UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The 2020 USGS KIG workshop

Description

The 8th U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group (KIG) workshop will be held May 13-15, 2020 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scientists from different offices of the USGS, Department of the Interior, other Federal and state agencies, research institutes, and universities to present the results of scientific work in karst areas or discuss karst related programs in their bureaus or offices. The workshop will consist of two days (May 13 and 14) of technical presentations and poster sessions. The third day (May 15) will be an optional field trip which will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to experience the stunning karst terrain of the Cumberland Plateau in central Tennessee.  

Workshop Logistics Contacts:

The 2020 KIG Workshop is co-sponsored by Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.  General inquires and questions about the upcoming KIG workshop may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ben Miller (USGS Nashville, TN) is the field trip chair
  • Tom Byl (USGS Nashville, TN and TSU adjunct professor) is coordinating the local logistics
  • Eve Kuniansky (USGS, Norcross, GA) is coordinating the oral and poster sessions/ publication in the proceedings
  • Allan Clark and Douglas Schnoebelen (USGS, San Antonio, TX) are the USGS Karst Interest Group co-coordinators 

Note about the UNESCO 2020 Karst Workshop: The USGS KIG workshop is being held the week before the UNESCO 2020 Karst Workshop, Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community. This workshop has a different focus with some overlap with the USGS KIG and we hope people may participate in both workshops. Their submission deadline is November 30, 2019. There will be an optional weekend field trip following the KIG workshop for those planning to attend both workshops. 

Location information

Nashville, Tennessee United States

City
Nashville
County
Tennessee
Country
United States