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International Year of Caves and Karst: Reminder

Jan 27, 2020 News Manager
This will be the biggest and most important speleological event ever. Your participation as part of the global cave and karst community is crucial. The purpose of the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK) is to teach the world about the importance of caves and karst. Public understanding and…

26th International Cave Bear Symposium (ICBS 2020)

Jan 27, 2020 News Manager
The 26th International Cave Bear Symposium (ICBS 2020) will be held in Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany on 8-11 October 2020. All researchers and interested parties are invited to take an active (talk/poster) or passive role in the proceedings. For more information and to register, see the…

Invitation To and Deadlines For the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020: Burgos, Spain

Jan 27, 2020 News Manager
Dear friends, Please share this message as widely as possible amongst those interested - S'il vous plaît partager ce message aussi largement que possible parmi des personnes intéressées We would like to invite all cavers and those interested to participate in the 14th EuroSpeleo Forum 2020 from…

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Call for the 2020 EuroSpeleo Protection Label

Jan 24, 2020 News Manager
Dear Caving Friends, The European Speleological Federation (FSE) and its European Cave Protection Commission (ECPC) is very pleased to announce the launching of the 2020 Call for the EuroSpeleo Protection Label. Please find enclosed the application form (deadline for applications 15 June 2020). You…

IAH Karst Commission News

June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS June 2020

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Chairmen: Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Augusto Auler (Americas), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa). Editor: Augusto Auler KC 50th ANIVERSARY WILL BE CELEBRATED DURING THE EUROKARST 2021 - MALAGA Due to the COVID pandemics, conferences all over the world have been cancelled or became virtual meetings. 2020 is the year when the Karst Commission completes 50 years of existence. We had originally planned to hold a celebration during the UNESCO Karst 2020, that was scheduled to take place last May in Bowling Green, USA. We had full support from the organizers, had confirmed participation of the… Read more ...
June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS May 2020

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Chairmen: Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Augusto Auler (Americas), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa). Editor: Augusto Auler NEW CHAIRMAN Starting on May 01, our colleague Zhang Cheng, from China, will be the leading chairman of the Karst Commission. In our current system each one of the three chairman becomes the de facto chairman for 1 year and four months, totalling 4 years of mandate. Cheng will stay as chairman until August 31 when a new 4-year mandate will start. Read more ...
June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS April 2020

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Chairmen: Augusto Auler (Americas), Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa); Editor: Augusto Auler NEW PAPER ON THE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF CARBONATES/KARST AQUIFERS The WOKAM (World Karst Aquifer Map) project has just published in Hydrogeology Journal its second paper, an updated review of carbonate areas/aquifers in the world. Besides providing a revised estimate of the distribution of carbonate aquifers and karst areas in the planet, it brings information on how climate, population and topographic settings relate to these areas. This open access publication can be… Read more ...
June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS March 2020

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Chairmen: Augusto Auler (Americas), Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa) MESSAGE Those are difficult times for most of us. Many universities and research centers are closed. National Parks and cave and karst sites have been shut. Several conferences have been postponed or cancelled. Many of our KC members are working from home. The worldwide fight against Covid-19 will enter a critical phase and sadly, it will get worse before it gets better. Read more ...
June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS November 2019 part 2

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Chairmen: Augusto Auler (Americas), Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa) KC 50th ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY As decided in our last official meeting in IAH Malaga 2019, as part of our 50th anniversary there will be a ceremony to honor three long standing KC members for their lifetime achievements in karst science. One scientist for each geographical area covered by the KC were unanimously approved: Read more ...
June 22, 2020

Karst commission news November 2019

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Chairmen: Augusto Auler (Americas), Zhang Cheng (Asia/Oceania), Zoran Stevanovic (Europe/Africa) KC Working Group: Dynamic Karst Database Our member Andreas Hartmann is proposing to create a working group within the Karst Commission and has sent the following message: A large number of members of the Karst Commission contributed to the World Karst Spring hydrograph database, which is in review in Nature Scientific Data. Since the journal does not allow changes of the data set after publication, it is impossible to add new observations of karst springs in the future. Hence, there is a risk… Read more ...

NCKRI news

June 24, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – June 2020 update

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Dear Friends, This has been a difficult year for millions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sadly, millions of people have also had difficult lives for many years before the pandemic because of discrimination. The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) rejects all forms of discrimination. We encourage everyone to treat each other, especially those who have suffered discrimination, with kindness, respect, and justice. Read more ...
June 23, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – June 2020

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Dear Friends, We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well during this time of international crisis. Here is the latest news: Various News International Year of Caves and Karst: Update and Reminder France Habe Prize: New Application Deadline Call for Articles: Espelunca Research and Student Opportunities Read more ...
May 01, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – May 2020

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Dear Friends, We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well during this time of international crisis. Here is the latest news: Various News International Journal of Speleology: Call for Papers for Special International Year of Caves and Karst Issue ASTM Karst Subcommittee: First Meeting Announcement Karst Information Portal: update Conferences and Meetings Read more ...
April 01, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – April 2020 - 2

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Dear Friends, In this time of global tragedy with the COVID-19 crisis, NCKRI is happy to bring you news that is not only helpful but uplifting. This message includes the newly available proceedings of the Sinkhole Conference, and a special classical music composition by Pete Fine. We continue to send you our best hopes that you and your loved ones are well. Here is the latest news: Read more ...
April 01, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – April 2020 - 1

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Dear Friends, As the world struggles with the COVID-19 crisis, everyone at NCKRI continues to send their best hopes that you and your loved ones are well. Until further notice, the NCKRI offices are closed and all staff is working from home. Our office phones should be forwarding calls to each person’s mobile phone, but if you have difficulty reaching anyone at NCKRI, please contact me directly through my contact information at the end of this message. The virus continues to postpone, change, and cancel many meetings and activities. See the announcements and conference list below for some of… Read more ...
March 01, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – March 2020

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Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone at NCKRI, we hope you and your loved ones are well. The COVID-19 virus has disrupted many lives, delayed sending of this message, and cancelled or postponed many meetings and activities. Please see the announcements and conference list before for some of these changes. Read more ...