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Life in extreme environments paves the way for international collaboration
Date:4/20/2011

he CAREX roadmap presents a solid scientific consensus by a large community of researchers studying life in every type of extreme environment. The priorities also form the programme of this year's CAREX conference in Dublin in October, providing researchers the opportunity to discuss and present the state of the art and the latest developments on research on life in extreme environments.

Linking biodiversity, ecological theory, evolutionary biology and biogeochemical cycles, research on life in extreme environments requires specialised methodologies, sophisticated equipment, complex, expensive infrastructure and access to remote areas. These needs help push forward cutting edge technology development. The roadmap includes an analysis of the research facilities, infrastructure and the enabling technologies required, as well as recommendations for outreach and education. The CAREX Coordination Action is supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project is coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey and managed by the European Science Foundation. Other consortium partners include: CNRS (France), CNR (Italy), DLR (Germany), Ifremer (France), the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, INTA-Centro de Astrobiologia (Spain) and MATIS-Prokaria (Iceland).


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Contact: Chloe Kembery
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33-643-172-382
European Science Foundation
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