The project is lead by Jean-Michel
Chazine, ethno-archaeologist, and Luc-Henri
Fage, speleologist, in cooperation with our
Indonesian partnership, Pindi
Some co-workers are scientist : Fabien
Hobléa, karstologist, Martin
Heller, senior researcher in geographical data
analysis at the University of Zurich.
A large team of cavers would join us
during the main mission at summer 2001.
42 years old. Logistic project manager.
Manager of the Éditions Spéléo,
and director of "Spéléo
Magazine", the only independent French magazine
dedicated to cave exploration. Free-lance photographer,
journalist, writer and graphic designer (books, web
sites, magazines, advertising, catalogues). Film-maker
specialised in exploration documentaries throughout the
world. Manager of "Spéléovision", the
Festival International du Film de
Spéléologie de La Chapelle-en-Vercors.
Cave exploration in 1976 in France, and,
since1983, have continued it all over the world (Algeria,
Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Guatemala and
Author of "Spéléo sportive dans les Monts
du Vaucluse". From 1983, participant (and sometimes
team-leader) of many French expeditions throughout
the world (caving, rafting, trekking, etc). Have &endash;
from 1988 up to now &endash; undertaken ten expeditions
From 1985: cameraman and director of 2 half-hour
and 6 one-hour film documentaries, broadcast by French
and international television (Canal+, TF1, France 3,
National Geographic). Many awards. Co-author of "La
Mémoire des Brumes", a book which tells the
long crossing, by foot, of Indonesian New Guinea.
Professional address : Editions
Spéléo, BP114, 20 rue de
l'Amphithéâtre, 84404 Apt-en-Provence,
France, tél. 33 (0)4 90 04 75 16 - fax 33 (0)4 90
04 75 28.
Ethno-archaeologist, 58 years old, CNRS (CREDO,
Maison Asie-Pacifique, Marseille, France). Scientific
Indo-pacifique studies researcher. Former head of
archaeology department in French Polynesia (1979-82).
Since 1992, co-work with Luc-Henri Fage for all the
Borneo projects expeditions. Since 1994 project manager
for Palawan ethno-archaeological project linked with
National Museum in Manilla. Cf. curriculum vitae
Personnal address: La Brémonde, 84480
Buoux, tél/fax 33(0)4 90 74 44 66, e-mail
Citizenship: Indonesian, 32 years old, lecturer
assistant at ITB (Institute of Technology of
Bandung, Indonesia), visual art and language.
PH. D. studiant of anthropology and visual art, at UI
(University of Indonesia).
Since 1993, he started a personnal programm of collecting
data upon visual art in Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, Molucquas,
extented to Philipinas, developping a new technic of
recording and computering rock art figures.
He has been working yearly with us in Kalimantan
He is also mountain climber, caver, rafting and jungle
Office address: Pancoran Indah III, n° 11,
Jakarta Selatan 12780, tel. 62 21 799 01 72.
Karstologist, professor of geography at
Université de Savoie.
PhD in Geography, caver, expedition in Papua New
Guinea 1995, Patagonia 2000.
Caver. Research Associate, Lecturer ,
Department of Geography, University of Zürich,
Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8052 Zürich,
Switzerland, tel: 0041 1 635 52 56 - fax: 0041 1 635 68
He is the author of "Toporobot", a cave surveying
freeware, used by many speleologist throughout the
Home page : http://www.geo.unizh.ch/~heller/SSS/
Personnal address : Buhn Strasse 8, CH-8052 Zurich,
Suisse. Tel. 41 1 302 31 39
The team of the
The team of the speleologists will associate old
friends, partners of caving expeditions in Algeria,
Patagonia or Papua Guinea.
The number of participants as well as their requirements
are not yet fixed. But we can already count on the
following highly qualified people: Jean-François
Pernette, Richard Maire, Bernard Lips, Josette Lips,
Georges Robert and Jacques Durand, a medical doctor,
member of the SSF (French caving rescue team).