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Closing date: 2017-03-31
PhD position at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Application deadline: 2017-04-17
Ph. D. opportunity: Primordial metabolism at mineral surfaces (Paris, Orléans)

Abstract deadline: 2017-04-01
International Symposium on Astronomy and Astrobiology Education: theory, methods, impacts and future directions

Abstract submission deadline: 2017-08-31
International Academy of Astronautics: 21st Humans in Space Symposium

Travel grant application: 2017-05-01
EANA 2017

Registration deadline: 2017-04-16
Ionizing radiation: how do bacteria cope and what can we learn?

Deadline for applications: 2017-04-30
Summer school "Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life”

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 2017-06-15
Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond

Application Deadline: 2017-04-14
2017 International Summer School in Astrobiology

Abstract submission deadline: 2017-04-15
1st Geobiology Society Conference

Application deadline: 2017-04-30
SUMMER CAMP: "Deep History of Universe, the Earth and the Biosphere"

Registration and abstract deadline: 2017-06-01
EANA 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 2017-04-06
Ionizing radiation: how do bacteria cope and what can we learn?

Early registration: 2017-04-25
“Prebiotic Chemistry in Space and Earth” Symposium at RSEQ meeting 2017

Announcement of Opportunity for Experiments: AMADEE-18 Mars Simulation
Simulating Mars human-robotic surface activities in terrestrial analogs has evolved into an efficient tool for developing exploration mission architectures. These simulations seek to understand the advantages and limitations of future human planetary missions, add value for the development of remote science operations, and help to understand the constraints and opportunities of the technology and workflows.
After 11 previous international Mars analog mission simulations, the Austrian Space Forum has established a field campaign infrastructure and associated workflows in the field of human-robotic mission simulations. The field activities will be scheduled, organized and planned through a “flight plan” like an actual flight mission.
Submissions of proposals MUST reach the Austrian Space Forum office (info@oewf.org) via Email not later than 30 June 2017 in electronic form.

Added 10 Mar 2017
EANA 2017 Aarhus


Dear fellow Astrobiologists,

A warm welcome to you all to come to EANA17.

The conference will take place 14-17 August, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. Among the many interesting and relevant topics for astrobiology, EANA17 emphasizes “Exoplanets”, a new and exciting field in the search for extraterrestrial life.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Aarhus in August for an inspiring conference!

Professor Kai Finster
Kai.Finster (at) bios.au.dk

Added 26 Jan 2017
Astrobiology conference: links to recorded lectures
All lectures of the « Search for life: from early Earth to Exoplanets » conference and training school, which took place in Quy Nhonhon december 9-16th, are now online available at http://rencontresduvietnam.org/conferences/2016/search-for-life/program/.

Added 21 Jan 2017
Announcement: New Europlanet Transnational Access (TA) Call
Dear all,
The next deadline for Transnational Access (TA) applications is Friday 31st March 2017. It is strongly advised to make contact with staff of the proposed host facility to ensure that proposals are viable and/or choosing the optimal facility for the proposed research before submission. Please see the website http://www.europlanet-2020-ri.eu/ for further information.

Kind regards
The Europlanet Team

Added 21 Jan 2017

Monthly research highlight (-> More highlights)

Gebauer et al. (2017): Evolution of Earth-like Extrasolar Planetary Atmospheres: Assessing the Atmospheres and Biospheres of Early Earth Analog Planets with a Coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemical Model

Astrobiology 2017, 17(1), 27-54, DOI:10.1089/ast.2015.1384

Link to open access paper
Understanding the evolution of Earth and potentially habitable Earth-like worlds is essential to fathom our origin in the Universe. The search for Earth-like planets in the habitable zone and investigation of their atmospheres with climate and photochemical models is a central focus in exoplanetary science. Taking the evolution of Earth as a reference for Earth-like planets, a central scientific goal is to understand what the interactions were between atmosphere, geology, and biology on early Earth. The Great Oxidation Event in Earth’s history was certainly caused by their interplay, but the origin and controlling processes of this occurrence are not well understood, the study of which will require interdisciplinary, coupled models. In this work, we present results from our newly developed Coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry model in which atmospheric O2 concentrations are fixed to values inferred by geological evidence. [...]
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