On the occasion of the celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst, the Portuguese Speleological Society – SPE started, on the 6th of June 2021, day of the celebration of the International Day of Caves & the Subterranean World, a series of events that will last until December 2021. These events are destined to the general public and specially to the teaching community.
The Portuguese Speleological Society (SPE) is the pioneer of organized Speleology in Portugal since 1948, and conducts explorations and studies of caves throughout the country. The Portuguese Speleological Society embraces the largest number of specialists in Speleology in Portugal and attempts to divulge its action to the public by keeping it informed and at the same time to find new vocations. The structure of The Portuguese Speleological Society is based upon Delegations, which are represented in the National Directorate and in the National Congress. Small groups of members may also form Nucleus.
The competence of The Portuguese Speleological Society is nationally and internationally recognized, and therefore it is often requested by public and private entities to conduct studies or provide specialized advice on their areas of action. The pioneering work of The Portuguese Speleological Society on inventories, characterization and distribution of surface and underground karstic phenomena was the basis for the creation of the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park.
Management Corps - Triennium 2019-2021
Bureau of the National Congress President: António Sobreira Secretary: Luís Miguel Lopes Secretary: João Firmino
National Directorate: Chairman: Cristina Lopes Vice President: Ricardo Constantino Secretary: Simão Gonçalves Secretary: Henrique Rézio Assessor: Vítor Leal Assessor: SCristina Rito Treasurer: Fernando Oliveira Representatives of Delegations
Fiscal Council: President: Paulo Caetano da Noiva Secretary: Ricardo Nogueira Rapporteur: João Henriques
Delegation of Lisbon Bairro da Liberdade, Rua C, Lote 11, Loja 16 1070-165 Lisboa President: José Bento Alves
Delegation of Minde Largo Justino Guedes, 36 Minde 2395 President: Luis Miguel Lopes