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Mini S4


15-16th July, 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria

Important Deadlines

15th February          Applications open

10th April                 Applications close

Late April                 Applicants will be informed of admission status

20th May                  Registration deadline for admitted participants 

15-16th July             Mini S4

This event has a limited number of places, and therefore we will require an application prior to registration. All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. We will select the applicants based on the strength of their submission, including their desire to attend the event and the relevance of their research to speleothem science.


The registration fee to attend the Mini S4 is 100 euros. The fee will cover the Mini S4 lectures and workshops, lunches and coffee breaks.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own travel expenses and lodging. We are pleased to announce that we can offer lodging discounts in collaboration with the KR9 conference at a number of hotels. Please visit the KR9 website for more information on hotel options and booking.

Financial Support

The S4 committee is pleased to announce that we have secured funds to provide financial support to our attendees. Please have a look at our Funding Page for more information and details on how to apply.


The Mini S4 will last for two days and includes a variety of lectures and workshops within the speleothem science field. Additionally, our participants will have an opportunity to share their research through our session Lightening research talks. We are pleased to announce that the Mini S4 will cover the following topics:


  • Fluid inclusions - Yuri Dublyansky, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Carbon isotopes - Franziska Lechleitner, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • Trace elements - Andrea Borsato, University of Newcastle, Australia

  • High resolution speleothem records - Lisa Baldini, Teesside University, UK

  • Integrating speleothem, marine and ice-core records - Russell Drysdale, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Seasonally distinct climate reconstructions - Aurel Persoiu, Romanian Academy & Ștefan cel Mare University, Romania

Please have a look at our Program Page for the final program for the Mini S4 event.

Workshops/lab tour

  • Fluid inclusions - Yuri Dublyansky, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Career Panel - Franziska Lechleitner, Gina Mosely, Russell Drysdale and Aurel Persoiu

Covid Measures

During the Mini S4 event, we will follow the current COVID-19 safety regulations that are in place at the time, and all participants are required to do the same. We are aware that the times are uncertain and we are monitoring the situation closely. In the previous two summers, local restrictions have lifted and life has returned to close-to-normal in Austria. We are hopeful that the situation will be similar during summer 2022. We will keep you updated with the available information here.


If you have any questions, please email or message us through our contact page.

If you are not on the S4 email list and would like to receive information about the Mini S4 or any upcoming S4 events, please send us an email or message and we will add you to our list.

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