Abstract Submission Deadline for POSTER PRESENTATIONS extended to DECEMBER 20, 2019.

We have extended the call for POSTER PRESENTATION abstracts to December 20, 2019.  Authors will be notified of acceptance by January 1,2020.

We have received more than 50 abstracts from over 15 countries and will announce workshop sessions soon!  However, we still have plenty of room for additional presentations in poster format. The planning committee looks forward to your proposals! For abstract submission instructions and full meeting details please visit: https://unescokarst2020.com/

USGS KIG and UNESCO Karst 2020 plan joint field excursion!

Take in the beautiful surface landscapes while learning about regional hydrogeology, go caving, paddle the Green River, visit local conservation projects, or try some local food and wine – all options on our joint weekend field trip.

Check out the details of their workshop at USGS KIG. We hope you can join us for both workshops and the field trip between!

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Funding for Young Scientists to attend IAH Karst Commission Conference

The International Association of Hydrogeologists  Karst Commission is offering support for a young scientist from a low or transitional income country to attend the annual Karst Commission  conference. UNESCO Karst 2020 will be the host of next year’s IAH KC meeting and celebration of the IAH KC’s 50th Anniversary.  Please help us spread the word to those up and coming cave and karst scientists. Check out the link below for more info.

Funding for Young Scientists to attend Conferences



CaveMAB meets EuroMAB

At the recent biennial conference of EuroMAB (regional network of European and North American Biosphere Reserves within the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere World Network), the CaveMAB initiative was successfully promoted and gained new partners from Slovakia and Poland. CaveMAB is a thematic network that brings together biosphere reserves that manage and protect cave and/or karst resources both natural and cultural and are dedicated to connecting people to nature for improved sustainability. The members in attendance decided on continuing outreach to BRs across the globe and focus items for future work during the UNESCO Karst 2020 conference that will take place at the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve USA, May 18-22, 2020.