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Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life: Summer School

October 10, 2023 - October 21, 2023

Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life: Summer School

The course “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life” will take place from 10 October to 22 October 2023 at Angra do Heroismo, in the Azores (protugal)

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 upcome of life. It is co-organised by the European Astrobiology Institute and the University of the Azores. Lurdes Dapcevicius (University of the Azores), Joana Barcelo Ramos Wolf Geppert (Stockholm University) will function as course organisers. The summer school 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.)
Exploration of lava caves
Characterisation of microbes in lava caves and hot springs via Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Poster sessions
Participant-led discussions

Application to the summer school is open for students and scientists (including post-docs) from all countries. Participants will be selected by the course organisers.

Both students and scientists are welcome to the course.

Deadline for applications is 1 July 2023 23:59 UTC


October 10, 2023
October 21, 2023
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European Astrobiology Institute – EAI


Angra do Heroismo
Terceira, Azores. Portugal + Google Map