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Summer course “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life”

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23/08/2016 - 01/09/2016
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University of the Azores


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 Campus and the COST Action Origins and Evolution of Life in the Universe. Lurdes Dapcevicius (University of the Azores) and 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.

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