Outer Planets Assessment Group
The Outer Planets Assessment Group was established by NASA in late 2004 to identify scientific priorities and pathways for exploration in the outer solar system. The group consists of a 15-person steering committee, which actively solicits input from the scientific community and reports its findings to NASA Headquarters. OPAG provides input to NASA but does not make recommendations.
OPAG is NASA's community-based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing outer planet exploration activities for the next several decades. It is chartered by NASA's Solar System Exploration Division and reports its findings at meetings of the Solar System Exploration Sub-Committee of the NASA Space Science Advisory Committee. Open to all interested scientists, OPAG regularly evaluates outer solar system exploration goals, objectives, investigations and required measurements on the basis of the widest possible community outreach.
February 19–20, 2015
One day prior to the OPAG meeting a Workshop on the Potential for Finding Life in a Europa Plume will take place at NASA Ames Research Center. Please go to this website for more details.
Note: Since this workshop and the OPAG meeting will be at a NASA center there will be extra requirements for foreign nationals to attend. These additional requirements are described in detail at the links above. The deadline for foreign nationals to register for the OPAG meeting is January 23.
Residents of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington should plan to bring their passports or Enhanced Drivers License or other acceptable form of ID. A simple driver's license is not adequate. Details are available when you go to the registration website.
November 13, 2014
July 23–24, 2014
January 13–14, 2014
Opag Science Goals Document 2014
Draft for Community Comment
2013 Europa Clipper Update
"Science Potential from a Europa Lander" in Astrobiology