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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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 mud is water saturated fine clayey earth material [16].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Scientific Symposium: Special values of deep karst

Dates: From 21 Apr, 2012 till 22 Apr, 2012
Location: 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).

Organizers: Public Institution Northern Velebit National Park, Speleological section PDS Velebit, Speleological section HPD ?eljezničar, Caving Club Samobor, Croatian Biospeleological Society

Themes of the Symposium:

  • Caving explorations of deep caves in Northern Velebit
  • Speleological exploration of large caves
  • Protection and management of the areas with large caves
  • Geology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, cave climate, geophysics and biospeleology of deep karst

Languages of the Symposium: Croatian and English

Organizing Committee: Jana Bedek (president), Dubravka Kljajo, Marko Lukić, Ruđer Novak, Domagoj Tomašković and Zvonimir Vrbanec

Scientific and Programme Committee: Darko Bakšić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry), Neven Bočić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography), Nenad Buzjak (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography), Franci Gabrovšek (Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia), Roman Ozimec, Dalibor Paar (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Physics department), Lukas Plan (Department for Karst and Caves, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria), Andrej Stroj (Croatian Geological Survey)

E-mail contact:

Key Dates

  • 01.03.2012. The deadline for submitting abstracts (for lectures and posters, guidelines for abstract submission)
  • 01.04.2012. Notification of acceptance (lecture or poster)
  • 09.04.2012. Deadline for submission of applications and reservation of accommodation in Northern Velebit National Park building

The duration of the event: 21.-22.04.2012.

Fee: for registered participants no registration fee.



  2. option - a sleeping bag + isomate
    a) in a heated area of the hall the Administration Building
    b) in their own tent

Registered participants will receive a gift T-shirt (please specify size when registering).

The Book of Abstracts will be published.

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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