In 2002 the Mars group was recognized as a Danish Cooperating Laboratory (RCL) in ESA Mars Express context.

Dr. Niels Harrit, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen (and Symbion) Fluorescence-experiments
The Beagle 2 team, Mike Sims, University of Leicester, UK Instrument tests on the ESA Beagle 2 lander.
Professor Udo Schwertmann, Technische Universität, München Iron oxide mineralogy and laboratory experiments on iron oxide formation.
Morten Bo Madsen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Magnetic capture of dust particles for The NASA Athena Missions (Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity)
Dr. Helmut Lammer, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz Mars sample analogue spectroscopy
Professor W. Heckl, Inst. f. Kristallopraphie und Angewandte Mineralogie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München Micro grain damage on particle impact (wind tunnel and AFM method).
Professor Steen Mørup, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen Mössbauer spectroscopy
Professor Örn Helgason, Professor Sigurdur Steinpósson, Dr. Leó Kristjánsson, Science Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavík Mössbauer spectroscopy, mineralogy, paleomagnetism
Assoc. prof. Christian Bender Koch, , Department of Chemistry University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Mössbauer spectroscopy, mineralogy
Dr. Níels Óskarsson, The Nordic Volcanological Institute, Reykjavík Volcanic material mineralogy
Charles Cockell, British Antarctic Survey, UK Bacterial response to UV radiation
Gerda Horneck, DLR, Germany Radiation biology, bascillus subtilis spore survival under Martian conditions
Petra Rettberg, DLR, Germany Biological effects of UV radiation
Manish Patel, Open University, UK UV radiation on Mars
Daniela Billi, University of Rome, Italy Cyanobacterial survival under Martian conditions
Onofri Silvano, University of Rome, Italy Response of microfungi to extreme conditions
Andrew Schuerger, Kennedy Space Center, USA Organisms under Martian conditions
Carmen Cordoba-Jabonero, Spanish Center for Astrobiology, Spain UV penetration into surfaces
Helga Stan-Lotter, University of Salzburg, Austria Response of halophilic microbes to Martian conditions
Pascal Lee, SETI Institute / NASA Ames, USA Mars analogue soils and water on present Mars
Donat Haeder, Erlangen University, Germany Cyanobacteria under Martian conditions
Gyorgyi Ronto, Semmelweis University, Hungary Effect of UV radiation on DNA
Diedrich Mölhmann, DLR, Germany Physics of water on Mars
Frances Westall, CNRS, France Fossilization of microorganisms
Pascale Ehrenfreund, University of Leiden, Netherlands Survival of microbes and stability of organic molecules under Martian conditions
Elke Rabbow, RWTH Achen, Germany Microbes under Martian conditions
Felipe Gomez, Centre for Astrobiology, Spain Response of acidophilc microbes to Martian conditions
Howell Edwards, University of Bradford, UK Raman spectroscopy to study organic molecules
Astrid Lux-Endrich, University of Munich, Germany Response of fungi to Martian conditions
Monica Grady, Natural History Museum, UK Mars analogue soil and meteorite material