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:

Researcher training activities planned by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology Graduate Schools

Nordic courses in astrobiology for graduate students will be organised by the Network. These courses will be held in block scheme and at different Nordic Institutions, organised in co-operation by Nordic Researchers and, ideally, include some practical exercises. Such courses would have the following advantages:

Furthermore the highly successful Nordic-Hawai'i summer and winter schools will be continued. The last of these events took place in Iceland for July 2012 and another one is planned for January 2014 ín Hawai'i. Please check the website for announcements.

Graduate courses

The following courses are planned (years and places, if already defined, in brackets):

Furthermore the series of highly successful summer schools (co-organised by Stockholm and Hawai'i will be continuing). The next such events are planned for July 2012 (Iceland) and January 2014 (Hawai'i).


"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.