AbSciCon 2019 (Astrobiology Science Conference)
AGU (American Geophysical Union)
24-28 June 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Νέο deadline για κατάθεση περιλήψεων ομιλιών: Τετάρτη, 6 Μαρτίου.
Astrobiology is an inherently collaborative endeavor across disciplines and geographical boundaries, providing an excellent example of international cooperation among a large number of disciplines. Astrobiology also tackles the fundamental questions that we need to address as an advanced society. So at the same time as being an innovative science, astrobiology enjoys high public interest, and its research has strong societal and ethical implications that extend beyond its laboratories and lecture halls. This session will provide a forum for those who wish to discuss the societal and ethical implications of astrobiology, as well as the role of the social sciences and humanities in optimizing the positive contribution that astrobiology can make to people’s lives. The session will inform the scientific community about the ‘big’ societal questions astrobiology as a field of knowledge evokes, and discuss astrobioethics, the moral implications of astrobiological research and the activities it enables. These include sending humans to Mars, Planetary Protection, and the social responsibility of the astrobiologist to society. Abstracts are welcome that address the interactions between scientific, societal and ethical perspectives, including comparison to historical perspectives, as well as the development of science and sustainability of space research in the near future.