Fri, 11.11.2022 13:00

Highlights of Geoscientific Cave Research

Invitation to the 2-day scientific symposium on cave research

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.


Time and venue

November 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m.
November 12, 2022 from 08:30 a.m.

Festive Hall (Festsaal), Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna



Download Program



Online registration

Note that COVID-related restrictions and regulations may apply at the date of the event. Updates regarding these will be posted here.



Please note that photographs may be taken throughout the event. These will be used by the organizing institution in publications, online and in social media. Please contact the event organizer if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.