Conference “Life in the sub-surface”

The meeting “Life in the Sub-Surface: Habitats, species, metabolism and survival strategies” organised by the EAI will take place in Angra (in the Azores Islands, Portugal) from the 25th to the 27th of October 2023. It will focus on the following subjects:

  • Characteristics of (potential)  sub-surface habitats on Earth and beyond
  • Early evolution of subsurface life including its possible role in emergence of life
  • Diversity, metabolism and survival strategies of subsurface life on Earth
  • Possibility of extraterrestrial subsurface life and its detection
  • Gaps in the knowledge about subsurface life
  • Subsurface environments and extremophiles on the Azores.

 It will be held at the very modern Centro Cultural e de Congressos offering
ideal setting. The location Angra (in the Azores Islands, Portugal) is a picturesque city and has plenty of good restaurants and clean and affordable hotels with good

The EAI project team “Astrobiology and Art” will organise a multimedia event on the first day. The speleological society “Os Montanheiros” will organise an exhibition of life in Azorean lava caves.

 >> The deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 1st,
2023 <<

Please check the website for more info.

AbGradEPEC 2023 is in almost 1 week!

We are really looking forward to finally having this long-awaited event in La Palma🌴

Here is the programme, packed with interesting talks, workshops and fun activities:

All participants should expect one last email from us with more practical details and the Symposium Booklet📖

We’ll see some of you soon, and hopefully we’ll be able to meet those who couldn’t join us this time at our next events!

Registrations open for the Space Science in Context (SSiC) online conference

Join on the 26th January 2023 the Space Science in Context (SSiC): a FREE online conference that unpacks the social dimensions of outer space.

There will be three panels of invited speakers who will be live in conversation – on Space and the Environment; Space, Technology and Dual-Use; and Labour and Space – packed with wonderful speakers, and two poster sessions of contributions from around the world on how space interacts with local social contexts. 

The schedule, programme and more information about SSiC is available online at, and from Thursday 19th January the prerecorded talks and posters are available online to registrants

Register for the conference and gain access to their pre-recorded content and the live panels, for free, here.

They will be providing English-language CART for the three speaker panels and one poster room in each session, with auto-captioning available for the poster sessions. Further, all attendees, invited speakers, and poster presenters are required to comply with the accessibility statement and code of conduct. If you would like more information about accessibility, including how to use Zoom’s accessibility features, or safety please reach out to the organisers at spacescienceincontext(at)

Space Science in Context 2023 is only possible thanks to the financial support of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Meeting Grant; and the European Association of Science and Technology Studies (EASST) Fund. SSiC is and will always be free to attend. If you would like to donate to support SSiC and our mission to pay speakers and build accessible, interdisciplinary platforms, consider buying them a Ko-Fi!

AbGradEPEC 2023 in La Palma, Spain 

After the success of the joint AbGradEPEC event at EPSC2022, AbGradE and EPEC are teaming up again for the long-awaited AbGradEPEC 2023!  

We would like to invite you to the beautiful island of La Palma (Spain) for a 4-day event, May 4th to 7th (just before BEACON 2023).

Registration is now open, and you can find more info on the event’s page.

🌴We look forward to seeing you in “La Isla Bonita!”🌴

AbGradEPEC 2022 at EPSC 2022 in Granada, Spain 

We are back! For our first in person event in two years, AbGradE teams up with EPEC for EPSC2022, expanding network opportunities for early career scientists and students.  

This year we invite you on Sunday, September 18th for a symposium-style meeting with a program comprising of contributed talks from early career scientists, keynote presentations and an update from AbGradE and EPEC regarding our activities and future events.

The event will be held 10 am to 4pm at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Room Andalucia 2. A detailed program and further details will be shared at the beginning of September. 

Registration and applications for contributed talks can be accomplished in the following form:  

For contributed talks, a submission of a short abstract (max. 200 words) is required until August 24th.  We invite early careers to present their work which they either present as a poster at EPSC22 or any other project not presented at EPSC22. Letters of acceptance will be sent out by August 31st

The final program for AbGradEPEC 2022 is out!

We look forward to meeting you in Granada! 

IOoL2022: Abstract deadline extension

The Origin of Life Early Career Network (OoLEN) is pleased to announce that this year’s Interdisciplinary Origin of Life Meeting for Early Career Researchers (IOoL2022) will take place on August 3-5 at the University of Montreal, Canada.

All expenses except travel (with possible exceptions) will be covered!

📣 Abstract deadline extended to May 6th 2022!! 📣

OoLEN’s biannual meeting, the IOoL conference, is a prime opportunity for early-career researchers to present their work on origin of life in a relaxed setting, to exchange ideas across different disciplines relevant to understanding the origin and nature of living systems, and to stimulate discussions and ideas to help guide the future of research on these topics.

The IOoL meeting further provides an opportunity for early career researchers to connect with each other and immerse themselves in the community outside their own labs. A previous meeting has resulted in OoLEN’s first community paper.

Researchers interested in submitting an abstract are welcome to join the network through (please mention your intention to participate in IOoL2022 when joining the network) and then send an email to with the subject line “Abstract for IOoL2022” containing a single .pdf file with the following information: name, affiliation, title, abstract (max. 250 words, in English), while also specifying if travel support is needed.

Submissions will be considered for oral presentations.

You are encouraged to visit OoLEN’s website for more information.

Life and Space 2021 conference

We cordially invite you to the Life and Space 2021 conference organized by the Polish Astrobiology Society! The conference will be held on 29/09 – 01/10/2021, and will be held in English. We encourage everyone interested to submit a presentation or poster.

Special guests of the conference will be: Jason Dworkin, PhD (Senior
Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA), Sara Imari Walker, PhD (Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State
University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute), Prof. Jacek Krełowski
(Professor at Institute of Physics, Rzeszów University), Nils Averesch,
(Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
University; Center for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space,
California, USA).

Register via the official website, which contains details of the event and the schedule.

The deadline for registration is 31/08/2021.

Here is the link to the event on Facebook.

AbGradE: Space Law and Governance abstract deadline extenison

📣 DEADLINE EXTENSION 📣As a result of the interest in our upcoming Space Law and Governance event we are extending the abstract deadline to 23.59 CET on WEDNESDAY 24th MARCH! 🌟We have 6 excellent invited speakers confirmed (announcement soon), so this is a great chance to present your work alongside figures from government, industry and academia! Join nearly 100 attendees who have already registered at🖋