ISCA is an international organization of persons, associations, corporations and government agencies who own, manage or operate recognized show caves or caverns.

The headquarters of the Association is situated in Largo Leone XII in Genga, Italy.

ISCA members can be full, associate or honorary. See Membership.

ISCA organization structure consists of following:

ISCA Congresses

Congresses of ISCA are held every four years preferrably during months of October or November. More information about next congress here

General Assemblies

General Assemblies of the membership are held during each Congress on four yearly intervals.

ISCA Organizational Structure

Officers of the Association

David SummersPresidentBermuda
Heinz VonderthannFirst Vice PresidentGermany
Brad WuestSecond Vice PresidentUSA
Renata MarinelliSecretaryItaly

Board of Directors

David SummersPresidentBermuda
Heinz VonderthannFirst Vice PresidentGermany
Brad WuestSecond Vice PresidentUSA
Renata MarinelliSecretaryItaly
Renata MarinelliTreasurerItaly
Filiberto CecchiDirectorItaly
Dan CoveDirectorAustralia
Peter GazikDirectorSlovak Republic
Hein GerstnerDirectorSouth Africa
Guilhem de GrullyDirectorFrance
Hanne ÖdinDirectorSweden
Rafael Pagés RodríguezDirectorSpain
Nick PoweDirectorUnited Kingdom
Zhang ShouyueDirectorChina
Zsuzsa TolnayDirectorHungary

Scientific and Technical Committee

Arrigo CignaChairmanItaly
Andy SpateMemberAustralia
Olga KadebskayaMemberRussia
Alain ManginMemberFrance
Giovanni BadinoMemberItaly
Pavel BellaMemberSlovak Republic
Jose Maria CalaforraMemberSpain
André DavidMemberFrance
Steven FairchildMemberUSA
Vassilis GiannopoulosMemberGreece
Zhang ShouyueMemberChina
Friedrich OedlMemberAustria

Constitution Study Group

Heinz VonderthannChairmanGermany
André DavidMemberFrance
Dusan MilkaMemberCzech Republic
Friedrich OedlMemberAustria
Kent HendersonMemberAustralia
David SummersPresidentBermuda
Brad WuestSecond Vice PresidentUSA
Renata MarinelliSecretaryItaly

Commission on Prehistory

Joëlle DarricauChairmanFrance
Randall WhiteMemberUSA
Nickos PoullianosMemberGreece
Nick PoweMemberUnited Kingdom
Nathalie RouquerolMemberFrance
François de la VarendeMemberFrance
Ramon MontesMemberSpain
Jesus AltunaMemberSpain

Commission on Sustainable Development

Heros Augusto Santos LoboChairmanBrazil

Commission on Interpretation in Show Caves

Zsuzsa TolnayChairmanHungary
Dan CoveMemberAustralia
Hein GerstnerMemberSouth Africa
Ann WescottMemberUSA

Commission on Information Technologies in Show Caves

Peter GazikChairmanSlovak Republic
Brad WuestVice ChairmanUSA

ISCA White Nose Syndrome Working Group

Brad WuestChairmanUSA
Natália MartínkováMemberCzech Republic
Nina FrascioneMemberUSA
Greg BecklerMemberUSA

ISCA is acting as Commission on Show Caves in the Department of Protection and Management of the “Union Internationale de Spéléologie – UIS (International Union of Speleology).


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