The 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst will take place in Puerto Rico on from 20 th to 24 April 2020. Online registration is already open:

The Sinkhole Conference will be held in beautiful and historic San Juan, Puerto Rico. Unlike some of our previous conference locations, this is someplace your family will love and where you’ll want to stay longer beyond the conference.Puerto Rico offers fabulously vibrant cultural scenes and spectacular karst landscapes unseen in the continental part of the US.



  • 1 May 2019: First day when abstracts can be submitted
  • 24 July 2019: Last day to submit an abstract
  • 31 July 2019:Authors notified of abstract acceptance  
  • 31 July 2019: First day when full papers for accepted abstracts can be submitted
  • 01 September 2019: Last day to cancel and receive 80% refund of the registration fee
  • 14 October 2019: Last day to submit draft full papers
  • 14 October 2019: Last day to apply for the Beck Student Scholarship
  • 15 November 2019: Manuscript reviews sent to authors
  • 03 January 2020: Last day for authors to return their revised papers to the Proceeding Subcommittee
  • 15 November 2019: Earlier registration ends and registration prices increase
  • 01 December 2019: Last day to cancel and receive 50% refund of the registration fee. No refunds given after this date
  • 20 April 2020: The Sinkhole Conference begins! 

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January 24, 2020

The 16th Sinkhole Conference: Register and Help the People of Puerto Rico!

in Miscellaneous by Super User
As written at the top of this news message, our friends in Puerto Rico have told us that the best way you can help the people of the island recover is go to Puerto Rico. We hope you register for the Sinkhole Conference, not simply because we believe it will be a great experience for you, but also because we truly believe it will help these people who have suffered greatly from natural tragedies over the past few years. If you register now and wish to give a presentation, you still have the opportunity. Sign up for Karst Clips, a lightning talk-style session where you can update everyone on…
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Call for the 2020 EuroSpeleo Protection Label

in Miscellaneous by News Manager
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