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

Supported by:

Nordforsk

Nordic Network of Astrobiology

Towards a Nordic Research and Training Area in Astrobiology

Participating institutions:

Nordic-Hawai'i Summer School "Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe", Iceland, 1-13 July 2015

The summer school Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe, which will be held in Iceland from 1 to 13 July 2015, aims to give participants a thorough high-level introduction into the role of water in the evolution of life in the cosmos, starting from formation of water molecules in space and ending with evolution of the first organisms. It will bring together students and researchers from a multitude of different science branches, making it a truly multidisciplinary event. Field studies on the colonisation of lava fields and glaciers will complement the lectures. The programme of the summer school comprises:



A multitude of highly merited researchers have agreed to teach at the course (see the Programme page for details. The deadline for application is 15 March 2015 23:59:00 UTC. For details please check the summer school website

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 .