Nordic Network of Astrobiology
Sweden Denmark Finland Norway Iceland Estonia Lithuania USA

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Nordforsk

Nordic Network of Astrobiology

Towards a Nordic Research and Training Area in Astrobiology

Participating institutions:



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

Island of Ven, 4 - 6 May 2015

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. It will, amongst others deal with the following themes:

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 .

Summer course "Exoplanets"

La Palma, Canary Islands, 24 September- 2 October 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. In addition, more general planetary subjects like formation of planetary systems, habitability of planets, and physical processes in planetary atmospheres will be covered. To give participants some hands-on experience with detection of exoplanets, observations of several exoplanet transits using the Nordic Optical Telescope will be carried out. The course is open to PhD students and early career scientists (up to 8 years after their first Ph. D.) from all countries. It is co-organised by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the EU COST Action "Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe" Please find all neccessary infos at the website of the course.

"Summer course "Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life"

Kuressaare, Estonia, 16 - 25 August 2013

The course "Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life" will take place from 16 to 25 August 2013 at Kuressaare and the Kaali impact crater site on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. The Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology will function as co-organisers of the course. It aims to give students a thorough introduction in the role of meteorite and comets impacts in the formation of Earth, its atmosphere and the evolution of life. The course consists of lectures, pratical exercises and student-led discussions. Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in two poster sessions. The lecture programme will be complemented by practical exercises concerning:

Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in two poster sessions. Furthermore, excursions to geologically interesting sites like the Panga cliffs will be organised.

For further information check the website of the course.


"Summer course "Molecules in space"

Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, 25 June - 2 July 2013

The summer course "Molecules in space", which will be held at Onsala Space Observatory , Sweden from 25 June to 2 July 2013, aims to give participants a thorough introduction into the role of molecules in many astronomical environments. The Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology will function as co-organisers of the course. The programme of the summer school comprises:

The event is aimed for graduate (masters and Ph. D.) students and early career scientists (up to 5 years after their first Ph. D. in a related field) in fields relevant to astrochemistry and astrobiology. The event is open to applicants from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 2 April 2013) can be found here.