Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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CASA*, Poland

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5332-1



The center is structured as a consortium of laboratories based in Poland and coordinated by CASA*. The consortium consists of five founding institutions. Three institutions are in Warsaw: the Space Research Centre, the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, and the Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The fourth institution is the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Finally, the headquarters of CASA* are at the University of Szczecin.

The scopes of CASA* are:
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    To stimulate and promote the research in astrobiology and related topics in Poland

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    To conduct and coordinate interdisciplinary research projects at the Polish level

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    To promote the cooperation of Polish groups working in astrobiology with the other countries of the European Union and in particular to establish a Polish contact point with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Astrobiology...

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References and Further Reading

  1. Ferrari F, Szuszkiewicz E (2006) Astrobiologia: poprzez pył kosmiczny do DNA, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, Szczecin, ISBN 83-7241-517-XGoogle Scholar
  2. Szuszkiewicz E (2004) Astrobiology in Poland – Centre for Advanced Studies in astrobiology and related topics (CASA*). In: Harris RA, Ouwehand L (eds) Proceedings of the third European workshop on exo-astrobiology, 18 – 20 November 2003, Madrid, Spain, ESA SP-545. ESA Publications Division, Noordwijk, pp 299–300. ISBN 92-9092-856-5Google Scholar

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CASA*, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of SzczecinSzczecinPoland