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Cavers Mailing List № 16901
Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
Автор: Bulat Mavlyudov
Дата: 08 Feb 2018
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От кого: George Veni
Кому: George Veni
Дата: Четверг, 8 февраля 2018, 8:06 +03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
I am happy to announce that two important national speleological organizations have asked to be added to the NCKRI news e-mail list. I extend my welcome
to the Speleological Association of Slovenia and Unión Mexicana de Agrupaciones Espeleológicas. If any other organization, list, or individual wishes to be added to this NCKRI list, please let me know.
Here is the latest cave and karst information from NCKRI and our friends. Please notice that the first two items have deadlines that are approaching soon:
· Sinkhole Conference Registration Price Deadline Soon
· EuroSpeleo and European Protection Forum: Abstract Deadline Extended
· UIS Bulletin now available: biggest and best ever!
· NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography Call for Abstracts
· Job Announcement: Karst Hydrogeologist, Lima, Peru
· Edwards Aquifer Authority Distinguished Lecture
· 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.
Sinkhole Conference Registration Price Deadline Soon
The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst , generally known as “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists,
land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and this next
conference is jointly organized with the Karst Waters Institute. Additionally, the conference will include the 3 rd Appalachian Karst Symposium to make for a truly special event.
The 15 th Sinkhole Conference will occur on 2-6 April 2018 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA, about
a 1.5-hour drive from Washington, DC. The conference circular, which is a convenient summary of the conference, is available from http://www.sinkholeconference.com/ ,
where all other conference details can also be found.
This message reminds you to that the price of registrations increases on 15 February 2018 , so register soon to get the best price. Also, due to security needs at the conference venue, we ask everyone to register by 23 February 2018 . Later and on-site registrants may not be allowed on the grounds. Please register as soon as possible and reserve your lodging.
EuroSpeleo and European Protection Forum: Abstract Deadline Extended
Please note that the submission deadline for the abstracts to the Symposium and Forum has been extended to the 23 February.
After this date no other abstract will be accepted.
This gives you the chance to take part and have published your abstract in the printed version of the "Book of Abstracts" of the EuroSpeleo Forum 2018.
Please don't wait until the last day.
Find the extended call from the Forum annexed.
Presentations from all over the world have been submitted but there is still room for your submission too.
We are still open for submissions concerning this year's subject "Connecting Science with Cave Protection"
Please find the 2nd circular of the ESPS (with extended deadline) annexed.
European Cave Protection Commission
UIS Bulletin now available: biggest and best ever!
We are glad to share with you the Volume 59 -2 of the UIS Bulletin ,
the largest and most illustrated issue of the 66 bulletins published since the first one in 1970. Enjoy the content of it’s 123 pages!
The PDF Interactive format can be downloaded by clicking on the link:
• Editorial - Historical Issue: Improvement Ahead
• The President’s Column – Renewal and Opportunities
• The Report of the UIS Secretary General
• 17 th International Congress of Speleology – Final Report
• UIS Prizes 2017 and France Habe Prize 2017
• The Deepest Cave in the World
• Largest Cave Chambers in the World – 3D Scanning Project
• Report - Arts and Letters Commission
• Report - Karst and Cave Protection Department
• Report - Artificial Cavities Commission
• Report - Speleotherapy Commission
• Report - History of Speleology Commission
• Report - Cave Rescue Commission
• Report - Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission
• Report - Physical Chemistry, and Hydrogeology of Karst Commission
• Report - Archaeology and Palaeontology Commission
• Report - Pseudokarst Commission
• Report - Cave Diving Commission
• Report - Bibliography Commission
• Report - Informatics Commission
• Report - Publications Exchange Working Group/ Informatics Commission
• Report - Glacier, Firn, and Ice Caves Commission
• Mexico, Making Changes to Improve National Speleology
• Minutes of the UIS Bureau Meetings at the 17 th ICS
• Minutes of the UIS General Assembly at the 17 th ICS
• New Statutes of the UIS
• In Memoriam – Alain Mangin (France) and Giovanni Badino (Italy)
• Calendar of Events 2018-2019
• 18 th International Congress of Speleology – Lyon, France 2021
• UIS Bureau 2017/2021
• List of Member Nations
• Annual Contributions and Bank Account
We will appreciate very much your comments
and suggestions in order to improve upcoming issues.
Please send it to the whole speleological community in your country and to your entire contact list.
Previous issues are also available by clicking on the link:
Visit the UIS Website
Adjunct Secretary (Brazil)
UIS-Union Internationale de Spéléologie
NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography Call for Abstracts
The NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography is accepting abstracts for presentations at the Geology and Geography Session of the 2018 NSS Convention, to be held July
28 – August 3, 2018 in Helena, Montana. 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
to be 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:
The deadline for abstracts is May 15, 2018. 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://nss2018.caves.org/ . The talks
are generally twenty minutes long and include time for questions.
Please email me if you have any questions and feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might be interested.
Thank you very much,
Job Announcement: Karst Hydrogeologist, Lima, Peru
FloSolutions-GWX • Lima, Peru
Salary: US$80,000 – US$120,000 (based on experience level)
Our Lima office has an immediate opening for a Karst Hydrogeologist with a minimum of 8 years’ experience. This individual will lead field and
office studies related to karstic components of environmental and geotechnical investigations for the mining sector.
Responsibilities of the position include:
* Leading and managing field work and field data collection, data interpretation and evaluation, and preparation of technical reports
* Providing technical expertise for geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, karst mapping, tracer testing, hydraulic testing, hydrogeologic mapping, and development of conceptual site models.
* Technical training of junior staff members
* Assisting with project and client management
The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
* A strong academic background in hydrogeology, at least a Master’s Degree in geology, hydrogeology, or geosciences.
* A minimum 7 years’ experience in research or consulting practice in hydrogeology with strong experience in karstic terrain (preferably alpine karst).
* Demonstrable academic or consulting experience in hydrogeologic data collection, assessment of basin/spring water balance,
tracer testing, groundwater sampling, hydrogeologic testing and analysis, conceptual modeling and numerical groundwater flow modeling.
* Fluency in English (verbal and written); preference will be given candidates with Spanish communication skills.
* Willingness to work as part of a group and train junior staff members.
* Strong analytical and computer skills.
* Willing to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment, and willing to travel.
* Ability to work at high altitudes (3000 – 4500 masl)
* Pass a physical examination as a condition of employment
* We would consider a fly-in-fly-out arrangement rather than making Lima your base. Our decision would be based on your
level of experience.
* Full Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth
* Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
* FloSolutions website: www.flosolutions.com
* Global Water Experts: www.gwxcorp.com
* Information about living in Peru: www.livinginperu.com
Please send CV’s to
Office: (511) 241-2631
Mobile: (51) 945382027
Edwards Aquifer Authority Distinguished Lecture
I’m pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Pierre-Yves Jeannin with the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies will be the next Edwards Aquifer Authority Distinguished
Lecturer on April 13, 2018.
Dr. Jeannin will be speaking on the following topics of Groundwater Management.
* Karst in Mountainous Regions
Most caves in Switzerland have deep shafts and meanders. Many of them were/are influenced by glaciers. What is the difference with deep caves
in Mexico? The talk will give an overview of various types of karst regions with some morphological and hydrological perspectives.
* Karst hydrology and karst hydrogeology
Karst hydrology is mainly focused on time variations, and karst hydrogeology on spatial variations. For many applied questions it is more important
to know where “things happens” rather than when! An outline of the way to study karst according to various applied questions will be presented.
* Modelling flow and particle transport in karst
Flow and transport simulation in karst is still highly challenging. “How can the hydraulic conductivity in a karst aquifer be determined?”,
“Whit is the effect of partially filled caves (epiphreatic zone)?”, “Is turbidity of a spring produced by particles remobilized from sediments within the aquifer or by particles coming from the surface?”
* The breathing of karst
Karst is traversed by strong fluxes of water and air. These fluxes have many implications for the whole thermics of karst massifs. They also
play a role on the weathering of cave walls. Data from various places, including Lascaux cave painted 18’000 years ago will be discussed.
Registration is now open at http://pierre-yvesjeannin2018.eventzilla.net
Note the cost for registration is $24. A flyer announcing the event will be sent out next week.
Chief Technical Officer
210.222.2204 ext 346
900 E Quincy
San Antonio, TX 78215
List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings
1) CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure , 14 March 2018 (on-line
2) The Sinkhole Conference, joint with the 3 rd Appalachian Karst Symposium ,
2-6 April 2018 (Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA), http://www.sinkholeconference.com/
3) Eleventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: Karst Case Studies Session ,
8-12 April 2018 (Palm Springs, California, USA), https://www.battelle.org/newsroom/conferences/chlorinated-conference
4) Speleogenesis, Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst, European Geosciences Union ,
8–13 April 2018 (Vienna, Austria), http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/27715
5) Edwards Aquifer Authority Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Pierre-Yves Jeannin ,
13 April 2018 (San Antonio, Texas), http://pierre-yvesjeannin2018.eventzilla.net
6) California Cave Life Symposium , 28 April 2018 (California Academy
of Sciences, San Francisco, California, USA),
7) Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers Workshop , 27 May –
5 June (Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina), http://www.karst.edu.rs/
8) Karst 2018: Expect the Unexpected , 6-9 June (Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina), http://www.karst.edu.rs/
9) Karst Field Studies Program, six different 5-6
day courses from 3 June to 10 August 2018 (Grand Canyon National Park and Mammoth Cave National Park, USA), www.karstfieldstudies.com
10) 8th International Workshop on Ice caves (IWIC-VIII) , 11-16 June 2018 (Picos
de Europa National Park, Spain), temporary website: http://bit.ly/2ja2tuR .
11) 26th International Karstological School "Classical Karst", theme Show Caves and Science , 18-22 June 2018 (Postojna, Slovenia), website to be posted soon.
12) EuroKarst 2018 , 2-6 July 2018 (Besançon, France), http://www.eurokarst.org/
13) 18 th International Vulcanospeleology Symposium , 21-27 July
2018 (Lava Beds National Monument, California, USA), http://18ivslavabeds.com/
14) International Training Camp for Young Speleologists ,
29 July to 13 August 2018 (Swabian Alb, Germany), http://www.juhoefola.de/english.html
15) 2018 US National Speleological Society Convention, 30 July - 3 August 2018 (Helena, Montana, USA), http://nss2018.caves.org/
16) EuroSpeleo Forum 2018 , 23-26 August 2018 (Ebensee, Austria), http://eurospeleo.at/expo.html .
17) 24 th International Conference on Subterranean Biology ,
20-24 August 2018 (University of Aveiro, Portugal), http://24icsb.web.ua.pt/ .
18) 24 th International Cave Bear Symposium ,
27-30 September 2018 (Chepelare, Bulgaria), http://icbs2018.at .
19) 8 th Congress of the International Show Caves Association ,
12-18 October 2018 (Genga, Italy), http://www.i-s-c-a.com/event/68-8th-isca-congress
20) 16th International Symposium of Speleotherapy , 24-28 October 2018 (Zlate
Hory, Czech Republic), http://www.speleotherapycommission.webgarden.com/menu/news/the-xvi-th-international
21) Hypogea 2019: The I nternational Congress of Speleology in Artificial Cavities ,
20-25 May 2019 (Dobrich, Bulgaria), http://www.hypogea2019.org/
22) National Speleological Congress of Switzerland , 9-12 August 2019 (Interlaken,
23) 18 th International Congress of Speleology , 23-29 July
2021 (Lyon, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/
George Veni, PhD
President, International Union of Speleology
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
400-1 Cascades Avenue
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-6215 USA
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