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Abstract submission: 30 July 2016
Evolution of Chemical Complexity

Application deadline: 31 July 2016
ISSI: Two Post-Doctoral Positions

Abstract and registration deadline: 31 July 2016
EANA 2016

Abstract and registration deadline: 31 July 2016
AbGradE 2016

First-stage proposal deadline: 9 September 2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship SCOL

Deadline for application: September 25, 2016
WE-Heraeus-Seminar "Exoplanets: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Observations"

Annual EANA membership fee
Dear colleagues,

the annual EANA membership fee of 25,00 € for 2016 can be paid by bank transfer to the Swiss EANA account

European Exo/Astrobiology Association (EANA)
UBS
case postale
CH-3000 Bern 94
Switzerland
IBAN CH41 0023 5235 5972 8160 X
BIC UBSWCHZH80A

Please indicate your name and the year for which you want to pay the membership fees.
Some colleagues missed the opportunity last year(s) to pay in cash during the EANA WS or forgot to pay. However, you can still pay for the last years retrospectively, which is highly appreciated by EANA. I would like to remind you that the annual fee is not very high and helps us to organize the yearly EANA WS and to give travel grants to students and young scientists.
I recommend the bank transfer before the registration for this year’s EANA WS because then you can get a reduced registration fee. If it is very difficult for you to make a bank transfer you can still pay in cash during the EANA WS, however, this is not the preferred way of payment.

I hope to see you in Athens in September!

Best regards,
Petra

Dr. Petra Rettberg
EANA Treasurer
Expose-R2 back on Earth
In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride.
But also hitching a ride in the Soyuz capsule were 46 species of small organisms and more than 150 organic compounds. Their voyage was even more intense than the astronaut trio’s – these samples spent 18 months in space, bolted to the outside of the International Space Station.
This ‘Expose-R2’ is a miniature photochemistry laboratory that exposes samples to the harsh environment of space [...]

Read the full ESA article.
Deadlines EANA Conference 2016

EANA16 takes place 27-30. September 2016 in Athens, Greece. The website is: http://www.astrobiology.gr/eana16/

Deadlines:
Field trip to Milos island: until places are filled
Conference registration: 31st July 2016
Abstract submission (orals/posters): 31st July 2016
Early career scientist travel grants: 31st July 2016
Space factor application: 31st July 2016

Monthly research highlight (-> More highlights)

Noack et al. (2016): Water-rich planets: How habitable is a water layer deeper than on Earth?

Icarus 2016, 277, 215-236; doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.009

Link to paper

Water is necessary for the origin and survival of life as we know it. In the search for life-friendly worlds, water-rich planets therefore are obvious candidates and have attracted increasing attention in recent years. The surface H2O layer on such planets (containing a liquid water ocean and possibly high-pressure ice below a specific depth) could potentially be hundreds of kilometres deep depending on the water content and the evolution of the proto-atmosphere. We study possible constraints for the habitability of deep water layers and introduce a new habitability classification relevant for water-rich planets (from Mars-size to super-Earth-size planets). [...]
Conferences (-> Detailed Information)
EC and ESF projects of interest to astrobiology
European Astrobiology Campus (EAC)
http://astrobiology-campus.eu/
TDP COST Action TD1308
http://life-origins.com
FP7 AstRoMap
http://www.astromap.eu/
FP7 MASE
http://mase.esf.org/
H2020 Eurocares
http://www.euro-cares.eu/
H2020 PPOSS
http://pposs.org/
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