The SETI Institute is soliciting the US and international scientific community for inputs to advance the search for intelligent life in the Universe, and for the creation of a multidisciplinary Virtual Institute for SETI Research.
The principles associated with our new vision of SETI research have been outlined in an article published in the August, 2016 edition of Astrobiology:
Building upon this paper, the SETI Institute is now soliciting community input for the development of a roadmap and a research program based on a long-term vision for SETI activities. Ultimately, the goal is the creation of a Virtual Institute for SETI Research.
Its mandate will be to understand how intelligent life interacts with its environment and communicates.
The goals and objectives of this call, and its significance, are detailed in the a separate document, available at:
This is an opportunity to contribute to shaping a new and exciting chapter in the history of SETI. We encourage you to respond to this call, and to distribute it to interested colleagues.