EuroSpeleo Forum (ESF) 2018

Euro-spel-forum2018 00Savez speleologa Austrije i Speleološko društvo iz Evensee-a su domaćini 12. EuroSpeleo Foruma od 23.-26. 8. 2018. godine. Bit će tu speleolologije od nauke i tehnike (geologija, geografija, zoologija, botanika, historija, kulturna antropologija, zaštita pećina, istraživanja, stašavanje) i derneka raznih vrsta (izložbe, atletska takmičenja – prilika za ove naše GSS-ovce, filma, zike uživo). Tu je i turistička pećina Gassel za penzionere koja slavi 100.godišnjicu istraživanja. Prijava apstrakata do 31. januara 2018.


 Dear Colleagues and Friends,


the EuroSpeleo Forum (ESF) is Europe’s premier speleological event. Under the aegis of the European Speleological Federation, it is held once a year in a location selected by the delegates of the member nations.


The 12th ESF will be held in Ebensee, Austria, on 23rd-26th August 2018. An estimated 500 people from nearly 30 countries are expected to attend to share the results of their latest exploration, research, and techniques. The Austrian Speleological Association in collaboration with the Speleological Society of Ebensee will host the ESF along with its annual convention for a truly spectacular affair.


Under the motto „Speleology—Connecting Science” , the congress will focus on the role of speleology as a bridge for different fields of science and knowledge. In addition, the Speleological Society of Ebensee is celebrating the 100-year jubilee of the exploration of the cave „Gassel-Tropfsteinhöhle”, today a show cave and known tourist spot near Ebensee.


Come and experience Austria’s hospitality, unique culture and food, and be surprised by the wealth of our natural diversity, our caves, lakes and mountains. We are honoured and excited to host this wonderful event for the first time in Austria.


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Beautiful venue near the lakeshore with hotels, apartments, dormitories and camping facilities
500m² of indoor space for vendors and exhibitors
Talks and posters on the latest discoveries in cave science and exploration
Symposia on all aspects of speleology: geology, geography, zoology, botany, history, cultural anthropology, cave protection, cave research, cave rescue
Workshops and organisational meetings
Competitions and exhibitions in cave arts
Speleo-Olympic athletic competitions
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Caving day trips: simple, difficult, wet, dry, horizontal or vertical—something for everyone
Pre- and post excursions and field camps
Evening activities with live music
Free shuttle bus between the conference venues
We are sure that it will be a unforgettable experience during your visit in Austria, and we hope to see you all there.

Johannes Mattes
(On behalf of the Conference Organisers)


Important Dates


Abstract Application Deadline
31st January 2018


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