NSS Convention ~ July 25-30, 2021

Photo: Matt Bowers

Communications & Electronics

This session covers electronic applications in caving including surveying, photography wired and wireless communications, lighting, data logging and radio-location as well as Amateur Ham radio that is also use in pursuit of these objectives.

Membership in the Communications & Electronics Section is open to all individuals demonstrating an interest in the objectives of the organization and agreeing to abide by its tenets.

The section publishes a periodic newsletter "Speleonics" in electronic format.

Session Details

Session Moderator

John DeRoo

CTO & VP of Engineering at PodPonics

Call For Abstracts:

Opens: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Closes: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Session Moderators:

John DeRoo
Email: jderoo@eitronix.com


How to write an abstract

Online Abstract Submissions:


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Student Scientists:

The James G. Mitchell Fund was established in 1965 and is maintained by contributions to the National Speleological Foundation. This award includes a cash award for the best scientific paper presented at the NSS Convention by a student member (or members) of the society. Eligible papers shall be judged by an interdisciplinary panel appointed by the Mitchell Award sub-committee chair. For consideration, contact sub-committee chair, Dr. Kathy Lavoie at award-mitchell@caves.org.