Astrobiology Course Teich Ornithological Park (near Bordeaux, France)

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An Introductory Astrobiology Course will be co-organized by several french institutions and the Erasmus +  "European Astrobiology Campus", from 7 to 13 February 2016 in Teich Ornithological Park (near Bordeaux, France)

 This course is aimed at:

- any French or French-speaking PhD student in Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics or History / Philosophy of Science.

- any European student, Master or PhD student, from the universities part of EAC: Bordeaux (F), Open University (UK), Porto (P), Stockholm (S), Tartu (EE), Tallinn (EE), Utrecht (NL), Turku (F) and Iceland.

- any  PhD student wishing to acquire an interdisciplinary training in astrobiology. 

Non French students not enrolled in a university affiliated in Erasmus + EAC can enroll in the limit of available room, but unfortunately will have to pay the real price without any financial support  (see registration on the link below). In particular , and unfortunately, this training school is not funded by the COST action TD1308 ORIGINS

Registration is open until 11 December 2015 at:
Event Date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 16:00
Event Location: 
Teich Ornithological Park (near Bordeaux, France)
Erasmus + "European Astrobiology Campus"
Event Category: 
Training schools

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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:



Grant Holder Financial Representative:

Mrs Annick Caperan

Science Officer:
Dr. Mafalda QUINTAS

Administrative Officer:
Ms Ange Marie Ina Uwase



A Trans-Domain Action supported by COST.

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020



Involved countries

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Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, 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), Russian Federation (Institute of Geology, Petrozavodsk), Australia (University of Sydney), United States of America (University of Hawai)

Specific Organisations
European Space Agency (ESA)

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.