Summer school “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life"

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Summer school “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life"

Time: August 23, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: University of the Azores
Street: Rua Capitão João d'Ávila​
City/Town: Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal
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Event Type: summer, school
Organized By: Wolf D. Geppert
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2016

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Dear Colleagues,

Applications are welcome for the

Summer school “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life

Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal, 23 August – 1 September 2016

The course aims to give participants a thorough introduction into influence of volcanism, plate tectonics on life and the role of hydrothermal vents in the emergence of life. It is co-organised by the European Astrobiology Campus, the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and the COST Action “Origins and Evolution of Life and on Earth in the Universe”. The summer school, which is held in the picturesque town of Angra de Heroísmo (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) will include:

  • Lectures by leading scientists in the field covering a cornucopia of different subjects
  • Field excursions to geologically interesting sights (volcanic areas, hot springs, lava caves, etc.)
  • Characterisation of microbesin lava caves and hot springs via Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Poster sessions
  • Participant-led discussions

Bursaries including travel grants are available for students and early career investigators affiliated to institutions in most European countries. For further information about the summer school please check the website:

Deadline for applications is 15 March 2016 23:59 UTC

Best wishes,



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