The Working Group on Karst and Caves (KHA) of the Natural History Museum Vienna cooperates closely with the Speleologic Society in Vienna and Lower Austria, but also with other groups of the Austrian Speleological Association (VÖH). The Working Group on Karst and Caves is primarily active in the eastern part of Austria. Working in the terrain requires some physical fitness, surefootedness and a sense of orientation, as marked paths are usually abandoned. However, interesting objects can be found at all altitudes and terrain forms; therefore, participation is possible at any age.
Cave entrances are searched for in the area, their position (coordinates) determined and photographed. The documentation of karst forms (dolines, karst springs, shrinkage etc.) is of interest as well. Enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn how to survey caves and how to draw cave maps!
Interested people aged 14 and over who like to walk off the beaten track.
A participation is possible right away; the end of the project is not foreseeable.
Primarily in Eastern Austria, but also throughout Austria.
Determination of the coordinates of cave entrances and karst forms (by means of GPS, laser scan, aerial photographs, etc.)
Photodocumentation of karst forms and caves
Mapping and surveying of caves after previous training possible
Project management: Overall coordination of the project
Project coordination: Data management
Project participants (Citizen Scientists): data collection and processing
If you are interested and have found something or would like to make an appointment, please contact us by phone or e-mail:
Mag Dr. Lukas Plan
Tel.Nr.: +43 1 5230418-10
Dipl.-Geogr. Pauline Oberender
Tel.Nr.: +43 1 5230418-14