State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

9th Scientific Conference - Research, protection and utilization of caves

Scientific conferences “Research, Utilization and Protection of Caves” are organized by the Slovak Caves Administration biannually since 1997. The newest results from research, monitoring and protection of caves are presented, mainly from Slovakia and neighbouring countries in Central Europe. The caves as specific and fragile natural phenomena are protected from geological, mineralogical, geomorphological, hydrological, climatological, biological, paleontological, archaeological or historical point of views.

Datum: 23.09.2013 - 26.09.2013
Venue: Liptovská Sielnica
Main organizer: State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Caves Administration, Liptovský Mikuláš
Total number of participants: 54
Number of foreign participants: 19
Number of papers: 35

Scientific topics of the conference:

  • geological conditions of karst and caves development
  • morphology and genesis of caves 
  • mineralogy of caves, cave deposits 
  • recent geological and geomorphological processes in caves 
  • reconstruction of paleoenvironmental changes in karst
  • karst hydrogeology and hydrology
  • climatic conditions and processes in caves, ice-filed caves
  • biospeleology, biota in caves
  • paleontological findings in caves
  • monitoring of natural components and processes in cave environments 
  • cave ecosystems, environmental protection of karst and caves
  • caves as educational localities, operation and management of show caves 
  • settlements in caves, archaeological findings in caves, history of speleology 
  • information systems and documentation of karst phenomena and caves



Card payment - recommendation

Dear visitors, we would like to inform you that due to the technical conditions of payment terminals, there may be situations when card payment will not be possible. For this reason, we recommend that you have an adequate amount of cash available if you want to be sure that you will be able to visit the cave. Thank you for understanding.

Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - long tour reopened from 1st July 2024

Dear visitors,

after a longer period we reopen the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty from the 1st of July 2024. The tour is open once a day at 13:15 from June to August (3 months) and at 13:00 during the rest of the opening days. Number of visitors is limited, the tour is demanding, with many steps and it takes more than one and a half hours. Cave temperature is around 7°C whole year round. We are looking forward to your visit. 

15. vedecká konferencia: "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň" / 15th scientific conference "Research, utilization and protection of caves"

Konanie: 24.- 26. september 2024. Bližšie informácie o tomto podujatí nájdete na odkaze.

The conference will be held from September 24 to 26, 2024 in Liptovský Mikuláš. More on the link.

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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