UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Events and meetings

Karst & Cave related events and meetings

APRIL 29-30th, May 1st, 2017

Varenna, Villa Monastero – Lake Como (Italy)

Three main sessions, which will be held in English, are planned for the celebration:

  • The award of an acknowledgement to the memory of Salvatore Dell’Oca by Università degli Studi di Milano – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra “Ardito Desio”- for his instrumental activity to the development of speleology after the end of World War II;
  • The 120th anniversary of the foundation of the Gruppo Grotte Milano, one of the very first speleological groups in Italy, still actively operating;
  • Libraries transition from paper to modern technologies, new technologies in cave survey and scientific research.

Speleologists and cavers are invited to participate in this 3rd International Symposium, which is organized at Villa Monastero. This area, also well known for its superb speleological sites, is home to the cave of Fiumelatte, visited By Leonardo da Vinci in the XV century and also recorded in the Atlantic Codex.

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Spring 2017 SMRI Technical Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Make plans on your schedule to participate in the Spring 2017 Albuquerque conference 23-26 April 2017!

The (REVISED 21 FEB) S2017 Conference Announcement is available here, and contains the basic conference schedule and hotel information. The optional Technical Class subject will be "Well Integrity Management for Salt Caverns".   

Click to see the 17 Feb list of technical paperstech class schedule, (and more field trip details will be posted here in coming days). 

The Conference Announcement will be emailed the week of 20 February, with member registration starting 20 February.  Non-members may register starting 14 March.  

SMRI thanks the following sponsors of the Spring Albuquerque 2017 SMRI Conference:

GOLD: Geostock Sandia LLC, Sonic Surveys, Inc., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

SILVER (1):  Agapito Associates, Inc.,  Cavern Solutions, Inc.,  and  RESPEC

BRONZE:    Lonquist & Co. LLC,  Ratigan Engineering and Consulting,  Sabine Storage & Operations, Inc., Seal-Tite International, and SOCON Sonar Well Services, Inc.

Only (1) Silver Albuquerque conference sponsorship is still available as of 16 February 2017. If you are interested in being a spring OR fall conference sponsor, please click here for details.


SMRI Spring 2017 Conference Registration - Member registration will start 20 February 2017, Non-Members start 14 March.

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The ONG Natural Oasis, the Sardinian Speloological Federation, the University of Cagliari and the University of Sassari organize a Biospeleology Congress in Cagliari, 7-9 April 2017. The aim is to update the current status of biospeleological research, understand which frontiers could be opened and promote the conservation of subterranean ecosystems and species. This event will gather biospeleological researcher and will give them the opportunity to share data and create new partnerships.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues

On behalf of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) I cordially invite you to participate in the 9th International Conference of Geomorphology is going to be held in India during 6-11 November, 2017.

With mountains, plateaus, deserts, plains, wetlands and deltas, India possesses a great geomorphological diversity that only a few countries can rival. A number of Pre-, Mid- and Post-Conference field trips to these areas will also be organized for you to explore their uniqueness.

There will be 40 technical sessions along with a sub-session in the said conference.

There are several sponsorship opportunities in that conference. On behalf of the Organizing Committee I would request all the individuals, organizations, companies and institutions to extend their generous help through sponsoring or enrolling for exhibition to make the conference a grand success.

With kind regards,

Prof. Sunil Kumar De

Convener, 9th International Conference of Geomorphology; Secretary General, International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG)


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Invitation to U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Workshop May 16-18, 2017

Hosted by the Student Geological Society and student chapters of the Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Association of Engineering Geologists.

This is a fundraiser for all three student chapters hosting the workshop and we suggest a donation of $25 for non-students and $15 for students.

KIG Mission

The KIG is a loose-knit, group of USGS and non-USGS scientists and researchers devoted to fostering better communication among scientists working on, or interested in, karst science. The primary mission of the KIG is to encourage and support interdisciplinary collaboration and technology transfer among scientists working in karst areas. Additionally, the KIG encourages collaborative studies between the different mission areas of the USGS as well as other Federal and State agencies, and with researchers from academia and institutes. It accomplishes this mission through a workshop held every 3 years in a location proposed by a participant of the workshop. This is the 7th USGS KIG Workshop.

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