Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds – Save the Date

Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds
February 5-7, 2014 (tentative dates subject to approval)
Pasadena, California

The primary objective of this workshop will be to focus on the astrobiological potential of icy worlds in the outer solar system — including Europa, Ganymede, Enceladus, Titan, and beyond — with discussion on future research directions and spacecraft missions that can best assess that potential. The agenda for the workshop will be organized around the unique planetary environments of the outer solar system. Presentations on research involving terrestrial analogs are also encouraged. The format of the workshop will be 2.5 to 3 days of presentations and discussion divided into thematic sessions that cover topics including (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Habitability in Extreme Environments
  • The Galilean Satellites
  • The Saturnian Satellites
  • The Icy Worlds of Uranus and Neptune
  • The Kuiper Belt and Beyond
  • The Cassini Solstice Mission
  • The Europa Clipper Study
  • The ESA JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE)
  • The Future of Outer Solar System Exploration

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