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Fwd: Cave and karst news from NCKRI

Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 07 Jan 2017

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От кого: George Veni <>
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Дата: Суббота, 7 января 2017, 16:31 -03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news from NCKRI

Dear Friends,


Best wishes for 2017 in this first message from NCKRI for the New Year! Below are announcements and news from us and some of our partners:


·       25th International Karstological School: First Circular

·       III International Symposium of Speleology

·       New book: Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World

·       2017 Bat Echolocation Symposium

·       International Congress of Speleology: deadlines for field trip and discount registration

·       List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings


Please feel free to share this message with anyone who might be interested.






25th International Karstological School: First Circular


Dear Colleagues,


In the attachment please find the First Circular of the 25th International Karstological School "Milestones and challenges in karstology"; Postojna, Slovenia, June 19th to 23rd, 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Postojna,



Organizacijski odbor Mednarodne krasoslovne šole "Klasični kras"

Organizing Committee of the International Karstological School "Classical Karst"

Inštitut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU  / Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU

Titov trg 2, 6230 Postojna, Slovenija

T: +386 5 700 19 00, Fax: +386 5 700 19 99







III International Symposium of Speleology


Laser scanning, the miniaturization of instruments, data loggers, are among the important technological developments to influence modern cave exploration and science. Thus, the theme of the 3rd International Symposium of Speleology is new caving technologies. The symposium will be held on 29 April to 1 May 2017 in the same venue where the 2nd Symposium on speleogenesis was held in 1972: Villa Monastero in Varenna – Lago di Como, Italy. For details, visit www.iss2017.it/eng/.




New book: Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World

The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is a project, initiated and coordinated by the Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis of the International Union of Speleology, as a part of its ongoing HypoKarst project ("Hypogene Karst & Speleogenesis: Nature, Processes, Mechanisms, Manifestations and Applications"). This book is going to be published by Springer, in its series "Cave and Karst Systems of the World". To read this news in full and see the Table of Contents see:




2017 Bat Echolocation Symposium


This event will be held in Tucson, Arizona, USA, from March 25 – April 1, 2017. It will highlight important advances in the tools, techniques, and analysis for bat echolocation research and monitoring. The Symposium will feature keynote speakers, plenary sessions, poster presentations, break-out working group sessions, and opportunities to learn more about the new equipment and software to record echolocation calls of bats in the field. For details see http://www.batsurveysolutions.com/Events/2017acousticsymp.html.




17th International Congress of Speleology – Speleo 2017
Sydney, Australia 23-29 July, 2017. 

Field trips and registration deadlines!

Sorry for any cross postings.


Cavers, cave and karst scientists and managers, we are now just over six (6) months from the world’s most significant gathering of speleologists from around the world. The 17th International Congress of Speleology (17th ICS) is heading for Australia in July 2017, hosted by the Australian Speleological Federation.

Under its theme, “Caves in an Ancient Land” the 17th ICS, Speleo 2017, will showcase Australia’s caves and karst through an exciting range of pre and post Congress field trips. Note, the deadline for booking these field trips closes on 15 January 2017, just one week away so don’t delay.


Held every 4 years, the ICS attracts hundreds of delegates from around the world with a common interest in caves and karst. Full Congress details, including field trips on offer and accommodation options, can be found on the conference website at https://www.speleo2017.com or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Speleo2017  If you haven’t already registered you are invited to participate in the 17th ICS, to be held at the world class Penrith Panthers Conference Centre, Sydney, Australia, between 23-29 July, 2017.


Registrations are open online by going to https://www.speleo2017.com/Register.html. Early Bird Registration closes in just a few weeks, on 31 January 2017, after which the registration charge will increase so don’t delay, make sure you get your registration and payment completed before the price increases.

The organisers understand that some people have experienced registration and payment problems and we apologise for the inconvenience. If you have any difficulty with your registration or payment please don’t hesitate to contact the Registrations Manager (David) at and we will be happy to assist.


The organisers have received an outstanding response to the call for abstracts and papers ensuring a full and exciting program of presentations. You will be spoilt for choice, the large list of accepted abstracts can be found at https://www.speleo2017.com/AcceptedAbstracts.html


The congress program will cater for cave managers or guides, cavers, cave scientists, gear freaks and armchair cavers as well as partners and children. In addition to the formal presentations, there will be competitive events (film, video, photographic, map and speleo-art competitions), social events and field trips.


The pre and post Congress field trips, booked with your registration, are being offered to karst areas in every Australian state as well as in New Zealand and will cover the spectrum from show caves through to stunning wild caves, hard-core vertical and cave diving trips. In short, the congress is aimed at everyone who has an interest in caves and karst.


Please don’t delay in booking your accommodation for the conference as the nearby accommodation may fill up quickly. You will need to do this independently from registration.


The 17th ICS is your ideal opportunity to visit Australia, one of the world’s most sort after and safe destinations, so take this opportunity to visit and attend the 17th ICS, get your registration in now.

Please share this message with all your contacts. For any enquiries please use our contact e-mail: 




List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings


1)         Karst Waters Institute Awards Dinner for James Reddell, 4 March 2017 (San Marcos, Texas, USA), http://karstwaters.org/save-the-date-march-4th-2017-karst-award-to-james-reddell/

2)         Hypogea 2017: International Congress of Speleology in Artificial Cavities, 6-10 March 2017 (Cappadocia, Turkey), www.hypogea2017.com-

3)         Geological Society of America Northeast and North-Central Meeting Karst Sessions, 19-21 March 2017 (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA), http://www.geosociety.org/nc-mtg

4)         Solution Mining Research Institute Technical Conference, 23-26 April 2017 (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), http://www.solutionmining.org/Conference/Details/9

5)         US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, 16-18 May 2017 (San Antonio, Texas, USA). Website to be posted soon.

6)         III International Symposium of Speleology, 29 April – 1 May 2017 (Varenna, Villa Monastero – Lake Como, Italy), http://www.iss2017.it/.

7)         Climate Record: The Karst Record VIII, 21-24 May 2017, (Austin, Texas, USA), http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/

8)         25th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”: Milestones and challenges in Karstology, 19-23 June 2017 (Postojna, Slovenia), http://iks.zrc-sazu.si

9)         National Speleological Society Convention, 19-23 June 2017 (Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA), http://nss2017.caves.org/

10)      National Association of Mining History Organisations Conference 2017, 23-26 June 2017 (Godstone, Surrey, UK), http://namho2017.info/

11)      17th International Congress of Speleology, 23-30 July 2017 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), http://speleo2017.com/

12)      Biospeleology Conference, 21-23 September 2017 (Seville, Spain), http://bioespeleologia.blogspot.com.es/2016/11/v-encuentro-iberico-de-biologia.html

13)      National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, 16-20 October 2017 (Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA), http://nckms.org/

14)      International Conference on Geomorphology, 6-11 November 2017 (New Delhi, India), karst session: http://www.icg2017.com/session.php

15)      The Sinkhole Conference, joint with the 3rd Appalachian Karst Symposium, 2-6 April 2018 (Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA), http://www.sinkholeconference.com/

16)      24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, 27-31 August 2018 (University of Aveiro, Portugal), website to be announced soon.



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



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