The FSE was present with 4 Bureau members at Speleo Austria in Tauplitz, Styria. The meeting was from 26 to 29 October 2023. A perfect organization with days filled with excursions and presentations in a great atmosphere. The FSE presented it’s exhibition of 30 years FSE and also the FSE shop was present.
The members of the FSE Bureau also went on an excursion to the Sagtümpel karst spring in Tauplitz, Styria, Austria. This karst spring has been renaturated and received the EuroSpeleo Protection Label in 2017 from the European Cave Protection Commission of the FSE. It was great to see the final result of this renaturation project ourselves. And thanks to Robert Seebacher, one of the initiators of this project to guide us.
Speleo Austria 2023, organized by the Verein für Höhlenkunde in Obersteier
Conference room in the Dorfsaal in Tauplitz with the exhibition of 30 years FSE
The FSE shop with brand new items and now the possibilty to pay electronically
Conference room filled with audience
Presentation on the hydrology of the Tauplitz Alm
Attentive audience with new FSE hoodie
Four members of the FSE Bureau present, from left to right Henk Goutier, Jean-Claude Thies, Ernest Geyer and Alena Gessert
The FSE Bureau members at dinner
The FSE Bureau talking to Christoph Spötl, President of the Verband österreichischer Höhlenforschung
Excursion to the Sagtümpel karst spring which has been renaturated in 2016
The renaturation project was awarded the EuroSpeleo Protection Label in 2017
FSE delegation with Robert Seebacher, one of the initiators of the project, at the karst spring
Robert Seebacher explaining what was achieved
Tauplitz waterfall, the water falling from the left comes from the Sagtümpel karst spring