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Call for papers: the 51st ESLAB Symposium

on 28 June 2017

On 4 – 8 December 2017, the European Space Agency will host the 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds” at its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. For this event, the Scientific Organising Committee invites contributions on a variety of interdisciplinary themes regarding extreme habitability on Earth, in the Solar System and throughout the Universe. The deadline for abstract submission is 13 July 2017.

Contributions are planned as keynote (invited) talks, oral and poster presentations, interactive presentations and debates. The 2-page abstract required for registrations has to address topics such as:

  • Venus, Earth, and Mars — the first 500 million years;
  • Planetary habitability processes: accretion, evolution, impacts, ingredients;
  • Evolution of habitability and settings for origins of life at Earth;
  • Earth extreme habitats: natural (surface and subsurface), artificial and sustainable;
  • Life support systems in Earth extreme places and in orbit, human spaceflight;
  • Making the Moon habitable;
  • Stellar, interstellar and interplanetary ingredients for extreme habitability;
  • Engineering of travel to and exploration of Extreme Habitable Worlds;
  • Education, outreach, societal, philosophical & artistic views on "Extreme Habitable Worlds".

The 51st ESLAB Symposium is organised with the support of: the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), ESA Science Support Office, the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG).

Find out how to submit your proposal be accessing this page.

Image credit: ESA