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[CML #17416] Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

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От кого: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Кому: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Дата: Четверг, 28 мая 2020, 6:52 +03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
 

Dear Friends,

 

We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well during this time of international crisis.

 

Here is the latest news:

 

Various News

  • International Journal of Speleology: Call for Papers for Special International Year of Caves and Karst Issue
  • ASTM Karst Subcommittee: First Meeting Announcement
  • Karst Information Portal: update

 

Conferences and Meetings

  • Announcing: 2021 Australian Cave and Karst Management Association Conference
  • Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference: Postponed
  • International Cave Bear Symposium: Postponed
  • 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.

 

George

 

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International Journal of Speleology: Call for Papers for Special International Year of Caves and Karst Issue

 

On the occasion of the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK) next year, the International Journal of Speleology (IJS) is preparing a Special Issue that will consider manuscripts representing new advances, provide insights into, and address challenges in all fields of cave and karst research topics. We especially encourage cross-disciplinary contributions. For more information, visit https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ijs/. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020.

 

The IYCK has incredible potential to advance speleology in many and great ways, but only if we all work together to make it possible. For more information and a downloadable leaflet and planning guide in multiple languages, see www.iyck2021.org.

 

George Veni, PhD

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

and

President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)

 

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ASTM Karst Subcommittee: First Meeting Announcement

 

The first meeting of ASTM International’s Karst Subcommittee (D18.27) will be held virtually on Monday, 29 June 2020 at 8:00 in the morning, US Eastern Daylight Time (New York time). The purpose of the Karst Subcommittee is to develop standards that assist and/or guide the protection of karst and pseudokarst and assist in understanding the geohazards accompanying those systems.

 

If you have experience in karst or pseudokarst geology, hydrogeology, and/or geotechnical methods, we invite you to join the ASTM Karst Subcommittee to help develop the best standards possible for the proper evaluation and management of karst.

 

If you are an ASTM member, please join D18.27. If you are not an ASTM member, I invite you to join at https://www.astm.org/MEMBERSHIP/index.html. Membership is only $75 for individuals. You do not need to be from the US to join and the Karst Subcommittee already has member from several countries.

 

If you are not sure you want to join ASTM, this is the perfect meeting for you. You can join virtually, learn more, and then decide if you want to be involved. For more information to join the meeting, contact me at gveni@nckri.org.

 

George Veni, PhD

Chair, ASTM Karst Subcommittee

 

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Karst Information Portal: update

 

For those who have not seen or used it, the Karst Information Portal (www.karstportal.org) is a free on-line library with thousands of reports and publications in many languages from dozens of countries around the world. It is a project of NCKRI in partnership with The University of South Florida Libraries, International Union of Speleology, and the University of New Mexico. The Portal is used by explorers, managers, educators, and scientists to advance their activities in cave and karst studies.

 

For the past couple of years, over 200,000 research papers and other reports are downloaded each year at no cost. Each day, new reports are added to the Portal. Recent additions include studies on speleothems and paleoclimates, cave protection and management, karst hydrology and geomorphology, bats, archaeology, and karst in conglomerate rocks.

 

If you would like to include your research, newsletter, journal, thesis, or other publications on the Karst Information Portal where everyone can learn from your work, then go to the website above, click on “Help” and send a message.

 

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Announcing: 2021 Australian Cave and Karst Management Association Conference

 

Wellington Caves in New South Wales, Australia, is pleased to be hosting the Australian Cave and Karst Management Association (ACKMA) events on 3-7 May 2021, incorporating a Guides School and a review of the recent bushfires in Australia and its effects on karst with a Post Fire Workshop. We appreciate the challenges associated with international travel right now but hope to welcome overseas people next year. This conference will also be an event promoting the International Year of Caves and Karst. For more information contact: enquiries@wellingtoncaves.com.au

 

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Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference: Postponed

 

Fort Stanton Cave has emerged as one of the most scientifically significant caves in the western US.  However, this first conference on the cave has been postponed one year to September 2021. The exact date has not yet been selected. It will still be held at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

 

The primary goal of this conference is to gather together the many individuals who have been working on various scientific and related aspects of Fort Stanton Cave to share results, cross-fertilize their work with other investigators, and hopefully to stimulate more interest in scientific projects into the future.

 

Abstracts are invited for posters or oral presentations. Abstracts should be submitted online or may be accepted in other formats in special cases (contact the Program Chair for details). Please view the help page for formatting guidelines. Abstracts must be 1000 words or less.

 

For more information visit https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/FtStanton/home.cfm.

 

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International Cave Bear Symposium: Postponed

 

Dear Friends of Cave Bears,

We thank you for your numerous registrations for the symposium, but unfortunately we have to cancel the International Cave Bear Symposium (ICBS) 2020 due to the Corona Crisis.

As a result of the Corona restrictions, the opening of the exhibition “Eiszeit-Safari” at the Museum Weltkulturen in Mannheim, Germany, has to be postponed to April 2021 and as the ICBS is closely linked to this exhibition we have decided to meet in autumn 2021 in Mannheim.

As  you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one for us and we hope for your acceptance and see you in good health in autumn 2021!

 

The new symposium (ICBS 2021) will be held from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October 2021.

 

We look forward to the presentations of the registered talks and posters next year.

Stay healthy and see you in 2021 in Mannheim!

 

Doris Döppes / Sarah-Nelly Friedland / Wilfried Rosendahl
 

doris.doeppes@mannheim.de /

sarah-nelly.friedland@mannheim.de /

 

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List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings

 

If you are interested in any of the following events, contact them directly to learn if they are still planned as announced below.

 

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

2)              KARSYS Karst Modeling Course, 18-19 June (on-line course), https://www.visualkarsys.com/

3)              ASTM International Karst Subcommittee Virtual Meeting, 29 June 2020, for more information contact gveni@nckri.org

4)              14th Balkan Cavers’, 2-5 July 2020 (Dryanovo Town, Bulgaria), http://balkancaverscamp.weebly.com/

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

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

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

8)              UNESCOkarst 2020: Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources, 15-21 August 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), https://unescokarst2020.com/

9)              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

10)           Central Asian Speleological Forum, 21-24 August 2020 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), https://speleo.kg/en/news/first-circular-speleo-ca-forum-2020/

11)           9th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-IX) & the 12th Scientific Conference Research, Utilization and Protection of Caves, 8-11 September 2020 (Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia), http://www.ssj.sk/en/akcia/18-12th-scientific-conference-research-protection-and-utilization-of-caves

12)           26th International Cave Bear Symposium, 8-11 October 2020 (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany), doris.doeppes@mannheim.de.

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

14)           European Cave Rescue Association Meeting 2020, 12-15 November 2020 (Cantabria, Spain), https://caverescue.eu/ecra-meeting-2020-cantabria-spain/

ALCADI 2020: International Symposium on History of Speleology and Karstology (ALps, CArpathians and DInarides), 5-8 December 2020 (Gorizia, Italy), contact: seppenhofer@libero.it

16)           1st Karst Science Forum, postponed to 2021 (Bucharest, Romania), https://www.eris100.ro.

17)           International Course and Field Seminar: Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers, postponed to 2021 (Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake in Montenegro, and in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

18)           7th International Course Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA)postponed to 2021 (Montenegro: Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trebinje), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

19)           16th Multidisciplinary Conference on the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, 12-16 April 2021 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), www.sinkholeconference.com

20)           US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, May 2021 (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/karst-interest-group-kig-2020-workshop?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

21)           Australian Cave and Karst Management Association Conference, 3-7 May 2021 (Wellington Caves, New South Wales, Australia), for more information: enquiries@wellingtoncaves.com.au

22)           14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst, postponed to spring 2021 (Świętokrzyskie [Holy Cross] Mountains, Poland), https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/

23)           Karst Waters Institute Frontiers in Karst: Sulfuric Acid Weathering, postponed to mid-summer 2021 (San Vittore, Italy), https://karstwaters.org/conferences/sulfuric-acid-weathering/

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

25)           18th International Congress of Speleology, 25 July – 1 August 2021 (Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac, Savoie, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

26)           19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, tentatively August or September 2021 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

27)           Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference, September 2021 (Socorro, New Mexico, USA), https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/FtStanton/home.cfm6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium, 26-30 October 2021 (Isle of Vilm, Germany), contact symposium@eurospeleo.org

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

 

 

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George  Veni, PhD

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

and

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

gveni@nckri.org

www.nckri.org

 

UIS address

Titov trg 2

Postojna, 6230 Slovenia

www.uis-speleo.org

www.iyck2021.org

 

 

 


 

Bulat Mavlyudov
 

[CML #17415] Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

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От кого: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Кому: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Дата: Воскресенье, 10 мая 2020, 5:11 +03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
 

Dear Friends,

 

We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well during this time of international crisis.

 

Here is the latest news:

 

Various News

  • International Year of Caves and Karst: Planning Is Starting in Multiple Countries
  • Congratulations! Bigfork High School Cave Club wins 2020 US President’s Environmental Youth Award
  • KARSYS Course Goes Online
  • ASTM Karst Subcommittee: Invitation to Join

 

Conferences and Meetings

  • Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting Goes Virtual
  • US National Speleological Society Convention Goes Virtual
  • Changes in European Conferences
  • 14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst: Postponed
  • 6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium: Postponed
  • 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.

 

George

 

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International Year of Caves and Karst: Planning Is Starting in Multiple Countries

 

The International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK) begins next year, but this year is when people around the world need to start planning events. Brazil is distributing thousands of leaflets and giving lectures. Costa Rica has created a plan for monthly events. France is hosting the International Congress of Speleology. Italy is organizing Speleo Karamaton. Germany and Morocco are developing plans with universities. The USA is coordinating a list of events across North America. Slovenia will dedicate its Classical Karst School to the IYCK and is planning the closing ceremonies for December 2021.

 

A lot of good work has begun and even more is needed. The IYCK Planning Guide is critically important to help you understand the IYCK and create events to make the IYCK a success. You can find it and the information leaflet in multiple languages and with more information at www.iyck2021.org.

 

The IYCK has incredible potential to advance speleology in many and great ways, but only if we all work together to make it possible. Please send me any questions and news on your IYCK planning.

 

George Veni, PhD

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

and

President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)

 

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Congratulations! Bigfork High School Cave Club wins 2020 US President’s Environmental Youth Award

 

The Bigfork High School Cave Club was awarded the President’s Environmental Youth Award. The award focused on development of eBat and eCave sites, which allows people without access to GIS to contribute the club’s cave monitoring data. The award also recognizes the club’s many years of work to help conserve and protect cave bats and other cave resources.   Bigfork High School Cave Club member Ryan Cantrell was the prime mover in getting the club recognized. He, Colten Wroble, and Scout Jessop created the eBat website.

 

“The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation’s youth.

 

Here is a link to EPA’s press release for the club’s PEYA award: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/bigfork-high-school-students-mont-recognized-presidents-environmental-youth-award

 

Bigfork High School Cave Club’s eCave has been partially funded by the US Forest Service in Region 1 through a challenge cost share agreement. They have also completed work in Montana and elsewhere for the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.

 

Bigfork HS Cave club website:  http://bigforkhighschoolcaveclub.weebly.com/

Example eCave website:  http://arcg.is/1vPmXL 

 

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KARSYS Course Goes Online

 

As you may know, the 28th International Karstological School (Slovenia) has unfortunately been cancelled, but In compensation, SISKA offers to give the KARSYS course online!

 

The course will be organized in 2 sessions of 3 hours each. New dates for the course are:

  • Thursday, June 18th, from 1 PM to 4 PM*
  • Friday, June 19th, from 1 PM to 4 PM*

* GMT+00:00 Time zone

 

The course is designed for geologists and hydrogeologists (engineers, academic, students) working in karst environments for applied issues (groundwater management, geothermy, construction, etc.). It intends to provide steps and tools to participants who will apply KARSYS by themselves

Course price: 70 €/pers

Contact for registration / questions: arnauld.malard@isska.ch

 

Link to Visual KARSYS

 

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ASTM Karst Subcommittee: Invitation to Join

 

ASTM International has created a Karst Subcommittee (D18.27). Its purpose is to develop standards that assist and/or guide the protection of karst and pseudokarst resources and assist in the understanding of geohazards accompanying those systems. This responsibility includes standards relating to the classification, characterization, and properties of karst and pseudokarst systems and processes. Standards involving associated site characterization, geologic, hydrogeologic, and geotechnical aspects associated with potential and/or actual ground instability are also included.

 

The reason for the creation of D18.27 is because standards are being created around the world, and often by people who have good intentions but lack expertise in karst. If you have experience in karst or pseudokarst geology, hydrogeology, and/or geotechnical methods, we invite you to join the ASTM Karst Subcommittee to help develop the best standards possible for the proper evaluation and management of karst.

 

If you are an ASTM member, please join D18.27. If you are not an ASTM member, I invite you to join at https://www.astm.org/MEMBERSHIP/index.html. Membership is only $75 for individuals. You do not need to be from the US to join. Remember, it is “ASTM International.” D18.27 was announced by ASTM only two days ago and already has members from four countries!

 

George Veni, PhD

Chair, ASTM Karst Subcommittee

 

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Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting Goes Virtual

 

The annual meeting of The Geological Society of America’s North-Central Section, originally scheduled to take place in Duluth, Minnesota, will be held virtually on 18–19 May, with technical sessions in the morning and student programming in the afternoon. The online meeting is open and available to everyone for free. No registration is required.

 

Both oral and poster presenters will prepare their presentations ahead of time, record them, and upload them to GSA’s conference website by 11 May. All uploaded presentations will be viewable through 22 May. A schedule for oral and poster presentations will be determined and posted online by 14 May.

 

The meeting will include the session “Caves, Karst, and the Hydrogeology of Fractured Bedrock Aquifers” on 18 May, as well as other sessions of interest.

 

On 18–19 May, all uploaded presentations will be shown through online webinars that anyone can watch in standard 20-minute slots, with a discussion time at the end of each technical session. Poster presenters will upload a poster and a 3-minute lightning talk to accompany it. Time for Q&A will be included.

 

Student programming will be offered in the afternoon after the technical sessions. Two mentor meetings and three career workshops will be offered. All students are encouraged to attend.

 

Meeting website: https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/nc/2020mtg/home.aspx

 

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US National Speleological Society Convention Goes Virtual

 

Dear NSS Friends,

 

As you know, due to circumstances beyond our control, this year’s National Speleological Society Convention in Elkins, West Virginia, USA, was postponed to 2023. As a sort of consolation and distraction from being quarantined, we are offering some elements of Convention as virtual events.

 

These include the Cartographic Salon, Cave Ballad Salon, Graphic Arts Salon, Photography Salon, Symbolic Emblems Salon, T-Shirt Salon, and Video Salon; as well as the Communications and Electronics Section and Vertical Section meetings. 

 

We will also offer a number of presentations from West Virginia Exploration and United States Exploration. Also for your viewing pleasure will be the Cave Conservancy Roundtable and the State Survey Roundtable. The Fine Arts Salon folks are planning a special offering that is sure to please.

 

Most importantly, we will offer the Thursday night Awards Salon and Friday Awards show on those days during the last week of July. It will almost be like you’re in Elkins.

 

If you had been planning to give a presentation in Elkins, know that it is not too late. Contact the person in charge of that section or sessions and work things out. Many presentations can be done in the virtual realm. But do not think that this is the wave of the future. This is a one-time only offering during the last week in July. If you’ve never gone to an NSS Convention, now is your chance to see one aspect of the many benefits they offer. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to attend or to make a presentation of your own at a future Convention!

 

We hope you will enjoy the non-Convention this summer. At least it will give you something to do that is cave related, in case we are still not caving by then.

 

Thanks,

 

Rich Geisler and Meredith Hall Weberg 2020/23 NSS Convention Co-Chairs

 

P.S. If you had registered for Convention, we are still working on the process to offer you a full refund; the chance to move your money towards next year’s Convention in Weed, California; or to donate your money to the NSS. AND if you reserved hotel rooms in Elkins, PLEASE don’t forget to cancel those reservations! The hotels are being notified that we postponed Convention, but you need to cancel anyhow.

 

For updates, follow www.caves.org.

 

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Changes in European Conferences

 

Below are two detailed announcements NCKRI has received of European conferences that have been postponed. Attached is summary list on the status of European conference scheduled between May 2020 and November 2021.

 

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14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst: Postponed

 

Dear Potential Participants of the 14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst, Chęciny, Poland

 

The 14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst would have taken place in June 2020, but due to the pandemic situation it has been postponed until probably spring 2021. More news, if not a firm date for the symposium, will be published in the UIS Pseudokarst Commission’s next news message in August 2020. For more information about the symposium visit https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/. For more information about the UIS Pseudokarst Commission and to join, visit http://www.pseudokarst.com/.

 

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6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium: Postponed

 

Dear ladies and gentlemen who had registered for the 6th EuroSpeleo Cave Protection Symposium scheduled 22 – 26 September 2020. Due to the Corona/COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the freedom of travel in Europe, we unfortunately have to cancel our meeting in September 2020. In view of the circumstances, we hope for your understanding.

 

But there is also good news. The new symposium date has already been fixed: 26-30 October 2021. The subject of the symposium and the location will remain the same:

 

“Assessing, monitoring and protecting cave biotopes and geotopes through Natura 2000 or similar programs in Europe”

 

at the BfN-International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm in the Baltic Sea region in Germany.

 

As your registration for this year was accepted and on the basis of your application and the documents you have submitted, we will send you a new invitation with a preliminary agenda and further information and a form to request the new travel funds (2021) at the beginning of November and ask for a confirmation of your participation at the Symposium in 2021. Nevertheless, we would like to emphasize that we would be very pleased if you could all attend next year.

 

In this sense, stay healthy and hopefully see you next year!

 

Kind regards

 

The ESPS organization team,

 

Jean-Claude Thies (ECPC)

Bärbel Vogel (ECPC)

Ute Feit (BfN)

 

For more information, contact symposium@eurospeleo.org.

 

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List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings

 

If you are interested in any of the following events, contact them directly to learn if they are still planned as announced below.

 

1)              KARSYS Karst Modeling Course, 20 May 2020 (Reston, Virginia, USA), register with dhdoctor@usgs.gov; 22 May 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), register with katarina.kosic@dcr.virginia.gov; general information: https://karstwaters.org/karsys-course-a-web-tool-for-modeling-karst-aquifers-in-3d/.

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

3)              KARSYS Karst Modeling Course, 18-19 June (on-line course), https://www.visualkarsys.com/

4)              14th Balkan Cavers’, 2-5 July 2020 (Dryanovo Town, Bulgaria), http://balkancaverscamp.weebly.com/

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

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

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

8)              UNESCOkarst 2020: Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources, 15-21 August 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), https://unescokarst2020.com/

9)              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

10)           Central Asian Speleological Forum, 21-24 August 2020 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), https://speleo.kg/en/news/first-circular-speleo-ca-forum-2020/

11)           9th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-IX) & the 12th Scientific Conference Research, Utilization and Protection of Caves, 8-11 September 2020 (Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia), http://www.ssj.sk/en/akcia/18-12th-scientific-conference-research-protection-and-utilization-of-caves

12)           26th International Cave Bear Symposium, 8-11 October 2020 (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany), doris.doeppes@mannheim.de.

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

14)           European Cave Rescue Association Meeting 2020, 12-15 November 2020 (Cantabria, Spain), https://caverescue.eu/ecra-meeting-2020-cantabria-spain/

ALCADI 2020: International Symposium on History of Speleology and Karstology (ALps, CArpathians and DInarides), 5-8 December 2020 (Gorizia, Italy), contact: seppenhofer@libero.it

16)           1st Karst Science Forum, postponed to 2021 (Bucharest, Romania), https://www.eris100.ro.

17)           International Course and Field Seminar: Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers, postponed to 2021 (Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake in Montenegro, and in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

18)           7th International Course Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA)postponed to 2021 (Montenegro: Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trebinje), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

19)           16th Multidisciplinary Conference on the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, 12-16 April 2021 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), www.sinkholeconference.com

20)           US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, May 2021 (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/karst-interest-group-kig-2020-workshop?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

21)           14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst, postponed to spring 2021 (Świętokrzyskie [Holy Cross] Mountains, Poland), https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/

22)           Karst Waters Institute Frontiers in Karst: Sulfuric Acid Weathering, postponed to mid-summer 2021 (San Vittore, Italy), https://karstwaters.org/conferences/sulfuric-acid-weathering/

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

24)           18th International Congress of Speleology, 25 July – 1 August 2021 (Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac, Savoie, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

25)           19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, tentatively August or September 2021 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

26)           6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium, 26-30 October 2021 (Isle of Vilm, Germany), contact symposium@eurospeleo.org

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

 

 

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George  Veni, PhD

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

and

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

gveni@nckri.org

www.nckri.org

 

UIS address

Titov trg 2

Postojna, 6230 Slovenia

www.uis-speleo.org

www.iyck2021.org

 

 

 


 

Bulat Mavlyudov
 

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[CML #17414] Fwd: Modifications of short course KARSYS

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От кого: International Karstological School <iks@zrc-sazu.si>
Кому: International Karstological School <iks@zrc-sazu.si>
Дата: Среда, 6 мая 2020, 15:16 +03:00
Тема: Modifications of short course KARSYS
 

Dear colleagues!

Since International Karstological School (IKS) won’t be organized in 2020, training course KARSYS, which was planned after IKS, will be realized with some modifications. The course will take place online 18th–19th June 2020. More information is available in attachment.

For all information about registration, detailed program, payment etc., please contact Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (arnauld.malard@isska.ch).

Thank you and kind regards,

Organizing Committee of IKS

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

E: iks@zrc-sazu.si

http://iks.zrc-sazu.si/si/

http://iks.zrc-sazu.si/en/

 

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[CML #17413] Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

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От кого: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Кому: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Дата: Суббота, 25 апреля 2020, 7:41 +03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
 

Dear Friends,

 

As we temporarily become more distant physically to protect each other from the COVID-19 virus, we are becoming closer digitally in many ways. I’m therefore happy to welcome the cavers of Croatia and Greece to this NCKRI e-mail list. If you represent your country’s national or regional caving organization, or are an individual getting these NCKRI news messages indirectly, please contact me if you would like to be added to NCKRI’s e-mail list. There is no cost to join and NCKRI does not sell its list or send spam.

 

We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well during this time of international crisis.

 

Here is the latest news:

 

Various News

  • Help Protect the Caves of Brazil: Urgent!
  • International Year of Caves and Karst: Planning Guide in Multiple Languages
  • Global Distribution of Carbonate Rocks and Karst Water Resources: New Report
  • Celebrate Cave Week with the US National Park Service
  • US National Park Service: Call for Website and Newsletter Reports and Photos

 

Conferences and Meetings

  • 18th International Congress of Speleology: Registration and Call for Abstracts Now Open!
  • Announcing the Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference: New Mexico, USA
  • US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Workshop: Postponed
  • 2020 US National Speleological Society Convention: Cancelled
  • 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.

 

George

 

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Help Protect the Caves of Brazil: Urgent!

 

For many years, Brazil’s Decree 6640/2008 has stood as one of the world’s best examples of legislation to protect caves and the karst areas in which they occur. Sadly, as the international community is preparing to celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst next year there is new activity in Brazil that will remove or decrease the protections offered by Decree 6640/2008.

 

To help prevent this travesty, please go to the following link to sign the petition protesting changes to Decree 6640/2008 and to get more information on how else you can help:

 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/sociedade_brasileira_de_espeleologia_cavernas_brasileiras_em_perigo_brazilian_caves_in_danger/details/

 

Details are provided in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 

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International Year of Caves and Karst: Planning Guide in Multiple Languages

 

One big challenge in planning an international event is to make sure the information is understood internationally. I’m therefore happy to announce the Planning Guide for the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK) is now available in Chinese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Planning Guide is critically important to help you understand the IYCK and create events to make the IYCK a success. The informational leaflet is now also all four languages. You can find them and more information at www.iyck2021.org.

 

If you would like to translate these documents into your native language to better promote the IYCK, or to help with the IYCK in other ways. please contact me at gveni@nckri.org.

 

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)

and

President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)

 

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Global Distribution of Carbonate Rocks and Karst Water Resources: New Report

 

These NCKRI news messages do not usually include announcements of individual scientific articles, but this one, Global Distribution of Carbonate Rocks and Karst Water Resources, is of global interest and significance. Dr. Nico Goldscheider organized an international team of experts, including from NCKRI, to develop the World Karst Aquifer Map and conduct this first detailed evaluation of karst and its water resources worldwide.

 

The paper is an open access publication in Hydrogeology Journal and can be viewed and downloaded for free from:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10040-020-02139-5

 

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Celebrate Cave Week with the US National Park Service

 

The US National Park Service is celebrating Cave Week from 3-9 May 2020 with more than 20 national parks across the US. They are participating in via social media posts, cave tours, exhibits, school events, web pages and much more. To learn more and get involved, visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/caves/cave-week.htm?fbclid=IwAR0c0Jm257LdEoyLoc8aHwdNw4IiL2AbHEtzRHmHGw3Bv695EP99i72OhsE.

 

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US National Park Service: Call for Website and Newsletter Reports and Photos

 

The National Park Service in partnership with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute is seeking to re-do and expand upon a large number of the NPS cave and karst program web pages including the photo galleries. In addition the NPS cave management newsletter, Inside Earth, is returning as an online serial publication with Chelsea Ballard from Mammoth Cave National Park as the new Editor. This is a call for content. We regularly solicit photos and article content from the NPS cave managers across the Service, and they provide great things. But we would like to expand that request to our many, many caving volunteers, partners and recreators that do so much inside of NPS caves and lava tubes. We are looking for wide ranging content, although we do want more than just trip reports. Reports on a biological survey, a SAR practice, a cave mapping effort, education and outreach programs, a cave discovery and any research, monitoring or inventory work or similar would be valuable and appreciated. Writing with children in mind and poetry and more artistic writings will also be considered. Articles need not be long. We cannot use articles that have been copyrighted, but we might re-use un-copyrighted content that had previously appeared elsewhere. Please submit photos with any article. Unless it is the Historic Mammoth Entrance or the Natural Entrance to Carlsbad, etc. never include any sort of cave location information in your article in order to ensure compliance with the Federal Cave Resources Protection Act. Note that the NPS pages do receive a high volume of traffic. This is particularly true of visitors from schools including both teachers and students. Please keep that audience in mind.

 

We are also seeking a wide range of aesthetically pleasing, good-quality photos for the galleries. Restoration projects, karst and volcanic landscapes, sinkholes, pits, cave animals, springs, water, cavers on rope, researchers, caving kids, tight crawls, bats, entrances, etc. within our National Parks are all great content. And, we are not just after Lechuguilla shots with flashy stal. We hope to show a wide range of NPS caves and activities from across the US. Photographers with multiple photos can possibly have their own galleries, and we can do galleries for particular parks or particular caves with one or more photographers.

 

Of course, work with your local NPS cave manager so that they are aware of your writing efforts or fine photos and that you are sharing them with the greater NPS. They may have good suggestions on photos and article topics. Perhaps they also might want to use or at least keep a copy of your content. Some parks may be very careful what information they share about their caves. Please be very considerate of these concerns and issues.

 

Credit and bylines can be either stated as “Courtesy of  …. ” or we can add a copyright to your photos or articles. I have been told that due to the two previously stated options, providing a courtesy content or the NPS copyrights your content in your name, you should not need to sign any paperwork granting your permission or handing over rights to the photo or article. I am not sure if that is the last word on the subject. Hopefully it is the last word, and it will be easy. In any case, we will sort out that detail before any content is published.

 

Photos will be housed in the NP gallery (https://npgallery.nps.gov/) and linked into content from there. 

 

Of course, all content on the web is subject to copying and piracy, and it is possible that your article or photo could end up all over the internet. Please remember that when you consider what to share with the NPS.

 

Note that for the time being, this is an open-ended call. There is no deadline.

 

To see what the final products will look like, please see the NPS pages and Cave Week content at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/caves/index.htm.

 

How to submit content

Please send articles to any of my email addresses in the address list above. Please also send photos to those email addresses. Please send low-resolution versions of your photos initially. I have cruddy rural internet. If we are going to use a photo, we will request a high-resolution version.

 

Thank you very much all and stay healthy!

 

Joel Despain

NCKRI Cave and Karst Management Scientist

 

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18th International Congress of Speleology: Registration and Call for Abstracts Now Open!

 

The 18th International Congress of Speleology (ICS) will be held next year from 25 July to 1 August 2021 in Savoie Mont Blanc, France. Each ICS happens once every four years and they are the most world’s significant events for cave exploration, science, and protection. Next year’s ICS will be greatest ever as the main celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst.

 

The 18th ICS is an event you won’t want to miss! Registration is now open and the call for abstracts has begun, with a deadline of 30 June 2020. For all the details and more news, go to https://uis2021.speleos.fr/.

 

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Announcing the Fort Stanton Cave Science Conference: New Mexico, USA

 

With the discovery of the Snowy River passage in 2001, Fort Stanton Cave has emerged as one of the most scientifically significant caves in the western US.  The primary goal of this conference is to gather together the many individuals who have been working on various scientific and related aspects of Fort Stanton Cave to share results, cross-fertilize their work with other investigators, and hopefully to stimulate more interest in scientific projects into the future.

 

When: September 17-19, 2020

Where: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

 

Abstracts are invited for posters or oral presentations. Abstracts should be submitted online or may be accepted in other formats in special cases (contact the Program Chair for details). Please view the help page for formatting guidelines. Abstracts must be submitted by Sunday, September 6, 2020 and be 1000 words or less.

 

For more information visit https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/FtStanton/home.cfm.

 

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US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Workshop: Postponed

 

Dear Karst Interest Group Workshop attendees:

 

As you know the USGS Karst Interest Group (KIG) was planning on having the 8th Triennial Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on May 13th-15th, 2020, but had to be postponed.  The KIG Workshop is being rescheduled to occur in May 2021.   When we are able to confirm availability of facilities at Tennessee State University, then we will send another email update and post the confirmed dates on the KIG webpage at URL <https://www.usgs.gov/kig-workshop>.  The meeting registration page will remain open, hopefully encouraging more people to plan to attend; thereby making this KIG an even bigger and better event.  Likewise, submissions for oral and poster presentations will reopen, with final abstracts due by February 10, 2021 (see web page for details).

 

Thank you and be safe.

 

Sincerely,

 

Allan Clark

 

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2020 US National Speleological Society Convention: Cancelled

 

Dear NSS Friends,

 

After much listening, discussion, careful consideration, and in accordance with federal, state, and local recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NSS Convention. Given the painful reality of COVID-19, one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, we believe this is the right thing to do.

Yes, we are heartbroken. We know you are too. However, public health and the well-being of our members, our staff, and our neighbors in the Elkins, West Virginia, community are our highest priorities.

 

This decision requires a complete change in logistics. To those of you who preregistered—in the coming weeks, we will be establishing the mechanisms needed to process refunds. You will be contacted individually with your options to proceed.

 

We are also considering available options for conducting some elements of convention in some virtual space. In the interim, we ask your patience as we thought it best to inform everyone of this development sooner rather than later.

To the convention staff—we give our full sincere thanks for all the efforts you made. It’s difficult times like these that we truly realize what a great group of caving friends we have. And we look forward to working with you in the future.

We are now initiating plans to move the 2020 West Virginia Convention to 2023 and moving forward with the 2021 convention in Weed, California.

 

Until we can once more crawl a muddy crawl or party around a bonfire—stay smart, stay safe, stay healthy.

 

Rich Geisler and Meredith Weberg
NSS 2020 Convention Co-Chairs

 

Katherine “Kat” Crispin, Ph.D.
NSS Administrative Vice President

 

Geary Schindel
NSS President

 

Nathan Farrar
NSS Chair of the Directorate

 

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List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings

 

If you are interested in any of the following events, contact them directly to learn if they are still planned as announced below.

 

1)              KARSYS Karst Modeling Course, 20 May 2020 (Reston, Virginia, USA), register with dhdoctor@usgs.gov; 22 May 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), register with katarina.kosic@dcr.virginia.gov; general information: https://karstwaters.org/karsys-course-a-web-tool-for-modeling-karst-aquifers-in-3d/.

2)              German Caver’s Meeting, 25 Years of Landesverband Hessen, 21-24 May 2020, (Breitscheid, Germany), www.vdhk.de.

3)              14th International Symposium on Pseudokarst, June 2020 (Świętokrzyskie [Holy Cross] Mountains, Poland), https://14pseudokarst.wonders4you.com/

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

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

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

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

8)              14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020, 31 July – 2 August 2020 (Burgos, Spain), https://congresointernacionalespeleologia2020.blogspot.com/

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

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

11)           UNESCOkarst 2020: Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources, 15-21 August 2020 (Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA), https://unescokarst2020.com/

12)           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

13)           Central Asian Speleological Forum, 21-24 August 2020 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), https://speleo.kg/en/news/first-circular-speleo-ca-forum-2020/

14)           9th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-IX) & the 12th Scientific Conference Research, Utilization and Protection of Caves, 8-11 September 2020 (Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia), http://www.ssj.sk/en/akcia/18-12th-scientific-conference-research-protection-and-utilization-of-caves

15)           6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium, 22 – 26 September 2020 (Isle of Vilm, Germany), contact symposium@eurospeleo.org

16)           26th International Cave Bear Symposium, 8-11 October 2020 (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany), doris.doeppes@mannheim.de.

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

18)           European Cave Rescue Association Meeting 2020, 12-15 November 2020 (Cantabria, Spain), https://caverescue.eu/ecra-meeting-2020-cantabria-spain/

ALCADI 2020: International Symposium on History of Speleology and Karstology (ALps, CArpathians and DInarides), 5-8 December 2020 (Gorizia, Italy), contact: seppenhofer@libero.it

20)           1st Karst Science Forum, postponed to 2021 (Bucharest, Romania), https://www.eris100.ro.

21)           International Course and Field Seminar: Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers, postponed to 2021 (Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake in Montenegro, and in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

22)           7th International Course Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA)postponed to 2021 (Montenegro: Žabljak-Durmitor Mt., Virpazar-Skadar Lake, and Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trebinje), http://www.karst.edu.rs.

23)           16th Multidisciplinary Conference on the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, 12-16 April 2021 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), www.sinkholeconference.com

24)           US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, May 2021 (Nashville, Tennessee, USA), https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/karst-interest-group-kig-2020-workshop?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

25)           Karst Waters Institute Frontiers in Karst: Sulfuric Acid Weathering, postponed to mid-summer 2021 (San Vittore, Italy), https://karstwaters.org/conferences/sulfuric-acid-weathering/

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, 25 July – 1 August 2021 (Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac, Savoie, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

28)           19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, tentatively August or September 2021 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

29)           Speleo Kamaraton, 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)

and

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

gveni@nckri.org

www.nckri.org

 

UIS address

Titov trg 2

Postojna, 6230 Slovenia

www.uis-speleo.org

www.iyck2021.org

 

 

 


 

Bulat Mavlyudov