News; December 1019 (Latest periodicals / Diary Dates / IP-based online access)


In this newsletter...

[*]Latest periodicals now online
[*]Diary Dates for 2020
[*]IP-based access to our online content[/list]

Latest periodicals now online

CREG Journal 107 is now available online and was mailed today
Cave & Karst Science 46(3) is now available online and should be mailed within the next few days.

Diary Dates for 2020

[*]28-29 March 2020 - "Expedition Cave Science" weekend seminar at TSG club headquarters in Castleton, Derbyshire. Jointly organised by GPF and BCRA. This weekend event will include field work in Peak Cavern. Further details on BCRA News forum, early in 2020.
[*]Spring 2020 (date to be announced) - CREG field meeting.
[*]8-10 May 2020 - BCRA Cave Archaeology Group weekend event. Further details on BCRA News forum, early in 2020.
[*]13 June 2020 - BCRA cave science workshop / field trip at Priddy, near Wells, Somerset. Further details on BCRA News forum, in Spring 2020. This event is part of the BCA AGM weekend. The BCA AGM will take place on Sunday 14th at 10:30. See BCA web site for AGM info.
[*]20 June 2020 - BCRA field trip to Arnside and Silverdale AONB, on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria, adjoining Morecambe Bay. Meet Leader: Phil Murphy. Further details on BCRA News forum, in Spring 2020.
This field trip will visit the caves around Silverdale's picturesque cove in the morning looking for possible clues to aid our understanding of cave development and climate history in the area. This will involve a short (1 km) walk to get to the study area and a helmet and light will be needed for a look underground. During the afternoon we will visit the impressive dolines of Deepdale near Yealand Redmayne. Approximately 4 km of walking on footpaths through forested rolling limestone country with some steep slopes.
[*]September 2020 - Hidden Earth, National Caving Conference. Date and venue to be announced.
[*]14 Nov 2020 - BCRA Cave & Karst Science symposium, Hull University. Lecture Secretary: to be announced. Further details on BCRA News forum, in Spring 2020. This event is part of the BCRA AGM weekend. The BCRA AGM will take place on Saturday 14th at 12:00.
[*]15 Nov 2020 - post-symposium field trip. Further details on BCRA News forum, in Spring 2020.[/list]

IP-based access to our online content

At the moment, BCRA's online content is available for download to members via the user-id and password printed on your membership card. We are now experimenting with an alternative system, known as IP-based access.

IP access is where your computer is recognised by its Internet IP address, thus bypassing the need for a log-in. This is useful mainly to academic institutions and libraries, but it could also be handy for caving clubs, if you have wifi access in your club library.

The salient point is that IP access requires you to have what is called a "static" IP address. However, most domestic broadband contracts use a "dynamic" address, which will not work. Some domestic suppliers will charge a small additional fee for providing a static address but others will simply not issue a static address to domestic customers at all. If you are interested in finding out more about this facility, please email David Gibson.


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