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Mid-term Conference of the RNP

Archean Environment: the habitat of early life

 

 

Meeting Programme

 

Timing: 11-12 April 2008

Location: Vienna, Austria

 

This meeting will discuss the latest research developments related to the Archaean environment that formed the habitat of early life, divided over six main sessions:

 

Day 1

08.30 - Registration and Coffee

09.00 - Welcome and Introduction

09.15 - ESF activities by Bernard Avril

09.30 - Session 1: Tectonics and early crustal growth: Presentations

11.00 - Coffee break

 

11.30 - Session 2: Magmatism, impacts and environmental impact: Presentations

 

12.30 - Lunch break

 

13.30 - Oral introduction of posters

14.00 - Poster session

 

15.00 - Session 3: Sediments, hydrothermal systems and the early oceans: Presentations

 

17.10 - Discussion Sessions

 

18.30 - Drinks and Dinner

 

 

 

Day 2

08.30 - Coffee

09.00 - Session 4: Tracing life in the Archaean rock record: Presentations

10.50 - Coffee break

 

11.30 - Session 5: Stable isotope biomarkers and palaeoenvironmental indicators: Presentations

 

13.00 - Lunch break

 

14.00 - Poster session

 

15.00 - Session 6: Conditions for the origin and evolution of life: chemical controls and the geomagnetic field: Presentations

 

16.15 - Break

 

16.45 - Closing Discussion

 

18.00 - Meeting closes

 

  

Each session will contain 1-3 invited talks and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

As much discussion as possible will be promoted through group and informal discussion sessions.

 

 

Scientific Summary

Invited Speakers