Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August)

Event Details

Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August)

Time: July 25, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Location: Georg Ots Spa Hotel
Street: Tori 2
City/Town: Kuressaare
Website or Map:
Phone: + 372 45 50 000
Event Type: summer, school
Organized By: Wolf D. Geppert
Latest Activity: May 5

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impacts, impactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life. 


Apart from lectures, poster presentations, student-led discussions and excursions to geologically interesting sites several practical exercises including


  • Search for meteorite fragments

  • Microscopy of pollen in order to assess the ecological consequences of impacts

  • Petrographic microscopy of impactites

  • Electrometric and georadar mapping of impact sites

  • Search for impactites

  • Excavation into the boundary layer between the ejecta blanket and the glacial till


    as well as excursions to other geologically interesting sites are planned.The website for the summer school can be found under:


Deadline for applications in the 30th April 2017. Please forward this announcement possibly interested students and early career scientists.

Bursaries are available for students and scientists from the Universities of Tartu, Turku, Tallinn, Vilnius, Porto, Utrecht, Bordeaux, Iceland, Stockholm and the Open University.

Comment Wall


RSVP for Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August) to add comments!

Join SAGANet

Attending (2)


Love Science?
SAGANet Mentoring Labs bring scientists to your classroom. Interested?

Learn More!

External blogs we like

The 'Ask an Astrobiologist' Series

Next Episode: 13 July 2017

Featuring Dr. Alexis Templeton

Alexis Templeton is the Principal Investigator of the Rock-Powered Life team with the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). She is a geomicrobiologist with expertise in microbe/mineral interactions, biomineralization, chemical imaging, spectroscopy, and isotope geochemistry.

Our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist features an interview with Dr. Templeton and Dr. Sanjoy Som. Watch live on SAGANLive and remember to share your questions to Twitter with #AskAstrobio.

Click on the Ask an Astrobiologist logo below to access recordings of older episodes!

© 2017   Blue Marble Space, a non-profit organization committed to science and science outreach.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service