BCRA Cave Technology Symposium

18-20 April 2008, MendipsPresentations of short topics on cave surveying, electronics, computing, lighting, photography, cave radio, radio-location and other aspects of caving "technology". Abstracts are required by 5 April 2008

This one-day symposium is being hosted by members of BCRA's special interest groups: the Cave Surveying Group (CSG), the Cave Radio & Electronics Group (CREG) and the Explosives Users Group (EUG). Technical facilities will be provided by the Hidden Earth technical team. The event will co-incide with a weekend CSG field meeting. The symposium lecture secretary is David Gibson d.gibson[at]bcra.... Enquiries about the CSG field meeting or accommodation for the weekend should be sent to Allan Richardson csg-meetings[at]bcra....

Contributions are invited on any aspect of caving technology in the form of short lectures, poster papers, or more informal practical sessions. Cave survey posters and cave photographs are particularly welcome for display. Those wishing to contribute should contact the lecture secretary, David Gibson. Digital projection facilities will be available, but please bring your own computer. (If OHP or 35mm projection is required, please let us know in advance). Whatever type of contribution you are offering, a publishable abstract of around 100-300 words is requested, so that we can publish a programme in advance.

The Location is the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy, WELLS, BA5 3AR. Grid ref: ST 549 501. Start and finish times to be announced.

Admission charges to be announced will provide light refreshments. Details of how to pay in advance will be posted here by 1 January 2008. The cost of lunch is not included but food is available at the bar in the pub. We encourage all potential delegates and speakers to subscribe to the 'meetings' mailing list (caves.org.uk/lists/meetings.html) so that they can be kept up to date with arrangements.

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