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Happy New Year for 2020

 Hello, We are sending you this message, first of all , to wish you a Happy New Year for 2020 and to present the new features of the latest version of Grottocenter ( under development  at ) So what’s new this year ? •     You can now view and search the BBS data (Speleological Bibliographic Bulletin): that’s 111,134 documents available to you . •     Access  to data via  maps has already been available for a few months. •     The V2 coordinate conversion tool from Grottocenter has been transposed to V3. •     You can now download data in csv format If you think the Grottocenter/Wikicaves project is worth supporting , give us a hand ;-) We need people like you to translate, take part in development, promote the project, or enter data and information provided  by our partners. Work is still underway to define the Grottocenter V3 user interface. If you wish to contribute, or simply give us some feedback , then make sure you contact us .

Conference on Sinkholes and Karst April 2020 in Puerto Rico.

The 16th Conference on Sinkholes and Karst will take place  April 20 – 24 ,   2020  ,   in  Puerto Rico. The conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, which will organise this meeting in Puerto Rico  Topics will  include:  Karst Development & Mapping, Pro-Active and Remedial Engineering in Karst Terrain, Karst Water Resource Management and more.  Optional Short Courses will be offered on April 21, 2020, and Field Trips on April 20 and 24, 2020. Optional Field Trips: Karst of Rio Camuy Cave Park and Arecibo Observatory,  and  Karst  sites in Vega Alta and Vega Baja For further information  :

14th EuroSpeleo Forum to take place in July 2020 in Spain

In 2020 ,  t he 14th EuroSpeleo Forum  will be  held   in Spain  EuroSpeleo Forum  2020 will be organised in the North of Spain during the last week of July   by the Confederación de Espeleología y Cañones CEC  and the local speleological organisations. There  will be in two sides to the forum: - a caving camp in the Mountains of Cantabria where cavers can explore the large cave systems in that area - the Forum itself , which will be held in the City of Burgos in Castile and León. Check the  website and Facebook page of the European Speleological Federation FSE. and  

Croatia - SpeleoFilmFestival 2019

If you are planning a trip to  Croatia  make sure you go to the SpeleoFilmFestival 2019 , in Pazi  ! It will take place November 22-24, 2019 -   FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT SPELEOLOGICAL FILMS    All cavers are welcome!  They  will be showing films created by cavers like you from all around the world. Check their website at or their facebook page :

18th UIS international congress !

 Some news about the upcoming the next UIS international congress ..  It will take place from 24 th july to 31st July  2021, in Lyon France  .  The congress will be held in conjunction with the International Year of Caves and Karst! There is already quite a lot of information .   Make sure you check their websites and