UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The French Federation of Speleology is proud to welcome 18th UIS International Speleology Congress that will take place in Le Bourget-du-Lac (Savoie, France) end of July 2021.

Visit the official websie of the Congress

Congress location is on a remarkable site, in the heart of Savoy, on the edge of Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France and at the foot of the Bauges massif, labeled UNESCO World Geopark, close to Chambéry, the former capital of the Duchy of Savoy and Aix les Bains, spa and tourist town on the shores of Lake Bourget.

Official teaser of the Congress:

See details on the conference venue:

ICS2021 venue plan

Scientific program will consist of more than 20 symposiums. Below is the list of symposium topics:

  • Karst, heritage and resources
  • Caving and explorations
  • Cave deposits
  • Speleogenesis, geomorphology
  • Karst hydrogeology, physical Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Biology, Subterranean life
  • Archeology and Paleontology in caves
  • Topography, Mapping, 3D, Documentation
  • History of Speleology
  • Pseudokarst
  • Glacier, firn and ice caves
  • Artificial cavities
  • Volcanic caves
  • Education commission, materials and techniques
  • Cave Rescue
  • Cave diving
  • Socio-economic aspects (School projects about caves and caving)
  • Medecine, health

For each symposium the call for paper is now at hand. Click this link to see more details.

Photo gallery related to the Congress: