1. NASA Nordic Astrobiology Schools

    Summer school “Formation of complex molecules in space and on planets – From interstellar clouds to life”, Tartu, Estonia, July 17 – 22, 2017

    It aims to give students an overview of the biochemical evolution in the universe from formation of the first molecules in interstellar clouds to the assembly of the first cells on Earth. The course consists of lectures and student-led discussions. Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in two poster sessions.

    For more information, visit: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/

    Nordic-NASA Summer School “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe”, Iceland, 1-14 July 2015

    The summer school aims to give participants a thorough high-level introduction to 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 highly merited researchers from a multitude of science branches, making it a truly multidisciplinary event. The program is co-organized by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, the European Astrobiology Campus and the EU COST Action “Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe”. Field studies on the colonization of lava fields and glaciers will complement the lectures.

    The program of the summer school consists of:
    – lectures by internationally leading scientists covering a broad range of subjects in astrobiology
    – investigation of colonisation of volcanic rocks and glaciers with in situ life detection techniques
    – excursions to geologically and biologically interesting sites, especially extreme environments (lava caves, new lava fields, geysers, hot springs, solfatares)
    – 2 poster sessions for students and early career scientists

    For further information, visit: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Iceland2015


    UHNAI-Nordic Winter School “Water and the Evolution of Life in the Universe”, Hawai’i, 1-14 January 2014

    The University of Hawaii node of the NAI hosted another astrobiology winter school on the topic of “Water and the Evolution of Life in the Universe” January 1-14, 2014 on the island of Hawaii.

    This educational experience was aimed at early career scientists. It featured world class speakers, unique field-trips and an opportunity to meet and interact with a cohort of like-minded young scientists.

    Visit the winter school site at: http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/2014winterschool/


    Nordic-Hawai’i Summer School “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe”, Iceland, 2-15 July 2012

    The summer school “Water, Ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe” was held in Iceland from 2-15 July 2012. The event got excellent reviews from the participants. Moreover, it also appeared on Icelandic TV, also the most important Icelandic newspaper “Morgunblaðið” ran an article.

    Visit the summer school site at: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Iceland2012/


    NASA-Nordic Winter School “Water and the Evolution of Life in the Cosmos”, Hawai’i, 3-16 January 2011

    The Nordic Network co-organised a winter school in Hawaii with the NAI. The focus was astronomical observations with an emphasis on icy solar system bodies. The school was a great success and in the words of the NAI Director, students have been “glowing” about the event afterwards.

    Visit the winter school site at: http://astrobiology.com/2010/05/nasa-nordic-astrobiology-winter-school.html