Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)

11.07 - 20.07.2020  
Innsbruck, Austria
Contact person:
Gina Moseley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PAGES-supported 9th International Climate Change: The Karst Record Conference (KR9) will be held from 12-15 July 2020 in Innsbruck, Austria.


The main conference will take place from 12-15 July 2020, with peripheral activities planned for 11-20 July 2020.


The KR9 meeting will bring together scientists from around the globe to share the latest progress in the rapidly developing field of cave-based paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental research.

Important dates

December 2019: Registration and abstract submission opens
31 January 2020: Travel-support deadline
15 February: Abstract deadline
29 February: Early-bird registration deadline
30 April: Regular registration deadline; field trip registration deadline; and childcare registration deadline
11 July: Early-career researcher workshop
12 July: 1-day field trip to Spannagel Cave; cave-photography workshop; and ice-breaker event
13 July: Main Conference: Presentations & Posters
14 July: Main Conference: Presentations, Workshops & Posters
15 July: Main Conference: Presentations & Conference Dinner
16 July: 1-day field trip to Eisriesenwelt
16-20 July 2020: Caves & Karst of Austria field trip


The full list of sessions can be accessed here:

In the meantime, if you would like to offer an afternoon workshop at KR9 (in addition to those proposals we have already received), then please contact Gina Moseley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission and registration will open in late 2019:


Access the registration portal here:

Financial support

PAGES has provided some financial assistance for the attendance of early-career researchers and researchers from developing countries. Submit the application form by 31 January 2020.
All details:

Further information

Go to the website:

PAGES working group session

SISAL: Speleothem data analysis using the SISAL database (14 July 2020 - Afternoon; 1 session)
Convenors: Laia Comas-Bru (University of Reading, UK) and Kira Rehfeld (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

The goal of this workshop is to provide training to interested researchers in using the SISAL database on Speleothem Isotopes (Atsawawaranunt et al. 2018). First, you will be introduced to the SISAL workbooks, which provide the standardised means to submit and upload new speleothem records to the database. You will actively enter data, which can be new speleothem records which you could bring along or synthetic records that we will provide for the purpose of the workshop. Second, you will learn how to run quality control scripts to ensure that the spreadsheets contain all necessary information. Then, you will learn to query and screen the database using R and python. Based on your selected sites, you will plot time series and maps. Further, you will do some statistical analyses to the data such as applying temporal filters and computing correlations.