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The deepest cave in the world (Krubera Cave) became 6 m deeper
Depth of the deepest cave in the world, Krubera (Voronya) Cave in the Arabika Massif, Western Caucasus, became 6 m greater, as established in August 10th by a dive of the ukrainian caver Gennady Samokhin in the terminal sifon in the cave’s Main Branch.
The depth of the reference survey station near the water table of the terminal sifon is 2145 m. During the Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition in 2009, Gennady Samokhin reached depth of 46 m in the sifon, which established the world cave depth record at -2191 m. Now he has reached the point at six meters deeper than in the previous attempt, at the total depth of 2197 m.
The ongoing international expedition to Krubera Cave, with more than 50 members from 11 nations, is organized by the Ukrainian Speleological Association within the framework of the “Call of the Abyss” project, run since 2000. A team from Lithuania has played a particular role in supporting the recent dive at the Krubera bottom. Continuous rains during last week in the Arabika Massif caused high flow conditions in the cave, complicating working conditions in its deep parts.
According to brief reports by expedition members.
2015 GSA Convention: karst field trip and sessions
The Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 1-4 November A record nine karst sessions are offered this year, showcasing the diversity and importance of karst research. ...
International Planetary Caves Conference 2015
The 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference will be held on 20-23 October 2015 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Since the 1960s, researchers have speculated about the presence of caves on the Moon and Mars. ...
DeepKarst 2016: Registration is open and call for papers!
Registration is now open for DeepKarst 2016! This conference is focused on hypogenic karst, its theory, management, economic reservoirs, and more DeepKarst will be held at National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) Headquarters in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA on 11-14 April 2016. ...
A new web site on hypogenic caves of Murcia (Spain)
Andrés Ros reports the launch of a new web site dedicated to hypogenic caves of Murcia (Spain) The site (in Spanish) contains the inventory of hypogenic caves of the region, online monographs, bibliography, and more. ...
Welcome to Karstology doctoral study
The Karstology doctoral study program is a world-wide unique program which provides a comprehensive study of karst science, combining the study of the karst landscape, karst caves, karst hydrogeology, biology and ecology of karst in one course of study It was designed for students who wish to gain deeper insight of this broadly integrated system of karst sciences. ...