Investigating the Mysteries of the Underground

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a nexus of research, stewardship, outreach and information for caves and karst while fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, created by the US Congress in 1998 in partnership with the National Park Service, State of New Mexico, and the City of Carlsbad.

NCKRI is located in Carlsbad, NM, and is a research center of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.