ICES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
ESA/ESAC Madrid, Spain
23-27 JANUARY 2017
If you have previously used the pre-registration form from the first announcement, please make sure to register again as mandatory parameters are now required for you to enter the ESAC site.
This workshop will focus on experimental and mission data relevant for the past and future exploration of volatile rich bodies in the Solar System.The pre-registration has shown a strong interest in this topic with over hundred participants expected. The topics covered by this workshop will include:
- Experimental research and associated modeling (preparation of ice analogs and experimental weathering in the lab, analysis and modeling techniques to infer optical, thermal, mechanical, electrical, thermodynamical, structural and compositional properties.
- Mission data revealing ices and their properties, composition, geological context and history in the Outer Solar System (Rings, icy moons, KBOs and Kuiper Belt), Asteroid Belt, Mars (polar caps, ground ice) or well within the snow line (Mercury, Moon).
- The astrobiological potential of ices and their role and transport during the Solar System evolution- including the connection to the interstellar medium, proto-solar nebulae, icy giants and planetesimals formation.
The abstract submission deadline is November 15th. The detailed session program will be published on November 29th.
Note that, if you wish to do so, there may be the possibility to include your contribution into a special workshop publication issue.
Sponsorship for students, in the form of lump sum payment, will be available, upon review of the submitted abstract by the Science Organizing Committee (see details here http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/ices-in-the-solar-system/students_support).