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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That causse is (french.) a limestone plateau in the southeastern part of the central massif of france characterized by closed depressions, caves, and avens (jamas); a number of such plateaus in and around the basin of the river tarn constitute les grandes causses. this region was considered by cvijic to exemplify karst development intermediate between holokarst and merokarst [10]. synonym: (french.) causse; (german.) (kalkstein plateau), causse; (greek.) karstikon oropedion; (italian.) altopiano carsico; (russian.) izvestnjakovoje karstovoje plato; (spanish.) altiplano carstico; (turkish.) kirectasi duzlugii; (yugoslavian.) krski plato, kraski plato.?

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12th EuroSpeleo Forum

From 23 Aug, 2018 to 26 Aug, 2018 | Location: Ebensee / AUSTRIA
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12th EuroSpeleo Forum in Ebensee / AUSTRIA The Austrian Speleological Association and the Speleological Society of Ebensee would like to welcome all cavers in the heart - ...
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12th EuroSpeleo Forum in Ebensee / AUSTRIA

The Austrian Speleological Association and the Speleological Society of Ebensee would like to welcome all cavers in the heart of the lake district „Salzkammergut“. The EuroSpeleo Forum (ESF) is Europe's premier speleological event under the aegis of the European Speleological Federation.

The congress will be held on the 23rd - 26th of August 2018.

The motto of the congress "Speleology - Connecting Science" refers to the function of cave reserach as a link and point of intersection for different fields of science and knowledge.

Ebensee - a town of 8.000 inhabitants - is not only known for its long cultural history and natural beauty, but also for high amount of caves (around 200) surrounding the city. The „Schönberg-Cave System“ (over 140km long), Schwarzmooskogel-Cave System (over 127 km long) or the „Hirlatzhöhle“ (over 100km long) are only three of them.

Ebensee has a very good highway and railway access and represents an ideal starting point for underground and “overground” excursion to mountains and caves of the lake district „Salzkammergut“, to four managed show caves and the world heritage site „Dachstein“ near the old salt town “Hallstatt”.

Here is a summary of what to expect: 

  • Beautiful venue near the lakeshore with hotels, apartments, dormitories and camping facilities 
  • 500m² of indoor space for vendors and exhibitors 
  • Talks and posters on the latest discoveries in cave science and exploration 
  • Symposia on all aspects of speleology: geology, geography, zoology, botany, history, cultural anthropology, cave protection, cave research, cave rescue
  • 5th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium
  • 1st EuroSpeleo Show Cave Symposium
  • 1st EuroSpeleo Art Symposium
  • Workshops and organisational meetings 
  • Speleo-Olympic athletic competitions 
  • EuroSpeleo ImageIn Film Festival 
  • Caving day trips: simple, difficult, wet, dry, horizontal or vertical - something for everyone 
  • Pre- and post excursions and field camps 
  • Evening activities with live music 
  • Free shuttle bus between the conference venues 

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ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 12 - 13 September 2018 Rome, Italy
12 Sep, 2018 - 13 Sep, 2018, Rome, Italy
  European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy in the days:Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September,2018 The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science,through the European network of academics Papers will be published in EJSD Journal(Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education" This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. ...
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