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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone! I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc Also we have forum there. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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That conulite is a hollow, cone-shaped speleothem formed when a conical depression is drilled in cave mud by falling water. subsequent erosion may remove the mud, isolating the calcite lining of the depression [10].?

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Session 8.05 Karst aquifers at the 43rd IAH Congress
25 Sep, 2016 - 29 Sep, 2016, le Corum, Montpellier, France
A call is released to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH CONGRESS (http://www 60iah2016 org/en/ ) Session 8 05: Karst aquifers Increasing stress on water resources due to increasing demand and decreasing groundwater recharge following climate change effects emphasized the need for alternative groundwater resources, among which karst aquifers play a major role The latest results on the findings from karst groundwater research are increasingly studied and this session will provide the opportunity to present the state of the art on karst hydrogeology with an emphasis on the techniques and methodologies to enhance and manage the resources Abstracts on the following topics are welcome: innovative methodologies (flow and quality monitoring, tracing experiments, temperature monitoring, hydrogeophysical techniques . ...
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Eurokarst 2016
05 Sep, 2016 - 09 Sep, 2016, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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24th International karstological school “Classical karst”: Paleokarst
13 Jun, 2016 - 17 Jun, 2016, Postojna, Slovenia
Organisation: Karst research Institute ZRC SAZU Contact: Bojan Otoničar; otonicar@zrc-sazu si Homepage: http://iks zrc-sazu si/en/index html Since 1993, International Karstological Schools (IKS) have been organised by Karst research Institute ZRC SAZU, covering many aspects of karst research The basic idea of the School has been to present the state of the art in selected topics and promote discussion between participants via set of lectures, poster sessions and related field trips to the area of Slovene Classical karst This year, the School will be primary focused on paleokarst, i e karst developed largely or entirely during past karst periods and completely decoupled from the present hydrogeochemical system Paleokarst studies could contribute to better understanding of some metal and non-metal ore deposits, aquifers, reservoirs, eustatic vs tectonic changing of relative sea-level, past climate, geotectonics etc. ...
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The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology
13 Jun, 2016 - 17 Jun, 2016, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Welcome, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to members of the International Society for Subterranean Biology, all speleobiologists, and anyone interested in subterranean life  The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, jointly sponsored by the Department of Biology at the University of Arkansas, will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, from June 13 to June 17, 2016 This will be the first ICSB held in the United States, and we are eager to showcase the many caves and karst features in the area and to bring together scientists and students with an interest in subterranean biology from the U S and from around the globe These meetings often have participants from more than 20 countries, and we hope to break that record in 2016 In addition to contributed papers and poster sessions, several special symposia on topics such as evolution and development as well as conservation are being planned. ...
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7th International Workshop on Ice caves - IWIC VII
16 May, 2016 - 22 May, 2016, Postojna, Slovenia
Topic and Goals IWIC is a series of workshops devoted entirely to ice cave research Previous meetings were in Romania, Slovak Republic, Russia, Austria, Italy and United States of America Now Slovenia hosts this unique workshop IWIC VII meeting is organized under the auspices of the Glacier, Firn, and Ice Caves Commission of the International Union of Speleology, the host of the event is Karst Research Institute ZRC of Slovene Academy of Science and Arts We offer a place to examine the state-of-the-art, discuss ongoing research efforts and encourage international cooperation Workshop is an ideal opportunity to widen communication among interested researchers and present important research results and in fieldtrips visit local ice caves Place of the IWIC VII is Postojna that is located in the centre of Classical Karst. ...
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Fissured and Karst Aquifers
17 Apr, 2016 - 22 Apr, 2016, Vienna
If you are considering to attend EGU General Assembly in Vienna (April 17th-22nd,2016), there is still some  time to hurry and contribute to the session Fissured and karstified aquifers (HS8 2 4) Link to the session: http://meetingorganizer copernicus org/EGU2016/session/20275 !!! The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, January 13th, 13:00 CET   Yours sincerely, Session conveners: Georg Kaufmann, Eric Zechner, Steffen Birk & Franci Gabrovšek Session abstract: Analysis of flow and transport processes in fissured and karstified aquifers must account for strong local heterogeneities in the hydraulic parameter field of the aquifer systems and typically sparse and uncertain field data for system characterization The regulation and sustainable management of these systems is therefore still a challenge in hydrogeology. ...
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EGU Speleothem session - 17 to 22 April 2016
17 Apr, 2016 - 22 Apr, 2016, Vienna - Austria
The speleothem archive: understanding processes and interpreting Quaternary climate change http://meetingorganizer copernicus org/EGU2016/session/20041 Conv: Heather Stoll,  Sophie Verheyden,  Michael Deininger and  Marc Luetscher Speleothems are valuable continental archives of past environmental and climate changes This is firstly due to the fact that speleothems contain much information on these changes, through many complementary proxies and secondly that speleothems can be dated very precisely The session aims to highlight the most recent developments and findings of this multifaceted archive and frames all fields of speleothem research - the understanding of this multi-proxy record and its dating techniques Proxies include petrography, isotopic, isotopologic and elemental composition, fluid inclusion composition, biomarkers, and growth dynamics. ...
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DeepKarst 2016
11 Apr, 2016 - 14 Apr, 2016, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
This conference will focus on hypogenic karst and all that entails Hypogenic karst is formed by rising groundwater and is a growing field of interest with much to learn and refine It is being organized by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute of the USA in cooperation with Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission of the International Union of Speleology For more details, visit the conference webpage In the coming months look for details on trips, submitting papers, registration, and more   Who will benefit from the conference Hypogenic karst is formed by deep, rising waters, creating distinct types of caves and related features Much remains to be learned about this new and exciting field, which has direct application to geologists, engineers, hydrologists, land managers and planners, and oil and gas professionals Topics for the conference include • Variations in hypogene development. ...
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International Conference "Karst, Groundwater contamination & Public Health: Moving Beyond Case Studies
27 Jan, 2016 - 30 Jan, 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico
How many times have we said “karst is vulnerable to contamination” yet lamented our lack of knowledge on this critical topic or an avenue for linking hydrogeology and public health?  If you would like to participate in a conversation on this topic, please join us for the JANUARY 2016 CONFERENCE:  KARST, GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION & PUBLIC HEALTH: MOVING BEYOND CASE STUDIES The purpose of this meeting is to bring together karst and public health scientists, regulators, and community groups to assess the current state of our knowledge and foster cross-pollination among the groups We invite your involvement in this process The conference will be help in January 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico It is being cosponsored by Karst Waters Institute and the Superfund Research Program project PROTECT  You can learn more at http://karstwaters. ...
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International Planetary Caves Conference 2015
20 Oct, 2015 - 23 Oct, 2015, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona
The 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference will be held October 20–23, 2015, at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona Purpose and Scope Since the 1960s, researchers, examining low resolution imagery, have speculated about the presence of caves on the Moon and Mars In 2007, researchers confirmed the first cave-like features on the Red Planet To date, planetary scientists have identified more than 200 lunar and over 2,000 martian cave-like features The occurrence of caves (in either host rock or ice) on other planetary bodies in our solar system is reasonable Extraterrestrial caves will be high-priority targets for future robotic and human missions Accurate identification and selection of candidate caves will be desirable for the establishment of astronaut shelters (temporary or permanent) on both the Moon and Mars. ...
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21st National Cave and Karst Management Symposium
19 Oct, 2015 - 23 Oct, 2015, Cave City, Kentucky, USA
National Cave and Karst Management Symposium October 19-23, 2015 Cave City, Kentucky   The 21st Annual National Cave and Karst Management Symposium will be held in the heart of the southcentral Kentucky karst in the Mammoth Cave region of Kentucky   The venue for NCKMS 2015  is the Cave City Convention Center located in Cave City, Kentucky situated just minutes of off Interstate I-65 and convenient to the international airports of Nashville, Tennessee ( 1 5 hours to the south) and Louisville, Kentucky (1 5 hours to the north) Since the early 1800s, Cave City has hosted visitors to Mammoth Cave National Park which is a World Heritage Site , International Biosphere Reserve, and the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States with 53,000 acres of natural preserve and over 400 miles of mapped passageways: the longest cave system in the world. ...
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Workshop: Advances in active tectonics and speleotectonics
21 Sep, 2015 - 24 Sep, 2015, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria
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Isotope Workshop XIII
20 Sep, 2015 - 24 Sep, 2015, Zadar, Croatia
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13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
16 Sep, 2015 - 19 Sep, 2015, Kuncice pod Ondrejnfkem, Czech Republic
The 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst will be organized in Kuncice pod Ondrejnfkem, The Beskydy Mts , the Czech Republic between September 16-19, 2015   SYMPOSIUM THEMES - scientific research of pseudokarst in different rocks - exploration of pseudokarst: caving activities - documentary session: film, photo, posters PROCEEDINGS The electronic version of conference proceedings will be distributed by an e-mail before the event  The papers, written in English and not longer than three pages containing tables, figures and references, should be sent in an electronic form to the adress: jan lenart@osu cz  before 30 6 2015 For further details see the paper template on the website KEY DATES 15 06 2015 end of registration, abstract received 25 06 2015 second circular 30 07 2015 registration fee payment deadline VENUE The Symposium will be held in the Kuncice pod Ondrejnfkem village, which is situated on the edge of the Moravskoslezske Beskydy Mts. ...
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Natural hazards in different geological contexts: from karst, to mountain settings, and coastline environments
07 Sep, 2015 - 11 Sep, 2015, Prague (Czech Republic)
Dear colleague, You are kindly invited to submit abstracts to the session "Natural hazards in different geological contexts: from karst, to mountain settings, and coastline environments", to be held within the framework of the WORLD Multidisciplinary Earth Science Symposium (WMESS 2015), in Prague (Czech Republic), on 7-11 september 2015   Conveners: Mario Parise, National Research Council of Italy, m parise@ba irpi cnr it Isik Yilmaz, Turkey, iyilmaz@cumhuriyet edu tr Biswajeet Pradhan, Malaysia, biswajeet24@gmail com Marian Marschalko, Czech Republic, marian marschalko@vsb cz   Relevant information can be found at http://www mess-earth org/index html   In case you are interested, you can register (and at the same time submit the abstract) at the address http://mess-earth org/registration html or, alternatively, send the abstract to Mario Parise (m parise@ba irpi cnr. ...
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Summer School on Speleothem Science
23 Aug, 2015 - 29 Jan, 2015, Oxford, UK
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International Conference on Groundwater in Karst
20 Jun, 2015 - 28 Jun, 2015, Birmingham, UK
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GROUNDWATER IN KARST With optional pre-and post-conference field trips 20-26 June 2015, Birmingham, UK PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT The word "karst" is a germanization of the place name for a region in the northwest Dinaric area that is commonly  referred to as "the Classic Karst" The word has passed into the scientific vocabulary to describe a special environment in which the major groundwater flux is through an integrated network of disolutionally enlarged  channels that discharge via discrete springs The channels span a very wide aperture range; the smallest are little more than micro-fractures or pathways through the rock matrix but at the other end of the spectrum (and commonly  in the same rock mass) channels may grow to dimensions where they can be explored by humans and are called  caves. ...
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23rd International Karstological School "Classical Karst" Caves – Exploration and Studies combined with the 50th Anniversary of International Union of Speleology - UIS
15 Jun, 2015 - 19 Jun, 2015, Postojna, Slovenia
Topic and Goals The International Karstological School “Classical Karst” has been conducted annually since 1993 Different aspects of karst studies are presented each year The basic objectives are to present the state-of-the-art in the selected topic, and encourage discussions related to the school’s topic through lectures, poster presentations and field trips in the Classical Karst of Slovenia The first days of the 23rd Karstological School will be devoted to the exploration and scientific study of caves Caves play an important role in human history They were used as shelters and dwellings by early people; they were places of anxiety, mystery, religion, fear, curiosity, adventure, and also knowledge People have explored caves for thousands of years, but the first systematic exploration and realistic descriptions are from the 17th Century. ...
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Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments
12 Apr, 2015 - 15 Apr, 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments, April 12-15, 2015, Vancouver, Canada ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments is the second in an innovative new conference series that aims to examine a wide range of issues associated with mine water management in extremely wet, dry, and cold climates and with extreme hydrogeological and geochemical issues The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion about successful practices that enable responsible mining to be undertaken in challenging environments while minimizing water use and/or preserving water resources All aspects of mine water management, including hydrology, hydrogeology, diversion, containment, water conservation, minimization of water-quality impacts, seepage interception and treatment may be addressed Management of water associated with mine dewatering, waste rock and tailings are of particular interest SCOPE OF CONFERENCE The program will include sessions by practitioners and recognized experts on the themes below. ...
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EGU-Vienna- 2015 - Speleothem session
12 Apr, 2015 - 17 Apr, 2015, Vienna - Austria
CL 1 2 Understanding the Speleothem archive The session highlights the latest developments in the understanding of the sedimentology, petrography, isotopic and elemental composition, fluid inclusion composition, and growth dynamics of speleothems It explores their relation with environmental and climatic proxies Their integrated study leads to a better interpretation of time-series and provides chronologically well-constrained information on past climates and environments, rainwater composition, human occupation and specific events Monitoring of the cave environment and study of the vadose zone above the speleothem site, as well as simple models of deposition processes or of surface-cave-speleothem transfer processes, are often crucial to robust interpretation of speleothem data This session welcomes all studies from monitoring, modelling, and analysis of speleothems that advance our capacity to make paleoenvironmental reconstructions from speleothems It also welcomes newest records or information retrieved from speleothems Conveners: Sophie Verheyden and Heather Stoll Information on our session (CL1. ...
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Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado
19 Mar, 2015 - 20 Mar, 2015, Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A
This is an invitation for you to participate in an important session on "Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado "  I will chair the session at the South-Central Section, Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting that will be held in Stillwater, OK, on March 19-20, 2015  Work being done by you or your colleagues on dissolution of evaporites (gypsum, salt, potash), brines generated, brine emissions, dissolution processes or results, caves, cavities, sinkholes, collapse features, engineering/environmental problems, etc , are all appropriate for the session  The work can be a state-wide or regional survey, or site specific, and the evaporite karst can be either natural or human induced  Oral and/or poster presentations are welcome. ...
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HYPOGEA2015 - International Congress of Speleology in Artificial Cavities
11 Mar, 2015 - 17 Mar, 2015, Rome, Italy
New: the complete program is released: http://hypogea2015 hypogea it/program The main object of the congress is to exchange the experience acquired at the international and national level in the field of speleological and speleo-underwater research in artificial hypogea (works of anthropogenic origin and of archaeological-historical interest), the promotion of the underground historical and cultural heritage, its safeguard and exploitation The INTERNATIONAL THEMATIC SESSIONS, which are the main topic of the congress, will deal with the speleological studies undertaken in the international field during the course of shared archaeological missions (Archaeology), the definition of  international standards thanks to the adoption of cartographic symbols (Cartography), the adoption of a sharable world web site (UIS) connected to the “Register of Artificial Cavities” and the comparison between typologies of artificial cavities which have been extensively studied (Typology). ...
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Karstology in Arid Regions
02 Mar, 2015 - 09 Mar, 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting Karst Session
15 Dec, 2014 - 19 Dec, 2014, San Francisco, USA
The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, will be held December 15-19, 2014 Session ID: 2884 Session Title: Multiscale hydrological, geochemical, biological response of fissured/karst aquifers Session Description: In carbonate karst aquifers, fractures and karst features lead to strong surface/subsurface connections The resulting high degree of heterogeneity means that hydrological, geochemical, and biological reactions occur over a wide range of spatiotemporalscales Important issues include the role played by karst on the water and sediment balance of surface catchments, regional groundwater flow, contaminant transfer and interaction with the subterranean medium, and response to short and long term climate change Although investigation of physical and biogeochemical characteristics is essential, multiscale variability must be linked to physical processes: to this end the use of physics-based modeling should be also required. ...
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Geological Society of America Convention 2014 karst sessions
19 Oct, 2014 - 22 Oct, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Geological Society of America Convention will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 19-22 October Five karst or karst-related sessions are offered this year The first two below are sponsored by NCKRI and the three that follow have related themes involving speleothems as records of paleoenvironmental and paleoecological changes One karst field trip will be offered and its description is also below   Registration for GSA opens tomorrow, 2 June, and general information on the conference can be found at this website   The abstract deadline is 29 July Information on how to submit abstracts and the full list of sessions is available here     Information on the field trips is at this page under the Science & Careers tab (the karst trip is in the Pre-Meeting menu option) T82 Enhancing the Toolkit for Karst Investigations  Douglas Gouzie, Matthew D. ...
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Indonesia Speleo Gathering
17 Oct, 2014 - 19 Oct, 2014, Bumi Perkemahan Wisata Cibubur - Jakarta Timur
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5th International Symposium on Karst
13 Oct, 2014 - 16 Oct, 2014, Malaga, Spain
The symposia on karst that have been held periodically in Malaga (Spain) since 1992 are intended to be an international forum for scientific debate on the progress made in research into karst environments The main objective of the 5th International Symposium on Karst (ISKA2014) is to discuss and disseminate the latest trends in research into karst media on the basis of the results obtained with different methodologies in various karst areas in the world Download the Symposium flyer   Place and Dates   The Symposium will be held in the city of Malaga (Spain) on 13- 16 October 2014. ...
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Friends of Karst meeting September 2014 in Arkansas
17 Sep, 2014 - 21 Sep, 2014, Buffalo River, Arkansas, USA
This is the announcement of a Friends of Karst (FOK) meeting planned for this fall in Arkansas Most of you are familiar with FOK meetings held every year at GSA However, there is an older tradition of FOK meetings that consist of a few days of camping, talks, field trips, and caving I was unaware of this tradition myself until a couple of years ago when Albert Ogden hosted such a meeting To carry on this tradition of karst scientists gathering in an informal setting to share what we're working on and interact in the field, I am hosting a FOK meeting from September 17-21 near the Buffalo River in Arkansas We have a fabulous location near the confluence of the Buffalo and Little Buffalo Rivers in the heart of one of Arkansas' best caving areas. ...
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Engineering problems in karst, Session 5.7 at the IAEG XII Congress
15 Sep, 2014 - 19 Sep, 2014, Torino, Italy
Within the framework of the IAEG (International Association of Engineering Geologists) XII Congress, session 5 7 will be entirely dedicated to karst, with the title “Engineering Problems in Karst” The Congress will take place from 15 to 19 of September 2014 in Torino (Italy) More information on the overall Congress can be found at the event webpage   Session 5 7: Engineering problems in karst Session description: Karst covers 20% of the Earth's surface and provide 45% of the world's drinking water Karst systems are extremely complex, and, due to the geological and hydrological intrinsic features, are among the most vulnerable settings in the world Karst requires a specific approach to limit the negative effects of human activities on its valuable natural and often protected resources, and to allow sustainable development Karst hydrology is highly vulnerable to pollution events, water withdrawals, and changes in land use. ...
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The International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC)
17 Aug, 2014 - 22 Aug, 2014, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
The International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC) is a series of workshops devoted entirely to ice cave research IWIC is the only conference focused on state-of-the-art in ice cave research, where international experts discuss ongoing research efforts and promote global cooperation in ice cave science and management These meetings have happened every year since 2004, and all in Europe The next IWIC, IWIC-VI, will be held next year on 17-22 August 2014 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA!    For Europeans this will be the first opportunity to see cave ice in a completely different setting—lava tubes! For North Americans and many others, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with the world’s leading cave ice experts. ...
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International Conference and Field Seminar "Karst Without Boundaries"
11 Jun, 2014 - 15 Jun, 2014, Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) - Dubrovnik (Croatia)
International Conference and Field Seminar  “Karst Without Boundaries” The international conference “Karst Without Boundaries” will take place from 11 to 15 of June 2014 in the heart of the Dinaric Karst The main conference event will be in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) with a mid-conference field seminar taking place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and a post-conference excursion in famous Boka Kotorska Bay (Montenegro) The conference will be preceded by a summer school course and a field seminar "Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers". ...
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** Battelle Remediation Conference to Hold Karst Remediation Session! **
19 May, 2014 - 22 May, 2014,
A session regarding remediation of karst aquifers has been added to Battelle’s upcoming Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds This is a first for this, the premier international conference focusing on remediating challenging contaminated sites Historically, remediating environmental impacts in karst terranes has received little attention in the peer-reviewed literature or at national remediation conferences It is time that the environmental-remediation industry begin to focus on, discuss, and tackle this important problem. ...
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International Field Conference "Hypogene Cave Morphologies"
02 Feb, 2014 - 07 Feb, 2014, San Salvador, Bahamas
International  Field Conference “Hypogene Cave Morphologies” The Bahamas, February 2-7, 2014 organized on behalf of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis The Hypogene Cave Morphologies conference will be held at the Gerace Research Centre (GRC) on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, between February 2-7, 2014 The main theme of the conference will be to examine and discuss typical and the unique cave morphologies and speleogens associated with hypogene caves, from the scale of 100 km+  cave maps down to the centimeter wall-rock shapes and forms Hypogene caves can be argued to represent a laminar flow regime that is quite different from the turbulent flow found in epigenic caves coupled to surface hydrology. ...
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Karst Sessions at the Geological Society of America 2013 Convention
27 Oct, 2013 - 30 Oct, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA
The next Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention will be held this Denver, Colorado on 27-30 October Six topical sessions on caves and karst are offered this year, all sponsored by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) T58  125 Years Underground: A Retrospective and Prospective of Cave and Karst Research GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI); GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division George Veni, Lewis Land Join us to celebrate GSA’s 125th Anniversary! Appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of cave and karst systems has changed dramatically since GSA’s creation and especially over the last 50 years. ...
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International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions
04 Sep, 2013 - 07 Sep, 2013, Budapest, Hungary
International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions in honour of Professor József Tóth, in celebration of his 80th birthday 2-7 September 2013, Budapest, Hungary Objectives: The main objective of the Symposium is the integration the theory of hierarchical flow systems into karst hydrogeology, thermal water resources research and hypogene speleogenesis It is aimed to bring together hydrogeologists working on carbonate aquifers in order to broaden their knowledge on flow-system approach in karst systems, specific discharge features connected to karstic flow systems and economic importance of deep carbonate reservoirs. ...
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KARSTIC GEOMORPHOLOGY: From hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
27 Aug, 2013 - 31 Aug, 2013, Paris, France
S9B – KARSTIC GEOMORPHOLOGY: From hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions !!! Abstract submission deadline: October 15, 2012 !!! Follow the link Convenors: Philippe AUDRA and Francisco GUTIÉRREZ Contact: audra@unice fr – fgutier@unizar es Karst areas are unique, typically developing an underground drainage and characterised by a surface morphology related to dissolution processes They include among the most productive aquifers of the world, receiving increasing exploitation interest in many countries What do we know about these karst aquifers? How can we use these precious water resources in a sustainable way? Also, karst areas and caves constitute important resources: they are often among the most scenic areas, able to attract large numbers of visitors They are a perfect arena for educational activities These places are also extremely vulnerable, and their management should be carried out with special care Natural hazards in karst (i e. ...
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Summer School on Speleothem Science
28 Jul, 2013 - 03 Aug, 2013,
  The “Summer School on Speleothem Science” will be held on 28 July - 3 August 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany, and is aimed at an international audience PhD students, young scientists and undergraduates that are active, or otherwise interested in this field of research, are kindly invited to join The “Summer School on Speleothem Science” – S4 – is organised by a group of 20 PhD students specialized in speleothem research As our field of study is rapidly advancing, it seemed important to hold a summer school on speleothem science where students and high-profile senior researchers can share their experience and meet the expressed needs of the young scientists in this research field This will provide a comprehensive overview of the most current and innovative techniques used, or being developed. ...
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16th International Congress of Speleology
21 Jul, 2013 - 28 Jul, 2013, Brno, Czech Republic
the Congress will be organized from 21st to 28th of July 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic Introduction from President of the International Union of Speleology Invitation from the 16th ICS 2013 President Pavel Bosak Congress venue First circular and more information is available from the Congress website NEW!  Second Circular is now available - click to download a PDF file Registration starts on August 1, 2012 Message from Zdenek Motycka, the Chairman of the 16th International Congress of Speleology Organizing Committee, announcing the 2nd Circular for this important event:   Dear Colleagues, Dear Caving Friends, I am pleased to present you the 2nd Circular of 16th International Congress of Speleology This World´s premier speleological event will be held within 14 months from now and, hopefully, it will become the greatest international speleo-event ever. ...
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21st Intern. Karstological School "Classical Karst": Hypogene Speleogenesis (between theory and reality)
10 Jun, 2013 - 14 Jun, 2013, Postojna, Slovenia
  21st INTERNATIONAL KARSTOLOGICAL SCHOOL "CLASSICAL KARST" HYPOGENE SPELEOGENSIS (BETWEEN THEORY AND REALITY…) Postojna, June 10th to 14th 2013 organised by KARST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ZRC SAZU Since  1993,  International  Karstological  Schools  have  been  organised,  covering  many  aspects  of  karst research The basic idea of the School has been to present the state of the art in selected topics and promote discussion between participants via set of lectures, poster sessions and related field trips to the area of Slovene Classical karst In the last decade, hypogene speleologenetic processes have attracted attention of speleological community Many previously epigenic caves have been reinterpreted as hypogene Some basic publications on the topic have triggered doubts and debates because similar cave patterns and wall rock features considered as hypogene can be formed also under other conditions. ...
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Hoffman Institute Karst Field Studies Summer Program
02 Jun, 2013 - 21 Jun, 2013, Hamilton Valley Research Station outside Mammoth Cave National Park
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13th Sinkholes Conference, now in Carlsbad, New Mexico
06 May, 2013 - 10 May, 2013, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Dear Friends, We are excited and happy to announce that the website is up and the call for abstracts has begun for the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst! More commonly called “The Sinkhole Conference,” Since 1984 this excellent series of meetings has been pivotal in bringing together engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and regulators to exchange ideas and enhance everyone’s understanding of the challenges of living in karst areas The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is honored to have been given management of this conference series, and it still operated by the Organizing Committee made up of people who have hosted this conference for years, including representatives of sponsoring organizations like P E LaMoreaux and Associates, U S Geological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, and many others. ...
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Karst sessions at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Summit
28 Apr, 2013 - 02 May, 2013, San Antonio, TX, USA
2013 NGWA Summit — The National and International Conference on Groundwater San Antonio, Texas • April 28-May 2, 2013 Groundwater is a resource to be protected It ignores political boundaries, transports contaminants, floods mine and construction sites, spins communities into an uproar, and can’t be found when you need it Model, explore, characterize, bank, inject, extract, treat, and predict all your subsurface needs with everything groundwater at the 2013 NGWA Summit. ...
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Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments, including karst
15 Apr, 2013 - 17 Apr, 2013, Lima, Peru
International Conference "Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments" is being organized in Lima, Peru, in April 2013 Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments is the first of a new conference series to examine and share successes in mine water management in extreme environments The thematic areas include: Extremely dry settings Extremely wet settings Extremely cold settings Extremely complex hydrogeological conditions (e g karst) Extremely challenging geochemistry The Conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion about successful practices that enable responsible mining to be undertaken in challenging environments, while minimizing water use and/or preserving water resources All aspects of mine water management, including hydrology, hydrogeology, diversion, containment, water conservation, minimization of water quality impacts, seepage interception, and treatment may be addressed Management of water associated with mine dewatering, waste rock and tailings are of particular interest For more information visit the conference website at http://www. ...
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GSA South-Central Section meeting 2013: Karst Session and field trips
04 Apr, 2013 - 05 Apr, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA
The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) South-Central Section will meet on 4-5 April 2013 in Austin, Texas and include some excellent cave and karst sessions and field trips The deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2013 For more details, visit this site   Session 29: A Tale of Two Aquifers: Deciphering Characteristics of the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers in Central Texas Marcus Gary (Edwards Aquifer Authority) DESCRIPTION: This special session will be held at Natural Bridge Caverns, a large commercial cave that is formed in both the Edwards and Trinity Group limestones Includes a poster session, cave tour, dinner, drinks, and a special oral session held underground in the cave Field Trip 4: Friesenhahn Cave: Late Pleistocene Paleoecology and the Predator-Prey Relationships of Mammoths with the Extinct Scimitar Cat Sat , 6 April Cost: US$75, includes transportation, lunch and beverages, fieldtrip guidebook and supplemental materials Russell W. ...
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Cave and Karst Sessions at the GSA Convention 2012
04 Nov, 2012 - 07 Nov, 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
The next Geological Society of America Convention will be held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina on 4-7 November The call for abstracts has gone out The deadline for submissions is only two weeks away: 14 August Six sessions on caves and karst are offered this year, plus one specifically requesting cave and karst papers within its broader topic Given the convention’s location, four of the sessions are focused on eogenetic karst settings Several related sessions that would be excellent venues for karst papers are also being offered on topics that include biology, archeology, and hydrogeology For details, visit this site The first three of the seven cave and karst sessions listed below are sponsored or co-sponsored by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute: T18. ...
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Ghost-rock karst symposium
07 Oct, 2012 - 11 Oct, 2012, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium
Ghost-rock karst symposium Different points of view on karstogenesis: Fundamental and applied aspects Introduction to the subject In the paleokarsts from Hainaut (Belgium), you can find weathering features similar to soil features: an “in situ” limestone weathering with residual weathered-rock (“ghost-rock”) keeping its initial volume Geological features like cherts beds, stratifications, joints filled with calcite veins remain although they present higher porosity The weathering follows the joints and moves laterally by weathering fronts which can isolate intact blocks We have given the name of “ghost-rock” to those features The morphological expressions of ghost-rocks consist in corridors situated on vertical joints which have conducted aggressive water in a quiet phreatic zone and pseudoendokarstic features totally inserted in the unweathered bed-rock This phenomenon is like a biostasy stage, under a very weak hydraulic potential, in Erhart’s biorhexistasy framework. ...
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13th Swiss National Congress of Speleology
29 Sep, 2012 - 01 Oct, 2012, Muotathal, Switzerland
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2nd EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium
29 Sep, 2012 - 30 Sep, 2012, Muotathal, Switzerland
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Workshop on Dead Sea Sinkholes
23 Sep, 2012 - 25 Sep, 2012, Amman, Jordan
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Speleobats Cave-Roosting Bats International Conference
21 Sep, 2012 - 23 Sep, 2012, Miskolc Bükk Mountains, Hungary
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The 18th International Cave Bear Symposium (ICBS)
20 Sep, 2012 - 23 Sep, 2012, Baile Herculane, Romania
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ProKarst-2012: Protected Karst Territories - Monitoring & Management
16 Sep, 2012 - 20 Sep, 2012, Shumen, Bulgaria
  The International Scientific- practical Conference “PROTECTED KARST TERRITORIES – MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT” will be held on 16-20 September 2012 in Shumen, Bulgaria This Conference is under the auspices of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the famous Bulgarian Geographer and Karst specialist Vladimir Popov The Conference is expected to be a forum of outstanding researchers and administrators of protected karst areas worldwide The organizers expect high-level professional discussions concerning topical issues of research and management of protected karst areas and their role in teaching about karst Special emphasis will be the concept of Karst geosystems and the need for comprehensive monitoring of karst areas These aspects are particularly important given the global changes and their regional and local impacts on karst regions and problems of risk management in karst environment. ...
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Karst Hydrogeology topics at the 39th IAH Congress
16 Sep, 2012 - 21 Sep, 2012, Niagara Falls, Canada
The 39th IAH Congress in September 2012 will be an exciting conference and gathering of people interested in hydrogeology from around the world The 2012 Congress will allow the presentation of a wide variety of new and evolving hydrogeological issues and opportunities that include: Energy and Climate Change Groundwater Resource Analysis and Management Groundwater / Surface Water Interaction (Ecohydrology) Groundwater Quality Karst Hydrogeology General Hydrogeology and Geotechnique Sub-themes are outlined in the Science Program (add hyper link to Science Program page) The conference organizers will be seeking abstracts and papers that fall under these themes A variety of field trips will be available to participants both on the mid-week field trip day as well as post conference Find more details at the Congress website   *************** Session 2. ...
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5th International Workshop on Ice Caves IWIC-5
16 Sep, 2012 - 23 Sep, 2012, Barzio and Milano, Italy
5th International Workshop on Ice Caves Barzio and Milano, Italy September 16-23, 2012 IWIC is a series of workshops devoted entirely to ice cave research After meetings in Romania, Slovak Republic, Russia, and Austria, Italy now hosts this unique workshop We offer a place to examine the state-of-the-art, discuss ongoing research efforts, and boost international cooperation We will explore interest for future research projects and define a general strategy for ice cave studies and management IWIC-V is an ideal opportunity to widen communication among interested researchers and highlight important research results IWIC-V is organized under the auspices of the Glacier, Firn, and Ice Caves Commission of the International Union of Speleology, and the Italian Glaciological Committee. ...
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International Congress on "Scientific Reasearch in Show Caves"
13 Sep, 2012 - 15 Sep, 2012, Park Škocjankse jame, Slovenia
The International Congress on "Scientific Reasearch in Show Caves" will be held from 13th to 15th September 2012 in the Park Skocjanske jame, Slovenia The Congress is being organized by Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU Park Skocjanske jame, Slovenija Grotta Gigante S A G /Velika jama v Briscikih Universita degli studi di Trieste, Dipartimento di geoscienze Venue All lectures and the meeting point for fieldwork, as well as excursions, will be at Park Skocjanske jame Detailed information about the meeting and accommodations will be provided in the second circular Topics and goals The Congress will focus on scientific research in show caves Show caves are a special underground environment with the natural processes characteristic of caves, but with additional human impacts that provide significant common problems and research opportunities. ...
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12th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
11 Sep, 2012 - 14 Aug, 2012, Tui, Galicia, Spain
12th International Symposium on Pseudokarst "How old is pseudokarst: dating pseudokarst caves and forms" 11-14 September 2012 - Tui, Galicia, Spain We would like to remind you the most important pseudokarst event in near future and before the 16th International Congress of Speleology So, all speleologists and cavers interested in recent advances in non-karst caves’ exploration and research as well as who want to contribute to the preparation of the pseudokarst part of the Congress should attend this Symposium Symposium main themes: What is pseudokarst? – new and old definitions, classifications Pseudokarst caves and their speleothems Genesis and development of pseudokarst forms and caves Dating pseudokarst caves and events Scientific values and heritage related to pseudokarst Pseudokarst: in magmatic rocks, in quartzitic sandstones and quartzites, in quartz Other topic in the field of pseudokarst may also be considered. ...
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Karst session at 29th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology
10 Sep, 2012 - 13 Sep, 2012, Schladming, Austria
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Speleo Austria 2012
12 Aug, 2012 - 15 Aug, 2012, Bad Mitterndorf, Styria, Austria
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21st International Radiocarbon Conference
09 Jul, 2012 - 13 Jul, 2012, Paris, France
The 21st International Radiocarbon Conference is co‐organized by the French Radiocarbon community and UNESCO It will be hosted at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 9 to 13 July 2012 If you have any results related to past continental reconstructions and radiocarbon then you are encouraged to submit an abstract to the session number 11 The 21st International Radiocarbon Conference is co-­‐organized by the French Radiocarbon community and UNESCO It will be hosted at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 9 to 13 July 2012 The interdisciplinary nature of UNESCO provides an ideal platform for this international Conference, cutting across numerous scientific disciplines as well as cultural aspects The Radiocarbon conferences are recurrent events organized every 3 years They are designed by and for the international scientific community of Radiocarbon users It is a worldwide forum to discuss and exchange recent developments, new ideas and challenges on the merging research fields of Radiocarbon. ...
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Fundamental Controls on Flow in Carbonates
08 Jul, 2012 - 13 Jul, 2012, Saint Cyr-Sur-Mer, Provence, France
  This conference aims to stimulate new ideas and joint industry-academic ventures that can accelerate research advances related to flow prediction and recovery in carbonate reservoirs Such advances are likely to be among some of the most significant developments for the oil and gas industry in the next decade We will pursue uplift for both industry and academic participants by increasing awareness of the needs and interests of each party and identifying potential to contribute to emerging concepts and novel technologies In this way, the conference aims to generate new research opportunities, to identify paradigm shifts, and to raise awareness of the cross-disciplinary skill sets that are needed to solve problems related to flow prediction in carbonate reservoirs. ...
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Geology and Geography Session at the 2012 NSS Convention
25 Jun, 2012 - 29 Jun, 2012, Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA
  The NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography is accepting abstracts for presentations at the Geology and Geography Session of the 2012 NSS Convention, to be held June 25-29, 2012 in Lewisburg, West Virginia 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 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. ...
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NSS Conventrion
25 Jun, 2012 - 29 Jun, 2012, Lewisburg, West Virginia, USA
The 2012 NSS Convention, in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia!  The first NSS Convention with its own mythology that you can help shape by attending!  More on that as time goes on… You won’t want to miss what is going to be a very memorable week for cavers and families as we explore the mysteries of the Maya, their calendar, and their connection to the underworld MayaCon 2012 will attempt to redefine the NSS Convention experience, and with that in mind, we’re proud to announce that you can now pre-register for the event   And…if you are a student, we are very excited to announce that MayaCon 2012 is the first NSS Convention to offer a STUDENT DISCOUNT! Pre-registration also comes with special benefits that won’t be available once the pre-registration time period comes to an end on May 1, 2012. ...
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Cave Science Field Meeting
21 Jun, 2012 - 24 Jun, 2012, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20th International Karstological School "Classical Karst"
18 Jun, 2012 - 23 Jun, 2012, Postojna, Slovenia
Since 1993, International Karstological Schools have been organised, covering many aspects of karst research The basic idea of the School has been to present the state of the art in selected topics and promote discussion between participants via set of lectures, poster sessions and related field trips to the area of Slovene Classical karst Research in the last two decades has contributed new findings in many topics of these past schools Therefore, the 20th IKS is an opportunity to review our current understanding of typical karst forms and processes, stress the research advances in the last two decades and define challenges and perspectives for the next generation. ...
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Cave Survey and Cartography
17 Jun, 2012 - 23 Jun, 2012, Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
Cave Survey and Cartography   A course within the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program   Ms Patricia Kambesis Cave maps and inventories are fundamental to the understanding of cave and karst environments This course will focus on in-cave data collection (with an emphasis on sketching), cave resource inventories, constructing survey data/inventory databases, creating maps and transforming data and maps into GIS format Techniques for collecting cave survey and inventory databases will be examined with emphasis on obtaining the most useful data in the field Surface geophysical techniques pertinent to locating and mapping caves (from the ground surface) will also be taught Participants will learn methods to translate data into maps, databases, digital representations, and GIS formats that can be used for exploration, science, and natural resource management purposes. ...
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Karst Hydrogeology of the Ozarks
10 Jun, 2012 - 16 Jun, 2012, Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
Karst Hydrogeology of the Ozarks     A course within the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program Mr Benjamin Miller & Dr Robert Lerch The Ozarks ecoregion is one of the largest contiguous karst areas in the United States with over 100,000 km2 of karst terrain Complex flow paths, extensive losing stream networks, large cave systems, and a variety of karst forming strata characterize the karst of this area Some of the largest springs in the world are located in the Ozarks, as well as some of the longest distance dye traces used to delineate recharge areas for these springs Beautifully decorated cave systems underlie the area, many of which are still incorporated into the modern-day hydrology This course will examine the diversity amongst the various karst areas of the Ozarks, attempting to give participants an overview of the ongoing processes and features that control the hydrogeology of this region. ...
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BCRA Cave Technology Symposium
09 Jun, 2012 - 10 Jun, 2012, Priddy, United Kingdom
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Techniques in Karst Groundwater Investigations
06 Jun, 2012 - 08 Jun, 2012, Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
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Exploration of Mammoth Cave
04 Jun, 2012 - 10 Jun, 2012, Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
Exploration of Mammoth Cave A course within the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program Dr Stanley D Sides This course is an intensive study of the discovery, exploration, and development of the caves and karst features of the Mammoth Cave region that resulted in the integration of the caves into the world's longest cave system The forces that stimulated exploration, such as saltpeter mining, regional commercialization of show caves, national park development, and scientific research are examined Illustrated lectures, handouts, and maps are used to promote understanding of the caves prior to daily field trips This year the course will emphasize recent research on the history of the many regional show caves that competed with Mammoth Cave after the end of the Civil War. ...
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Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program
04 Jun, 2012 - 23 Jun, 2012, Mammoth Cave, KY, USA
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International Congress of Speleology on Mayan Caves
25 May, 2012 - 27 May, 2012, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Second International Symposium on mine caves
26 Apr, 2012 - 29 Apr, 2012, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)
Since the early stages in the development of human kind, caves were used as mines to extract minerals impossible to find at the surface Later, mining activities, digging galleries underground, allowed to reach a peculiar type of natural cavities, the so called ?mine caves?, that would otherwise be impossible to explore and study These cavities, which are particularly widespread within carbonate formations, were known since the antiquity but they started to be studied only very recently Mine caves have shown to be extremely important in several research fields: from speleogenesis to cave mineralogy, from history of mining activities to cave tourism, just to cite the most important ones A first Symposium on mine caves was held in Iglesias in 2004 giving a strong impulse to the research, which flourished in the following years not only in Italy but also in many Countries abroad. ...
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Scientific Symposium: Special values of deep karst
21 Apr, 2012 - 22 Apr, 2012, Krasno, Velebit National Park, Croatia
Deep caves are karst phenomena that to the researchers provide direct insight into the geological, geomorphological, microclimatic, hydrological and biological characteristics at depths of hundreds to more than two thousand meters Because of the complexity and difficulty of access, not so many scientific explorations of deep caves and deep karst in general, has done so far Croatian Dinaric karst area, especially the area of Northern Velebit National Park, where the year 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of the deepest Croatian cave system, Lukina jama - Trojama (1421 m) is a great location for this kind of research Venue: Krasno (Northern Velebit National Park building). ...
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Karst Sessions at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011
05 Dec, 2011 - 09 Dec, 2011, San Francisco, California, USA
Two sessions on karst hydrogeology are proposed for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011 The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers And even better, the meeting is held in beautiful San Francisco, California, perhaps one of the world's most beautiful cities The meeting takes place 5-9 December 2011 For more details click here Abstract submissions open on 8 June, and the deadline to submit an abstract is 4 August The two sessions address different aspects of karst groundwater systems -- one focuses on geochemical and water-quality aspects and one on hydrogeological and geomorphological aspects Accordingly, they are proposed for separate sections, the first in the Biogeosciences section and the second in the Hydrology section We encourage you to consider presenting the results of your research on karst at one of these sessions. ...
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First International Planetary Cave Research Workshop
25 Oct, 2011 - 28 Oct, 2011, NCKRI Headquarters, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
  The First International Planetary Cave Research Workshop is a follow-up to the 2008 Lava Tube Workshop held in Grant, New Mexico, which brought together researchers with interests in lava tubes from diverse backgrounds, ranging from image analysis to modeling to robotics This workshop is the first in a continuing series of meetings that are intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in cave exploration and research across the solar system In recognition of the broad scope, interdisciplinary nature, and strong international interest in this topic, the participation of any interested scientist with relevant theoretical, experimental, or field experience is strongly encouraged The workshop will incorporate oral and poster presentations as well as extended discussion dispersed around a one-day field trip to local caves. ...
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International Scientific Symposium "Man and Karst"
13 Oct, 2011 - 16 Sep, 2011, Bijakovići, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Middle East Speleology Symposium III - MESS-3
23 Sep, 2011 - 27 Sep, 2011, Beirut, Lebanon
  the Speleo Club du Liban (SCL), in collaboration with the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR), and under the patronage of the International Union of Speleology (UIS), is organizing the THIRD MIDDLE EAST SPELEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM (MESS3) at the Holy-Spirit University of Kaslik , from 23 till 25 September 2011 The Speleo Club du Liban (SCL) was founded in 1951 and has many achievements in the domain of speleology for which this association was awarded the “National Order of the Cedars” twice in 1969 and 2005 Furthermore, SCL is a founding member of the UIS, and Lebanon occupies an important rank in the speleology field in the region due to its karstic geology and direct relation with the international organizations in this domain This Symposium tackles speleological, geological, hydrogeological, environmental, touristic, archaeological - scientific and sports subjects related to speleology and caving; as well as a complete section for Spele-media. ...
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International Conference "Northern karst systems in our changing environment"
05 Sep, 2011 - 10 Sep, 2011, Pinega, Russia
ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CIRCULAR International Conference dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the birth of M V Lomonosov 'NORTHERN KARST SYSTEMS IN OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMENT' to be held 5-10 September 2011 The International Conference 'Northern karst systems in our changing environment' will focus on the problems of northern karst territories, their natural character, details of their genesis and geography, structure and dynamics of karst system components, research on cave glaciation, changes in karst systems under the impact of global climate change and the issues of karst landscape and cave conservation The conference will be held at the State Nature Reserve «Pinezhsky» near the small town of Pinega in the north of Russia, Arkhangelsk Region During the field excursions participants will be able to see the local gypsum-karst landscape and caves that are the example of north-taiga gypsum karst in cold climate. ...
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Carbonate Geochemistry: Reactions and Processes in Aquifers and Reservoirs
06 Aug, 2011 - 11 Aug, 2011, Billings, Montana, USA
With increasing attention on the carbon cycle in our daily lives, it has never been a better time to study and understand carbonate geochemistry from ancient, modern, and future settings The primary focus of the upcoming Carbonate Geochemistry conference is to bring together academics and professional scientists to discuss issues related specifically to carbonates, from sedimentology, diagenesis, biogeochemistry, and karst processes, to aquifer and petroleum reservoir characterization, as well as issues associated with climate change and alternative energy Much like previous Karst Waters Institute meetings with strong participation from academia, industry, and government agencies, and combined with low general registration fees and reduced charges for students, we expect a stimulating and well-attended meeting Our main goal is to provide stakeholders in carbonate geochemistry research an unprecedented opportunity to expand research networks that may develop into new and revolutionary research opportunities in the future. ...
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XVIII INQUA Congress
20 Jul, 2011 - 27 Jul, 2011, Bern, Switzerland
XVIII INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research) Congress, 20-27 July 2011, Bern, Switzerland Once every four years Quaternarists from all over the world meet at the INQUA Congress to exchange on latest research results and develop agendas for the years to come In 2011, the Congress will be held in Switzerland's capital city, Bern ABSTRACT CALL ALERT Abstract submission for INQUA 2011 is now open and you can submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation in one of the planned sessions The sessions are grouped by the INQUA Commissions: - Coastal and Marine Processes - Palaeoclimate - Humans and Biosphere - Stratigraphy and Chronology - Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History To view all the sessions visit http://www inqua2011 ch/INQUA/?a=programme&subnavi=sessions The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 November 2010 To submit an abstract, follow the instructions on http://www inqua2011. ...
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6th International Conference: Climate Change
27 Jun, 2011 - 30 Jun, 2011, University of Birmingham
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19th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst?: Protection of the Underground Karst
20 Jun, 2011 - 25 Jun, 2011, Postojna, Slovenia
The 19th International Karstological School “Classical Karst” will be held between June 20 and 25, 2011 It will be dedicated to the protection of the underground karst The importance of underground karst is manifold: it is a source of drinking water, a regulator of the flow regimes of river basins, the habitat of underground organisms, the bearer of information about past palaeogeographic/climatic development, one of the best sources of information about the early development of human beings, and, among other things, an important economic category (show caves) The aim of this Karstological School is to shed light on the issues of the multiple pressures on underground karst, set out the causes of these pressures and offer preventive and remedial solutions to them, propose alternatives to the frequently inappropriate management of underground karst, and at the same time raise awareness of the importance of underground natural heritage. ...
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Ice deposits in caves: formation, evolution and climate-environment assessment (at the EGU-2011)
03 Apr, 2011 - 08 Apr, 2011, Vienna, Austria
CR11 20: Ice deposits in caves: formation, evolution and climate-environment assessment Convener: Valter Maggi Co-Conveners: Aurel Persoiu, Christiane Grebe Ice cave deposits, located inside karstic systems, represent a new challenge for glaciologists, speleologists and (paleo-)climatologists and other related sciences The formation and evolution of ice in caves follows the forcing of the external environment, both as a source of water and snow, and the local climates which induces a specific cave climate, favorable for the accumulation and preservation of ice Located also at low altitudes, in areas where both alpine glaciers and ice caps are missing, perennial ice deposits in caves could be important archives of climatic and environmental information In Austria, Slovak Republic, Romania, Russia and other countries, these ice caves, as show caves, represent also an important economic resource for the local community. ...
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12th Multidisciplinary Conf. on Sinkholes And the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst
10 Jan, 2011 - 14 Jan, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
12th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes And the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst ?Integrating Science and Engineering to Solve Karst Problems?January 10-14, 2011 St Louis, Missouri, USA ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERSAbout the ConferenceThis highly successful interdisciplinary biennial conference series is the most important international meeting that concentrates on the practical application of karst science It serves as a means for geologists and geographers, who study how and where karst develops and how sinkholes form, to interact with engineers and planners, who apply this information to building and maintaining society?s infrastructure while protecting our environment Since the first meeting in 1984, the goal of these conferences is to share knowledge, experience, and case studies that emphasize scientific understanding of karst with practical technological applications Karst impacts groundwater and surface water resources, waste disposal and management, highways and other modes of transportation, structural foundations, utilities, and other infrastructure. ...
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Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst Conference
07 Jan, 2011 - 10 Jan, 2011, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst Conference welcomes all aspect of karst works in Asian Continent Participants who wish to present oral or poster papers are invited to submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words in digital form to the Secretariat at Participants who wish to present oral or poster papers are invited to submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words in digital form to the Secretariat at transkarst2011@geo ugm ac id with the subject title of ?Abstract?, by August 31, 2010. ...
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Int. Conf. "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences"
16 Nov, 2010 - 20 Nov, 2010, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia,
The International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences" will be held in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia in November 16-20 The conference is being organized by International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences", Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia by the Institute of Georgaphy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Geographic Society, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Russian Society of Spelestological Researches, Naberezhnye Chelny Pedagogical Institute, under the patronage of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis After scientific sessions, two days excursion will be organized The participants will visit the capital ? Kazan and speleological and spelestological objects of Tatarstan: Sarmanovsky and Aktashsky copper mines (XVIII cent ); gypsum caves; Kamsko-Ustyinsky gypsum mine ? one of the largest in Europe The topics of the Conference are: 1. ...
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Applied Geography in Theory and Practice
05 Nov, 2010 - 06 Nov, 2010, Zagreb, Croatia
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Karst session at the GSA Annual Meeting: Filling the Hole: Sediments in caves and karst
30 Oct, 2010 - 03 Nov, 2010, Denver, Colorado, USA
One of the karst-related topical sessions within the program of the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Denver will be: Topical Session T118: "Filling the Hole: Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology of Caves and Karst? Conveners: Ira Sasowsky Roy Plotnick THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is 10 August 2010 This session will include talks on the sediments and fossils preserved in karst environments Modern karst processes and deposits as well ancient deposits and processes are suitable The focus is on clastic deposits, but studies of chemical deposits which fit the overall theme of infill records or mechanisms are welcomed We seek contributions that examine both specific locations as well as general processes Karst terrains, both ancient and modern, are erosional landscapes in which large portions of the rock mass are removed. ...
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6th ISCA CONGRESS
18 Oct, 2010 - 23 Oct, 2010, Slovakia, Liptovsky Mikulas
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CHESHMEH BAD Cave Morphology
26 Jun, 2010 - 27 Jun, 2010, Iran - guilan
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18th International Karst School "Dinaric Karst"
14 Jun, 2010 - 20 Jun, 2010, Postojna, Slovenia
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Karst Field Studies Program
08 Jun, 2010 - 22 Jun, 2008, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
Karst Field Studies ? June 2008   The Center for Cave and Karst Studies (Western Kentucky University), in cooperation with Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning are offering a series of week-long field classes in June 2008, focusing on cave and karst science, and caving Though some of the classes do require previous subject knowledge, others are designed for individuals who are purely interested in caves and caving The classes cover topics such as karst geology and geomorphology (landscapes), speleology, history of exploration in the Mammoth Cave System, karst hydrology in urban areas, cave survey/cartography and GIS, cave photography, and cave and karst resources management Most of the classes will take place in Mammoth Cave National Park, though karst hydrology will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Cave and Karst Resource Management will be at Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California. ...
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4th International Workshop on Ice Caves
05 Jun, 2010 - 11 Jun, 2010, Obertraun, Austria
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Pseudokarst ? scientific problems, research and protection
12 May, 2010 - 16 May, 2010, Saupsdorf, Elbe Sandstone Mts., Germany
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Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst Areas Session at EGU 2010
02 May, 2010 - 07 May, 2010, Vienna, Austria
The session ?Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst Areas? is included in the Natural Hazards Program (no NH8 2) and in the Geomorphology Program (no GM8 8) of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), to be held in Vienna (Austria) from May 02 to 07, 2010 The Abstract Deadline is January 18, 2010, and abstracts should be submitted through the EGU website athttp://meetings copernicus org/egu2010/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract html Info on the Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst Areas session is at:http://meetingorganizer copernicus org/EGU2010/session/2075 The website also contains detailed information about the meeting More information in http://www copernicus org/EGU/ http://www copernicus org/EGU/ The organizers have the intention to prepare a special issue on karst geomorphology and hazards in one of the major peer reviewed geomorphological or speleological journals, selecting around 20 of the most representative papers presented during the sessions. ...
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IV International Symposium on Karst
27 Apr, 2010 - 30 Apr, 2010, Malaga, Spain
The 4th International Symposium on Karst will be organized by researchers from the Centre of Hydrogeology at the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA) and the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), in the framework of their "Advanced Hydrogeological Studies" partnership The following themes are to be addressed in the framework of this Symposium: - Water and karst: karst hydrogeology, water in the unsaturated zone, investigation and protection of water resources in karst - Karst and natural heritage: karst landscape, karst ecosystems, importance of groundwater in the environment - Engineering Geology and karst aquifers: large structures (tunnels, dams), storage of CO2 and others - Relationship between humans and karst: tourism and karst, caves frequented by tourists, environmental impacts and associated risks in karst Deadline for receipt of abstracts 15 july 2009 Download the 1st Circular:http://network speleogenesis info/member/uploads/files/101/SGNDocs/Karst 2010 Malaga Spain. ...
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70th Congress_Cuban Speleological Society, VI_Congress of FEALC
08 Apr, 2010 - 08 Aug, 2010, Matanzas, CUBA
"Speleology and Society"   First Circular The Cuban Speleological Society (SEC, for its Spanish acronym), on the occasion of the commemoration of its 70th anniversary, calls all speleologist to participate in its 70th congress to be held in the city of Matanzas, Cuba, between August 4th to the 8th, 2010 In the framework of this event the VI Congress of the Speleological Federation of Latin America and the Caribbean (FEALC) will also be held With approximately 90% of its territory consisting of karstic areas, the Matanzas Province has major cave systems at the gates of the city, of which stand out ?for its speleothems, wildlife and management policies- the "Bellamar" and "Santa Catalina" cave systems, located on the north coast Both caves have been categorized as National Monuments. ...
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2010 AGU Fall Meeting Karst Hydrology Session
14 Dec, 2009 - 18 Dec, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA
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15th International Congress of Speleology
19 Jul, 2009 - 26 Jul, 2009, Kerville, Texas, USA
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International Conference "Hypogene Speleogenesis and Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins"
12 May, 2009 - 17 May, 2009, Chernivtsy, Ukraine
The Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Chernivtsy and Tavrichesky universities, Institute of Geological Sciences NASU (Ukraine), National Cave and Karst Research Institute (USA),KarstWaterInstitute(USA)and the Silesian University (Poland), are organizing the International Conference on "Hypogene Speleogenesis and Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins" The Conference will be held in May 2009 in Western Ukraine, an internationally recognized model region of hypogenic speleogenesis in gypsum Field excursions through karst areas of Bukovina, PridnestrovskajaPodolia and Pokutje between and after scientific sessions will offer a unique opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with a spectrum of evolutionary types of karst presented in the region and the world's largestgypsum maze caves Field trips will serve to illustrate scientific and practicalissues of hypogenic speleogenesis, karsthydrogeology of artesian basins and engineering geology of covered karst. ...
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Karst sessions at the EGU General Assembly
19 Apr, 2009 - 24 Apr, 2009, Vienna, Austria
This coming year there will be karst sessions at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly at Vienna from 19 to 24 April 2009 Abstract submission is open since a couple of weeks with a deadline of January 13th 2009 This year you will be able to choose one of the three following Karst geomorphology sessions:NH9 2/GM7 3 Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas Convener: M Parise Co-Conveners: J De Waele, F Gutierrez GM7 1/NH9 3 Surface and Subsurface Karst Geomorphology Convener: J De Waele Co-Conveners: M Filipponi, L Plan GM7 2/NH9 4 Karst systems: dynamics, evolution and paleoenvironmental recordings Convener: E Gilli Co-Convener: J De Waele HS3 2 Fissured and karstified aquifersConveners: F Gabrovsek, S Birk, T Graf, P Maloszewski For abstract submission please go to http://meetingorganizer copernicus org/EGU2009/sessionprogramme/GM#GM7 As always there is possibility to ask for financial support for young scientists and/or non-European scientists (especially from developing countries). ...
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9th Mexican Congress of Speleology
30 Jan, 2009 - 02 Feb, 2009, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
Grottos of USA anda round the world   On behalf of the Sociedad Espeleológica de Tabasco, in colaboration with the Union Mexicana de Asociaciones Espeleológicas(UMAE), and the Organizing Committee, we warmly invite you to take part in the 9th National Congress of Speleology to be held in Villahermosa in 2009, from january 30 to february 2 Although this is a national congress, we are inviting people from all the American continent to learn and share their experiences about caves So, feel free to tell your friends, teachers, geologist and every caver you know, to came and visit us Right now we have in our list cavers from USA, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico If you have any question about the Congress, please take a look at www umae org mx or contact me at robertoporter@hotmail com mx congresoumaetabasco@hotmail com And I ll answer as soon as posible. ...
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Hypogenic karst: A topical session T146 at GSA-2008 conference
05 Oct, 2008 - 09 Oct, 2008, Houston, Texas, US
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute and the Edwards AquiferAuthority are co-sponsoring a topical session on hypogenic karst processesat this year's GSA conference in Houston, TX (see attached) We are invitingyou to consider submitting a volunteered abstract on any of the results of your research that might be pertinent to this topic This session isnumber T146, and will involve oral presentations Drs AlexanderKlimchouk, Calvin Alexander, and Kevin Stafford will be our three invited speakers The electronic abstract submission form is now available athttp://gsa confex com/gsa/2008AM/index epl The abstract deadline is 3 June 2008 Lewis Land, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resourcesand the National Cave and Karst Research InstituteHYPOGENIC KARST: SHEDDING LIGHT ON ONCE POORLYUNDERSTOOD HYDROLOGIC AND MORPHOLOGIC FEATURES Most karst research focuses on epigenic karst, formed by descendinggroundwater. ...
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11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and Karst
22 Sep, 2008 - 24 Sep, 2008, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.A.
11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst? (see original info at http://email asce org/conferences/BlastOct17 html) Call For PapersDeadline Extended to November 28, 2007 Submit your Abstracts by November 28, 2007! Be a part of the most important international conference on the practical impacts of karst terrain Share experiences with professionals from around the world The complex hazards of karst terrain affect foundations, utilities, highways, and transportation facilities, and present contamination hazards to ground and surface water resources Since 1984, geologists, geotechnical and environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, geographers, government officials, and a wide variety of professionals working in areas of karst terrain have gathered at the Multidisciplinary Conferences on Sinkholes and the Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst? to learn from each other If you ever work in karst terrain, you will benefit from attending this conference. ...
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11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst
22 Sep, 2008 - 26 Sep, 2008, Talahassee, Florida, USA
http://email asce org/conferences/BlastOct17 html October 17, 2007 Call For PapersDeadline Extended to November 28, 200711th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst?Submit your Abstracts by November 28, 2007!Be a part of the most important international conference on the practical impacts of karst terrain Share experiences with professionals from around the world The complex hazards of karst terrain affect foundations, utilities, highways, and transportation facilities, and present contamination hazards to ground and surface water resources Since 1984, geologists, geotechnical and environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, geographers, government officials, and a wide variety of professionals working in areas of karst terrain have gathered at the Multidisciplinary Conferences on Sinkholes and the Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst? to learn from each other If you ever work in karst terrain, you will benefit from attending this conference The 11th edition of these multidisciplinary karst conferences is now accepting abstracts. ...
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19th International Symposium of Subterranean Biology
21 Sep, 2008 - 26 Oct, 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia
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ALCADI 2008 Internat. Symposium on Speleo-History in the Alpine, Carpathian and Dinaridic Region
15 Sep, 2008 - 17 Sep, 2008, Baden, Austria
International Symposion on Speleo-History in the Alpine, Carpathian and Dinaridic Regions15 th to 17th september 2008 in region of Baden, Lower Austria First Circular The Symposion will be held in the Thermal-Region of Lower Austria from September 15th to September 17th The programm includes the presentation of papers and posters, special discussions and excursions Excursions will be made to speleohistoric objects in the region and to related archives in Vienna Also a postsymposion excursion will be prepared ALCADI 2008 is held directly after the annual meeting of the Austrian Speleological Association (Verband ?sterreichischer H?hlenforscher) in Baden, Lower Austria So its possible to take part on the meetings excursions as initial contact to the region Topics for the symposium are contributions that are related to the ALCADI-region about the development of cave science, the acceptance of caves in public, their cultural appreciation (tourism, art). ...
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13th International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology
01 Sep, 2008 - 05 Sep, 2008, Jeju City, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea
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VERCORS 2008
23 Aug, 2008 - 30 Sep, 2007, Lans-en-Vercors, Isere, France
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Karst sessions at the 33rd International Geological Congress
06 Aug, 2008 - 14 Aug, 2008, Oslo, Norway
There will be two karst sessions at the International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway in August 2008: Session HYH-09 "International perspectives on karst aquifers and water resources" Convenors: Chris Groves, Yuan Daoxian, Bartolome Andreo-Navarro, Heather Viles (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP 513) This symposium is sponsored by the UNESCO/IUGS International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 513: Global Study of Karst Aquifers and Water Resources While it has been estimated that over one billion people rely on karst aquifers for water supply, these systems often present serious challenges with regard to both water quantity and quality, even in places of relatively abundant rainfall In many countries with serious karst-related water supply issues, there are also limited resources with which to solve these problems The purpose of this Symposium is to share perspectives on karst-related water supply issues, and their solutions, from a variety of international perspectives Further information about IGCP 513 can be found at http://hoffman. ...
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Libya Karst Project
17 Jun, 2008 - 01 Jul, 2008, Libya
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Climate Change: The Karst Records (KR5)
02 Jun, 2008 - 05 Jun, 2008, Chongqing, China
The Organizing Committee of KR5 is pleased to invite you to attend the 5th international conference of Climate Change: The Karst Records (KR5), which will be held in Southwest University (SWU), Chongqing, China from 2nd to 5th of June, 2008 After the successful KR meetings in Bergen (1996), Krakow (2000), Montpellier (2003), and Baile Herculane(2006), we would like to bring together again colleagues from all over the world sharing an interest in using cave deposits for paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstructions All presentations dealing with speleothem records (chronology, geochemistry, isotopic, paleomagnetic, petrographic, etc ) as well as other cave deposits (detrital, archaeologic, palaeontologic) relevant for climate history, evolution of karst regions and cave systems, as well as present-day cave conditions monitoring in relation with climate are welcomed We also welcome presentations on studies of theoretical approaches and models relevant for cave deposits (e g speleothem growth models, accumulation rates of cave sediments, etc. ...
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3rd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-III)
12 May, 2008 - 17 May, 2008, Kungur, Russia
3rd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-III) Kungur Ice Cave, Perm Region, Russia May 12 - 17, 2008 http://users unimi it/icecaves/IWIC-IIIFirst Circular June 10, 2007 Dear Colleagues! As decided in 2006 during IWIC-II in Slovakia, we are glad to invite you to the third edition of International Workshop on Ice Caves in Russia IWIC-III will focus on anthropogenic influence on ice caves, changing of microclimate of such caves, saving and protection of ice caves The day following to the contributions oral and poster presentation sessions there will be some field excursions: to the Kungur Ice Cave - one of the oldest show caves with perennial ice in the world, and we are organizing excursions to some caves with ice deposits in Perm region and salt mines, which are situated at north of our region. ...
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Appalachian Karst Symposium (2nd)
07 May, 2008 - 10 May, 2008, Johnson City, TN
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5 Congresso Nacional de Espeleologia
06 Dec, 2007 - 09 Dec, 2007, Alcanena, Portugal
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alpine underground 2007
09 Nov, 2007 - 11 Nov, 2007, Ramsau near Berchtesgaden (Germany)
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International Symposium on Coastal Aquifers (TIAC-SIACODE)
16 Oct, 2007 - 19 Oct, 2007, Almeria, Spain
TECHNOLOGY OF SEAWATER INTRUSION INTO COASTAL AQUIFERS (TIAC 07) Themes Difficulties of tapping coastal aquifers Systems for monitoring and control Case studies INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIOM ON COASTAL AQUIFERS AND DESALINATION PLANTS (SIACODE?07) Themes Recharge of coastal aquifers Hydrogeochemical and isotope studies Methods of exploration and study of coastal aquifers Marine intrusion and its characterization Marine intrusion throughout the world With this meeting, the CLUB DEL AGUA SUBTERRNEA (Subaqua Club) is promoting two events of outstanding importance to the world of Hydrogeology: the third TIAC, and the second Conference on Coastal Aquifers and Desalination Plants, this time at the level of an International Symposium The international meeting TECHNOLOGY OF SEAWATER INTRUSION INTO COASTAL AQUIFERS (TIAC 07) is one that is already well-established, this being the third edition The first meeting was in Almucar (Granada, Spain), in 1982, and the second in Alicante (Spain), in 2002. ...
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6th Symposium on karst protection
29 Sep, 2007 - 30 Sep, 2007, Belgrade, Serbia
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II Curso de Verão (CISED) - A Água: Recurso para o futuro no Maciço de Sicó
21 Sep, 2007 - 22 Sep, 2007, Penela (Portugal)
Na sequência do I Curso de Verão organizado pelo CISED e pelo Município de Penela, pretende-se dar continuidade a este evento, discutindo, neste II Curso, a importância da água, enquanto um dos principais recursos do Maciço de Sicó   Nas entranhas do Maciço, as águas responsáveis pela escultura da pedra, à superfície, e pela génese das suas belas e enigmáticas cavidades subterrâneas, são hoje um recurso imprescindível para o desenvolvimento regional e local, mas são, também, extremamente vulneráveis aos diferentes tipos de poluição que afectam os Maciços Calcários  Com o objectivo de discutir os modos de circulação da água no carso, a sua importância social e cultural, bem como as diferentes vulnerabilidades a que está sujeita, convidam-se todos os interessados a participar neste Curso de Verão. ...
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International Conference On Granite Caves
18 Sep, 2007 - 21 Sep, 2007, A Corua Santiago Vigo (Galicia, Spain)
Granite caves and related speleogenesis A Corua Santiago Vigo (Galicia, Spain), 18-21th September 2007 ORGANISERS Commission for Pseudokarst at the International Union of SpeleologyUniversity Institute of Geology of the University of Corua (Spain)Speleological Association Clube Espeleolxico Maxo FirstCircular 28 07 2006 Rev 5 1 PLACE, DATE AND THEME The International Conference on Granite Caves will be held from September 19 to 21, 2007, at the Institute of Geology of the University of Corua, Galicia, Spain The theme will be Granite caves and related speleogenesis: Granite caves Technical speleology on granite caves Genesis and classification of granite caves Mapping on granite caves Biospeleology on granite caves Archaeology: Men and caves Speleothemes Opal speleothemes Pigotite and organic speleothemes llophane speleothemes Caves in related lithologies or : Caves in sandstone Caves in quartzite Caves in quartz Marine erosion caves Volcanic tubes Caves in other planets (Mars, . ...
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International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst2007)
13 Aug, 2007 - 19 Aug, 2007, Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA
First Announcement: The International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst2007), August 13-19, 2007 at Western Kentucky University, USA The International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst2007) will be held August 13-19, 2007 at Western Kentucky University   Sponsored by Western Kentucky University, the Patel Center for Global Solutions, the Karst Waters Institute, and the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, and hosted by the WKU Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, this conference is a joint meeting of the four major international karst research groups: 1) the UNESCO International Geoscience Program (IGCP) Project 513: Global Study of Karst Aquifers and Water Resources; 2) The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Karst Commission; 3) the International Geographical Union (IGU) Karst Commission, and 4) the Union Internationale de Splologie Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis. ...
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15th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst?: Management of transboundary karst aquifer
18 Jun, 2007 - 22 Jun, 2007, Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia
You are cordially invited to 15th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst? organised by the Karst Research Institute at ZRC SAZU Karstological School will be held between June 18 to June 22, 2007 in Postojna, Slovenia, In the past schools we thoroughly recognised some aspects and peculiarities of karst and karst features, and during the last one the emphasis was on the question how to preserve a brittle balance between natural resources on karst and human interventions This year the main topic will be management of karst water resources with a special emphasis on aquifers shared between different countries or administrative authorities Registration fee is 80 EUR Regular undergraduate students are free to attend, if they submit the school confirmation The school is included into EU Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses, and school participants can obtain a grant which covers travel and living expenses, and registration fee. ...
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AGU Sp. Session: PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS FROM CAVE SEDIMENTS
22 May, 2007 - 26 May, 2007, Acapulco, Mexico
 AGU 2007 JOINT ASSEMBLY - Acapulco, Mexico May 22-25SPECIAL SESSIONPALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS FROM CAVE SEDIMENTS (PP07)We would like to invite you participate in a special Union Session on Paleoenvironmental Records from Cave Deposits for the 2007 AGU (American Geophysical Union) Joint Assembly to be held in Acapulco, Mexico This session will focus on cave sediments as archives of continental paleoclimatic information at local, regional and global scales Of particular interest are those records from tropical areas where temporal variations of monsoonal activity can be recorded, providing essential information on the role of the tropics within the global climatic system Contributions presenting paleoclimate records from geochemical, paleoecological, and physical proxies in speleothems as well as other cave sediments are sought * Please feel free to circulate this to other potential participants that you might know. ...
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11th International Cave Rescue Conference of Cave Rescue Commission of the International Union of Sp
15 May, 2007 - 18 May, 2007, Aggtelek-Jsvafő - Hungary
http://www caverescue hu/konferencia_gb/conference html   We have decided the 11th Conference during the Congress UIS held in Greece in August 2005 We know that they were many and different trainings about the rescue in all the countries and conti-nents An inquiry is organised during this year 2006 to know the organization of cave rescue in the world We have to study the administrative aspects of cave rescue : it's the objective during this 11th Conference The cave rescue teams are not known in several countries, so we are planning to discuss it how can we organize and do a rescue operation, if it is needed Besides them we are planning that how the countries deal with insurance, with responsibility, with finance and security? This conference will bring answers and projects for cavers. ...
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Workshop "Future Directions in Karst Research"
03 May, 2007 - 05 May, 2007, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Workshop Description We would like to invite you to a workshop on ?Future Directions in Karst Research? to be held in San Antonio, Texas from May 3 through 5, 2007 Registration details are available through http://www clas ufl edu/users/jmartin/website/Karst_Workshop html and registration forms (PDF) can be downloaded from this website There will be no registration fee for the meeting, but a reservation fee of $50 is required which will be refunded following participation in and while at the workshop The workshop goals are designed to bring together biologists, biogeochemists, microbial ecologists, hydrogeologists, and geomorphologists and others who have an interest in advancing all aspects of karst science The workshop will in part assess the current state of knowledge, but its primary function will be to identify gaps in that knowledge, which will be described in the workshop report. ...
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European Geosciences Union General Assembly
15 Apr, 2007 - 20 Apr, 2007, Vienna
Dear colleagues,I am glad to announce that  for the first time there will be a session on karst geomorphology "GM7 Surface and Subsurface Karst Geomorphology " at the EGU General Assembly 2007 to be held in Vienna (15-20 April 2007) This session is co-sponsored by the Commission of Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis of the Union International de Splologie and the Karst Commission of the International Geological Union Since several years there has been (and there still is) a karst session in the Natural Hazards program (NH 8 03) "Natural and Antropogenic Hazards in karst areas" that has had an enormous success last year with over 40 papers presented and a total of three oral slots (18 oral presentations) This year karst scientists are given the opportunity to present papers to both sessions. ...
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GA EGU Session NH8.03 "NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC HAZARDS IN KARST AREAS"
15 Apr, 2007 - 20 Apr, 2007, Vienna, Austria
Dear colleague,You are invited to submit one or more abstract(s) to the session "NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC HAZARDS IN KARST AREAS" The session (no NH8 03) is included in the Natural Hazards Program of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), to be held in Vienna (Austria) from April 15 to 20, 2007 I am organizing the session along with Jo De Waele (university of Bologna) and Francisco Gutierrez (University of Zaragoza) More information, and a short description of the session, may be found athttp://www cosis net/members/meetings/sessions/information php?p_id=247&s_id=4433or you can contact me at this e-mail address for further information The Abstract Deadline is January 15, 2007, and abstracts should be submitted through the EGU website at<http://meetings copernicus org/egu2007/how_to_submit_an_abstract html>http://meetings copernicus org/egu2007/how_to_submit_an_abstract. ...
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"Karst and Cryokarst" - 25th Speleological School and 8th Symposium GLACKIPR
19 Mar, 2007 - 26 Mar, 2007, Sosniwec-Wrocław (Poland)
The 25th Speleological School and the 8th Symposium GLACKIPR will be a joint meeting of UIS and IGU Commissions Aims and topics  The Speleological School ? an international meeting established few years after discovery of the Niedźwiedzia (Bear) Cave in Kletno has been traditional talking stop for karst and cave scientists A 30 year long history and 24 editions of the Speleological School are inextricably linked with the name of its founder and scientific director - Professor Marian Pulina The 25th Speleological School is dedicated to Professor Marian Pulina and Professor Teresa Wiszniowska (the paleozologist from University of Wrocław) both our late and much lamented mentors and friends   From the beginning, the School was international and multidisciplinary It brought together classical karst and cave studies and exploration of glacier caves. ...
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Symposium on Time in Karst
14 Mar, 2007 - 18 Mar, 2007, Postojna, Slovenia
You are cordially invited to a symposium on Time in Karst to be held in Postojna, Slovenia, March 14 to March 18, 2007 The meeting will be held at the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU in Postojna, and participants may stay at the nearby Hotel Jama and Hotel Sport The idea of the symposium is simple one: to examine what we know and what we can infer about the ages of caves, of karst landscapes, and of the organisms that inhabit them This work is often scattered in the literature of different disciplines, and we think that there is much to be gained by bringing together leading researchers who work on time processes in karst The symposium will have two parts The first part will be presentations by invited speakers. ...
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4th Intern. Conference on Hydrogeology, Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ground Water in Karst
27 Feb, 2007 - 28 Feb, 2007, Safety Harbor, Florida, USA
NGWA is conducting the fourth international meeting on ground water in karst terrains in Florida, which is home to many spectacular springs and karst features Most of the region relies on water from karst limestone in the vast Floridan Aquifer The conference will be an international consortium of engineers, scientists, regulators, researchers, and students gathering to understand the science and management of ground water in karst terrains The conference will feature an industry display area, platform and poster sessions, workshops, a banquet, and a field trip   More details on the conference, on-line submission of abstracts and registration forms can be found at the following web site:   http://www ngwa org/e/conf/0702275018 cfm   Call for papers The deadline for abstract submissions is May 30, 2006 (If accepted, the full paper will be due December 1, 2006 ). ...
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The 8th Conference on Limestone Hydrogeology
21 Sep, 2006 - 23 Sep, 2006, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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8th Conference on Limestone Hydrogeology
21 Sep, 2006 - 23 Sep, 2006, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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14th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst?: Sustainable management of natural and env
27 Jun, 2006 - 02 Jul, 2006, Postojna, Slovenia
As in the years before 14th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst?willbe organised by the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU As in the past schools we thoroughly recognised some aspects and peculiarities of karst and karst features, in this year we will look for the answer to question how to preserve a brittle balance between natural resources on karst and human interventions The attention of this year school will be especially devoted to possible modes of sustainable management of karst underground and surface resources, possibilities of sustainable tourism on karst and water resources management, suitable construction of transport and residential infrastructure Selected papers will be afterwards published in Acta Carsologica The school is included into EU Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses School participants can obtain a grant which covers travelling and accommodation expenses, and registration fee For conditions, forms and other information please visit www zrc-sazu. ...
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Climate Change: the Karst Record 4th Conference
26 May, 2006 - 29 May, 2006, Baile Herculane, Romania
The 4th International Conference "Climate Change: the Karst Record" will be held in May 2006 in Romania as a special edition of the "Theoretical and Applied Karstology" Symposium All presentations dealing with speleothem records (chronology, geochemistry, isotopic, paleomagnetic, petrographic, etc ) as well as other cave deposits (detrital, archaeologic, palaeontologic) relevant for climate history, evolution of karst regions and cave systems, as well as present-day cave conditions monitoring in relation with climate are welcomed We also welcome theoretical approaches and models relevant for cave deposits interpretation (e g speleothem growth models, accumulation rates of cave sediments, etc ) Presentations dealing with issues other than those of KR IV are also welcomed and will be grouped into a separate, ?general session? of ?Theoretical and Applied Karstology? Symposium Please visit conference's website at http://www karst roto find out more details, download the first circular or register online. ...
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"Climate Change: the Karst Record", the IV International Symposium
26 May, 2006 - 29 May, 2006, Baile-Herculaine, Romania
AIMS AND SCOPE The ?Theoretical and Applied Karstology? (TAK) International Symposium has a long tradition in gathering scientists from all fields related to the science of karst and caves, ranging from theoretical ones (such as karst geology, caves mineralogy, physics and chemistry of karst processes, geomorphology) to applicative studies (hydrogeology, show-caves management, sustainable development in karst regions, etc) In 2006, the XIXth edition of this symposium will be dedicated to the IVth International Conference ?Climate Change: the Karst Record? (KR IV) After the successful KR meetings in Bergen (1996), Krakow (2000) and Montpellier (2003), we would like to bring together again colleagues from all over the world sharing an interest in using cave deposits for paleoclimate reconstructions All presentations dealing with speleothem records (chronology, geochemistry, isotopic, paleomagnetic, petrographic, etc. ...
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2nd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-II)
08 May, 2006 - 12 May, 2006, Demnovsk dolina, Slovak Republic
Dear Colleague,we are pleased to send you the Second Circular of the 2nd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-II) in Slovakia The first IWIC-I was organized in Romania two years ago Participants from many countries were fascinated by admirable natural phenomena of Scarisoara Ice Cave This series of international workshops is oriented to complex scientific research and protection of caves with permanent ice and snow deposits A lot of new studies from many countries on these caves with remarkable climatic, glaciological and other subterranean environmental features will be presented during IWIC-II We are preparing also two round tables for more detailed discussions related to selected problems on ice cave climatology, glaciology and other topical issues The programme of IWIC-II contains also three full day field trips. ...
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EGU General Assembly Session NH8.01 ?Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Karst Areas?
02 Apr, 2006 - 07 Apr, 2006, Vienna, Austria
The session ?Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Karst Areas? (no NH8 01) is included in the Natural Hazards Program of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), to be held in Vienna (Austria) from April 02 to 07, 2006 The session is organized by Mario Parise (CNR-IRPI, Bari), Jo De Waele (University of Cagliari), John Gunn (Limestone Research Group at the University of Huddersfield) and Francisco Gutierrez (University of Zaragoza) More information, and a short description of the session, may be found at http://www cosis net/members/meetings/sessions/information php?p_id=189&s_id=2979The Abstract Deadline is January 13, 2006, and abstracts should be submitted through the EGU website athttp://meetings copernicus org/egu2006/how_to_submit_an_abstract htmlThe website also contains detailed information about the meeting More information in http://www copernicus org/EGU/. ...
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17th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium
31 Oct, 2005 - 04 Nov, 2005, Albany, New York, USA
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Conference and Field Seminars on Water Resources and Environmental Problems in Karst
14 Sep, 2005 - 19 Sep, 2005, Belgrade-Kotor, Yugoslavia
First part of the conference will be held in Belgrade, at SANU ? Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts from 14 ? 15 September 2005 Second part of the conference and field seminars will be in Kotor ? Montenegro Lectures, oral and poster presentations will be in hotel FJORD ? Kotor from 16 ? 19 September 2005 For details and registration visit www cvijic-karst2005 org yu MAIN TOPICS1 Hydrogeology and multidisciplinary research of karst;2 Management and sustainable use of karstic water resources;3 Vulnerability of karst environment and ecological problems;4 Impact of man-made structures on karst eco-system;5 Geo- and bio-diversities and their protection in karst;6 Legal aspects of environmental impact in karst;7 Environmental education;MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEEAnyone working in the area of karst water resources and karst geomorphology recognizes the name of Jovan Cvijic His book Das Karstphanmen (Wien, 1893) was a milestone in karstology This book, titled "Karst", was published in Belgrade in 1895. ...
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The 6th Int. Conference on Geomorphology: Evaporite-Karst Program
07 Sep, 2005 - 11 Sep, 2005, Zaragoza, Spain
Posted on January 12, 2005EVAPORITE KARST (EK)special session of the Sixth International Conference on Geomorphology To be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on September 7-11, 2005 Abstracts on any topic related to karst in evaporite rocks and sediments will be welcome (geomorphology, geology, hydrogeology, speleogenesis, minerals, paleokarst, dissolution subsidence, environmental problems, etc ) Many excellent 1- to 5-day-long field trips are offered before, during, and after the conference Some of them are focused on EK processes and problems Researchers from 12 countries have already submitted the preliminary registration form and a proposal to contribute a paper or poster to the EK session The Second Circular is now available at: http://wzar unizar es/actos/SEG Please download Forms A and B, and send them to the travel agency Instructions for the submission of abstracts are included on pages 1719 in the Second Circular The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2005. ...
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IMPORTANT! 14th International Congress of Speleology (UIS)
21 Aug, 2005 - 28 Aug, 2005, Athens, Greece
Best Wishes for the New Year 2005Dear Speleo Friends around the world,As the international Speleo Congress Year has just started, the 14thInternational Congress of Speleology Organizing Committee sends you the warmest (12-15oC degrees ? Greek speleo temperature) for the New Year and hope it is a year with health, peace, calmness from natural disasters, and happiness We would like to bring to your attention that in the last couple of weeks substantial updates were incorporated in the Congress web page (www 14ics-athens2005 gr) and we invite you to look at the details Most important, there are revisions in the Schedule of dates, including the ?early bird? registration deadline postponed to 31stJanuary 2005 On-line Congress Registration now has been expanded to include credit card payment of registration fees, details for accommodation alternatives and the Accommodation Reservation Form, guidelines for authors of papers and an on-line abstract submission system, etc. ...
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Karst in Various Rocks
27 Jun, 2005 - 30 Jun, 2005, Postojna, Slovenia
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13th INTERNATIONAL KARSTOLOGICAL SCHOOL ?CLASSICAL KARST?
27 Jun, 2005 - 30 Jun, 2005, Postojna, Slovenia
13th International Karstological School "CLASSICAL KARST" - Karst in various rocksIn 2005 we shall meet at the 13th International Karstological School "CLASSICAL KARST" already The attention of the 13th Karstological School will be devoted to karst in various rocks Karst phenomena do not appear in limestone and dolomite only but are found in other rocks: gypsum, flysch, conglomerates, slope breccias, marble, chalk, salt By the chosen topic we wish to introduce the range and diversity of karst in the world We also expect discussion related to processes forming karst in various rocks We invite experts, young scientists, students, planners of life on karst and all persons attracted by karst to participate at this school Registration fee is 12 000 SIT (50 EUR) Students are free of registration fee, if they submit school-confirmation The official language is English Selected papers will be afterwards published in Acta Carsologica. ...
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Hydrogeology and Management of Karst Groundwater Resources (MANKARST)
20 Jun, 2005 - 24 Jun, 2004, Neuchtel, Switzerland
Groundwater from karst aquifers is among the most important resources for humanity, supplying about one quarter of all drinking water to the global population In Switzerland, many cities and regions, particularly in the Jura Mountains and Alps, depend on this resource However, karst aquifers are particularly vulnerable to contamination Contaminants can easily enter the subsurface and may be rapidly transported over large distances Consequently, karst groundwater has special protection needs The precondition for sustainable management of any karst groundwater resource is a sound understanding of the structure and function of the hydrogeological system This requires the combined application of adequate investigation methods and techniques. ...
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Hydrogeology and Management of Karst Groundwater Resources (MANKARST)
20 Jun, 2005 - 24 Jun, 2005, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Groundwater from karst aquifers is among the most important resources for humanity In Switzerland, many areas in the Jura and Alps depend on this resource However, karst aquifers are particularly vulnerable to contamination Contaminants can easily enter the subsurface and may be rapidly transported over large distances Consequently, karst groundwater has special protection needs The precondition for sustainable management of this resource is a sound understanding of the hydrogeological system This requires the combined application of adequate investigation methods and techniques Given these requirements, the CHYN has organised a course with the following three goals:   ·      Provision of a fundamental understanding of karst systems, their unique nature, importance and vulnerability while clarifying why they require special investigation methods. ...
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Tropical Cave Rescue Trainning
07 May, 2005 - 14 May, 2005, Costa Rica
CURSO INTERNACIONAL DE ESPELEO-RECATECOSTA RICA / 2005 Fecha: del 07 al 14 de Mayo 2005Instructor: MICP Bruce Hagen, del Belize Institute for Tropical and Wilderness Medicine & Search and Rescue (http://www remotemedicine net/ )Organiza: Grupo Espeleolgico Anthros, Costa RicaEste curso est diseado para espelelogos exploradores que normalmente realizan expediciones en pequeos grupos y deben tener las habilidades necesarias para organizar, participar y dirigir un rescate en una caverna en zonas de difcil acceso y con recursos limitados El curso se ha adaptado a la realidad de las exploraciones en Centroamrica, realizando constantes prcticas de rescate en mltiples escenario: ros, selva, cavernas verticales y horizontales Se capacita a espelelogos para dirigir y coordinar rescates con grupos pequeos y tambin numerosos. ...
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Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas
24 Apr, 2005 - 29 Apr, 2005, Vienna, Austria
The session (no NH8 02) is included in the Natural Hazards Program of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), to be held in Vienna (Austria) from April 24 to 29, 2005 I am organizing the session along with John Gunn of the Limestone Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, and Alexander Klimchouk of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine The Abstract Deadline is January 21, 2005, and abstracts should be submitted through the EGU website at http://www copernicus org/EGU/ga/egu05/abstract_submission htm The website also contains detailed information about the meeting More information in http://www copernicus org/EGU/ It is our intention to publish a selection of the session papers in a special issue of an international, peer reviewed journal At the meeting in Vienna we will discuss about this possibility with all of the attendants. ...
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Hydrology Sessions at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting
24 Apr, 2005 - 29 Apr, 2005, Vienna, Austria
Dear colleagues, The largest hydrology event in Europe is the annual meeting of the European Geosciences Union which will take place in Vienna during 24-29 April, 2005 There are a total of 44 Hydrology Sessions plus a number of relevant sessions from related divisions This is to alert you that the deadline for submitting abstracts is approaching rapidly - JANUARY 21 Please submit your abstract at http://www copernicus org/EGU/ga/egu05/index htm Below is a summary of all the hydrology sessions Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to such an exiting programme Please also check out our hydrology journal "Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)" at http://www copernicus org/EGU/hess/hess html which now is an open access journal! A successful New Year to all of you and I'm looking forward to seeing you in Vienna. ...
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Hydrogeology of fissured and karstic aquifers, Session HS30 at the EGU 2005 Assembly
24 Apr, 2005 - 29 Apr, 2005, Vienna, Austria
Dear colleague,We would like to invite you to attend and contribute to the session:HS30, Hydrogeology of fissured and karstic aquifers, which is part of the 2005 Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) held in Vienna, Austria,April 24-29th, 2005 The Abstract Deadline is January 21st, 2005, and abstracts should be submitted through the EGU website at: http://www copernicus org/EGU/ga/egu05/abstract_submission htmGeneral information about the meeting is available at: http://www copernicus org/EGU/ga/egu05/Event information "HS30, Hydrogeology of fissured and karstic aquifers":Fissured and karstic rocks host some of the most prolific aquifers About one quarter of the world's population is largely or entirely dependent on karst groundwater Unfortunately, these important groundwater resources are highly vulnerable to contamination due to the rapid transport of pollutants in solution conduits. ...
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24th SPELEOLOGICAL SCHOOL
05 Feb, 2005 - 12 Feb, 2005, Macocha, Moravia, Czech Republic
24th SPELEOLOGICAL SCHOOL Macocha, February 05-12, 2005 Laboratory of Research and Documentation of Karst Environment, Department of Geomorphology, University of Silesia (Poland)and the Management of CHKO Moravian Karst invite to participate in 24th edition of winter multidisciplinary and international meetings on speleology and karst during Speleological School We invite karst experts, young researchers and students to contribute and discuss theory of karst and contemporary results of their researches School will be held in days of February 5th to 12th, 2005 in Macocha Cottage on the Moravian Karst area Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union traditionally supports the winter Speleological School This year sessionas as the previous one will be of small audience character Because of the accommodation conditions of Macocha Cottage and the possibilities of field sessions, the amount of participants is limited. ...
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New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry
07 Nov, 2004 - 10 Nov, 2004, USA, 2004 GCA Meeting
Announcement & call for abstracts New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry A Topical Session to be held at the 2004 National Meeting of the Geological Society of America (November 7-10) Topical Session #28 Sponsored by the Karst Waters Institute, the GSA Hydrogeology Division, and the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Description: In the ten years since the Karst Waters Institute-sponsored conference, "Breakthroughs in karst geomicrobiology & redox geochemistry" there has been considerable progress in understanding microbial systems, geochemical processes, and the interactions between them in cave and karst settings We welcome contributions that highlight these major achievements and latest advances, and we encourage interdisciplinary participation from related hydrogeologic and biogeochemical settings There will be both ORAL and POSTER sessions Session Rationale: In 1994 the Karst Waters Institute sponsored the symposium "Breakthroughs in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry" in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...
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New and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Dating Cave Deposits
07 Nov, 2004 - 10 Nov, 2004, USA
New and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Dating Cave Deposits A Topical Session to be held at the 2004 National Meeting of the Geological Society of America (November 7-10) Topical Session #30 Sponsored by the Karst Waters Institute, and the GSA Archaeological Geology Division Conveners: Donald A McFarlane (Claremont Colleges, California) and Joyce Lundberg (Carleton University, Canada) Resolving the ages of autochthonous and allochthonous deposits in caves is pivotal to a wide spectrum of research including archaeology, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and geomorphology Although enormous advances have been made over the past 40 years, many challenges remain This Session aims to bring together researchers at the forefront of relevant technological and methodological advances, and those who are experimenting with, or successfully integrating multiple and/or innovative techniques to resolve long and complex speleological records The session will begin with a historical overview and summary of challenges and future directions by Professor Derek Ford. ...
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New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry
07 Nov, 2004 - 10 Nov, 2004, USA
New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry A Topical Session to be held at the 2004 National Meeting of the Geological Society of America (November 7-10) Topical Session #28 Sponsored by the Karst Waters Institute, the GSA Hydrogeology Division, and the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Description: In the ten years since the Karst Waters Institute-sponsored conference, "Breakthroughs in karst geomicrobiology & redox geochemistry" there has been considerable progress in understanding microbial systems, geochemical processes, and the interactions between them in cave and karst settings We welcome contributions that highlight these major achievements and latest advances, and we encourage interdisciplinary participation from related hydrogeologic and biogeochemical settings There will be both ORAL and POSTER sessions Session Rationale: In 1994 the Karst Waters Institute sponsored the symposium "Breakthroughs in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry" in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...
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Forum on Karst and World Heritage in Europe
03 Nov, 2004 - 07 Nov, 2004, Postojna, Slovenia
In Europe, there are several karst terrains, karst features and karst phenomena listed in the World Heritage But there is, out of the list, a lot of karst and sometimes there is even a discrepancy between the proposals for the inscription and the important phenomena, which are not meant to be inscribed on the list The main aim of the workshop is to review the values and conservation status of karst areas in Europe with special reference to World Heritage and to identify priority areas for a higher level of conservation action This can be fulfilled through the general discussion on World Natural Herita-ge, with special regard to Europe and to its karst terrains and karst phenomena, both surface and underground There will be presented case studies of selected existing World Heritage areas in Euro-pe. ...
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The International Transdisciplinary Conference on Development and Conservation of Karst areas
13 Sep, 2004 - 18 Sep, 2004, Hanoi, Vietnam
The International Transdisciplinary Conference on Development and Conservation of Karst areas: Hanoi, Vietnam, September 13-18, 2004 Rationale: The policies and practice of sustainable development often meet considerable difficulty in implementation due to the many interests at stake Political, social, cultural, environmental and economic considerations must all be met This is particularly the case in karst areas where communities are often poor Despite their magnificent scenery and cultural and natural diversity their development is defined primarly in economic terms, generally to the detriment of the karst environment The findings of two transdisciplinary research projects in karst areas in Vietnam confirm that sustainable development is not simply a question of controlling natural conditions and designing technical interventions The cultural context, social organization and learning processes of the socio-cultural systems and communities must be understood and taken into account The tensions between socio-economic development and conservation require integrated natural and social science approaches. ...
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Trans-KARST 2004: Second circular
13 Sep, 2004 - 18 Sep, 2004, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Trans-KARST 2004: International Transdisciplinary Conference on Development and Conservation of Karst Regions Rationale:The policies and practice of sustainable development often meet considerable difficulty in implementation due to the many interests at stake Political, social, cultural, environmental and economic considerations must all be met This is particularly the case in karst areas where communities are often poor Despite their magnificent scenery and cultural and natural diversity, their development is defined primarily in economic terms, generally to the detriment of the karst environment The findings of two transdisciplinary research projects in karst areas in Vietnam confirm that sustainable development is not simply a question of controlling natural conditions and designing technical interventions The cultural context, social organization and learning processes of the socio-cultural systems and communities must be understood and taken into account The tensions between socio-economic development and conservation require integrated natural and social science approaches. ...
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Earth System 2004 Symposium
08 Sep, 2004 - 10 Sep, 2004, Istanbul, Turkey
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The 32nd International Geological Congress: Session on "Groundwater in karst and in fractured rocks"
21 Aug, 2004 - 27 Aug, 2004, Florence, Italy
The 32nd International Geological Congress will take place in Florence, Italy on August 21-27 2004 There are two sessions on carbonates at the congress, World correlation on karst ecosystems, convened by G Messana and Yuan Daoxian, which is part of the IGCP 448 project, and Groundwater in karst and in fractured rocks, convened by P Lachassagne and S Worthington Abstracts are due before January 10 2004, and there will be both oral and poster presentations in these sessions Early registration is due before March 31 2004 There will also be three karst field trips "Sinkhole phenomena in the Lazio region" is a four day field trip before the congress "Karst and paleoenvironments in the Siena area" is a one day field trip during the congress "The type karst (NE Italy - SW Slovenia): geomorphology" is a five day field trip after the congress. ...
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The 30th International Geographic Congress
15 Aug, 2004 - 20 Aug, 2004, Glasgow, UK
The academic programme and registration details for the IGC-UK Glasgow 2004, the 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union, are available from mid-September 2003 The Congress programme incorporates the 2004 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), together with the involvement of a range of other bodies, and the joint international geomorphology conference, 'Geomorphology and Sustainability: Towards a Sustainable Future', organised by the British Geomorphology Research Group, the International Association of Geomorphologists and IGU Commission 'Geomorphology and sustainablity' Between the Opening Ceremony on Monday 15 August 2004 and the closing events on Friday 19 August, the 30th Congress programme provides a five-day 'feast and festival' of geography Excursions - within Glasgow and to other parts of Scotland, to Ireland, and even to Iceland - which will significantly enrich the Congress programme. ...
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Karst sessions for the 30th IGC
15 Aug, 2004 - 20 Aug, 2004, Glasgow, UK
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Carste 2004 - I Encontro Brasileiro de Estudos do Carste
27 Jul, 2004 - 31 Jul, 2004, Belo Horizonte/Minas Gerais/Brasil
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Workshop: Sea level variations and aquifer management
28 Jun, 2004 - 02 Jul, 2004, Cannes, France
6th International Water Symposium (June 28 July 2, 2004 Palais des festivals, Cannes, France) Organised by the UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management, Sustainable Development and Peace, established at the University Nice-Sophia Antipolis with support of the universities, cities and firms http://www symposium-h2o com/ Workshop: Sea level variations and aquifer management http://www symposium-h2o com/french/interface_fr/preprog/atelier_variations2 Direction : Eric GILLI (Universit Paris 8) e gilli@wanadoo fr - Philippe AUDRA (Universit de Nice) audra@unice fr Proceedings : accepted papers will be published in Geodinamica Acta (english only) The variations of the sea level during glaciations or related to the Messinian Dessicated Deep Basin Model have generated geomorphological and sedimentary processes that have determined the spatial organisation and the behaviour of the aquifers not only on coastal zones but sometimes, far inland. ...
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ice in cave
25 Jun, 2004 - 15 Aug, 2004, north iraq (Kurdistan)
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The International Symposium "Karstology - XXI Century: theoretical and practical significance"
25 May, 2004 - 30 May, 2004, Perm, Russia
The International Symposium "Karstology - XXI Century: Theoretical and Practical Significance" will be held in Perm (Russia) in the period of May 25 - 30, 2004 Perm is a quite suitable place for holding the Symposium due to particular structural-geological, hydrogeological and geomorphological features of the Fore-Ural region and wide development of many types of karst Limestones, dolomites, gypsums, anhydrites and rock salts underlie the area of 30 thousand sq m This variety of karst phenomena has brought about a number of complex problems of land use and exploitation of deposits in the karstified areas but at the same time it has determined priority development of practical and theoretical aspects of Karstology. ...
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Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas
25 Apr, 2004 - 30 Apr, 2004, Nice, France
The session "Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas" (no NH8 03) forms part of the Natural Hazards Program of the 1st General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, to be held in Nice (France) from April 25 to 30, 2004 The session is co-sponsored by the IGU Karst Commission and UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis The Convener is Mario Parise of the CNR-IRPI, Sezione di Bari, Italy, with John Gunn, Philippe Audra, and Alexander Klimchouk as Co-Convenors Session Rationale: Due to a number of peculiar geological and hydrogeological features (fractured rocks, presence of karst cavities and conduits, rapid concentrated flow), karst areas are among the most vulnerable settings of the world to man-induced and/or natural hazards Occurrence of subsidence phenomena, floods, and slope movements may be for example very frequent, causing serious damage in several karst areas. ...
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Short Course Student Speleological Club, Indonesia
30 Nov, -0001 - 30 Nov, -0001, Gunung Kidul District, Indonesia
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