The submission deadline for abstracts and proposals is just over a month away! Conference guests interested in presenting at workshops or technical sessions are encouraged to submit an abstract or proposal as soon as possible. Make sure to formally register to the conference by January 31, 2020 to be included in the meeting program and secure early bird registration rates.
Registration now open! The 8th U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group (KIG) workshop will be held May 13-15, 2020 at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. This event brings together scientists from different offices of the USGS, Department of the Interior, other Federal and state agencies, research institutes, and universities to present the results of scientific work in karst areas or discuss karst related programs in their bureaus or offices.
Registration and additional details available here.
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/
We are pleased to announce that registration is officially open for UNESCO Karst 2020 Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources. This Workshop on Sustainability and Community will take place May 18-21, 2020 in Bowling Green, KY. Register by January 31, 2020 to take advantage of special early bird rates. Discount student and low-income economy rates also available. https://unescokarst2020.com/registration/
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!
Join us in celebrating 50 years of promoting sustainable management of karst water resources with the International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission. UNESCO Karst 2020 is pleased to be hosting one of the oldest and most active commissions of the IAH during our upcoming conference May 18-22, 2020.
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.
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.