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Astrobiology in Europe

The list of links is sorted into the following categories:

European astrobiology websites
Missions of interest to astrobiology
EC and ESF projects of interest to astrobiology
International astrobiology webpages

Astrobiology Society of Britain
Astrochemistry and Astrophysics
British Antarctic Survey
CASA (Centre of Advanced Studies in Astrobiology and Related Topics), Poland
Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), Spain
CNES Exobio Website
CNRS interdisciplinary programme
Department of Bioinorganic Chemistry, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, UK
DLR Institute of Planetary Research – Helmholtz Alliance "Planetary Evolution and Life"
ESA (European Space Agency)
ESA Directorate of Human Spaceflight
ESA Space in Images
ESA Science Website
ESA Solar System Division
ESA supported live astrobiology lectures
ESA Virtual Campus (International Space Station)
ESOC, Darmstadt
ESRIN, Frascati
ESTEC, Noordwijk
European Geophysical Union
European Science Foundation
European Space Science Committee
ExoLife, Austria
Finish Astrobiology Network (FAN)
French Society of Exobiology
Greek Astrobiology Community
INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics), Italy
Italian Society of Astrobiology
ITASEL (Italian Search for Extraterrestrial Life)
Leiden University: Astrophysics
Nordic Network of Astrobiology
Planet Topers Group, Belgium
Redespa - Spanish Planetary and Astrobiology Network
Signs of Life on Mars (SOLOM), Spain
Space Exploration Institute, Switzerland
Swedish Astrobiology Network
The Astrobiology Web
The Planetary Society
UK Centre for Astrobiology

Beagle2 Mars Mission (UK)
Cassini / Huygens Mission
International Space Station
Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity
TESS: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  1. CAREX, EC project in FP7
    (Coordination Action for Research Activities on life in Extreme Environments) that tackles the issues of enhancing coordination of research on life in extreme environments in Europe by providing networking and exchange of knowledge opportunities to the scientific community and by developing a strategic European research agenda in the field:
  2. COST Project in FP7
    "The Chemical Cosmos; Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments".
    This COST action ended in April 2013. Point of contact is Nigel Mason.
  3. AstRoMap
    AstRoMap is supported by the European Commission under FP7. This project is implemented by a consortium of five partners (INTA-CAB, B-USOC, DLR, ESF and INAF). The project intends to provide a networking and foresight platform for the European scientific community involved or interested in astrobiology and planetary exploration research.
    Life-ORIGINS (TD1308) is a Trans Domain European COST Action investigating the origins and evolution of life.
    It started May 2014 and will run for four years. For questions please contact the action chair Dr. Muriel Gargaud (Muriel.Gargaud (at)

Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Canadian Astrobiology Network
Canadian Astrobiology Training Program
Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)
Instituto de Astrobiologia, Colombia
International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL) — The International Astrobiology Society
Israel Society for Astrobiology and the Study of the Origin of Life (ILASOL)
NAI - Nasa Astrobiology Institute
NAI Newsletter
NASA - international partners
SAGANet - Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network
Sao Paulo Advanced School of Astrobiology, Brazil
Turkish Astronomical Society