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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. ...

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That juvenile water is water that has not been part of the hydrosphere before and is derived from the earth's interior [16].?

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Geochemical and mineralogical fingerprints to distinguish the exploited ferruginous mineralisations of Grotta della Monaca (Calabria, Italy), Dimuccio, L.A.; Rodrigues, N.; Larocca, F.; Pratas, J.; Amado, A.M.; Batista de Carvalho, L.A.
Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
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Events and meetings news:

Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems Session Description: Fractures, conduits and surface solution features in carbonate karst systems lead to strong surface/subsurface interactions that result in significant water, mass, energy, and contaminant transport within the critical zone. ...

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Unusual perspective on caves

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children" Follow the link in the recent blog of Olga Shamanskaya for an outstanding collection of kid’s drawings. ...

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Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

A call is released to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH CONGRESS (http://www60iah2016. ...

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2016 ISSB Travel Fellowships

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The International Society for Subterranean Biology (ISSB-SIBIOS) announces that it will fund five travel fellowships at 500 Euros each to support students and young scientists from outside the US. ...

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23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

What do Markus Friedrich, Meredith Protas, Helena Bilandžija, Bill Jeffery, Ruben Tovar, David Carline, Kelly O’Quin, Joshua Gross, and Masato Yoshizawa have in common? They have already agreed to present papers at the 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, to be held from June 13 to 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the campus of the University of Arkansas The website (www. ...

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EGU-2016 Evaporite karst session

31 Dec, 1969 by Jo De Waele

This year we are organizing a session on Evaporite karst during the EGU 2016, to be held as usual in Vienna, 17-22 April 2016 We therefore invite you to participate in this event presenting one or more papers on gypsum or on halite karst from your research areas. ...

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50th Annual Meeting of North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Symposium T19 Characterization of Karst of the Midwestern U. ...

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Eurokarst-2016 - submission deadline postponed

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The deadline for submitting abstracts (French or English) to the Eurokarst conference is slightly postponed to the 15th of October Don't miss it! Submit to : http://www. ...

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Karst Session at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

31 Dec, 1969 by Keith White

The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds is the world’s largest and most comprehensive meeting on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites The topic of karst was conspicuously absent at the first eight iterations of this conference. ...

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International Speleological Congress 2017 in Sydney, Australia

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear Caving Colleagues and Caving Friends The International Union of Speleology (UIS) conducts the International Congress of Speleology (ICS) every 4 years, a major event on the world speleology calendar The 17th congress is to be held in Sydney, Australia from 23-30 July 2017. ...

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2015 GSA Convention: karst field trip and sessions

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 1-4 November A record nine karst sessions are offered this year, showcasing the diversity and importance of karst research. ...

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International Planetary Caves Conference 2015

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference will be held on 20-23 October 2015 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Since the 1960s, researchers have speculated about the presence of caves on the Moon and Mars. ...

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DeepKarst 2016: Registration is open and call for papers!

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Registration is now open for DeepKarst 2016! This conference is focused on hypogenic karst, its theory, management, economic reservoirs, and more DeepKarst will be held at National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) Headquarters in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA on 11-14 April 2016. ...

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Karst Groundwater Conference at Birmingham 2015 - a program

31 Dec, 1969 by John Gunn

The provisional programme for "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham 2015" is now available and can be dowloaded via this link The oral programme has been fully subscribed but there is still space for additional poster presentations. ...

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Eurokarst 2016 conference

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The first EuroKarst conference is announced to be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from the 5th to the 9th of September 2016 This new conferences series is a merger of the Besançon-Neuchatel conferences (see e. ...

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Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics - a workshop

31 Dec, 1969 by Lukas Plan

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to our international workshop on Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics in Vienna: September 21 – 24, 2015 Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria Organizing institutes: Natural History Museum Vienna & University of Vienna For more info and registration visit this website Hope to seeing you in Vienna, Lukas Plan. ...

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Deadline for "Karst Groundwater" at Birmingham is approaching soon

31 Dec, 1969 by John Gunn

A reminder that 14th March is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham" conference This is the main meeting for the IAH Karst Commission in 2015 and is also being sponsored by the International Speleological Union through its Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis and the International Geographical Union through its Karst Commission. ...

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Summer School on Speleothem Science

31 Dec, 1969 by Monika Markowska

We are very pleased to announce you that the registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd The summer school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience. ...

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13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst will be organized in the Czech Republic between September 16-19, 2015 All necessary information are published at the conference website. ...

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Call for GSA 2015 karst program proposals

31 Dec, 1969 by Cory BlackEagle

Planning for the GSA 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD (1–4 November 2015) is well underway The deadline for Technical Session proposals is looming! TECHNICAL SESSIONS - Proposal Deadline: 1 Feb. ...

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UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Next year the International Union of Speleology (UIS) celebrates its 50th Anniversary and you are invited to the celebration! The celebration will held in June 2015 with the 23rd International Karstological School, a series of state-of-the-art lectures and field trips conducted annually by the Karst Research Institute in Postojna, Slovenia Next year’s school will focus on the importance of exploration on cave and karst research. ...

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Sinkhole Conference: abstract and student grant deadline reminder and new announcement

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Dear Friends, I have two important reminders and one announcement for the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (aka “The Sinkhole Conference”): First, the deadline for abstracts is 1 December 2014—less than a month away! We strongly encourage submission of full papers, and they may be sent later if your abstract is submitted by the deadline Send your abstract this weekend so you can relax with family and friends during the holidays at the end of the month. ...

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Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear Colleagues: This is an invitation for you to participate in an important session on "Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado" I will chair the session at the South-Central Section, Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting that will be held in Stillwater, OK, on March 19-20, 2015. ...

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Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments - Second Edition

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Mine Water Solutions is the second in an innovative new conference series that aims to examine a wide range of issues associated with mine water management in extremely wet, dry, and cold climates and with extreme hydrogeological and geochemical issues, including karst It will be held in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, April 12-15, 2015. ...

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Isotope Workshop XIII organized by the European Society for Isotope Research (ESIR)

31 Dec, 1969 by Nenad Buzjak

The announcement and the first circular for Isotope Workshop XIII, Zadar Croatia - 2015: http://wwwesir. ...

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September 2014 Friends of Karst meeting in Arkansas

31 Dec, 1969 by Matthew Covington

This is the announcement of a Friends of Karst (FOK) meeting planned for this fall in Arkansas Most of you are familiar with FOK meetings held every year at GSA. ...

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2015 Sinkhole Conference: call for abstracts

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

I am happy to announce the call for abstracts for the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst Generally known as “The Sinkhole Conference,” for 30 years this conference series has been the premier conference for all aspects of karst geoscience and related engineering and environmental issues—and not just sinkholes. ...

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Karst session at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

31 Dec, 1969 by Barbara Mahler

Greetings Fellow Karstologues, Do you have recent research on karst or fissured aquifers, ripe for the presenting? Bring it to session 2884 at the AGU fall meeting this December in San Francisco! The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (http://fallmeetingagu. ...

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International Conference on Groundwater in Karst - website launched

31 Dec, 1969 by John Gunn

The web site for the 2015 KG@B meeting is now up and running John Gunn, Professor, Limestone Research Group School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Birmingham. ...

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Geological Society of America Convention 2014 karst sessions: call for abstracts

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

It is that time of year again to announce the call for papers for the Geological Society of America Convention This year it will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 19-22 October. ...

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The USGS Karst Interest Group 2014 conference

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Karst Interest Group (KIG) will hold its next conference on 28 April through 2 May 2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the headquarters of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) This is the sixth in a series of conferences that are held every three years in different locations around the USA. ...

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International Conference on Groundwater in Karst

31 Dec, 1969 by John Gunn

International Conference on Groundwater in Karst With optional pre-and post-conference field trips 20-26 June 2015, Birmingham, UK PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT The word "karst" is a germanization of the place name for a region in the northwest Dinaric area that is commonly referred to as "the Classic Karst" The word has passed into the scientific vocabulary to describe a special environment in which the major groundwater flux is through an integrated network of disolutionally enlarged channels that discharge via discrete springs. ...

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Registration is open: 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Registration for the 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-VI) is now open! The conference will focus on all aspects of study involving caves with ice deposits and caves formed in ice IWIC-VI will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, from 17-22 August 2014. ...

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14th Sinkhole Conference - 2015, Rochester, Minnesota

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, which is generally known as "The Sinkhole Conference", will be held in Rochester, Minnesota, on 5-9 October 2015 Mark your calendars! For 30 years this conference series has been the premier conference for all aspects of karst geoscience and related engineering and environmental issues—and not just sinkholes. ...

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Geosciences Congress - Speleology in Iran

31 Dec, 1969 by Saeed Hasheminezhad

32nd National and the 1st International Geosciences Congress - Speleology in Iran The caves have attracted the attentions of geologists, archeologists, biologists, ecologists and cavers for many years As speleology is getting more attention in Iran, therefore, after holding 31 successful National Congresses, the 1st International Geoscience Congress concerning speleology will be held along with the 32nd National Geoscience Congress in Hamedan, Iran (Feb 16th-19th, 2014). ...

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DeepKarst - Hypogene Karst Conference 2016

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Are you interested in deep groundwater flow in karst? How it affects cave and aquifer development? Mineral deposition? Distribution of cave species? Land management? If so, mark 11-14 April 2016 on your calendars and come to Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, for DeepKarst 2016: Origins, Resources, and Management of Hypogene Karst! This conference will focus on hypogenic karst and all that entails Hypogenic karst is formed by rising groundwater and is a growing field of interest with much to learn and refine. ...

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Report on a karst conference and KC meeting in Budapest

31 Dec, 1969 by Nico Goldscheider

It is my pleasure to report on the successful and pleasant Symposium and KC meeting in Budapest last week The idea of the International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions was to bring together the scientific communities and commissions (IAH and UIS) on karst hydrogeology, speleogenesis and regional groundwater flow. ...

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Battelle Remediation Conference -- Karst Remediation Session!

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

A session regarding remediation of karst aquifers has been added to Battelle’s upcoming Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds This is a first for this, the premier international conference focusing on remediating challenging contaminated sites. ...

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Session on regional groundwater systems at the AGU Fall (2013) meetings

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting session: H071 Regional groundwater systems: advances in modeling, characterization, and applications Session description: Regional groundwater systems are integral to many phenomena on Earth’s surface and crustal processes, storing and delivering a major portion of freshwater, supporting ecosystems, and modulating weather and climatic variability. ...

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Geological Society of America Karst Sessions (2013)

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The next Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention will be held this Denver, Colorado on 27-30 October Six topical sessions on caves and karst are offered this year, all sponsored by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI). ...

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AGU 2013 karst session H070: Recent approaches to karst hydrology

31 Dec, 1969 by Barbara Mahler

A karst topical session will be held at the 2013 American Geophysical Union fall meeting this year, entitled “Recent approaches to karst hydrology” AGU Session H070: Karstic watersheds cover widespread areas throughout the world and are often extensively exploited for water supply. ...

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The International Workshop on Ice Caves in 2014 (IWIC-VI)

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC) is a series of workshops devoted entirely to ice cave research IWIC is the only conference focused on state-of-the-art in ice cave research, where international experts discuss ongoing research efforts and promote global cooperation in ice cave science and management. ...

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Critical Zone Processes in Carbonates: a session at the 2013 American Geophysical Union meeting

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

During this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California, on 9-13 December, Jason Gulley, Matt Covington, and Corinne Wong will host an important session: Critical Zone Processes in Carbonates Carbonate rocks cover 20% of Earth’s ice-free land and are modified by hydrological, biological and geochemical processes in the critical zone. ...

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Karst conference in spectacular Dinaric Karst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce that call for papers for the international karst conference “Karst without Boundaries” is now out This conference is organized within the UNESCO’s DIKTAS project framework and will be held in June 2014 in the lands of spectacular classic Dinaric karst. ...

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National Cave and Karst Management Symposium 2013

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Dear Friends, Online registration is now open for the 20th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium (NCKMS)! The conference will be in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on 4-8 November 2013 NCKMS covers all fields of cave and karst management (geology, biology, legal, show caves, restoration, and more) and is an excellent forum to exchange ideas and network within and between those topic areas. ...

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International Conference and Field Seminar "Karst Without Boundaries"

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

International Conference and Field Seminar “Karst Without Boundaries” The international conference “Karst Without Boundaries” will take place from 11 to 15 of June 2014 in the heart of the Dinaric Karst The main conference event will be in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) with a mid-conference field seminar taking place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and a post-conference excursion in famous Boka Kotorska Bay (Montenegro). ...

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Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions: deadline extended till March 18

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear Colleagues, The deadline for abstract submission for the “International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions”, to be held during 4-7 September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, is extended till March 18 You havemore than two weeks to put your karst research in a flow system context. ...

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International Conference Hypogene Cave Morphologies

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Hypogene Cave Morphologies conference will be held at the Gerace Research Centre (GRC) on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, between February 2-7, 2014, organized on behalf of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis The main theme of the conference will be to examine and discuss typical and the unique cave morphologies and speleogens associated with hypogene caves, from the scale of 100 km+ cave maps down to the centimeter wall-rock shapes and forms. ...

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21st IKS "Classical Karst": Hypogene Speleogenesis (between theory and reality)

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

In the last decade, hypogene speleologenetic processes have attracted attention of speleological community Many previously epigenic caves have been reinterpreted as hypogene. ...

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Karst Session and field trips at the GSA South-Central Section meeting

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) South-Central Section will meet on 4-5 April 2013 in Austin, Texas and include some excellent cave and karst sessions and field trips The deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2013. ...

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Int. Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions, Budapest, 2013

31 Dec, 1969 by Madl-Szonyi Judit

Dear Colleague, It is known that the theory of hierarchical flow systems has become a core theory of hydrogeology in the last few decades It has revealed also that groundwater flow is a basic geologic agent in the lithosphere. ...

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Call for abstracts -- National Cave and Karst Management Symposium

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The National Cave and Karst Management Symposium (NCKMS) is now accepting abstracts for its next meeting, which will be held on 4-8 November 2013 at the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in Carlsbad, New Mexico This is the 20th of this internationally attended conference series. ...

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Webinar on January 10: The Mysteries of Easter Island Caves

31 Dec, 1969 by Geary Schindel

This presentation will discuss our current findings, interpretations, and future directions for cave research and conservation on “Te Pito o Te Henua” (or Navel of the World) Our efforts represent the first study to investigate both the biology and archaeology of Rapanui caves. ...

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Summer 2013 Karst Field Studies Program at the Mammoth Cave

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute through its Center for Cave and Karst Studies and in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and Western Kentucky University, are pleased to announce the launch of the Summer 2013 Karst Field Studies Program Courses this summer will include: - Karst Geology, June 2-8, Dr. ...

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Special Session 1: "Speleogenesis and its Role in Karst Hydrogeology and Evolution' at the 16th ICS, 2013

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Dear Colleagues, It is less than two weeks left before the deadline is over (December 17, 2012) for paper submission for 16th Congress of Speleology, to be held in Brno in 2013 In the Congress program, the Special Session 1 "Speleogenesis and its Role in Karst Hydrogeology and Evolution" will be entirely devoted to all aspects of dissolution cave origin and development, as well as to the role of speleogenesis in karst hydrogeology, evolution of karst aquifers and karst landscape. ...

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Karst session at the Conference on Geomorphology, Paris 27-31 August 2013

31 Dec, 1969 by Jo De Waele

Dear colleague, This message is to announce that the next International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, August 27-31, 2013) http://wwwgeomorphology-iag-paris2013. ...

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Karst Session 8 Conference on Geomorphology, Paris 27-31 August 2013: LAST CALL

31 Dec, 1969 by Jo De Waele

Dear colleague, This message is to announce that the next International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, August 27-31, 2013) http://wwwgeomorphology-iag-paris2013. ...

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Call for Abstracts: 2013 National Speleological Society Annual Meeting (USA)

31 Dec, 1969 by Paul Burger

The NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography is accepting abstracts for presentations at the Geology and Geography Session of the 2013 NSS Convention, to be held August 5-9, 2013 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania All abstracts will be considered to be for oral presentations unless a poster presentation is specifically requested. ...

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Deadline for the 16th Speleological Congress papers extended

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear colleagues, Dear caving friends, We received a lot of comments from many of you, that deadline for 16ICS full papers submission is very early Organizing Committee of 16thICS decided that deadline will be postponed. ...

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Karst sessions at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Summit, San Antonio, TX, USA

31 Dec, 1969 by Barbara Mahler

Dear fellow karst colleague, There will be three sessions on karst hydrology at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Summit, held in May in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas I would like to draw your attention to the session: Innovative Approaches for Investigating and Managing Karst Groundwater Resources Karst aquifers represent a vital water resource on a global scale, providing drinking water for an estimated 40% of the world’s population and critical habitat for numerous endemic species. ...

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Karst Session at the International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris, 2013

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

This message is to announce that the next International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, August 27-31, 2013) Conference webpage will include a session on karst (Karst geomorphology: from hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions) Session webpage The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2012 (maximum 2000 characters including spaces). ...

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Session on speleology in artificial cavities - Int Congress of Speleology

31 Dec, 1969 by Mario Parise

On the occasion of the 16th International Congress of Speleology, to be held in Brno (Czech Republic) on July 21-28, 2013, the Special Session 6 "Speleological research and activities in artificial underground" will be entirely dedicated to speleology in artificial cavities. ...

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International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions will be held during 2-7 September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, in honour of Professor József Tóth, in celebration of his 80th birthday The Symposium is being organised by the Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Karst Commission of IAH, Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission of International Union of Speleology, and Hungarian National Chapter of IAH. ...

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Karst Session at GSA 2012 Annual Meeting - Abstract Submission deadline 8/14 midnight PDT

31 Dec, 1969 by Cory BlackEagle

I am convening the following karst session at the annual GSA meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina November 4-7, 2012 Title: T18. ...

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ICS-Excursion A2A Caves and geology of the Eastern Alps of Austria

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear friends and colleagues, Tomorrow the registration for the ICS 2013 in Brno and its excursions opens We want to draw your attention to the following excursion which we will organise after the conference: A2A – Caves and geology of the Eastern Alps of Austria Reserve your seat at this special field trip. ...

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Cave and karst topics at the GSA Convention 2012

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The next Geological Society of America Convention will be held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina on 4-7 November The call for abstracts has gone out. ...

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Karst session at 29th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

29th IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists) Meeting of Sedimentology will be held in Schladming, Austria, on 10 – 13 September 2012 “Sedimentology in the Heart of the Alps” Among many themes and sessions included in the scientific program, there is Theme 4: Continental depositional environments, with Session T4 S1 “Karst, Cave sediments and speleothems” (Conveners: Roman Aubrecht, Slovakia, and Michal Gradzinski (Poland). ...

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13th Sinkholes Conference, now in Carlsbad, New Mexico

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

Dear Friends, We are excited and happy to announce that the website is up and the call for abstracts has begun for the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst! More commonly called “The Sinkhole Conference,” Since 1984 this excellent series of meetings has been pivotal in bringing together engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and regulators to exchange ideas and enhance everyone’s understanding of the challenges of living in karst areas The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is honored to have been given management of this conference series, and it still operated by the Organizing Committee made up of people who have hosted this conference for years, including representatives of sponsoring organizations like P. ...

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Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments, including karst

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

International Conference "Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments" is being organized in Lima, Peru, in April 2013 Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments is the first of a new conference series to examine and share successes in mine water management in extreme environments. ...

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ProKarst-2012: Protected Karst Territories - Monitoring & Management

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The International Scientific- practical Conference “PROTECTED KARST TERRITORIES – MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT” will be held on 16-20 September 2012 in Shumen, Bulgaria This Conference is under the auspices of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the famous Bulgarian Geographer and Karst specialist Vladimir Popov. ...

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GSA Convention 2012: cave and karst sessions - call for abstracts

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The next Geological Society of America Convention will be held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina on 4-7 November The call for abstracts has gone out. ...

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NSS Convention: geoscience call for abstracts

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The NSS Section of Cave Geology and Geography is accepting abstracts for presentations at the Geology and Geography Session of the 2012 NSS Convention, to be held June 25-29, 2012 in Lewisburg, West Virginia All abstracts will be considered to be for oral presentations unless a poster presentation is specifically requested. ...

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Carbon and Boundaries in Karst 2013 - Second Circular

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

A Karst Waters Institute Symposium on Carbon and Boundaries in Karst January 7 to 11, 2013 Carlsbad, New Mexico Co-sponsored by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute Background There is growing interest in the dynamics of both inorganic and organic carbon in karst systems, and especially in the flux of carbon and nutrients between the surface and subsurface and between different components in the karst subsurface This symposium is about these and other questions connected to carbon in karst and boundaries in karst. ...

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Karst Sessions at the September 2012 IAH Congress - Submission deadline

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The deadline for the submission of abstracts to the IAH Congress at Niagara Falls in September 2012 is coming soon: March 15th, 2012 The 2012 IAH Congress in Niagara Falls, Canada (September 16 - 21, 2012) will allow the presentation of a wide variety of new and evolving hydrogeological issues and opportunities that include: Energy and Climate Change Groundwater Resource Analysis and Management Groundwater / Surface Water Interaction (Ecohydrology) Groundwater Quality Karst Hydrogeology General Hydrogeology and Geotechnique The "Karst Hydrogeology" topic includes the following technical sessions: 2-1 Karst Aquifers, Environmental Problems and Global Change 2-2 Characterization and Management of Karst Aquifers 2-3 Restoration (Remediation) of Karst Aquifers 2-4 Numeric and Time Series Models 2-5 Topics in General Karst Hydrogeology 2-6 Artificial Tracers and Environmental Isotopes to Understand and Quantify Water Flow-paths and Pollutant Transport in Karst Aquifers For more details please follow the link to the Congress website. ...

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2nd Intern. Cave Monitoring Workshop

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Three years after the 1st International Cave Monitoring Workshop held in Gilbraltar (26 February – 1 March 2009) a second workshop is planned along the lines of the initial concept of two days of informal presentations with discussion and a joint cave trip The planned dates for this workshop are April 18-22, 2012. ...

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2012 U.S.A. Midwest Groundwater Conference Karst Sessions

31 Dec, 1969 by Jeff Green

The 57th Midwest Ground Water Conference is being held October 1-3, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN Dr. ...

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Karst Session at GSA 2012 Annual Meeting

31 Dec, 1969 by Cory BlackEagle

There will be a Karst Session at GSA 2012 Annual Meeting in November 4-7, Charlotte, NC, USA Please submit your papers and please plan to attend the following session. ...

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SPELEO AUSTRIA 2012

31 Dec, 1969 by Ernest Geyer

As part of the annual convention of both the German and Austrian national speleological associations, the Bad Mitterndorf Caving Club (Verein für Höhlenkunde in Obersteier) will be holding an international speleological meeting from 12th to 19th August 2012 The convention location will be Bad Mitterndorf, Styria, Austria. ...

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Summer 2012 Cave and Karst Field Courses

31 Dec, 1969 by Jason Polk

Western Kentucky University's Hoffman Environmental Research Institute through its Center for Cave and Karst Studies and in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning is pleased to announce the launch of the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program Courses this summer will include: - Exploration of Mammoth Cave, June 4-10 - Techniques in Karst Groundwater Investigations, June 6-8 - Karst Hydrogeology of the Ozarks, June 10-16 - Cave Archaeology, June 11-16 - Cave Survey and Cartography, June 17-23 - Application of Geophysical Methods to Karst Terrains, June 16-22 Courses may be taken for graduate, undergraduate, or continuing education credit. ...

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International Congress of Speleology on Mayan Caves

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Coahuila Association of Speleology and University of Quintana Roo are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Congress of Speleology on Mayan Caves It will be held on 25-27 May 2012 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. ...

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Symposium on Mine Caves: extended deadline February 25th 2012

31 Dec, 1969 by Jo De Waele

The Second International Symposium on Mine caves will be held in Iglesias, Sardinia, from 26 to 29 April 2012 More details can be found at the Symposium website. ...

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21st International Radiocarbon Conference, Paris 2012

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The 21st International Radiocarbon Conference is co‐organized by the French Radiocarbon community and UNESCO It will be hosted at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 9 to 13 July 2012. ...

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20th International Karstological School "Classical Karst" in Slovenia

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Since 1993, International Karstological Schools have been organised, covering many aspects of karst research The basic idea of the School has been to present the state of the art in selected topics and promote discussion between participants via set of lectures, poster sessions and related field trips to the area of Slovene Classical karst. ...

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12th International Symposium on Pseudokarst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

We would like to remind you the most important pseudokarst event in near future and before the 16th International Congress of Speleology So, all speleologists and cavers interested in recent advances in non-karst caves’ exploration and research as well as who want to contribute to the preparation of the pseudokarst part of the Congress should attend this Symposium. ...

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Second International Symposium on Mine Caves

31 Dec, 1969 by Jo De Waele

From 26 to 29 april 2012 the Second International Symposium on Mine Caves will be held at Iglesias, Sardinia (Visit the Symposium website) Mine caves are natural cavities intercepted in underground works, and often are ideal sites for different scientific researches. ...

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2013 KWI Conference Carbon & Boundaries in Karst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

There is growing interest in the dynamics of both inorganic and organic carbon in karst systems, and especially in the flux of carbon and nutrients between the surface and subsurface and between different components in the karst subsurface This upcoming Karst Waters Institute symposium is especially timely because of both the rapid advances in the field and the importance of carbon sequestration in global climate change. ...

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Advances in Quaternary Geochronology (Session CL5.1/GM2.5)

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexey Kopchinskiy

17 Jan 2012: Abstract deadline for a Geochronology session at EGU Assembly 22-27 April 2012 Advances in Quaternary Geochronology (Session CL51/GM2. ...

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The 2nd EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The 2nd EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium Best Practices for Cave and Karst Protection in Europe will be held in Muotathal (Switzerland) from the 29th to the 30th of September 2012 On behalf of the Organizing Committee we kindly invite all speleologists and scientists related to cave and karst protection, to participate at the 2nd EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium organized jointly by the Swiss Speleological Society and the European Cave Protection Commission/European Speleological Federation and supported by the Commission for Scientific Speleology (SSS and SCNAT). ...

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Sinkhole session (NH 8.6) at EGU 2012

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Dear colleagues, we would like to draw your attention on the following forthcoming Scientific Session on Sinkholes at the General Assembly of EGU in Vienna, next April: Session NH86 "Sinkholes: from susceptibility to risk evaluation and mapping" at EGU General Assembly (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012) Convened by: Mario Parise, Giulio Iovine, Stefania Nisio Session Description Sinkholes are widespread in many countries of the world, in several geological and morphological settings, affecting distinct lithotypes either in the detrital cover sequences or in bedrock outcrops. ...

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Summer School on Speleothem Science

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear friends and colleagues, We are very pleased to announce you that the registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from February 1st to April 1st The summer school will be held on 28 July - 3 August 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany, and is aimed at an international audience. ...

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Sinkhole Conference: discount registration ends February 14th

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst will be held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on 6-10 May 2013 We have already accepted dozens of excellent papers, designed several insightful short courses, have scheduled four outstanding special invited speakers, and are preparing what is one of the most unique and fascinating field trips of this conference series. ...

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KARST, GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION & PUBLIC HEALTH

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

How many times have we said “karst is vulnerable to contamination” yet lamented our lack of knowledge on this critical topic or an avenue for linking hydrogeology and public health? If you would like to participate in a conversation on this topic, please join us for the JANUARY 2016 CONFERENCE: KARST, GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION & PUBLIC HEALTH: MOVING BEYOND CASE STUDIES The purpose of this meeting is to bring together karst and public health scientists, regulators, and community groups to assess the current state of our knowledge and foster cross-pollination among the groups. ...

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Geological Society of America Karst Division

31 Dec, 1969 by Cory BlackEagle

As you know, this is the Karst Division's very first annual meeting, we are thrilled to be in existence as a formal GSA Division, and we have planned a number of sessions and activities for our inaugural year I would like to personally invite you to attend the KD's very first social gathering as a Division at GSA Baltimore. ...

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Karst Hydrogeology Session at IAH 2016 Conference in Montpellier (25-29 September)

31 Dec, 1969 by Jean-Christophe Maréchal

Barbara Mahler, Martin Sauter and myself are glad to invite you to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH CONGRESS (http://www60iah2016. ...

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