1. 2014 Santander Summer School: Habitable Environments in the Universe

    The 2014 International Summer School in Astrobiology was held at the summer campus of the Spanish National University (UIMP), Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain on June 23-27, 2014.

    This year’s theme was “Habitable Environments in the Universe.” The school provided an interdisciplinary examination of the nature and evaluation of habitability, an environment’s ability to support life. Topics covered included life’s requirements and the limits of life, the factors that affect habitability for local and global environments, and potentially habitable environments in our Solar System and on extrasolar planets.

    Confirmed Lecturers:
    Prof. Rory Barnes (University of Washington)
    Dr. Tori Hoehler (NASA Ames)
    Prof. Olivier Grasset (Université de Nantes)
    Dr. Ricardo Amils (Centro de Astrobiologia)


    Click here to view the program, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

    Summer School Scholars

    Click here to view the list of Summer School Scholars

    Sponsoring Organizations

    NAINASA Astrobiology Institute
    CAB – Spanish Centro de Astrobiología
    ESA – European Space Agency
    UIMP – Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo