September 3, 2019

Last week the C3 team has been working in several different ice caves to set a temperature monitoring network.

The main target, to be hopefully reached in a few years of surveys, will be the characterization of air fluxes in 2 dynamically active cave systems interested...

June 24, 2019

We are so proud to present our ice-in-cave research project on Wednesday 26th, 2019 at the Department of Geography (Faculty of Geosciences) of the Rurh University in Bochum (Germany).

Renato R. Colucci, scientific project leader of C3, during its invited talk will be pr...

June 19, 2019

Over the last week end, favorauble weather and logistic conditions allowed us to organize a detailed topographic survey of one of the new ice caves we are going to work in.

Besides this ordinary activity, the Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie gave us the chance of sam...

May 17, 2019


We are very happy and proud to see our last paper published on-line first, today on Progress in Physical Geography
After 8 years of observations we add some knowledge to the study of ground ice and permafrost in alpine/mountain regions where carbonatic rocks and caves...

March 11, 2019

The week starts with a very fresh paper just accepted and published in early view on the journal Science of The Total Environment.

Progressive climate-change influence on ice degradation in caves pushed the C3 team to start understanding how external atmospheric conditi...

February 1, 2019

Although not always easy to access, winter is probably the best season for working in ice caves. Cold conditions lead to the complete absence of water and the temperature disturbance induced by the cavers is short-lived in the cave environment.

On 31 January, 2019, we r...

December 2, 2018

On October 3rd, 2018, the C3 project team reached a high-altitude ice cave deposit in the Eastern Alps of Italy (in the Canin-Kanin massif) to collect several ice samples.

You can find here the Report of that day.

The ongoing climate change affecting glaciers all over th...

October 4, 2018

The scientific activities of C3 and CGEB are proceeding intensively while the Fall season 2018 is running fast. October 3rd we flew to the entrance of the Leupa ice cave for a new sampling campaign after the extraction of the cryogenic calcite performed in Fall 20...

September 20, 2018

Finally we visited the recently found (2016) Frozen cave, intensively explored by a group of italian cavers, few of them from the Eugenio Boegan Cave Commission.

Rumors about the huge ice deposit they saw inside a over 100 m deep shaft led us to go and see with our eyes...

July 22, 2018

Summer season 2018, indeed quite stormy in the southeastern Alps this year, is rapidly running and once the abundant snow of the last winter largely melted, we started with our routine fieldworks. Temperature dataloggers have been downloaded, pollen traps recovered, ph...

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