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Karst Interest Group (KIG) Workshop

The Karst Interest Group’s (KIG) mission is to encourage and support inter-disciplinary collaboration and technology transfer among scientists working in karst areas.

The 9th USGS Karst Interest Group is planned for October 22-24, 2024 in Nashville, TN.   

The purpose of the KIG workshops is to bring together scientists from different offices of the USGS, Department of the Interior, other Federal and state agencies, research institutes, and universities to present the results of scientific work in karst areas or discuss karst related programs in their bureaus or offices. Workshops usually consist of technical presentations and poster sessions. 

2024 Workshop

The 9th USGS Karst Interest Group (KIG) Workshop is planned for October 22-24, 2024 in Nashville, TN.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at KIG_group@usgs.gov.

2024 KIG Workshop Registration

 

Presentation guidelines

REQUIREMENTS FOR ABSTRACTS

Extended abstracts are limited to 10 pages and must be approved for publication. USGS personnel must provide the IPDS number for their individually approved extended abstract. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PAPERS

Peer-reviewed, approved publications only.

All submitted papers must have a minimum of 2 peer reviews. Additionally, papers must be approved for publication through the normal report-review process of your agency. 

For example, USGS information products containing new research or interpretive information, that is, material that has not been published previously in a USGS series publication, outside publication, or elsewhere will need to be approved by a Bureau Approving Official (BAO) in the USGS Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI). However, the KIG proceedings is for abstracts and extended abstracts and thus approval authority within the USGS is at the Center Chief level.

If you are having difficulty finding colleague/peer reviewers for your paper, contact the proceedings co-coordinators (KIG@usgs.gov). 

Click to download the KIG 2021 report template (Microsoft Word .docx)Instructions are on pages 1-2.The template begins on page 3.

USGS Report Standards and report template

After acceptance by the technical committee, use the KIG 2021 report template for submitting the final, approved paper.

 

Mission of the USGS Karst Interest Group

The Karst Interest Group’s (KIG) mission is to encourage and support inter-disciplinary collaboration and technology transfer among USGS scientists working in karst areas. Additionally, the KIG encourages the exchange of karst-related information between USGS scientists and scientists from various other entities.

 

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National Cave and Karst Research Institute

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