The Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2017) workshop will be a forum to discuss our current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos, and asteroids, to share new results from past and ongoing missions, and to describe expectations for planned upcoming missions. The workshop will be focused on the open science questions, the status and future of our supporting modeling and laboratory experimental capabilities, the definition of the required measurements and instrument capabilities for future investigations from orbit, or to be deployed on the surface.
DAP-2017 is a follow up on two previous workshops, LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012. Contributions to LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012 were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences. A similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2017.
The workshop is hosted by M. Horányi and A. Stern, and supported by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI): Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) of the University of Colorado.
If you’re interested in attending DAP 2017, please provide your name and email in the form on the website. We will use this information to keep you informed about the workshop. You may also provide suggestions for invited talks.