The European Astrobiology Institute (EIA) will hold the Life in the Sub-Surface conference in Angra do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal, from October 25-27, 2023.

This meeting will focus on the following subjects:

- Characteristics of (potential) sub-surface habitats on Earth and beyond
- Early evolution of subsurface life including its possible role in emergence of life
- Diversity, metabolism and survival strategies of subsurface life on Earth
- Possibility of extraterrestrial sub-surface life and its detection.
- Gaps in the knowledge about subsurface life
- Subsurface environments and extremophiles on the Azores.

The EAI project team “Astrobiology and Art” will organize a multimedia event on the first day. There will be a speleological society “Os Montanheiros” will organize an exhibition of life in Azorean lava caves.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 1st, 2023.

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