A private, non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, studying and protecting caves and karst resources.
Although internationally interested, it seems it concentrates on the research inside the USA, especially the TAG area
A wealth of scientific information about cave formation and development.
Definitely not for the average tourist, but a dream come true for anybody
interested in the scientific background of karst.
Karst is a landmark of Slovenia.
Almost half of the country is karstic with 11,875 caves registered (June 2016).
More than half of the population is supplied by karst waters.
An international term KARST is derived from the name of Slovenian region Kras, an area also regarded as the cradle of scientific discipline - karstology.
The Karst Waters Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve the fundamental understanding of karst water systems for professionals and the public.
The Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research (HISR), a non-governmental non-profit scientific body, was established in 2001 and is based in Crete.
Its legal form is “Civil non-profit organization”, under the statute number 553/2001 of the Court of First Instance of Irakleion.
BCRA promotes the study of caves and associated phenomena.
It issues research grants; manages the British Caving Library; publishes speleological information; organises educational and scientific conferences and meetings; and encourages original exploration.
The "Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology, the first one in the world dealing with cave research, was founded by the enterprising, well-known scientist Emil Racovita (1868-1947), biologist, polar explorer and pioneer of the Biospeleology, the foundation of the institute being endorsed by a special law, issued on April 26th, 1920.
The Speleological Research Institute of Japan was established in 1967 (Showa 42) by Japan’s then leading speleologists and potholers with the support of Iwaizumi Town.
The results of our research and investigations are published every March in “Annals of the Speleological Research Institute of Japan”.