The Astrobiology early career scientists conference “The Early History of Planetary systems and habitable planets” will be hosted in Tartu, Estonia. The event will start on the morning of August 8th and finishes in August 10th in the evening.

The meeting targets all related aspects of the subject. A broad range of contributions on formation and early development of planetary systems and particularly the habitable planets is expected, with links to other fields covered by astrobiology.


The meeting will be organized by the European Astrobiology Campus in cooperation with COST Action TD1308 “Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth and in the Universe”, the Nordic Network of AstrobiologyAstrobiology Graduates in Europe and Tartu University.






Scientific Sessions

  • Formation of protoplanetary disks and planetary systems
  • Early history of Earth and other planets
  • Impacts and their role in the evolution of planets
  • Formation and evolution of planet and satellite atmospheres
  • Co-evolution of Earth's geosphere and biosphere and the evolution of life
  • Habitability and factors influencing it
  • Life in extreme environments and its possible role in the evolution of life on Earth
  • The quest for habitable extra-solar planets: detection and characterization
  • New aspects of planetary evolution and habitability





 Invited speakers

The following scientists have agreed to present invited talks at the conference:

Adrienne Kish, Museum of Natural History, Paris, FR

Anna Łosiak, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL

Bertram Bitsch, Lund University, SE

Ed Schwieterman, University of California Riverside, US

Erik Vigren, Uppsala University, SE

Hervé Martin, Blaise Pascal University, FR

Sean McMahon, Yale University, US

Tina Šantl-Temkiv, Aarhus University, DK

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen, DK




The fee for participating in the conference is EUR 120. It covers the following items:

  • Welcome barbecue on August 7th
  • Lunches and dinners on August 8th and 9th
  • Conference dinner on August 10th 
  • Conference materials




Bursaries are available for participants. Invited speakers and participants selected by the SOC for a bursary will be offered free registration, meals and lodging in shared double rooms at Academus or Tamme Hostel. In case participants wish to stay in Hotel Dorpat or Guest House Domus Dorpatensis (apartments) and/or in single rooms, the price difference between lodging in shared double room at the hostel (EUR 20 per night) and their chosen lodging has to be covered by them. Please see Travel and Accommodation section for more information about accommodation options and prices. All participants will, however, have to fund their travel. Please mark on the registration form in "Other comments" section if you want to obtain a bursary. There are a large number of bursaries available, so chances to get one are high, please apply.

The organizers may have some support for travel, too, the amount will depend on the number of attendees eligible for funding. Please note down in the "Other comments" section if you need a travel support.


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