UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Events and meetings

Karst & Cave related events and meetings

The 10th International Conference of the International Association of Geomorphologists will take place as an in-person event inIAG Geomorphology Conf 2022
Coimbra, Portugal, from 12-16 September 2022, under the theme "Geomorphology and Global Change". It is organized by IAG and Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom) and co-organized by the Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), the Department of Geography and Tourism (University of Coimbra), and the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Conference venue
Convento São Francisco
Av. da Guarda Inglesa 1a
3040-193 Coimbra

Session CG2022-14
Karst Geomorphology

Conveners: Mateja Ferk, Alexander Klimchouk, Jean Noel Salomon, Luca Dimuccio, Maria Luisa Rodrigues, Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos

Karst areas around the world are forming spectacular landscapes which attract researchers across various scientific disciplines along with tourists and other visitors. Surface and subsurface karst features are the result of specific lithological, hydrological, and climatic factors. It is crucial to understand that the karst landscape continues underground; in the short term, surface actions are transferred underground, and in the long term the underground conditions affect the surface. Researchers studying the origin and development of karst features and the dynamics of key processes in karst, driven by global environmental changes, are welcome to contribute with their knowledge to the discussions in the Karst Geomorphology Session. Furthermore, this session will address also the need for interdisciplinary approaches to study the interrelationship between surface and underground karst landforms, deposits, and processes, as well as the questions of karst conservation and preservation, and sustainable management of karst resources (e.g. water, minerals, tourism…).

Call for Papers

The abstract submission of the 10th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG2022) is now open. 

With this call for abstracts, all scientific thematic sessions are now open to receive your contribution. The deadline for abstract submission is 14 March 2022, 13:00 CET. 

Full details of the abstract submission can be found at:


Further information about the ICG2022, and also about regulations related to COVID-19, can be found at:


If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

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Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Kind regards

Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom)
Copernicus Meetings
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speleothem growth, speleothem proxies (stable isotopes and trace elements), cave monitoring, age-depth modelling with R

Dear speleogenesis community,

We are excited to announce S4 Online, the first S4 event hosted online!S4 Online is open to anyone new to speleothem science or interested in learning more about the field. Please distribute this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

The event will include a series of lectures and workshops led by experts in the field. Topics covered include: speleothem growth, speleothem proxies (stable isotopes and trace elements), cave monitoring, age-depth modelling with R, and much more. More information about the program can be found on our website.

The event will take place on:

Monday, Jan 24th: 5 pm - 9.00 pm CET

Monday, Jan 31st: 11 pm - 3.00 am CET

Monday, Feb 7th: 5 pm - 9.00 pm CET

S4 Online is free and will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is open now and will close on January 15th. You can register for the event on our website (S4 online | 2022 (speleothemschool.com)).

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Kind regards,

Summer School of Speleothem Science organizing committee

UIS bulletin 2020 published on UIS website. 

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 international cave animal of the year
  • UIS Prizes 2021: Call for nominations
  • Special issue of the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPELEOLOGY: Call for papers
  • 18th ICS: Newsletter Nº 2 available


Editorial: Uplifting Energy is Required                                                                             3
The President’s Column: Advancing Speleology in the age of COVID-19                4
International Year of Caves and Karst 2021:
How to use and edit promotional material                                                                      6
UIS Bulletin: Complete collection now available                                                            9
Special issue of the International Journal of Speleology: Call for papers                 11
UIS Prizes 2021: Call for nominations                                                                             12
The first international cave animal of the year                                                              15
Genovesa Underwater Cave encased in 10m of sewage                                             16
In Memoriam: Trifon Daaliev (Bulgaria)                                                                           17
Calendar of Events                                                                                                              19
News from the 18th International Congress of Speleology 2021                              22
UIS Bureau 2017/2021                                                                                                       30
List of Member Nations                                                                                                       31
Annual Contributions and Bank Account                                                                        32

The 18th International Congress of Speleology is postponed to 2022

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 the congress to 2022.

18th International Congress of Speleology

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. Rock concert evening with Liam Duo
Tuesday, July 27 8 p.m. Gypsy jazz concert evening with Caranouche
Wednesday, July 28 8 p.m. String show with the company Lez Arts Cordés
Thursday, July 29 8 p.m. Rock concert with Six Tease and the Rockets
Friday, July 30 8 p.m. Screenings / films evening
  23h. DJ night
Saturday, July 31 7 p.m. Great gala evening
  23h. DJ Dancing