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  Information - TM6 Coordinating European Reseach on Life in Extreme Environments

Event Information
The European Science Foundation organised a workshop in 2005 to bring
together researchers interested in life in extreme environments (LEXEN)
which ranged across subglacial lakes to hot deserts, acid and alkaline
environments, high altitude and abyssal ocean environments, ocean ridge
vents and deep subsurface environments as well as Space and
extra-terrestrial sites. It is clear that European LEXEN researchers
already make world class contributions to the topic but the workshop
report identified a strong desire amongst participants for greater
coordination of this remarkably diverse area of research across Europe.
The European Commission took the recommendation and proposed a Call for
a Coordination Action in the first round of Framework Programme 7. The
CAREX (Coordination Action for Research on Life in Extreme Environments)
consortium was successful in this Call and as of January 1 2008 has
begun a 3 year initiative to bring together the European LEXEN
community, establish effective communication, identify strategic science
and technology priorities and develop a strategy to take forward LEXEN
research both regionally and through international collaborative

A kick-off meeting for CAREX is set for March 18 and the EGU 2008 Town
Hall meeting offers a further opportunity for interested researchers to
hear about the extensive plans of the project and to air their views on
how LEXEN research could be taken forward. The chair of the CAREX
Steering Committee, Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans (British Antarctic Survey,
Cambridge) and committee member Dr Nadine Le Bris (IFREMER, Plouzane)
will be leading this meeting.

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