Karst Research Group, Faculty of Geography UGM in cooperation with Asian Union of Speleology cordially welcome you to join the Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst 2024. This year, the Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst will be held in two venues and areas: Special Region of Yogyakarta and Kalimantan Timur Province. With various series of events and programs, they offer many interesting activities: scientific conference, international expedition, competition, site visit, excursion, and many more!
One of the main objectives of Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst Conference 2024 is to be a place where cave and karst scientists, enthusiasts, and practitioners would be able to gather and exchange their knowledge and experience. This conference is also designed to be as open as possible where every person or community from speleology and karst science can actively participate and contribute together. You are cordially invited to organize a session in the Asian Trans-Disciplinary Karst Conference 2024 and encouraged to invite your colleagues too.
Located in eastern part of famous Borneo Island, Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat is a hidden gem covered by dense and pristine rainforest. Although several explorations have been done and discover many breathtaking features, most of the part is still remain unknown. It is filled with soaring karst-tower, crystal-clear spring, and gigantic caves, making this region incomparable with others.
Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat karst is divided into several blocks each contains its own chalenges. Further and deeper explorations are still needed to add more values to this area. Uniquenesses of this area can be seen from its geological, speleological, and even archaeological phenomenon. This is home of the many rock art caves, revealing how our ancestors lived and culture. Through all of those features, it is very urgent to establish the status as Geopark or World Heritage in order to preserve the richness of this area.
This expedition is initiated by Karst Research Group of Universitas Gadjah Mada and one of the parts of Road to International Karst and Cave Year 2021 under patronage of Asian Union of Speleology and Federation of Indonesian Sepelological Activities. International Union of Speleology and European Speleological Federation are also invited to join this event.
Find and explore your need through the website: https://karst.geo.ugm.ac.id/en/main-page/