1. Nordic Network of Astrobiology

    Website: http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/

    Wolf Geppert, Network Coordinator
    Molecular Physics Division
    Department of Physics
    University of Stockholm
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Nordic Network of Astrobiology Activities

    Conference: “Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system”
    Furnas, Azores, 25 – 29 September 2017

    Conference for Early Career Astrobiologists: “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets”
    Tartu, Estonia, 8 – 10 August 2017

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

    Summer School: “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life”
    Azores, Portugal August 23 – September 1, 2016

    Summer School: “Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Habitable Planets”
    Moletai, Lithuania, August 21-30, 2015

    Dr. Wolf Geppert Presentation to the NAI EC at AbSciCon 2015

    5th Nordic Astrobiology Conference “Origins of Life”
    Höör, Sweden, May 8-10, 2015

    Summer Course: “Life on Earth and Beyond-The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life”
    Island of Ven, May 4-6, 2015

    Summer Course: “Exoplanets”
    La Palma, Canary Islands, Sept. 24 – Oct 2, 2014

    4th Nordic Astrobiology Conference: “Biomarkers Across Space and Time”
    Bergen, Norway, May 20 – 22, 2014

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

    3rd Nordic Astrobiology Conference: “Isotopes as Diagnostic Tools in Astronomy, Geology and Biology”
    Höör, Sweden, June 11 – 14, 2013

    Summer Course: “Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life”
    Kuressaare, Estonia, August 16 – 2, 2013

    Summer Course: “Molecules in Space”
    Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, June 25 – July 2, 2013

    First International Workshop on Education in Astrobiology
    Höör, Sweden, June 6 – 9, 2013

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

    2nd Nordic Astrobiology Conference: “The Warm Universe-Astrochemistry at Intermediate and Elevated Temperatures”
    Tallinn, Estonia, May 29 – June 2, 2012

    Nordic Astrobiology Conference: “Comets, Rocks and Life”
    Turku, Finland, September 18 – 21, 2011

    NASA-Nordic Winter School: “Water and the evolution of life in the Cosmos”
    Hawai’i, January 3 – 16, 2011

    Astrobiology Graduate Conference 2010
    Nordic Countries hosted AbGradCon 2010 in Sweden, June 14 – 18, 2010

    About the Nordic Network of Astrobiology

    The Nordic Network of Astrobiology is coordinated from Stockholm University and currently comprises six Nordic universities, one in the Baltic States (Estonia), and one in the US. The universities and local coordinators are:

    The Nordic Network has been engaged in a variety of activities, mainly focused on graduate training. In addition, many Network members are active in interdisciplinary astrobiology research, in many cases in collaboration with US investigators.

    The NAI and the Nordic Network envision that the partnership will focus initially on the following areas:

    participation of Nordic and U.S. students and young scientists in courses organised by the Nordic Network and the NAI, such as the prior Nordic-NASA Summer/ Winter Schools;

    • participation of Nordic researchers in NASA Astrobiology Focus Groups;
    • exchanges of U.S. and Nordic scientists and students to perform research at each other’s institutions;
    • exchanges of U.S. and Nordic scientists for lecture presentations; and
    • organization of Nordic/NASA workshops in astrobiology.