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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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 pocket valley is 1. the reverse of a blind valley, extending headwards into the foot of a calcareous massif. the upstream end is terminated by a cliff, frequently lunate, from whose base emerges a subterranean karst stream meandering across a flat, steep-sided valley below the resurgence [19]. 2. a valley that begins abruptly and has no headwaters, having formed from and below the site of a spring [9].?

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5th International Symposium on Karst

Dates: From 13 Oct, 2014 till 16 Oct, 2014
Location: Malaga, Spain

The symposia on karst that have been held periodically in Malaga (Spain) since 1992 are intended to be an international forum for scientific debate on the progress made in research into karst environments. The main objective of the 5th International Symposium on Karst (ISKA2014) is to discuss and disseminate the latest trends in research into karst media on the basis of the results obtained with different methodologies in various karst areas in the world.

Place and Dates
The Symposium will be held in the city of Malaga (Spain) on 13- 16 October 2014. Other dates of interest in the course of the Symposium's organization are:
  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 25th November 2013

  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 15th December 2013

  • Deadline for receipt of completed manuscripts: 15th February 2014

  • Return of reviewed manuscripts: 15th March 2014

  • Deadline for receipt of final manuscript: 151h April 2014

The deadline for final manuscripts should be respected in order to the proceeding book be available at the beginning of the Symposium.


The following themes are to be addressed in the framework of this Symposium:
  • Karst Hydrogeology: water resources assessment, groundwater protection.

  • Methods to study karst aquifers: hydrodynamic, hydrochemistry, isotopes, dye tracers.

  • Karst Geomorphology and landscape. Geodiversity and Natural Heritage.

  • Mining and Engineering in Karst media: mining and large structures (tunnels, dams, etc.), C02 storage.

  • Karst cavities: touristic caves, paleoclimatic and paleohydrological records.


Registration fee:

- Before 15th February 2014: 300 euros

- After 15th February 2014: 350 euros


Subjects of interest will be experiences, techniques used and results obtained in scientific research on karst. There is no charge to authors for submitted papers. Initially, an abstract of 300 to 500 words should be provided. Papers accepted by the Scientific Committee will be made available to participants in an electronic version. Selected ones of these will be published in a book of Springer's Environmental Earth Sciences Series. A few selected peer-reviewed papers will be published as a special issue of the international journal Environmental Earth Sciences.

Papers should be a maximum length of eight pages, including figures and bibliographic references. The font should be Times New Roman size 11 , and the text should be written with a word processor such as Word or a similar program. Figures should be in TIF or JPG format. Official language of the Symposium will be English. Communications should be given in this language (orally or as posters). Nevertheless, papers written in French and Spanish will be accepted for publication in electronic version.

Training course

7th Edition of training course on Karst Hydrogeology (HYDROKARST) will be organized on 17th October 2014.
More information:
Centre of Hydrogeology at the University of Malaga (CEHIUMA) and the Department of Geology.

Faculty of Sciences. University of Malaga.
29071 Malaga, Spain

Phone: +34-952137207 I Fax: +34-952132000



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