COSPAR 2018: Ocean Worlds: Europa, Enceladus, Titan, and Beyond

July 14-22, 2018
Pasadena, California

Solar system exploration stands on the edge of profound discovery, offering the opportunity to search for habitable environments and possible signs of life in one or more of the ocean worlds of the outer solar system in the coming decades. This event welcomes papers describing one or more of the confirmed or potential ocean worlds that harbor subsurface oceans of liquid water and/or, for Saturn’s moon Titan, surface reservoirs of liquid hydrocarbon and solid organics.
These bodies represent attractive targets for future stand-alone and cooperative missions by the major space agencies in the quest to understand the potential for life in the solar system.

Submissions that describe new observations of ocean properties, stimulate or describe future observations, review our current state of knowledge, laboratory investigations, or future missions plans are encouraged.

Abstracts for contributed presentations at Session B5.3 are due on February 9, 2018, and must be submitted on the COSPAR website. Full details for abstract submission, as well as the detailed description of the content of the session are available at:

Session organizers: Alex Hayes (Cornell, USA) and Robert Pappalardo (JPL, USA)