Northern Velebit National Park
Deep caves are karst phenomena that to the researchers provide direct insight into the geological, geomorphological, microclimatic, hydrological and biological characteristics at depths of hundreds to more than two thousand meters. Because of the complexity and difficulty of access, not so many scientific explorations of deep caves and deep karst in general, has done so far. Croatian Dinaric karst area, especially the area of Northern Velebit National Park, where the year 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the discovery of the deepest Croatian cave system, Lukina jama - Trojama (1421 m) is a great location for this kind of research.
Venue: Krasno (Northern Velebit National Park building).
Organizers: Public Institution Northern Velebit National Park, Speleological section PDS Velebit, Speleological section HPD Željezničar, Caving Club Samobor, Croatian Biospeleological Society
Themes of the Symposium:
Caving explorations of deep caves in Northern Velebit
Speleological exploration of large caves
Protection and management of the areas with large caves
Geology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, cave climate, geophysics and biospeleology of deep karst
Languages of the Symposium: Croatian and English
Organizing Committee: Jana Bedek (president), Dubravka Kljajo, Marko Lukić, Ruđer Novak, Domagoj Tomašković and Zvonimir Vrbanec
Scientific and Programme Committee: Darko Bakšić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry), Neven Bočić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography), Nenad Buzjak (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography), Franci Gabrovšek (Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia), Roman Ozimec, Dalibor Paar (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Physics department), Lukas Plan (Department for Karst and Caves, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria), Andrej Stroj (Croatian Geological Survey)
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01.03.2012. The deadline for submitting abstracts (for lectures and posters, guidelines for abstract submission)
01.04.2012. Notification of acceptance (lecture or poster)
09.04.2012. Deadline for submission of applications and reservation of accommodation in Northern Velebit National Park building
The duration of the event: 21.-22.04.2012.
Fee: for registered participants no registration fee.
option - a sleeping bag + isomate
a) in a heated area of the hall the Administration Building
b) in their own tent
Registered participants will receive a gift T-shirt (please specify size when registering).
The Book of Abstracts will be published.
Update: The website of the conference is now online at http://speleolog.hr/seminari/krasno2012/eng