First Announcement for Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute’s Exploration Science Forum

NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute’s Exploration Science Forum (formerly the Lunar Science Forum):  First Announcement

Dear Colleagues:

The Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person July 21-23, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  This year’s forum will feature scientific discussions of exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars).  Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies.  Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals (a graduate student conference and Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers, NGLSE) will coincide with the ESF.  Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.   Additionally, a 1.5-day meeting discussing science and exploration in the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) will immediately follow the ESF, where the scientific community is welcome to attend. 

Abstracts will be accepted February 18 through midnight PDT April 26, 2014 at

The next announcement (February 2014) will discuss Exploration Science Forum logistics and details on the GER meeting.

We look forward to another exciting meeting focusing on the intersection of science and exploration!

Doris Daou
Associate Director
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
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