UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis


Announcements about new publications in Speleogenesis Karstbase and other resources

The Dinaric Karst System in Croatia - Speleology and Cave Exploration

A few days ago, Springer International Publishing published a book entitled "The Dinaric Karst System in Croatia - Speleology and Cave Exploration".

Author of the book is Professor PhD. Mladen Garašić, geologist, hydrogeologist and speleologist, adjunct secretary of UIS (Union Internatinale de Speleologie), past vice president of FSE (European Speleological Federation), and past president of HSS (Croatian Speleological Federation).

In book In 14 chapters, on 462 pages with 449 figures, beside other, are mentioned and described, some data of caves and caverns in the Croatian karst never published before. The book is published in the International Year of Speleological Objects and Karst (IYCK 2021), which was recently proclaimed by UNESCO in Paris at the initiative of the UIS (Union Internationale de Speleologie).

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In celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst 2021 (http://iyck2021.org/), we are organizing a Special Issue of Geosciences dedicated to the Karst Unsaturated Zone. As the guest editors, we cordially invite you to contribute (either alone or with colleagues, PhD students, post-doc, etc.) research articles, review articles, short communications, technical notes or perspectives to this Issue.

Dear Colleagues,

If you considered submitting a manuscript to a Special Topic "Advances and Frontiers in Hypogene Karst Studies" of the Frontiers in Earth Sciences journal but hesitated due to too close deadline – then this news is for you.

The original submission deadline for articles has been set as September 25, 2020.

Special issue dedicated to the international year of caves and karst (IYCK)

Internationale de Spéléologie (UIS) announced that it dedicated the next issue to the International Year ofInternational Year of Caves and Karst 2021 (IYCK). This will be a special issue prepared for this occation and will represent insights into all fields of cave and karstin all fields of cave and karstresearch topics. Cross-disciplinary contributions will be especially encouraged. Authors should proseed to IJS portal where they will need to select "IYCK 2021 Special Issue" from the dropdown menu. The submision deadline is October 15, 2020. 

As previously announced, the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (more commonly called The Sinkhole Conference) has been rescheduled to 12-16 April 2021 at its same location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, we have now published the proceedings as NCKRI Symposium 8, which is available at this site.  While you are there you are welcome to download other NCKRI conference proceedings and reports at no cost. If you have difficulty accessing the website (which we are updating in part to improve access), you may also download the proceedings from the Karst Information Portal