Investigating the Mysteries of the Underground

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. It was created by the US Congress to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.

Millions of people globally depend on karst aquifers for water.

Cave systems are vital to humankind in countless ways.