UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Events and meetings

Karst & Cave related events and meetings

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: https://support.nckri.org/SinkholeConference2020.

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.

Hidden Earth is the name for the British Cave Research Association’s (BCRA’s) annual caving conference.

This weekend-long event taking place in September every year is a friendly, educational, inspiring and social gathering of hundreds of cavers from across the UK and overseas.

The weekend is packed with lectures, with two or three parallel sessions running both days. Topics include new and old exploration from the UK and overseas as well as workshops covering cave science, research, technology and photography. There are competitions, games, videos and a trade hall with caving equipment vendors from across Europe selling their latest products. We also have our own bar (with excellent beer) and conference dinner with entertainment on the Saturday night to make this a great social occasion.

This is the premium opportunity for cavers from across the UK and overseas to get together, celebrate caving, and be enthused about British cave exploration and research.

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The 19THInternational Symposium on Vulcanospeleology (ISV) will be held in Catania, on the island of Sicily in Italy from Saturday August 29 to Saturday September 5, 2020.


The 19th ISV will take place in the prestigious setting of the University of Catania, in the centreof the city. The town is only35 kilometresfrom the top of Mt. Etna. The big draw for cavers will be the lava tubes, numbering over 300, on Mt. Etna. This mountain is a composite strato-volcano that reaches 3.325m a.s.l. Its pyroducts covera largearea (8100 hectares/ 20,000 acres).


The symposium will be organized jointly by Gruppo Grotte Catania (GGC) and University of Catania. The GGC caving groupis affiliated with the Catania section of the Club Alpino Italiano(CAI). The University of Catania1is one of the oldest in Italy.

The General Assembly 2019 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 7–12 April 2019. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations. The entire congress centre is fully accessible by wheelchairs.

Contact information:


General information, registration,
and submission of abstracts
Copernicus Meetings
Bahnhofsallee 1e
37081 Göttingen
Phone +49 551 90 03 39 20
Fax +49 551 90 03 39 70
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Hotel reservation
Mondial Congress & Events
Operngasse 20b
1040 Vienna
Phone +43 1 58 80 41 54
Fax +43 1 58 80 41 85
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Congress centre
Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna
Phone +43 1 26 06 90
Fax +43 1 26 06 93 03

Letter of invitation can be found here: https://egu2019.eu/about_and_support/letter_of_invitation.html

Link to the application form: https://webforms.copernicus.org/EGU2019/letter_of_invitation_request/

The Assembly programme: https://egu2019.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_access_the_programme.html