A database of international caving expeditions is being developed on the World-Wide Web (www).
Its goal is to allow countries, speleological national organisations and caving expeditions' leaders of different countries and institutions to know the really speleological work made in other countries around the world and develop them jointly.
The speleology isn’t excluded from the rapid and growing world globalization. The international caving expeditions are growing, are more often and well organized. The caving expeditions are a great contributor for a best knowledge and understanding of the karst systems and for a better caving development in all countries around the world.
Synergy of expedition types, localisation and diversity assignments reflect a range of challenges that will be face on the ICE db.
While contributing and sharing their knowledge cavers will also learn from each other, revising their speleological projects from more up-to-date material, information and results in various speleological sub fields. The World Wide Web is a convenient medium for such collaboration.
This project is an official partnership between European Speleological Federation (FSE) and the International Union of Speleology (UIS).
All interested contributors are invited to participate on it.