cave Ecosystems in Australia!


The recent and ongoing bushfires have severely damaged many cave areas across Australia. Your donation to the Australian Speleological Federation will help restore cave ecosystems. Donate here: www.gofundme.com/f/cave-landscape-bushfire-rehabilitation-appeal


Known impacted cave regions:
WA: Yanchep, North of Perth; Kempsey -Willi Willi Maternity Bat Cave, rainforest areas and more; NSW: Bungonia; Wombeyan; Yarrangobilly; Jenolan area VIC: Buchan area, Buchan Caves Reserve, East Buchan, Caves Potholes Reserve, the Basin, New Guinea Ridge; Budj Bim (Mt Eccles National Park) World Heritage Area (cultural site); SA: Kangaroo Island, Kelly Hill Caves Reserve and many cave components of Flinders Chase.

These are only some of the areas known to be impacted – we anticipate many more caves have been or will be affected.


Funds raised will go directly toward:
- Projects aimed at cleaning and restoring caves and karst areas
- Immediate on ground works to cave affected areas
- Cave entrance stabilisation, fencing and stairway replacements (that are not covered by insurance)
- Rehabilitating vegetation in cave landscapes
- Rehabilitating of critical habitats for bat and cave cricket populations
- Research projects to assess long term bushfire impact on fauna and cave environments
- Bat population surveys post-fire
- Replacement of entrance identification cave tags where needed.

The Australian Speleological Federation (ASF) is an Environmental Organisation, with the primary objective is to protect the cave and karst environments of Australia.

As the national body in Australia ASF represents 22 caving clubs with over 800 members and represents Australia on the International Union of Speleology.  The ASF is registered as an Environmental Organisation by the Department of Environment and Energy, Canberra to receive tax deductible donations to use in pursuit of its environmental objectives to protect caves and karst environments in Australia via its Karst Conservation Fund.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible!

To receive a tax deduction receipt please email:  
Our website: www.caves.org.au/conservation/karst-conservation-fund 

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asfcavers/ 

Thank you so much for your support!!




Congratulations: UIS France Habe 2019 Prize Karst and Cave Protection


The France HABE Prize is awarded by the Department of Karst and the Cave Protection of the International Union of Speleology (UIS).

Its purpose is to promote the protection of karst and caves for generations to come. Their natural legacy are proven sources of increasingly rich information about the history of our planet and humanity, enabling people to act more thoughtfully, efficiently, and sustainably for the future of our environment. The prize is named in memory and honor of Dr. France HABE (10/12/1999) of Slovenia (Yugoslavia), who among his other many accomplishments served as President of the UIS Protection Department (1973-1997).


Five submissions were received on time from the Caribbean, Italy, Spain and USA. They concern the recovery of degraded caves and their protection, the comprehensive and durable management of caves, and cave documentation project in the protection service.


The Jury of the France Habe Prize 2019 was composed by two members of the Scientific Committee of the UIS Department of Karst and Cave Protection and its President. They noted each submission following an evaluation frame about presentation, compilation, photography, scientific content, legibility and original point of view. They decided unanimously to attribute the France Habe Prize 2019, an amount of € 250, to the best and more original contribution.


The winner 2019 is Guglielmo RONAGHI from Italy for his project “Light in the Dark” about Remeron Cave.


The Jury congratulates the four others participants for their investment in the karst and cave protection.


Information about the France Habe Prize for 2020 will be spread very soon.


Jean-Pierre Bartholeyns

Union Internationale de Spéléologie

Karst and Cave Protection Commission





Call for the 2020 EuroSpeleo Protection Label


Dear Caving Friends,
The European Speleological Federation (FSE) and its European Cave Protection Commission (ECPC) is very pleased to announce the launching of the 2020 Call for the EuroSpeleo Protection Label. Please find enclosed the application form (deadline for applications 15 June 2020). You can also find the application form on the FSE website: http://www.eurospeleo.eu/en/commissions-en/cave-protection/ecpc-activities/eurospeleo-protection-label.html
The aim of the EuroSpeleo Protection Label is to support active cave protection in the speleo clubs, committees, national commissions, etc., all over Europe and to share this knowledge throughout Europe.
For this reason many cavers and speleological structures are identifying specific solutions which can then be shared with the whole European speleological community, in order to adapt these cave protection solutions for application in other European countries.
The FSE / ECPC would like to recognize quality projects which can help to find better solutions for cave protection among the speleological community by awarding them the EuroSpeleo Protection Label. This award should also involve financial support to allow continuation of the important work that has been carried out by the awarded clubs, committees and commissions, because we all need to preserve the speleological heritage for the next generations.

Please consult the annexed document for all further information and technical rules.

Best regards,

Jean-Claude Thies
ECPC President
European Cave Protection Commission
Fédération Spéléologique Européenne asbl.
B.P. 3067
L-1030 Luxembourg
www.eurospeleo.eu <http://www.eurospeleo.eu>



The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Register and Help the People of Puerto Rico!


As written at the top of this news message, our friends in Puerto Rico have told us that the best way you can help the people of the island recover is go to Puerto Rico. We hope you register for the Sinkhole Conference, not simply because we believe it will be a great experience for you, but also because we truly believe it will help these people who have suffered greatly from natural tragedies over the past few years.


If you register now and wish to give a presentation, you still have the opportunity. Sign up for Karst Clips, a lightning talk-style session where you can update everyone on your work, share your ideas, and develop new partnerships though a brief presentation. This session will broaden participation and content at the conference, as well as provoke valuable discussions among participants. Details about Karst Clips are highlighted at www.sinkholeconference.com, where you can also register for the conference. Don’t forget, except for one dinner, the registration price includes all of your meals!


The 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “The Sinkhole Conference,” will be in its most fabulous location yet, the historic city of San Juan and the incredible karst of Puerto Rico from 20-24 April 2020. Access to the conference is also easy, often as cheap or cheaper than flying to many other US locations. A lot of great talks are lined up, as well as field trips, short courses, and more. For all of the details, to register, and also to reserve your hotel room, visit www.sinkholeconference.com.




3rd International Planetary Caves Conference: Texas, USA


The 3rd International Planetary Caves Conference is scheduled for February 18–21, 2020 at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, USA. During the last decade, caves and subterranean features have been discovered on nearly every planetary surface as the spatial resolution of spacecraft instrumentation has markedly improved. To date, planetary scientists have identified more than 200 lunar and several thousand Martian cave-like features. These features allow us to access and examine subsurface without costly deep-drilling payloads. Moreover, caves provide potential habitats for life, including future human habitation on the Moon and Mars.


The 3rd International Planetary Caves Conference captures advances in the current state of the art cave exploration and continues the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scientists and engineers for future cave missions. Topics include:

·       Lunar and Martian cave-like features

·       Types of speleogenic features that may be encountered on other planetary bodies

·       The potential to search for subterranean volatiles and determine subsurface habitability

·       Robotic access and exploration

·       The astrobiology potential of planetary subsurface environments

·       Technologies required for human habitation

Additionally, the conference will provide a forum to discuss the longer-term objective of developing a strategy for research and robotic exploration of caves across the solar system. To register and for more information, visit https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/3rdcaves2020/.




Geological Society of America Convention Call for Karst Session Proposals: Montreal, Canada


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


The 2020 GSA Annual Meeting will be in Montréal from Oct. 25-28. Please consider volunteering to chair a session and submit a session proposal for this year's meeting. The proposal deadline is Feb. 1, and you can find more information at the following link: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2020AM/cfs.cgi. Please contact me () if you plan to submit a session proposal so that we can coordinate a full meeting program for the Karst Division. A successful meeting requires many volunteers; thank you in advance for your help!


Best regards,

Andrew Luhmann

GSA Karst Division




Karst Opportunities at the North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting: Minnesota, USA


The next North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting will occur in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, on May 18-19, 2020.


Karst will be well represented at the meeting with two technical sessions:


T27) The Hydrogeology of Fracture and Karst Bedrock Aquifers; Description: This session will bring together a wide range of geotechnical work on groundwater quality and quantity in non-Darcian fracture and karst bedrock aquifers. Fractures and karst bedrock aquifers are the main groundwater sources on much of the north central region.


T28) Caves and Karst of the Midwest; Description: This session focuses on the caves and karst of the Midwest. Topics may include caves, epikarst, hydrology, pseudokarst, sinkholes, speleogenesis, springs, tracer studies, or any other karst-related topics from the Midwest.


Abstracts for these sessions are due February 18th and we would be delighted to have a strong showing of student presentations!


There will also be a field trip before the meeting on May 17th:


FT4) The Sandstone Karst of Pine County, Minnesota; Description: Visit the sinkholes, sinking streams, large springs, and caves that have developed in the very pure quartz sandstone of the Hinckley Sandstone of Pine County, Minnesota, USA. These classic karst geomorphic features are developed near Askov, Minnesota, and Banning State Park.


If you have any questions about T27 or FT4, please contact Calvin Alexander at ; and for any questions regarding T28, please contact Erik Larson at


Here is a link to the North-Central Section meeting webpage: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https*3A*2F*2Fwww.geosociety.org*2FGSA*2FEvents*2FSection_Meetings*2FGSA*2FSections*2Fnc*2F2020mtg*2Fhome.aspx&data=02*7C01*7Celarson*40shawnee.edu*7Cc2ae4d6125894cbeb78b08d79" target="_blank"> www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/...


Please feel free to share this with other folks that may be interested in attending.




Abstract Deadline Soon for International Workshop on Ice Caves: Slovakia


Dear Friends,

Just a brief reminder that the deadline for submitting abstract for the next International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC) is approaching (January 31). This IWIC will be held with the Slovak Caves Administration’s 12th Scientific Conference—Research, Protection, and Utilization of Caves.


Please share this info with anyone you might think would be interested.


Looking forward to seeing you in Liptovsky Mikulas on 12-15 May 2020.

Aurel Perşoiu

President, Glacier, Firn, and Ice Caves Commission

International Union of Speleology




Karst Interest Group Workshop Update: Tennessee, USA


Dear KIG,


As the KIG workshop draws nearer I wanted to provide some updates. The cut-off date for USGS personnel to register for attending the workshop has passed.  Registration is still open for everyone else, you can register at  the USGS KIG website (https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/karst-interest-group-kig-2020-workshop). We currently have 71 people registered to attend with 31 presenters not including posters presentations. The Texas Geophysical Team will be performing a demonstration of borehole geophysics the evening of the May 14. 


Tennessee State University (TSU) is hosting and providing the meeting space. For more information on the TSU facilities and logistics contact Tom Byl (, USGS Nashville, TN and TSU adjunct professor). An agenda of each day’s technical sessions will soon be e-mailed to all attendees and will also be available on the USGS KIG website.


This workshop represents an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn the latest in karst science and experience the stunning karst terrain of central Tennessee. Technical sessions will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14, 2020. For more information of the Technical sessions contact the oral and poster sessions coordinator Eve Kuniansky (, USGS, Norcross, GA).


The optional field trip to karst in the Cumberland Plateau is scheduled for Friday, May 15. The field trip will leave from the Hampton Inn (2330 Elliston Place) at 7:30 AM and return at 6:00 PM to the same hotel. For those interested in purchasing a boxed lunch for the field trip money will be collected at the registration table in the days preceding the field trip. For more information on the field trip contact the field trip chair Ben Miller (, USGS Nashville, TN).


You may also contact USGS KIG co-coordinators Allan Clark (, USGS, San Antonio, TX) and Douglas Schnoebelen (, USGS, San Antonio, TX). 


Lodging information

Hampton Inn, 2330 Elliston Place

A block of 20 rooms is currently available for the KIG Workshop at the Hampton Inn & Suites (2330 Elliston Place) for $149 / night.  The cutoff date for reserving a room at this rate is March 28, 2020. The earliest check-in date for the block of reserved rooms is May 12 and the last night for this special rate May 15. You can access the online booking by visiting:


You may also call the Hampton Inn at (615) 320-6060.  The block name is "USGS Karst Interest Group Workshop."


Hampton Inn, 1919 West End Avenue 

A block of 20 rooms is currently available for the KIG Workshop at the Hampton Inn & Suites (1919 West End Avenue) for $149 / night.  The cutoff date for reserving a room at this rate is March 28, 2020. The earliest check-in date for the block of reserved rooms is May 12th and the last night for this special rate May 15. You can access the online booking by visiting:


You may also call the Hampton Inn at (615) 329-1144.  The block name is "USGS Karst Interest Group."


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the workshop.




Allan K. Clark


Information about the UNESCO 2020 Karst Workshop, “Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources” which will take place at the Mammoth Cave Biosphere Reserve, following the KIG Workshop., will also be available at the KIG 2020 website.




Invitation To and Deadlines For the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020: Burgos, Spain 


Please share this message as widely as possible amongst those interested - S'il vous plaît partager ce message aussi largement que possible parmi des personnes intéressées


We would like to invite all cavers and those interested to participate in the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020 from 31st July to 2nd August in Burgos, Spain. This event also marks the 30th anniversary of the European Speleological Federation. The event will be held in the center of the beautiful town of Burgos in the northern part of Spain at the Forum Evolution Burgos - Congress Hall and Auditorium next to the Museum of Human Evolution where you can see the main fossils found at the important Atapuerca excavations.

The 3-day congress is a great opportunity to attend presentations, learn about the caving around Burgos and participate to a range of excursions offered. And of course meet caving friends.


All information on the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020 can be found on the congress website at:
https://congresointernacionalespeleologia2020.blogspot.com/ and the circular with all details at:


Some deadlines:

There are offers from the Eroski Travel organisation for accommodation in the city of Burgos. Please find the offers in the circular with details. The offers are valid until 25th January 2020 by sending them an e-mail. Please make sure you book your accommmodation early as Burgos will be filled with pilgrims on the route to Santiago de Compostella during the summer months and accommodation will be hard to get or expensive if you book late. You can also make a reservation at the town campsite at: http://www.campingburgos.com/


Early bird registration for 35 euros instead of 45 euros can be done before the 15th February 2020 by using the online registration form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JZAMrV2JL-B0if9paqnBjwF-w9re2q5u1gUwi34BSDA/viewform?edit_requested=true

There will also be a caving camp in the region of Cantabria, north of Burgos prior to the congress from 27th to 30th July. Information on this camp will follow soon on the congress website.


We hope to see you all for this great event in Burgos, Spain to have an exceptional gathering.


With best regards
RNDr. Alena Gessert, PhD.
FSE General secretary




26th International Cave Bear Symposium 2020


The 26th International Cave Bear Symposium (ICBS 2020) will be held in Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany on 8-11 October 2020. All researchers and interested parties are invited to take an active (talk/poster) or passive role in the proceedings. For more information and to register, see the attached file or contact Dr. Doris Döppes at .




International Year of Caves and Karst: Reminder


This will be the biggest and most important speleological event ever. Your participation as part of the global cave and karst community is crucial. The purpose of the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK) is to teach the world about the importance of caves and karst. Public understanding and support of caves and karst is currently very limited. As a result, funding, regulations, and opportunities for exploration, research, and management are also very limited.


The International Union of Speleology (UIS) has declared 2021 as the IYCK in a major effort to make the world aware of how caves and karst are valuable to all people. To make this possible, the UIS is calling on all of its member countries and other organizations to begin planning a series of public lectures, programs, demonstration of techniques, and others activities for 2021.


The IYCK website is now open at http://www.iyck2021.org/. It is designed to teach the public about caves and karst, and so it has a great amount of educational information. It also has information on how to become involved in the IYCK. Please send the activities you plan for the IYCK to http://iyck2021.org/index.php/contact-us/ so we can post them on the “Events” page of the website. Look at the Partners page, and if your organization is not listed, send your logo and website address and you will be included. If you know of organizations that should be involved, contact them. The website will continue to be updated so save the address.


More details about the IYCK are described in the December 2018 UIS Bulletin (http://www.uis-speleo.org/downloads/uis-bulletins/uisb602.pdf) and they will be updated in next issue of the UIS Bulletin, which will be posted around the end of this year. Updates will also be sent through this and other e-mail lists. If you have questions, suggestions, or want to offer assistance, contact us!


The IYCK has incredible potential to advance speleology in many and great ways, but only if we all work together to make it possible.


George Veni, PhD

Executive Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)


President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)




List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings


1)       3rd International Planetary Caves Conference, 18-21 February 2020 (San Antonio, Texas, USA), https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/3rdcaves2020/.

2)        International Congress: 80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society, 19-23 February 2020 (Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba), for information contact  

3)        Workshop on Surveying Caves with the Disto X, 28 February 2020  (Viñales, Cuba), for information contact or

4)           16th Multidisciplinary Conference on the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, 20-24 April 2020 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), www.sinkholeconference.com

ALCADI 2020: International Symposium on History of Speleology and Karstology (ALps, CArpathians and DInarides), 30 April - 3 May 2020 (Gorizia, Italy), contact:

6)           23rd Conference of the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association, 3-8 May 2020 (Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia), www.ackma.org.

7)        9th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-IX) & the 12th Scientific Conference Research, Utilization and Protection of Caves, 12-15 May 2020 (Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia), http://www.ssj.sk/en/akcia/18-12th-scientific-conference-research-protection-and-utilization-of-caves 

8)           US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, 13-14 May 2020 (Nashville, Tennessee), https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/karst-interest-group-kig-2020-workshop?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

9)           North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting Karst Session, 18-19 May 2020 (Duluth, Minnesota, USA), https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https*3A*2F*2Fwww.geosociety.org*2FGSA*2FEvents*2FSection_Meetings*2FGSA*2FSections*2Fnc*2F2020mtg*2Fhome.aspx&data=02*7C01*7Celarson*40shawnee.edu*7Cc2ae4d6125894cbeb78b08d79" target="_blank">www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/...

10)        UNESCOkarst 2020: Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources, 18-22 May 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), https://unescokarst2020.com/

11)        7th International Course Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA), 12-20 June 2020 (Montenegro: Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trebinje), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

12)     14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst, June 2020 (Świętokrzyskie [Holy Cross] Mountains, Poland), https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/

13)     Karst Field Studies Program (4 one-week courses), 7 June – 10 July 2020 (Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA), www.karstfieldstudies.com.

14)        25th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, 28 June – 4 July 2020 (Alba Iulia, Romania), https://www.25icsb.com/

15)        14th Balkan Cavers’, 2-5 July 2020 (Dryanovo Town, Bulgaria), http://balkancaverscamp.weebly.com/

16)     Karst Record IX (KR9) Conference, 12-15 July 2019 (Innsbruck, Austria), https://www.uibk.ac.at/congress/kr9/

17)        US National Speleological Society Annual Convention, 27-31 July 2020 (Elkins, West Virginia, USA), https://caves.regfox.com/nss-convention-2020

18)        14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020, 31 July – 2 August 2020 (Burgos, Spain), https://congresointernacionalespeleologia2020.blogspot.com/

19)     International Training Camp for Young Speleologists: Germany, 1-15 August 2020 (Schwäbische Alb [Swabian Jura], South Germany), https://www.juhoefola.de/english.html.

20)        Carbonate Critical Zone: An NSF-Sponsored Workshop, 2-5 August 2020 (Philadelphia and central Pennsylvania), https://carbonatecriticalzone.research.ufl.edu/

21)        34th International Geographical Congress karst sessions: Global Karst Critical Zone and Land Use Planning in Karst, 17-20 August 2020 (Istanbul, Turkey), https://www.igc2020.org/en/KARST%20COMMISSION.html

22)        19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, 29 August – 5 September 2020 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

23)     6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium, 22 - 26 September 2020 (Isle of Vilm, Germany), contact

24)        26th International Cave Bear Symposium, 8-11 October 2020 (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany), .

25)     Geological Society of America Convention, 25-28 October 2020 (Montréal, Québec, Canada), http://www.geosociety.org/

26)     EuroKarst 2021: The European Congress on Karst Hydrogeology and Carbonate Reservoirs, 22-24 June 2021 (Málaga, Spain), http://www.eurokarst.org/

27)     18th International Congress of Speleology, 23-29 July 2021 (Lyon, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

28)        SpeleoKamaraton, 29 October – 1 November 2021 (Marina di Camerota, Salerno, Italy), http://www.speleokamaraton.eu/




George  Veni, PhD

Executive Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)


President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)


NCKRI address (primary)

400-1 Cascades Avenue 

Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 USA

Office: +575-887-5517

Mobile: +210-863-5919

Fax: +575-887-5523



UIS address

Titov trg 2

Postojna, 6230 Slovenia 



Bulat Mavlyudov

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