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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. ...

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. ...

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 site characterization is means the program of exploration and research, both in the laboratory and in the field, undertaken to establish the geologic conditions and the ranges of those parameters relevant to a particular site. site characterization includes borings, surface excavations, excavation of exploratory shafts, limited subsurface lateral excavations and borings, and in situ testing at depth needed to determine the suitability of the site for a geologic repository, but does not include preliminary borings and geophysical testing needed to decide whether site characterization should be undertaken [22].?

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12th EuroSpeleo Forum

Dates: From 23 Aug, 2018 till 26 Aug, 2018
Location: Ebensee / AUSTRIA

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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