Meetings

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    EANA Astrobiology Conference
    September 27th – 30th, 2016 – Athens – Greece

    Life in the Universe: From Early Earth to Exoplanets
    December 11th – 17th, 2016 – Quy Nhon – Vietnam

    ELSI 5th International Symposium & Young Researchers’ Day
    January 11th – 13th, 2017 – Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo – Japan

    The Earth-Life Science Institute will host its 5th International Symposium Jan 11-13, 2017, on the broad topic of the emergence of the biosphere. All interested scientists are welcome to attend.

    The emergence of biosphere on Earth, and possibly elsewhere in the universe, remains one of the great unsolved scientific questions. Research into the origin and subsequent evolution of life takes place across an array of scientific disciplines, including but not limited to planetary sciences, astronomy, theoretical physics, chemistry and biology. The goal of the Symposium is to provide a forum for diverse perspectives and unify the fragmentary knowledge stemming from a single discipline. Accordingly, the program features talks and discussions aimed at understanding the nature of life, constraints of habitability, early Earth environments, systems chemistry, structure and attributes of early life. The Symposium will gather eminent investigators as well as provide opportunities for early-career scientists to present their findings in a poster format and exchange ideas in discussion sessions.

    Preceding the symposium, on January 10th, 2017, will be the Young Researcher Day (YRD), a workshop for early career investigators to present and discuss their work. For this category of participants, ELSI offers a number of full or partial travel grants.

    Registration Deadline for Youth Researchers’ Day: September 30th, 2016
    Registration Deadline for Symposium: December 1st, 2016

    In addition, extended break out sessions will be held during the weeks following the Symposium.

    Information on the YRD event and travel support can be found at http://elsi5sympo.com/young-researcher-event/

    The XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life
    July 16th-21st, 2017 – San Diego, California, USA

    Scientific Organizing Committee
    Robert Pascal, chair (FR)
    Ram Krishnamurthy (US)
    George Cooper (US)
    Antonio Lazcano (MX)
    Emmanuelle Javaux (BE)
    Hiroshi Naraoka (JP)

    Local Organizing Committee
    Uli Muller, chair, (UCSD)
    Yitzhak Tor (UCSD)
    Jeff Bada (SIO)
    Mark Thiemens (UCSD)
    Luke Leman (TSRI)
    Reza Ghadiri (TSRI)
    Charlie Perrin (UCSD)

    Life in the Universe: From Early Earth to Exoplanets
    18 – 22 September, 2017 – Jeju Island – South Korea

    Contact:
    COSPAR Secretariat, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France
    Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
    Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
    cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

    Host Organizations:
    Korea Astronomy and Space Science Inst. (KASI) / Korean Space Science Society

    Scientific Program Chair:
    Dr. Dong-Hun Lee, Kyung Hee Univ.

    Abstract Deadline:
    31 March 2017

    Topics:
    – New ideas for upper atmosphere research with micro- and nano-satellites
    – Interaction of solar wind and Earth’s bow shock: recent progress in observations and modelling
    – Dynamics of the magnetospheric process through coordinated experiment and modelling
    – Advances in astrophysical research with small satellites
    – Planetary exploration of the solar system
    – Enabling technologies

    Selected papers will be published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

    Life in the Universe: From Early Earth to Exoplanets
    14 – 22 July, 2018 – Pasadena, CA – USA

    Contact:
    COSPAR Secretariat, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France
    Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
    Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
    cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

    Host Organization:
    Caltech, home of JPL

    Scientific Program Chair:
    Prof. Thomas Prince, California Institute of Technology

    Abstract Deadline:
    9 February 2018

    Topics:
    Approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels:
    – SC A: The Earth’s Surface, Meteorology and Climate
    – SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
    – SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
    – SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
    – SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space
    – SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space
    – SC G: Materials Sciences in Space
    – SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space
    – Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
    – Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
    – Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
    – Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
    – Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
    – Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
    – Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
    – Panel on Education (PE)
    – Panel on Exploration (PEX)
    – Panel on Interstellar Research (PIR)
    – Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

    Selected papers will be published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

    Past meetings

    YearLocationPresidentWebsite
    2014NaraSandra PizzarelloOrigins 2014
    2011MontpellierDavid DeamerOrigins 2011
    2008FlorenceJanet Siefert
    2005BeijingAntonio Lazcano
    2002OaxacaAntonio Lazcano
    1999San DiegoBill Schopf
    1996OrléansAndre Brack
    1993BarcelonaJames Ferris
    1989PragueJuan Oró
    1986BerkeleyStanley Miller
    1983MainzC.A. Ponnamperuma
    1980JerusalemFugio Egami
    1977Kyoto
    1973BarcelonaAlexander Oparin
    1970Pont-à-Mousson
    1963Wakulla Springs
    1957Moscow