UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

We are happy to inform cave and karst scientists that the project "Atlas of Cave Morphs", preliminary announced earlier, is eventually launched online:


You can also access the Atlas via menu under "Projects" on the Speleogenesis Network startpage. 

The Atlas of Cave Morphs is an informal collaborative project of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis run through Speleogenesis Network.

The goal is to create the structured collection (repository) of annotated images of type and unique cave morphologies, a representative resource for knowledge discovery in the field of speleogenesis. The Atlas provides not only a reference source and an image gallery, but a collaborative workspace for the image collection, analysis, interpretation and categorization.

We kindly invite all researcher possessing representative images of cave morphologies contribute them to the Atlas. There is an easy option for uploading your image and assigning metadata needed for understanding and interpretation of respective morphologies.

Search options based on metadata will be incorporated in the Atlas soon.

Some 17 images for various cave morphs are included at the start. We hope for your active contribution and quick growth of the collection. Your views and suggestions regarding the project are welcome - please, post them at the respective section of the Speleogenesis Forum:


Sincerely yours,

--Alexander Klimchouk, the project coordinator

--Alexey Koptchinsky, the Speleogenesis webmaster