facebook rss


Type of event:Other events
Organiser: GROTTA GIGANTE, PARK SKOCJAN CAVES, Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, University of Triest
Date:13. September 2012 - 15. September 2012
Country:Slovenia, Italy
State / Region:
Town / City:
Place:Skocjan Caves


The goal of the three days meeting is to present and share different approaches of researching in the show caves and to discuss the result and possible measures to improve the management in show caves. Other discussion: lampenflora, human impact, hydrology, chemical and physical parametrs in show caves, biodiversity . The official language is English. The papers will be published in Acta Carsologica. Guide book and Abstract to download below.


Topics and goals

The Congress will focus on scientific research in show caves. Show caves are a special underground environment with the natural processes characteristic of caves, but with additional human impacts that provide significant common problems and research opportunities. Usually, their infrastructure offers scientists better conditions for research because the many pathways as well as electrical and optical illumination enable easier access and charging of scientific instruments.

Show caves are convenient for studying both natural processes and the human impact. The direct human impact is considerably higher in show caves with several hundred thousand visitors per year or in small passages open to the public. What is the human impact, how is it measured, what approaches are available to minimise it – these are just a few questions to be considered. Human impact on cave biodiversity and its consequences for the cave environment, including lampenflora, will also be discussed. The goals of the meeting are to present and share different research approaches in show caves and to discuss the results and measures needed to improve the management of show caves.

We invite show cave managers, scientists who are involved in research in show caves and other interested experts to participate.

Download files


Last blog

Cave Prehistory Resources

blogger: Darricau Joëlle
Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

Last competition


date from: | date to:

Next congress

October 2018:

8th ISCA Congress

country: Italy
The 8th ISCA Congress is planned planned to last from 12th October to 18th October 2018. The PRE- Congress Tour is planned for 9 - 12 October and POST- Congress Tour is planned for 18 - 21 October 2018.
back to top Visits: 7224 | Webmaster: Creative Solution, design@csweb.sk | © 2009 - 2012, all rights reserverd, i-s-c-a.com