THE CATANAMATIAS CAVE PROJECT,
In the article please include me (Dr. Ceth Parker) as the Lead Field LiDAR Cartographer and Dr. Michael Paton as the LiDAR Cartographer and Map Render.
Within the Desert highlands of the Dominican Republic. A large range of rugged karst extends throughout the heart of the country and into Haiti. Abundant caves have been noted by the local residents with one of the caves being reported to be the deepest in the Dominican Republic and potentially to the deepest cave in the Carribean Islands. With over 1/2 mile of rope, over 50 bolts/hangers, and diving gear, we were able to successfully affect an expedition to map, photograph, LIDAR, and explore the frontier of catanamatias cave. Find out how we pulled off the arduous and demanding expedition.