Архив тегов для CML

[CML #17356] Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

——– Пересылаемое сообщение ——–
От кого: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Кому: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Дата: Суббота, 2 ноября 2019, 4:55 +02:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
 

Dear Friends,

 

In two weeks the price of registration for the Sinkhole Conference goes up! Look below for the details on this great meeting and its fabulous location in Puerto Rico (or just go register now at www.sinkholeconference.com!). Don’t forget to bring your family. They’ll love the beaches, shopping, and more as you enjoy the meeting. And also don’t forget that while folks call it “The Sinkhole Conference,” is it about karst water, engineering, geophysics, and so much more.

 

Below is the other newest news from the cave and karst world:

 

Grant and Job Opportunities

  • $100,000 White-Nose Syndrome Grant Challenge

 

Various News

  • James Gage Karst Preserve Fund Raising
  • KWI Karst Award Recipient for 2020 Announced

 

Conferences and Meetings

  • The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Register Now! Prices Increase on the 15th!
  • 10th Spanish Congress of Speleology
  • Karst Record Conference 9: Innsbruck, Austria
  • European Geosciences Union Speleogenesis Session: Austria
  • Karst Session at Geological Society of America Joint Section Meeting: Call for Abstracts
  • International Year of Caves and Karst: Update
  • 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

 

———————–

                                    

$100,000 White-Nose Syndrome Grant Challenge

 

Dear colleagues,

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing a $100,000 challenge to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), a lethal fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America and pushed some native bat species to the brink of extinction. Awards will be given to individuals or teams who identify innovative ways to permanently eradicate, weaken, or disarm the fungus.  

 

You don’t have to be a bat expert to enter the White-nose Syndrome Challenge. This opportunity is open to anyone with an innovative idea for tools or techniques that will lead to solutions to reduce the effects of the fungus without harming other beneficial species or the environment. 

 

White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus that sometimes looks like white fuzz on bats’ faces and wings. The fungus thrives in cold, damp places and infects bats during hibernation. It disrupts bats’ winter dormancy, causing them to expend too much energy stored in their fat and often resulting in dehydration and starvation before spring arrives.

 

Since 2007, white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in 33 states and seven Canadian provinces. At some affected sites, 90 to 100 percent of bats have disappeared, most succumbing to the disease. 

 

There is no known cure for white-nose syndrome, but scientists worldwide are working together to study the disease and how it can be controlled.  Winning ideas from this challenge will be the focus of future collaborations with scientists, designers and engineers to bring solutions to life.

 

The deadline for individuals or teams to enter the Challenge is December 31, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. ET.  For additional information regarding rules and eligibility, visit the White-nose Syndrome Challenge web page or www.challenge.gov.

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold an informational briefing for anyone interested in entering the Challenge on Nov. 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET.  Advance registration is required. For more information, please visit the White-nose Syndrome Challenge web-page.

 

Please help us to spread the word about the Challenge by sharing this email and attached flyer with your peers, contacts, networks and the public.  Thank you for joining the fight to save our bats!

 

Christina Kocer

WNS Regional Coordinator

North Atlantic-Appalachian Region

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

300 Westgate Center Drive

Hadley, MA 01035

office: (413) 253-8215 

mobile: (413) 335-4482 

christina_kocer@fws.gov

http://www.whitenosesyndrome.org

http://www.facebook.com/usfwswns

 

———————–

 

James Gage Karst Preserve Fund Raising

 

The James Gage Karst Preserve is in Schoharie County, New York. The management team has begun a fund-raising effort to replace and upgrade the cabin on the property. The existing cabin was in poor condition when acquired decades ago, has now deteriorated to the point where it has become an eyesore in the neighborhood, is unusable for any effective purposes, and will face code violations if not corrected. The generosity of members and friends has raised nearly a third of the way to the goal of $30,000 for the project. We are pleased to announce that our friend and long-time area caver Seth Perlman has issued a challenge to match dollar for dollar, the next $5,000 in contributions towards the cabin project. This generous offer will take us to two thirds of our overall goal.

 

The Gage cabin has been instrumental in the development of many cavers in the northeast over the years. Seth sums it up nicely: “The Gage cabin meant the world to me when I started caving — I know it’s a dump (or at least it was 18 years ago), but it was my home away from home every weekend for a long time, and I loved it. I hope future generations of cavers love the new one.”

 

The new cabin will provide a high-quality, easily maintained resource for cavers for decades to come. Its rural neighborhood setting makes it more amenable to quiet groups and it will serve to take some of the pressure off our nearby Schoharie cabin, allowing that venue to retain its more “relaxed” atmosphere. The cabin rebuild proposal with photos can be seen in NSS News, October 2019, page 28.

 

We’d like to thank Seth for his generosity and urge you all to take advantage to double the value of your contribution with this challenge match over the next few months.  Donations by check should be made payable to the National Speleological Society and mailed to 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL 35810-1122. Please include “Gage Cabin” in the FOR line. You may donate by credit card at https://members.caves.org/page/donate Select “Nature Preserves Fund” and be sure to include “Gage Cabin” in comments.

 

We thank you for your support of the NSS James Gage Karst Preserve,

 

Bob Simmons, Emily Davis, and Mike Warner
Preserve Managers 

 

———————–

 

KWI Karst Award Recipient for 2020 Announced

 

The Board of the Karst Waters Institute has announced that Dr. Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Professor of Earth Science at University of Bergen, Norway, will be the recipient of the 2020 Karst Award.  This prestigious honor has been given annually since 1999 to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field. 

 

Dr. Lauritzen has made seminal and ongoing contributions to the field of speleothem science and the study of glacier ice-contact speleogenesis.  He and his students and colleagues have helped to build an understanding of paleoclimate in the terrestrial realm.  The award will be presented at the Climate Change – the Karst Record IX (KR9) Conference at Innsbruck, Austria, 12-15 July, 2020.  Information on the meeting can be found online https://www.uibk.ac.at/congress/kr9/

 

The Karst Waters Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the fundamental understanding of karst water systems for professionals and the public.  Through publications, conferences, and outreach, the Institute serves the profession and the public good.  https://karstwaters.org/

 

———————–

 

The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Register Now! Prices Increase on the 15th!

 

The price of registration for the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “The Sinkhole Conference,” increases on November 15th. This will be perhaps its most fabulous location yet, in historic San Juan and the incredible karst of Puerto Rico. Another first will be that nearly all meals are included in the price of registration, making the overall cost of attendance cheaper, as well as much easier and more productive than many past conferences. Access to the conference is also easy, often as cheap or cheaper a flight than to many other locations in the US.

 

A lot of great talks are lined up, as well as field trips, short courses, and more. For all of the details, to register for the conference before the price goes up, and also to reserve your hotel room, visit www.sinkholeconference.com.

 

———————–

 

10th Spanish Congress of Speleology

 

The 10th Spanish Congress of Speleology will be celebrated on 6-9 December 2019 at Morillo de Tou, Huesca, Spain. This location seems as best place in the country to meet and enjoy “Pura Speleo” days. The meeting has been designed to include every national group as well as all individuals who would want to attend. The congress will scheduled papers, technical meetings, discussion tables, exhibitions, guided visits, etc. Don’t think about it. Come’on and join in!

 

For registration and other details, visit https://espeleoaragon.com/xcongresoespanolespeleologia/

 

———————–

 

Karst Record Conference 9: Innsbruck, Austria

 

This conference will bring together scientists and students to share the latest progress in the rapidly developing field of cave- and karst-based (palaeo)climate research. Following the successful meetings in Bergen, Norway (1996), Krakow, Poland (2000), Montpellier, France (2003), Baile Herculane, Romania (2006), Chongqing, China (2008), Birmingham, UK (2011), Melbourne, Australia (2014), and Austin/TX, USA (2017), the Climate Change: The Karst Record IX (KR9) conference will be held from July 12th-15th, 2020 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. For more information, follow https://www.uibk.ac.at/congress/kr9/.

 

———————–

 

European Geosciences Union Speleogenesis Session: Austria

 

The 2020 meeting of the European Geosciences Union will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 3-8 May 2020 and will include a session on speleogenesis. All abstracts on the topic are welcome and must be received by 15 January 2020. Below are the details about the session.

 

Session GM13.1: Caves: genesis and evolution through time
Conveners: Andrea Columbu, Carlos Pérez, Laura Sanna

Karst systems are complex subterraneous landscapes, and their comprehensions require a multidisciplinary approach. Indeed, speleogenesis is controlled by multiple factors such as nature of the bedrock, tectonic, hydrology, geochemistry, biochemistry and climate. All these (and others) elements interact through time, and constraining the geochronology of cave evolution, from the “inception horizon” to the actual status, is often challenging. Furthermore, underground voids might be the result of diverse geomorphological drivers (vadose vs phreatic flows, epigenic vs hypogenic conditions, hydrothermal waters, sulphuric fluids, water mixing, condensation/corrosion, etc) resulting in an array of different shapes and geochemical signatures that need to be correctly interpreted in order to define the genetic environments.

This session aims to novel studies on speleogenesis, with a particular attention on its geochronological aspect. Multidisciplinary approaches and innovative techniques are strongly welcomed.

 

For information about the conference, to send your abstract, and to register, visit https://egu2020.eu/about_and_support/general_information.html.

 

———————–

 

Karst Session at Geological Society of America Joint Section Meeting: Call for Abstracts

 

The 69th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America will be helped jointly with the Society’s 55th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section on 20-22 March 2020 in Reston, Virginia, USA. Below is information on a karst session that will be held during this joint meeting.

 

Session ID#:

48770

Title:

T6. Engineering and Environmental Geology of Karst Terranes

 

Description:

This session invites papers on the engineering and environmental aspects of karst as it relates to land-use development in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.

 

The abstract deadline is 10 December 2019. For more information visit https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/se/2020mtg/home.aspx.

 

———————-

 

International Year of Caves and Karst: Update

 

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)

and

President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)

 

———————–

 

List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings

 

1)            13th European Cave Rescue Meeting, 15-17 November 2019 (Istanbul, Turkey), https://caverescue.eu/13th-european-cave-rescue-meeting/

2)            10th Spanish Congress of Speleology, 6-9 December 2019 (Morillo de Tou, Huesca, Spain), https://espeleoaragon.com/xcongresoespanolespeleologia/

3)         International Congress: 80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society, 19-23 February 2020 (Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba), for information contact congreso80aniv.sec@gmail.com.

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

5)            23rd Conference of the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association, 3-8 May 2020 (Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia), www.ackma.org.

6)         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 

7)         US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, 13-14 May 2020 (Nashville, Tennessee), for information contact akclark@usgs.gov

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

9)         25th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, 28 June – 4 July 2020 (Alba Iulia, Romania), https://www.25icsb.com/

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

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

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

13)      19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, 29 August – 5 September 2020 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

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

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

16)         18th International Congress of Speleology, 23-29 July 2021 (Lyon, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

17)      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)

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

 

 


 

Bulat Mavlyudov

 

[CML #17355] всероссийские семинары Союза добровольцев-спелеоспасателей

[CML #17354] Fwd: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI

——– Пересылаемое сообщение ——–
От кого: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Кому: George Veni <gveni@nckri.org>
Дата: Четверг, 24 октября 2019, 5:53 +03:00
Тема: Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI
 

Dear Friends,

 

Once each year I send these NCKRI news messages to a broader list of friends to include NCKRI supporters who may not be interested in the details of cave and karst conferences, job announcements, and the like, but are interested in what NCKRI is doing as summarized in our annual reports. The newest annual report was posted on our website today! It is our best one yet and covers our activities from July 2018 to the end of June 2019. If you are in Carlsbad, you are welcome to come by our headquarters and pick up a copy. Otherwise, go to http://www.nckri.org/about_nckri/nckri_publications.htm where you will find our annual reports and other publications, all for free download.

 

Also, I encourage you to look at the announcement near the bottom of this message on the International Year of Caves and Karst. We announced it in our previous message but given its incredible importance we’re repeating it here and bringing it your attention.

 

Lastly, if you decide you want to be added to the list to get these updates regularly, please let me know. We usually send messages 1-2 times each month, we do not spam anyone or sell our list, and there is no cost or pressure to join.

 

Now for this message’s news and announcements from around the world. Please notice that some have deadlines as early as November 1st, so make sure you don’t miss them!

 

Grant and Job Opportunities

  • Job Announcement: Caves Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico, USA
  • Student Opportunity: Harington Scholarship for Canadian Cave Studies
  • The William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science

 

Various News

  • Applications for SpeleoFilmFestival 2019 are Open

 

Conferences and Meetings

  • UNESCO Karst 2020, Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: Call for Abstracts and Registration OPEN!
  • 80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society: 2nd Circular Now Available
  • Announcing SPELEO KAMARATON: Salerno, Italy
  • The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Update
  • 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

 

———————–

 

Job Announcement: Caves Outdoor Recreation Planner, New Mexico, USA

 

The Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management just posted a new position on USAJobs to support the Field Office’s cave/karst program. The application period closes 11/1/2019. This position has been in the making for over two years, and is hopefully the first of three.

 

This position serves as coordinator for one or more recreation programs, including the Caves program. Coordinates with managers, planners, and resource specialists to identify recreation program needs on a local scale and develop long and short-term outdoor recreation plans to address needs. Coordinates recreation program activities with other Bureau of Land Management District and Field Offices, as well as private organizations, and the general public. Monitors and inspects the operation of public use sites, permit programs, facilities, etc. Collaborates with others to develop new signage, brochures, displays, and other public information materials, and/or develop plans for new recreation facilities and structures. May conduct outreach to promote recreational opportunities on public land.

 

More details can be found in the USAJobs announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549165800

 

———————–

 

Student Opportunity: Harington Scholarship for Canadian Cave Studies

 

Simon Fraser University offers the endowed Harington Scholarship for Canadian Cave Studies. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to a graduate student in the university’s Department of Earth Sciences for research in all aspects of Canadian Quaternary cave studies. For more information on Harington Scholarship for Canadian Cave Studies, please see https://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/privateawards/all-awards/Harington.html

 

———————–

 

The William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science

 

Administered by the Karst Waters Institute

www.karstwaters.org

 

The William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science was established in 2002 to recognize the significant contributions of the late William (Bill) L. Wilson.  Bill used a variety of techniques, and unusual creativity, to tackle some of the most difficult karst science questions in Florida and elsewhere.  He developed a leading karst consulting company in the United States, Subsurface Evaluations, Inc.  To stimulate the development of new, energetic, motivated, and creative karst scientists, and to remember Bill Wilson and his dedication to karst science, the scholarship has been established in his memory.  The initial donation of funds to establish the scholarship were made by Diane C. Wilson, and, upon her passing, the name of the scholarship was changed to include recognition of her commitment to supporting karst science.  The scholarship includes recognition at the KWI spring banquet, a plaque naming the awardee, and a one-time award of $1,000.

 

To apply for the William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship, the following conditions exist:

 

  1. The applicant must be currently enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a master’s degree program at an institution of higher education in the United States.  PhD students are not eligible.

 

  1. A written proposal of the planned karst study.  The research topic should focus on karst science, broadly defined, including subfields of geochemistry, geology, geophysics, or hydrology.  The proposal narrative is limited to 1000 words, not including figure captions or references.

 

  1. A half-page budget explanation.  Although funds are unrestricted and do not have to provide complete support of the project, a simple budget and short justification should be included to reflect how the award may further the proposed work.
  2. One-page CV.  The student should prepare a one-page CV that includes information on academic background and any relevant employment or research experience.  Include a list of course completed in graduate school.       

 

  1. One letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or mentor.  These letters should be emailed directly to jherman@virginia.edu by the letter writer.  The letter should include a statement confirming that the student is in progress toward a master’s degree.

 

  1. Applications are due by February 15, 2020.  They should be submitted electronically as a single pdf file that includes the proposal, budget, and CV:

Dr. Janet S. Herman

Professor, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

jherman@virginia.edu

Questions regarding the scholarship should be addressed to Dr. Herman.

 

Applicants will be notified in late March of the decision of the Scholarship Committee.

 

Publications and presentations derived from supported research should acknowledge the Karst Waters Institute and the William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship.

 

For more information, go to: http://karstwaters.org/scholarship/

 

———————–

 

Applications for SpeleoFilmFestival 2019 are Open 

 

SpeleoFilmFestival 2019 will be held in Pazin, Croatia, 22-24 November 2019. Your story…Your script…Your cave…Your choice… All cavers are welcome! We will be showing films created by cavers like you from all around the world.

Don’t be shy, join in. All information and the application form are at http://speleofilmfestival.eu/.

 

———————–

 

UNESCO Karst 2020, Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: Call for Abstracts and Registration OPEN!

 

The Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community, informally called UNESCO Karst 2020, aims to enhance communication and the sharing of ideas and resources between major international conservation and science programs that protect, study, or manage cave and karst resources. The meeting will bring together a diverse group of managers, scientists, educators, and community partners to share successes and challenges in promoting sustainability and community involvement while protecting fragile karst ecosystems.

 

The call for abstracts is now open. Abstracts may be submitted until November 30, 2019 and authors will be notified of acceptance by January 1. In addition to traditional scientific presentations, we encourage participants to propose workshop sessions. Workshops are 1.5-hour blocks of time that you organize in order to achieve a specific outcome. These may include a panel discussion, collaborating on a strategic plan or research project, a business meeting, or simply a space to share ideas about a common challenge.  Find more information about submitting your proposal here.  The planning committee looks forward to your proposals!

 

UNESCO Karst 2020 will occur on 18-22 May 2020 in the world-class karst area of south-central Kentucky! The meeting will take place in the newly remodeled Downing Student Union on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with mid-week field excursions to nearby Mammoth Cave National Park and Biosphere Reserve. A pre-meeting field excursion at Mammoth Cave National Park is also planned for 15-18 May, 2020, in cooperation with the USGS Karst Interest Group.

 

Registration includes entrance to all technical sessions, workshops, and mid-week field excursion, shuttle service to/from Nashville airport, lunch each day, receptions on Monday and Tuesday evening, dinner and local entertainment at Hidden River Cave on Wednesday,  and a closing banquet at Lost River Cave on Thursday. Our official lodging providers are Hyatt Place (within walking distance of conference venue) and the Holiday Inn (limited shuttle service provided). If you prefer to be within walking distance or will not have personal transportation, please make your reservations at the Hyatt Place as early as possible as space is limited. Both hotels also include a hot breakfast with your UNESCO Karst 2020 reservation.

 

For all of the details on the meeting, including information on how to prepare and submit your abstracts, visit http://www.unescokarst2020.com/.  The deadline is 30 November 2019.

 

UNESCO Karst 2020 is managed by the Crawford Hydrology Laboratory at Western Kentucky University, the George Wright Society, and the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve as well as an outstanding team of karst experts from around the world who join us to form the Advisory Committee. On behalf of the UNESCO Karst 2020 team, we look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Kentucky next year!

 

———————–

 

80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society: 2nd Circular Now Available

 

The second circular for the International Congress: 80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society is now available and attached. It will be held on 19-23 February 2020 in Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba. See the attached circular for more information.

 

———————–

 

Sinkhole Conference: Register Soon Before Price Increases!

 

The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “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 16th Sinkhole Conference will occur on 20-24 April 2020 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico offers a tropical karst landscape and a vibrant historical and cultural venue unlike anything seen in rest of the United States. Many people are already talking about attending the conference as part of a vacation, and we are helping to make that possible. 

 

The conference will be held in the lovely Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, located in the historic heart of the city. Unlike previous conferences, your registration will include your breakfasts and lunches, in addition to the other usual amenities. Also, your discount conference room rates will extend to three days before and after the conference, in case you want to stay longer and enjoy a vacation. For all of the details on the conference, visit http://www.sinkholeconference.com/.

 

The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and with tremendous assistance from a diverse team of karst experts from around the country who join us to form the Organizing Committee. On behalf of the 16th Sinkhole Conference Organizing Committee, we look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in San Juan next year!

 

George Veni

Sinkhole Conference Co-chair

NCKRI Executive Director

 

———————–

 

Announcing SPELEO KAMARATON: Salerno, Italy

 

To promote the development of speleology and communicate its information to the general public, SPELEOKAMARATON will be organized in Marina di Camerota, Salerno, Italy, from 29 October to 1 November 2021. SPELEOKAMARATON is being organized in support of the 2021 International Year of Caves and Karst.

SPELEO KAMARATON will be an opportunity to raise public awareness and get people closer to the underworld. The open format will be an enjoyable opportunities to visit, hold presentations, correctly teach the public about what exists “beyond the threshold of darkness”. This meeting will be a collective action to safeguard the subsurface and protect caving, as a discipline of knowledge and a correct instrument of travel in the underworld.

The focus of SPELEO KAMARATON will be:

Mediterranean Speleologies
The various speleologies of the Mediterranean region will be identified.

Archeology and Paleontology
Caves are archives of time. Isolated from the outside world, they preserve their contents for study. The fossils that are preserved in the coastal caves are tiles of a large mosaic. Studying them helps us to reconstruct the network of connections between the different shores of the Mediterranean.

Sacred caves
Caves are like islands. Sites of worship, meditation and spirituality. Places that have inspired ascetics, monks and preachers. Hermitages lost in the silence of the mountains or on wild cliffs. Caverns where the human fascination with the religious and the diabolic resounds, together with the hopes and fears that go back to time immemorial.

Cave Diving
The Mediterranean coasts are punctured with sea caves. It is an immense heritage, an archive of time ready to be explored. Cave diving research has made giant steps, thanks to the development of new techniques devised by the explorers themselves. Speleo Kamaraton is the first meeting of Mediterranean cave divers

 

For more information visit: http://www.speleokamaraton.eu/.

 

———————–

 

International Year of Caves and Karst

 

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)

and

President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)

 

———————–

 

List of Upcoming Cave and Karst Meetings

 

1)         13th European Cave Rescue Meeting, 15-17 November 2019 (Istanbul, Turkey), https://caverescue.eu/13th-european-cave-rescue-meeting/

2)         International Congress: 80th Anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society, 19-23 February 2020 (Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba), for information contact congreso80aniv.sec@gmail.com.

3)            16th Multidisciplinary Conference on the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, 20-24 April 2020 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), www.sinkholeconference.com

4)            23rd Conference of the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association, 3-8 May 2020 (Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia), www.ackma.org.

5)         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 

6)         US Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Meeting, 13-14 May 2020 (Nashville, Tennessee), for information contact akclark@usgs.gov

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

8)         25th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, 28 June – 4 July 2020 (Alba Iulia, Romania), https://www.25icsb.com/

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

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

11)      19th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, 29 August – 5 September 2020 (Catania, Italy), http://www.19isvetna.com/

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

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

14)         18th International Congress of Speleology, 23-29 July 2021 (Lyon, France), http://uis2021.speleos.fr/

15)         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

 

 


 

Bulat Mavlyudov

 

pdf icon Circular-2-Congreso-80-Aniversario-SEC.pdf

[CML #17353] Заседание Спелеокомиссии РГО – СПб 21 октября 2019 года (понедельник)