MEPAG Meeting Forecasting Reminder and Tentative Meeting Structure

Mars community members,

Plans are coming together for the next MEPAG face-to-face meeting (April 3-5, 2018, in Crystal City, Washington DC), and we expect to send out the First Circular in a few weeks. Until then, here is a reminder about the upcoming and important January 15 deadline for forecasting, along with a preliminary overview of expected topics to assist with forecasting.

A focus of this MEPAG meeting is preparation for the next Decadal Survey. MEPAG seeks to enable opportunities for identifying concepts in all mission classes that could make significant progress on compelling Mars science questions during 2023-2032. Concepts submitted by
community members would be presented (poster or short oral presentation) and discussed at the meeting.

By January 15 (yes, it’s a US holiday): – NASA/US Government employees and contractors who may attend the meeting in-person should forecast for the 2018 Spring MEPAG meeting
(NCTS# 32452-18) – To help us help us gauge interest and scope, and to aid in planning
the forum portion of the MEPAG meeting, please submit an expression of interest at:

Thank you,

Serina Diniega
Spring 2018 MEPAG meeting coordinator