The EAI ACADEMY is an international educational program broadcasted by the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, CSIC-INTA), Madrid. It provides a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.

Following the success of the 2021-2022 academic year, the EAI Academy starts again in October for the 2022-2023 academic year. The talks will be given by world-renowned experts, who answer the questions raised by the public after their talk.

The seminars are offered for free and are streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CEST. All seminars will be recorded and available on the CAB youtube channel and the EAI Youtube Channel

At the end of the academic year, CAB awards a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars.

The registration is now closed for the 2022-2023 Academic Year !

List of Presenters & Topics

October 5th, 2022

Dr. Petra Schwendner

University of Florida (USA)

November 2nd, 2022

Dr. Kristina Beblo-Vranesevic

DLR Cologne (Germany)

November 16th, 2022

Dr. Kai Finster

Aarhus University (Denmark)

November 30th, 2022


Lab simulations of planet and satellite atmospheres

Dr. Uffe Gråe Jørgensen

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

December 14th, 2022

Habitability of extreme environments

Extreme environments on Earth

January 11th, 2023

Virtual laboratories for understanding weather and climate regimes of extrasolar planets

Lab simulations of planet and satellite atmospheres

Dr. Christiane Helling

IWF (Austria)

January 25th, 2023

The CHEOPS mission

Missions to explore exoplanets

Dr. Luca Fossati

IWF (Austria)

February 8th, 2023

The PLATO mission

Missions to explore exoplanets

Dr. Miguel Mas

CAB (Spain)

February 22nd, 2023

Life with a pinch of salt

Extreme environments on Earth

Dr. Adrienne Kish

MNHN Paris (France)

March 8th, 2023

Hyperhermophiles and hydrothermal springs

Extreme environments on Earth

Dr. Christa Schleper

University of Vienna (Austria)

March 22nd, 2023

Extreme environments and lab simulations

Extreme environments on Earth

Dr. Karen Olsson-Francis

The Open University (UK)

April 5th, 2023

JWST and planet spectroscopy studies

Missions to explore exoplanets

Dr. David Barrado

CAB (Spain)

April 19th, 2023


Missions to explore exoplanets

Dr. Theresa Rank-Lueftinger

ESA (The Netherlands)

May 3rd, 2023

C isotope studies and applications to Mars Sample Return

Mars Sample Return

May 17th, 2023

Planetary Atmospheres and Surfaces Simulation Chamber: bringing planetary objets to the lab

Lab simulations of planet and satellite atmospheres

Dr. Eva Mateo-Marti

CAB (Spain)

May 24th, 2023


Mars Sample Return

Dr. Keyron Hickmann- Lewis

NHM London/ESA (UK)

previous years

Click on the buttons below to see the program, speakers and topics of the previous years. 

All the seminars are recorded and available on the CAB youtube channel and the EAI Youtube Channel

Frequently asked questions

The seminars offer a wide range of topics, such as: “Trips to the outer solar system”, “Habitability of ExoPlanets”, “Life in the dark” and “CoEvolotion of planetary geospheres, atmospheres, and biospheres”.

The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB). If you wish to be included in the EAI-Academy email distribution list to receive the zoom link and meeting access code, please write your full name, institutional affiliation and contact email here.

The CAB will deliver a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars. The audience registration will take place, during each session, in the zoom session chat where each member of the audience will include their full name, institution and email for our registration. The individual final certificate will include each of the seminars the applicant has attended.

Additionally, the University of Tartu will award 3 ECTS and a digitally stamped certificate to those who attend a minimum of 10 lectures and complete either a short review of the topic of their own choosing from the list of the EAI Academy lecture series or create a Wikipedia entry about a subject of their choice covered by the seminar, and peer-review one home assignment by a fellow participant. 

If you wish to receive credits, you must register for the continuing learning program at the University of Tartu here and send an email to riho.motlep(at), providing your contact information (Name, Country of Residence, affiliation) before the 31st October 2021.

The seminars will be recorded and made available permanently on the CAB YouTube channel.

Join us at the EAI Academy seminars!