A consortium of representatives of European Research Organisations has taken the initiative to create a virtual institute named the “European Astrobiology Institute” (EAI) with the ambition of enabli…

A consortium of representatives of European Research Organisations has taken the initiative to create a virtual institute named the “European Astrobiology Institute” (EAI) with the ambition of enabling Europe to emerge as a key player in Astrobiology and to develop a general spirit of cooperation and collaboration throughout the European science community.


We now invite institutions to become member entities of the Institute. For information how to do so, please check the website http://www.europeanastrobiology.eu where all relevant documents are found.  The European Astrobiology Institute is planned to have several Working Groups both with thematic and organisational focus:

  • Formation of planetary systems and detection of habitable planets and moons
  • Early earth environment and habitability
  • The pathway to complexity: From simple molecules to first life
  • Early life and life under extreme conditions, and their signatures
  • Biosignatures and methods for detection of life on other celestial bodies
  • Historical, philosophical, societal and ethical issues in astrobiology
  • Policy and Funding
  • Training
  • Education
  • Dissemination
  • Outreach, medias and corporate identity
  • Liaison with industry
  • Field work and field site management
  • Access to European Research Infrastructures and Analysis Facilities
  • Dissemination and Intellectual Output

If you are interested in collaborating in any of the above-mentioned working groups of the EAI please contact to the Interim Board (e-mail: wgeppert@fysik.su.se). Please note : Working Groups are also open to researchers that are not affiliated to Core Organisations and Participating institutions of the EAI and consequently also to researchers from outside Europe.

The first General Assembly of the Institute will take place in Liblice, Czech Republic, 28-30 May 2019. We would love to welcome you there, see the website http://www.europeanastrobiology.eu/ga2019 for details.


Further information can be obtained on the website of the EAI (http://www.europeanastrobiology.eu). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Interim Board (wgeppert@fysik.su.se).   


Best regards,


Wolf Geppert

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Comment by Greg Bowen on June 20, 2020 at 1:33pm

This sounds like an interesting project! Will the research that gets with this virtual institute be shared on your website and be available for the public and/or enthusiasts?



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