Events and meetings
Karst & Cave related events and meetings
As previously announced, the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (more commonly called The Sinkhole Conference) has been rescheduled to 12-16 April 2021 at its same location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, we have now published the proceedings as NCKRI Symposium 8, which is available at http://www.nckri.org/about_nckri/nckri_publications.htm. While you are there you are welcome to download other NCKRI conference proceedings and reports at no cost. If you have difficulty accessing the website (which we are updating in part to improve access), you may also download the proceedings from the Karst Information Portal www.karstportal.org.
This 370-page proceedings volume contains 40 peer-reviewed papers organized under the following headings:
Resource Monitoring and Management,
Geophysics and Remote Sensing,
Geomorphology/Formation of Karst and Sinkholes, and
GIS/Mapping and Management.
ALCADI 2020: International Symposium on History of Speleology and Karstology (ALps, CArpathians and DInarides), 30 April - 3 May 2020 (Gorizia, Italy),
The first aim of the ALCADI biannual symposium is to promote and to spread the knowledge about the origin and the history of karstology and speleology in the Alps, Carpathians and Dinarides from 1918 on.
The symposium deals with the history of all speleological and karstological research in the Alps area. Italian speleological organizations, researchers who have worked in the Alpine Karst are welcome. Obviously all ather scientific presentations, concerning the main topic of ALCADI symposium, i.e. the history of karstology and speleology in wider sense are welcome too.
More information on: http://www.seppenhofer.it/
You can find the first circular in english here: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZzFsG7ZAhiwGPItrzzAB0xHAXnFSkLhqowV
È possibile trovare la prima circolare in italiano qui: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZbFsG7ZKcknx3fU3kugyqDBlxjp5pxKLaoV
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 support of caves and karst is currently very limited. As a result, funding, regulations, and opportunities for exploration, research, and management are also very limited.
The International Union of Speleology (UIS) has declared 2021 as the IYCK in a major effort to make the world aware of how caves and karst are valuable to all people. To make this possible, the UIS is calling on all of its member countries and other organizations to begin planning a series of public lectures, programs, demonstration of techniques, and others activities for 2021.
The IYCK website is now open at http://www.iyck2021.org/. It is designed to teach the public about caves and karst, and so it has a great amount of educational information. It also has information on how to become involved in the IYCK. Please send the activities you plan for the IYCK to http://iyck2021.org/index.php/contact-us/ so we can post them on the “Events” page of the website. Look at the Partners page, and if your organization is not listed, send your logo and website address and you will be included. If you know of organizations that should be involved, contact them. The website will continue to be updated so save the address.
More details about the IYCK are described in the December 2018 UIS Bulletin (http://www.uis-speleo.org/downloads/uis-bulletins/uisb602.pdf) and they will be updated in next issue of the UIS Bulletin, which will be posted around the end of this year. Updates will also be sent through this and other e-mail lists. If you have questions, suggestions, or want to offer assistance, contact us!
The IYCK has incredible potential to advance speleology in many and great ways, but only if we all work together to make it possible.
George Veni, PhD
Executive Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)
President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)
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 31st July to 2nd August in Burgos, Spain. This event also marks the 30th anniversary of the European Speleological Federation. The event will be held in the center of the beautiful town of Burgos in the northern part of Spain at the Forum Evolution Burgos - Congress Hall and Auditorium next to the Museum of Human Evolution where you can see the main fossils found at the important Atapuerca excavations.