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The 18th International Congress of Speleology is postponed to 2022

Jun 15, 2021 News Manager
Messsage from the orgnizing commetee: The 18th International Congress of Speleology UIS is Postponed to 2022. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the uncertain evolution of reception and international travel conditions, the congress organizing committee, the FFS and the UIS jointly decided to postpone…

UIS bulletin 2020 published on UIS website. 

Nov 17, 2020 News Manager
UIS bulletin, bi-annual newsletter for year 2020 is published on UIS website. Dounload the 2020 version here. All UIS Bulletin issues available on this UIS page. In this issue: News about the International Year of Caves and Karst 2021 • UIS BULLETIN: Complete collection now available First…

Entertainment program during 18th International Congress of Speleology

Nov 17, 2020 News Manager
18th International Congress of Speleology is not just about caves, it is also a great fun! The entertainment program will be fabulous! Sunday, July 25 12h. Opening the congress, flag-raising concert 6 p.m. Opening night, aperitif, fanfare, music with the Fanfare des Pavés Monday, July 26 8 p.m.…

List of excursions during 18th International Congress of Speleology in France

Nov 17, 2020 News Manager
There will be many fantastic excursions. Hurry up to book your ticket! Follow this link to book. 1. Caves of Cerdon + Caves of La Balme Beautiful area in Southern Jura. This is an outstanding caving attraction. There are two famous tourist caves. The Saint-Julien cave has been available for public…

The 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst has been postponed due to COVID-19

Oct 01, 2020 News Manager
Message from the conference orginising commetee: Dear Friends, As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 virus is spreading around the world. Increasing numbers of restrictions are being placed on travel by governments, employers, and industry to reduce the spread of the virus. As a result, it is not…

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Climate change and speleothems of Greenland
Ecology

Climate change and speleothems of Greenland

Jun 15, 2021 News Manager
The research team of Gina Moseley, the geologist from the University of Innsbruck, investigated f 12-centimetre-thick sample of a flowstone from a cave in the northeast of Greenland. One of the features of this kind of cave deposits is that in order for it to form the climate in the corresponding…
Ecology

Strange craters emerging in Siberia due to permafrost melting

Jun 13, 2021 News Manager
Strange craters emerging in Siberia due to permafrost melting The are believed to be appearing due to explosions of methane gas that is building in the underground layer of ice. The exact details of the process are yet to be discovered but it is already clear that permafrost is a huge natural…
Discovery of new coronaviruses in bats
Research

Discovery of new coronaviruses in bats

Jun 13, 2021 News Manager
Bats are the source of not a single but many new coronaviruses. As confirmed by resent discovery in small region of Yunnan province in China, genetically some of them are very close to Covid-19. One of the viruses sampled from horseshoe bats that roost in caves and hunt at daylight is called RpYN06…
Cave painting of three little pigs was found on Indonesian island of Sulawesiv
Archaeology

Cave paintings of pigs

Jun 09, 2021 News Manager
Cave painting of three little pigs was found on Indonesian island of Sulawesi by the team of archaeologist Prof. Adam Brumm. It is at least 45500 years old. According to various specialists this may be the first ever made attempt to record a story like we do now using our gadgets. Just the…
Publications

Special Issue Karst Unsaturated Zone

Mar 18, 2021 Caroline CAZARIN
In celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst 2021 (http://iyck2021.org/), we are organizing a Special Issue of Geosciences dedicated to the Karst Unsaturated Zone. As the guest editors, we cordially invite you to contribute (either alone or with colleagues, PhD students, post-doc,…

IAH Karst Commission News

June 22, 2020

KARST COMMISSION NEWS June 2020

in IAH Karst Commission by News Manager
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

in IAH Karst Commission by News Manager
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 ...

NCKRI news

July 08, 2020

Cave and karst news and announcements from NCKRI – July 2020

in NCKRI news by Alexander Klimchouk
Dear Friends, Happy Independence Day weekend to those in the USA. I urge everyone to look closely and soon at the announcements below. There are grants, jobs, and conferences with deadlines coming soon!Here is the latest news: Various News * Mundos Subterráneos 29 Now Available * Visual KARSYS: Next Online Course Announcement * EuroSpeleo Protection Label 2020: Extension of the deadline for applications Research, Student, and Job Opportunities * NCKRI National Seed Grant Program: Request for Proposals * White-Nose Syndrome Grants Available * Virtual Student Internships, National Park Service,… Read more ...
June 24, 2020

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

in NCKRI news by News Manager
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

in NCKRI news by News Manager
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 ...