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Asian Trans-Disclipinary Karst Conference
Jogjakarta, Indonesia
January 7-10th,2011

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The hearth of geodiversity and cultural heritages. The area is the second tourist destination of Indonesia.

About Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta or Jogja is the second major tourist destination in Indonesia. The area is flourished by geo-diversity and cultural heritage sites. In addition to karst morphology, Yogyakarta host the most active volcano in the world (Merapi Volcano), coastal sand dune, and complex structural terrain of tectonic margin island arc. In cultural point of view, Yogyakarta is rich of classical archaeological site of 7th up to 9th century. It include the biggest temple of Borobudur and Prambanan. The area is the only province as of 92 provinces in Indonesia ruled by Sultan.

About Gunung Sewu Karst

Gunung Sewu is internationally well known for its typical conical karst morphology. It was Lehman who first introduced Gunung Sewu Type to the karst literatures. The term is now used world wide to describe the same morphology as that in Gunung Sewu Karst. The other outstanding morphological feature of Gunung Sewu Karst is the existence of gorge know as ancient Bengawan Solo valley. This gorge records uplift history of Java Island during Quaternary of which the river course turned from southward direction to northward direction. The area has also significant position in human history, since the area is considered as a pre-historic capital city of south-east Asia. Habitation of Gunung Sewu karst has been started since Middle Pleistocene through three phase chronologies. In the early habitation human settlement occupies open space along river courses. When the caves were exposed, human settlement moved to the caves and distributed along dry valleys or near doline ponds. Cave habitations ended when major depression dried out providing extensive agricultural land.


07 January 13.00 – 20.00 Registration
08 January 08.00 – 08.30 Opening Ceremony
09.00 – 15.00 Paper presentation from participant
15.00 – 17.30 Workshop
09 January 07.00 – 18.00 One day field trips on participant choice

10 January 07.00 – 18.00 Field trips on Participant choice


1. Prof. Dr. Suratman (Dean of Geography Faculty, Gadjah Mada University)
2. Prof. Dr. Kyung Sik Woo (Adjunct Secretary of International Union of Speleology)
3. Prof. Dr. Franz Nestmann (Dean of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences Faculty,
|. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Scientific Commite

1. Prof. Dr. Kyung Sik Woo (Kangwon University, Korea: Cave Research Institute of Korea)
2. Prof.(Ass) Dr. Eko Haryono (University of Gadjah Mada)
3. Prof.(Ass) Dr. Tjahyo Nugroho Adji (University of Gadjah Mada)
4. Dr. Eng. Tran Tan Van (Vietnam Institute of Geosciences & Mineral Resources)
5. Satoshi Goto (President of Speleological Society of Japan)
6. Dr. Guanghui Jiang (Karst Dynamics Laboratory, China)
7. Dr. Peter Oberle (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany: Institute for Water
|. and River Basin Management)
8. Dr. Harry Widianto (Conservation Office of Sangiran Early Man Site)

Organizer Commite

1. Dr. Eko Haryono (University of Gadjah Mada)
2. Tjahyo Nugroho Adji (University of Gadjah Mada)
3. Widyastuti MSc. (University of Gadjah Mada)
4. Sunu Wijanarko (Acintyacunyata Speleological Club/ASC)
5. Petrasa Wacana (Acintyacunyata Speleological Club/ASC)
6. Cahyo Alkantara (Himpunan Kegiatan Speleologi Indonesia/HIKESPI)
7. Nafqurahman (Himpunan Kegiatan Speleologi Indonesia/HIKESPI)
8. Bagus Yulianto (Yayasan Acintya Cunyata)
9. Afi Wahyu Hidayat (KAPPALA Indonesia)
10. Abe Rodial Falah (Acintyacunyata Speleological Club/ASC)
11. Dr. Muhammad Ikhwan (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany: Institute for Water and River Basin Management)
12. J. Edy Yuwono (University of Gadjah Mada)


Karst Research group
Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University
Yogyakarta 55281, INDONESIA

Email: transkarst2011@geo.ugm.ac.id
Fax: +62274589595