Caves provided shelter to our ancestors in prehistoric times, allow access to drinking water resources for about 2 billion people, and attract millions of tourists around the world. The International Year of Caves and Karst (2021–2022) has shone a spotlight on these lightless worlds hidden in the mountains and beneath our feet in order to raise public awareness of their unique importance to society.
Following a successful symposium on the exploration of caves in 2021, this second twoday symposium provides an overview of the latest developments and highlights in the geoscientific study of caves and karst. International experts from various disciplines in the geosciences and related fields will give keynote lectures aimed at a broad audience. The second half day of this event will focus on an emerging research topic in cave science, the origin of hypogene caves — cavities which have developed from rising groundwater.
More information at: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/geok/detail/event/highlights-of-geoscientific-cave-research