The next BCRA Cave Science Symposium will take place on Saturday November 14th 2020 using an online portal.
The meeting will be hosted by Professor Mike Rogerson at the University of Northumbria. BCRA would very much enjoy contributions that discuss how caves have behaved during the lockdown period and are also open to abstracts on any subject linked to cave and karst science, from professional or amateur researchers.
There will be in the region of ten talks on the day, and BCRA would like to see what you have been doing recently. As in previous years contributions are invited from across the cave/karst spectrum including archaeology, biology, geomorphology, hydrology and speleothem science. Presentation slots are not limited to those with a connection to the UK – this invitation is open to all interested cave and karst scientists worldwide.
Please submit an abstract by emailing it to Mike Rogerson as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 11 September (put “BCRA abstract” in the email subject to ensure it goes to the right inbox folder!). The template for abstracts is available here. NOTE: The deadline for submitting abstracts has now been extended to Friday 25th September 2020.
Attendance will be free, using an online portal (likely to be Zoom) so participants worldwide are invited, although please do be aware that talks will take place during normal UK working hours (9am – 5pm, GMT).
We are also exploring possibilities for a virtual fieldtrip on the 15th November – more soon on that!
Correspondent: Mike Rogerson