Conference for Early Career Astrobiologists "The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets"

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Conference for Early Career Astrobiologists "The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets"

Tartu, Estonia, 8 - 10 August 2017


The Astrobiology early career scientists conference “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets” will be hosted in Tartu, Estonia. The event will start on the morning of August 8th and finishes in August 10th in the evening.

The meeting targets all related aspects of the subject. A broad range of contributions on formation and early development of planetary systems and particularly the habitable planets is expected, with links to other fields covered by astrobiology. The main (but by no means exclusive) themes of the conference are:

  • Formation of protoplanetary disks and planetary systems
  • Early History of Earth and other planets
  • Impacts and their role in the evolution of planets
  • Formation and evolution of planet and satellite atmospheres
  • Co-evolution of Earth's geosphere and biosphere and the evolution of life
  • Habitability and factors influencing it
  • Life in extreme environments and its possible role in the evolution of life on Earth
  • The quest for habitable extrasolar planets: detection and characterisation
  • New aspects of planetary evolution

large number of  bursaries is available for students and early career scientists (up to 8 years after their Ph.D) covering meals and accommodation during the entire meeting (evening August 7th, to morning August 11th).Deadline for registration is 29th June 2017.


Information can be found at the website:

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 16:30
Event Location: 
Tartu, Estonia
Tartu, Estonia
Event Category: 
International Conferences

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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.