Biosignatures of Extant Life on Ocean Worlds Workshop
September 12-14, 2016
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
The goal of this workshop is to evolve our understanding of the detectability of extant life on ocean worlds, such as Europa and Enceladus. The event will bring astrobiologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, oceanographers and mission and instrument developers together to discuss the informational value of different types of biosignatures, the importance of context and the concept of ecology in the search for extant life, and examples of measurement sets and exploration criteria that would support a productive search for extant biology in future missions.
NASA employees and contractors should note that this event is classified as a conference, and therefore NASA Conference Tracking (NCTS) rules apply.
This conference’s number is NCTS # 25281-16. Please forecast your attendance in the NCTS system no later than Friday, July 29. Indication of Interest forms should be submitted by July 15 in order to be included on future mailings.