NASA Astro­bi­ol­ogy Insti­tute (NAI)
On Jan­u­ary 2013 SOMA was accepted as an Inter­na­tional Affil­i­ate of the NASA Astro­bi­ol­ogy Insti­tute (NAI). The National Aero­nau­tics and Space Admin­is­tra­tion (NASA) estab­lished the NASA Astro­bi­ol­ogy Insti­tute in 1998 as an inno­v­a­tive way to develop the field of astro­bi­ol­ogy and pro­vide a sci­en­tific frame­work for flight missions.NAI is a vir­tual, dis­trib­uted orga­ni­za­tion of competitively-​selected teams that inte­grate astro­bi­ol­ogy research and train­ing pro­grams in con­cert with the national and inter­na­tional sci­ence communities.

Euro­pean Astro­bi­ol­ogy Net­work Asso­ci­a­tion (EANA)

On July 13th, 2011, SOMA was accepted to become an offi­cial asso­ciate part­ner of the Euro­pean Astro­bi­ol­ogy Net­work Asso­ci­a­tion (EANA).
This part­ner­ship will strengthen the work per­formed by both orga­ni­za­tions and will help to cre­ate a more solid net­work between Mex­i­can and Euro­pean researchers inter­ested in Astro­bi­ol­ogy as well as to attract stu­dents and young sci­en­tists to this inter­dis­ci­pli­nary field of research.

EANA was founded in 2001 as a sci­en­tific non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion with the pur­pose to bring together Euro­pean researchers inter­ested in that new field of astro­bi­ol­ogy, to fos­ter their coop­er­a­tion, to attract stu­dents and young sci­en­tists and to pop­u­lar­ize astro­bi­ol­ogy. EANA cur­rently com­bines rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 19 Euro­pean nations active in astro­bi­ol­ogy: Aus­tria, Bel­gium, Czech Repub­lic, Den­mark, Fin­land, France, Ger­many, Greece, Hun­gary, Italy, Poland, Por­tu­gal, Roma­nia, Rus­sia, Spain, Swe­den, Switzer­land, The Nether­lands, United King­dom. EANA is asso­ci­ated with inter­na­tional astro­bi­ol­ogy groups in Brazil, China, Japan, Mex­ico and USA (NAI). The EANA Exec­u­tive Coun­cil has a total of 36 mem­bers, of which 19 are national rep­re­sen­ta­tives and 17 are elected mem­bers. EANA holds annual work­shops in one of its mem­ber coun­tries and has organ­ised a tele-​teaching net­work ABC-​Net (Astro­Bi­ol­ogy lec­ture Course Net­work) in coop­er­a­tion with the Euro­pean Space Agency (ESA)