16th Vulcanospeleology Symposium-Galápagos 2014

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16th Vulcanospeleology Symposium-Galápagos 2014

Postby harrym » Nov 7, 2012 4:50 pm

Updated October 20, 2013

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The International Union of Speleology (IUS) Commission on Volcanic Caves is happy to announce the:


16th International Symposium
on Vulcanospeleology

Galápago Islands (Archipiélago de Colón)
República del Ecuador


March 16-22, 2014: The Vulcanospeleology Symposium
March 24-30, 2014: Post-Symposium Galápago Volcanic Snorkeling & Scuba Cruise (Option 1)
March 24-30, 2014: Post-Symposium Mainland Karst & Volcano Tour (Option 2)



Hosted by
ECUCAVE (Caving Organization of Ecuador)
&
Conference Co-Chairs:
Theofilos Toulkeridis, Ph.D. / Aaron Addison, MSGISc


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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

PRE-SYMPOSIUM CAVING
CANCELLED

THE VULCANOSPELEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
March 16, 2014 - Fly Baltra Island and transfer by ferry to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galápago Islands. Evening cocktails.
March 17, 2014 - Symposium, Conferences, Posters. Dinner.
March 18, 2014 - Bellavista caves. BBQ Dinner.
March 19, 2014 - Caves at Premicias and surrounding - Dinner at site.
March 20, 2014 - Royal Palm Cave. Transfer to Isabela Island. Dinner.
March 21, 2014 - Field trip visits to the caves of Southeast Sierra Negra, or vertical trip to Triple Volcan
March 22, 2014 - End of symposium. Early departure to Santa Cruz or optional guided tour to Sulfur mines, new volcanic fields & Volcan Chico on Isabela Island (no caving)
March 23, 2014 - Early departure to Santa Cruz. Charles Darwin Research Station.

Notes:
-You must arrange your own transportation to Baltra airport, Galápago Islands

-It is often cheaper to fly from LA or NY than Miami. See this website: http://www.lan.com/es_us/sitio_personas/promociones/vuelos-a-ecuador/pasajes-a-quito/index.html?otid=894673&s_cid=US_wm_ongoing_20130514_google_texto&null&null&gclid=CMq2jqu7nLgCFUkS7AoddzwABg

-Commerical flights to Baltra originate on the mainland Ecuador from either Quito or Guayaquil

-Transfer to Puerto Ayora (included in symposium fee) by ferry and taxi

-Flights cost about USD $200-$400 round-trip

-Commerical air carrier: http://www.lan.com/
-Commercial air carrier: https://www.tame.com.ec/
-Commercial air carrier: http://www.aerogal.com.ec/

-Galápago entrance fee and tax = USD $110

-Symposium fee USD $620 (includes 6 night's accomodation, cocktail, symposium, transport from/to Baltra, transfer to and from caves, dinners, lunchboxes and breakfasts, laundry, boat transport from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island and back)

-Optional tour = approx $50

-Do not fly into the San Cristobal airport, is located in the eastern part of the Galápagos


POST-SYMPOSIUM GALAPAGOS SNORKELING & SCUBA CRUISE (Option 1)

March 24 to 30, 2014

Notes:
-Cost $1535
-Includes: 5 night accommodation, 4 days of guided snorkeling or scuba diving excursions (boat, transport, two tanks, equipment rental & lunch)
-Departs from Puerto Ayora March 24

POST-SYMPOSIUM MAINLAND KARST & VOLCANO TOUR (Option 2)
March 24 to 30, 2014

Notes:
-Cost: USD $360
-Price includes transport, breakfasts, lunchboxes, dinners, accomodation, entrances, guides, start from Quito, five nights (24-30 March)
-The schedule may change to include trips to Tungurahua and Cotopaxi volcanoes to see pyroclastic flows, strombolian explosions, lahars and pyroclastic flows in action
-Departs from Quito March 24

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Puerto Ayora
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PREVIOUS VULCANOSPELEOLOGY SYMPOSIA
I - Washington, USA (1972)
II - Catania, Italy (1975)
III - Bend, Oregon, USA (1982)
IV - Catania, Italy (1983)
V - Japan (1986)
VI - Hilo, HI (1991)
VII - Canary Islands, Spain (1994)
VIII - Nairobi, Kenya (1998)
IX - Catania, Italy (1999)
X - Reykjavik, Iceland (2002)
XI - Azores, Portugal (2004)
XII - Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico (2006)
XIII - Jeju Island, Korea (2008)
XIV - Undara, Australia (2010)
XV - Jordan (2012)

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Re: 16th Vulcanospeleology Symposium-Galápagos 2014

Postby Aaron Addison » Jun 19, 2013 2:07 pm

HI Harry,

I will be co-chairing the symposium with Theo. There will be numerous opportunity for field trips on during the week, both above and below ground!

Please let me know if you have any questions,

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Re: 16th Vulcanospeleology Symposium-Galápagos 2014

Postby ctcavr » Dec 17, 2013 11:57 pm

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Re: 16th Vulcanospeleology Symposium-Galápagos 2014

Postby harrym » Feb 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Looks like we're going to have about 50 participants from all over the world.

It's not too late!
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