Azores SS: Life in the Sub Surface: Habitats, species, metabolism and survival strategies

Azores, Portugal

24-28 October 2023

  • On the Azores we will have 3 different events
    • a summer school “Volcanism Plate Tectonics, Hysdrothermal Vents and Life” (Angra do Heroismo, Azores, 11-21 October 2023)
    • A workshop “Life in the Sub-Surface: Habitats,  species, metabolism and survival strategies” (Angra do Heroismo, Azores, 24-26 October 2023)
    • A field trip to 4 island with astrobiologically interesting sites (solfatares, hot springs, lava fields, lava tubes)

About the Workshop

Day 1: Scientific Sessions during the day, poster session in the evening

Day 2: Morning devoted to talks about the geology of the Azores, the field sites and the extremophiles on the Azores, afternoon excursion to the Algar de Carvão  volcano chimney (although being a touristic site it contains very inteersting extremophiles) the Furnas de Enxofre solfatare field and an Azorean dinner.   

Day 3: Scientific sessions in the morning and early afternoon, disdcussion about “Gaps in the knowledge” in the afternoon, which will form the basis of a review article/white paper/strategy paper

Day 1: Scientific Sessions during the day, poster session in the evening

Day 2: Morning devoted to talks about the geology of the Azores, the field sites and the extremophiles on the Azores, afternoon excursion to the Algar de Carvão  volcano chimney (although being a touristic site it contains very inteersting extremophiles) the Furnas de Enxofre solfatare field and an Azorean dinner.   

Day 3: Scientific sessions in the morning and early afternoon, disdcussion about “Gaps in the knowledge” in the afternoon, which will form the basis of a review article/white paper/strategy paper

Keynote Speakers

Andreas Pfitsch

Affiliation, Country

Frances Westall

Affiliation, Country

Ernst Hauber

Affiliation, Country

Core Subjects

1. Characteristics of (potential) sub-surfacehabitats on Earth and beyond

3. Diversity, metabolism and survival strategies of subsurface life on Earth

2. Early evolution of subsurface life including its possible role in emergence of life

4. Possibility of extraterrestrial sub-durface life and its detection.

Venue

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The Accommodation booking has to be done at the hotels website directly.