Various specialist societies of the different scientific disciplines as well as the Cantonal and Regional societies for natural sciences are member of SCNAT.

Committee for Scientific Speleology (KWS)

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The Committee for Scientific Speleology (CSS) is a committee of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and of the Swiss Society of Speleology (SSS), which is specialised in scientific speleology.
The CSS promotes the training of speleologists on scientific questions and supports their work. The publication of scientific results is fostered by the committee, which is also responsible for the publishing of the Swiss inventory of cave. Further, the committee is committed to an exchange in the field on a national and an international level and ensures the link between the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (ISSKA). If needed, the CSS develops position statements and provides access to the knowledge of its experts to the interested public. Moreover, the CSS is the representative of the international umbrella organisation, the International Union of Speleology (UIS) and takes care of the publication of the "Speleological Abstracts" (BBS).

Year founded: 2010


Committee for Scientific Speleology (KWS)
c/o Dr Anamaria Häuselmann
Giebelweg 6
3323 Bäriswil BE