Speleology emerges and develops along with discoveries of cavity phenomena. As the cave explorers go deeper and further, they begin to realize how cave can provide so many fascinating yet challenging things and values amongst those things. Summer School on Speleology is established to open and unveil the mysterious and untouched subterranean world. With comprehensive and multidiscipline approaches, it is expected to be one of the programs to connect stakeholders, scientist, and practitioners in cave science and cave exploration.
UGM, especially Faculty of Geography puts a high concern on speleology and karst related science. To promote speleological science in South and Southeast Asia, UGM initiating courses and other activities to spread the knowledge, and construct a formidable speleological building of speleological and karst science. UGM has also encourage international cooperation among cave and karst related institution and communities.
This summer school will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada and Karst Museum of Indonesia situated in Karst Gunungsewu. Gunung Sew is well known for its unique and distinct characteristics as tropical karst morphology and member of UNESCO Global Geopark Networks. Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark has hundreds of caves with various characteristics and challenges.
In this two weeks summer school, participants will be given and share various subjects and science covering from geology, geography, cartography, biology, hydrology, and archaeology. Every topic is connected and designed to satisfy comprehensive understanding on cave phenomena. The course will be delivered in class, seminar, discussion, and also fieldwork. Inviting participants and lecturer from is coming from different countries. This course will also be a place for information exchange. Experiences and practices from across sites and countries will be unified to enrich every participant’s knowledge from broad background from student to cave practitioner.