Caves contain the water we drink, extreme forms of life, and even the history of our own species. They provide the perfect laboratory for understanding the world around us. The NSS furthers this work by supporting scientists with grants, cave access, and more.
Studying the Underground
As a core component of our mission statement, Science is central to the work of the NSS.
Areas of Focus
The Journal of Cave and Karst Studies
The Journal of Cave and Karst Studies is the scientific journal of the NSS and the premier Karst-focused scientific general in the world.