A symposium on the special values of deep karst and the caves that occur within, will take place this April in Croatia’s Northern Velebit National Park.
The event, which will be in English and Croatian, will focus on themes such as the exploration, protection and management of large caves, with special focus on the deep caves in Northern Velebit, one of which – Lukina jama – Trojama, the deepest Croatian cave system at 1,421 meters (4,662 feet) - happens to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its discovery this year.
Deep caves, such as Lukina jama – Trojama, can provide researchers with geological, geomorphological, microclimatic, hydrological and biological information to extreme depths of up to more than 2,000 meters. So far however, very few scientific explorations of deep caves have been done due to their difficult access.
Organized by the Public Institution Northern Velebit National Park, Speleological section PDS Velebit, Speleological section HPD Željezničar, Caving Club Samobor and the Croatian Biospeleological Society, the two-day event runs from April 21st to 22nd, 2012.
Check out the official Krasno 2012 website.