The International Conference on "Hypogenic Speleogenesis and Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins" will be held in May 2009 in Western Ukraine (Chernivtsy), an internationally recognized model region of hypogenic speleogenesis in stratified artesian settings. The region hosts the world's largest gypsum maze caves. Field excursions through karst areas of Bukovina, Pridnestrovskaja Podolia and Pokutje will be organized between and after scientific sessions. They will offer a unique opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with a spectrum of evolutionary types of karst (from deep-seated to entrenched), presented in the region. Field trips will serve to illustrate scientific and practical issues of hypogenic speleogenesis, karst hydrogeology of artesian basins and engineering geology of covered karst.
Deadline for preliminary registration and abstracts is extended till September 30, 2008.
Sending your early preliminary registration or notice of interest will help plan and organize the event.