Five RCN have been established. Co-leads from each will meet regularly as needed with Astrobiology Program staff. A point of contact has been assigned to each RCN. The steering committee of each RCN will meet regularly to develop and implement the RCN coordination strategy. Activities proposed by the RCNs will engage an even broader spectrum of the international Astrobiology community.
Cross-fertilization between RCNs will be achieved by having PIs or team members elect to participate in multiple RCNs. Additionally, co-leads between the RCNs will meet virtually quarterly, and the members of all steering committees will meet every year, with every other year’s meeting occurring in conjunction with AbSciCon.