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Welcome to ICS 2013 / Brno

Introduction from the President of UIS Andy Eavis

On behalf of the International Union of Speleology I should like to welcome everybody to this website. Additionally of course, I would like to welcome everybody to the 16th International Congress of Speleology in Brno in 2013.
The ICS is the world's premier speleogical event and is organised by the International Union of Speleology and is held once every 4 years in a location selected by delegates of the UIS Member Nations. The nomination for Czech Republic was approved at the last International Congress in Kerrville Texas in July 2009. In Texas there were over 1,500 delegates from nearly 60 countries from around the world. Over 500 scientific papers were presented. We expect Czech Republic to exceed these statistics...more..

Invitation from the 16th ICS 2013 President Pavel Bosak

Dear cavers and karst students,

It is big honor for me to invite you to participate on the 16th International Congress of Speleology 2013, which will be held in Moravian Capital, city of Brno. Organizers – the Czech Speleological Society and partners – selected the congress site very carefully taking many aspects into account. City of Brno is the historical capital of the Moravian Country, one of three principal parts of the former Czech Kingdom. The city offers all advantages of the capital, but in acceptable dimensions of the city size. As the Czech trade fair centre, the Congress venue will offer all possible comfort not only for bureaucratic congress background, but also for cultural, sportive and other activities... more..


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