In preparation for and as an input to the upcoming decadal surveys in astronomy and astrophysics and planetary science, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been charged with carrying out a study on the astrobiology science strategy as it relates to the search for life in the solar system and extrasolar planetary systems:
The committee is requesting community input in the form of white papers. Please find recommended topics for white papers and submission guidelines at the following website:
White papers will be accepted from immediately until January 8, 2018. Papers received earlier will have a higher likelihood of being read and considered. Please note that multiple authorship accurately reflecting a consensus among many individuals is strongly encouraged. Everyone in
research communities associated with astrobiology is encouraged to author or collaborate on these papers.