KUR is organized and operating as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting and reporting valuable scientific information from underwater karst environments where scientist are unable to go and providing this information to the public for future generations to better understand and protect our unique natural resources.
Our focus is to identify opportunities for more informative characterizations and collect scientific information about karst systems for academic research, environmental protection and public posterity. We fill the crucial niche of supporting scientists and other concerned parties by pulling information from the ground – literally – that they would not be able to safely do themselves. We also help scientists plan or refine their research plans based on our observations and data collections. But, we are not a laboratory or facility. We are a volunteer organization that relies on the efforts of skilled (and enthusiastic) volunteers with their own exploration equipment to execute our research efforts.
Visit the Karst Underwater Research Website for more information: http://www.karstunderwaterresearch.org