Setting up

Exploration

Exploration and documentation of caves are the foundation of any further attempt to determine  the relevance of a cave and the values it contains.

Locating caves, mapping them, identifying their special features and documenting the species of flora and fauna that use it as a habitat provide essential data to evaluate the state of the caves, their ecological importance and the best way to protect them.
This way, comprehensive studies can be made and therefore establish correct and sustainable use for these caves.

Exploration and documentation also play an important role in safety. Information gathered in the expeditions can be used to elaborate safety guidelines or in-cave tools that could be used by visitors and future explorations, and to create strategies that will help to the preservation of the caves.