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25 Jul
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Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August)

Summer school

“Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life”
(Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August 2017)

This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impactsimpactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life.

The website for the summer school can be found under: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Impacts2017

Deadline for applications in the 30th April 2017.

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29 May
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BRAVE NEW WORLDS: UNDERSTANDING THE PLANETS OF OTHER STARS

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies on Exoplanets – May 29th-June 3rd

BRAVE NEW WORLDS: UNDERSTANDING THE PLANETS OF OTHER STARS

Sigrid School, XII edition – Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 29 May – 3 June 2016

This year the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies will focus on exoplanet science. The school is directed to PhD students and young postdocs who are interested in widening their knowledge in the field of exoplanets. Lecturers will report on theoretical, observational and experimental aspects of the research, reviewing the latest achievements in the field.

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04 Jul
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Biosignatures and the Search for Life on Mars (Summer School)

The summer school "Biosignatures and the Search For Life on Mars", which will be held in Iceland from 4 to 16 July 2016, aims to cover the subject of the search for life in different environments, both on early Earth, below Earth's surface and on Mars. It will bring together students and researchers from a multitude of different fields. It is co-organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology, the European Astrobiology Campus, and the EU COST Action  "Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe". Field studies on the colonisation of lava fields and Mars analogue landscapes will complement the lectures. Web page: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Iceland2016

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07 Feb
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Astrobiology Course Teich Ornithological Park (near Bordeaux, France)

An Introductory Astrobiology Course will be co-organized by several french institutions and the Erasmus +  "European Astrobiology Campus", from 

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21 Aug
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Summer school “Formation and evolution of planetary systems and habitable planets”

We would like to invite interested researchers and students to apply for the Summer school “Formation and evolution of planetary systems and habitable planets”, which will take place in Moletai, Lithuania (close to Vilnius) from 21 to 30 August 2015.

Further information about the event can be found at

http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Moletai2015/

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24 Mar
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Astrobiology MSc Programme, Hohenheim, Germany

Earth System Science (ESS), one of currently 24 Master's degree courses offered by the University of Hohenheim, is a 4-semester interdisciplinary, research-oriented pro­gramme. The language of instruction is English. Up to 20 students are admitted annu­ally. ESS focuses mainly on the understanding and the simulation of Earth system com­ponents, such as the regional climate, land use and land management. However, from the second semester on, specialization is possible in the field of astrobiology.

 
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04 Mar
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Summer course "Life on Earth and Beyond - The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life"

The aim of the course is to give participants a thorough overview of the historical, philosophical and ethical questions arising in this field. It is co-organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the EU COST Action "Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe". The course is open for students and scientists in humanities, natural, social and political sciences.

A multitude of highly merited researchers have agreed to teach at the course: (see the course website for details). The deadline for application is 15 January 2015 23:59:00 UTC.

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24 Sep
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Summer Course on Exoplanets (La Palma, Canary Islands, 24 Sept - 2 Oct 2014)

The aim of the course is to give participants a thorough multidisciplinary introduction into the field of exoplanets, their detection, types, characterization, and to explore the possibility of life on exoplanets.

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CSO Approval date: 14/11/2013
Starting date: 15/05/2014
Ending date: 14/05/2018

Action Chair:
Dr. Muriel GARGAUD (FR)

Vice chair:
Prof. Wolf GEPPERT (SE)

STSM Manager:
Prof. Nigel MASON (UK)

Web Manager:
Prof. Elias CHATZITHEODORIDIS (GR)

Secretary:
Dr. Zuzana KANUCHOVA

 

Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Aranzazu SANCHEZ

 

ORIGINS TD1308

A Trans-Domain Action supported by COST.

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

 

 

Involved countries

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of Member Countries

Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

COST International Partner Countries
Canada (UQAM), South Africa (Univ. of Johanesburgh)
 

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Aiming at fostering collaboration, sharing new techniques, and infrastructure that may not be available in other participants' institutions or laboratories. STSMs are intended especially for young PhD researchers, but they are open to senior researchers as well. View the documents at this link.

 It should be explicitely noted that Master students are not eligible for STSMs which are for PhD students and more experienced researchers.

The life-Origins COST Project


Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action dedicated to the scientific investigation of the origins and evolution of life on Earth and habitability of other planets.

The Action has specifically excluded the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its portfolio. Creationist theorems are also outside the Action’s remit.

Individuals are not allowed to use the name of the Action, its logo or any corporate identity of COST TD1308 in any communication without prior approval of the Management Committee.

All publications referencing the support of the Action should be sent to the appropriate Working Group chair at the time of submission.