UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences" will be held in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia in November 16-20, 2010.

The conference is being organized by International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences", Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia by the Institute of Georgaphy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Geographic Society, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Russian Society of Spelestological Researches, Naberezhnye Chelny Pedagogical Institute, under the patronage of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis.
After scientific sessions, two days excursion will be organized. The participants will visit the capital ? Kazan and speleological and spelestological objects of Tatarstan: Sarmanovsky and Aktashsky copper mines (XVIII cent.); gypsum caves; Kamsko-Ustyinsky gypsum mine ? one of the largest in Europe.
The topics of the Conference are:
1. Section of Speleology:
-Modern methods of studies using GIS;
-Problems of Speleogenesis;
-Results of regional speleological researches;
-Caves in mine workings;
-Historical, archeological and paleozoological studies of caves;
-Mineralogy of caves;
-Ice caves.
2 Section of Spelestology (artificial caves)
-Methods of studies and inventorying of caves;
-Regional spelestological studies;
-Secondary mineral formation;
-Geoecologic research aspects;
-natural and antropogenic factors of the formation of underground landscapes.
3 Section of protection and use of the caves
-Cave ecology;
-Legal questions and practice of protection of the caves;
-Recreational e activities and safety.
Deadline for submissions: June 1st 2010.
For correspondence and submissions, please use the following addresses:
Gunko Alexey (the executive secretary): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dolotov Yurii: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More details in the 1st Circular: http://pro-speleo.ru/FirstCircular_Eng.pdf
Official page (with online pre-registration options):