Reminder: Upcoming MEPAG Meetings and Associated Deadlines

Mars community members,

MEPAG Meeting 36 will be held April 3-5, 2018 at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport.

As described in the MEPAG Meeting 36 1st Informational Circular (available at the meeting website), a focus of this MEPAG meeting will be preparation for the next Decadal Survey. A key part of this will be a forum planned for the afternoon of the first day, which has the main goal of identifying mission objectives and concepts that address high-priority Mars science questions, with an emphasis on the science that can be achieved over the next two decades. We would like to your attention to two upcoming deadlines, associated with this forum:

  • To request a presentation spot at the MEPAG meeting forum, please submit an abstract outlining your concept to by Thursday, February 22. Information about the forum and abstract content/length can be found in the 1st
  • To encourage and enable more Early Career participation in the forum (and in the full MEPAG meeting), the NASA Mars Program Office has announced that travel awards are available for up to four early career U.S. scientists or engineers with an interest or role in the Mars Exploration Program. Selection for the travel award will be based on submission of an acceptable abstract for the forum, anticipated participation in the full MEPAG meeting, and demonstration of financial need. To be considered for this funding, please submit an application form by Thursday, February 15 (deadline has been extended) and a first-author concept abstract by the abstract deadline. Further information can be found in the 1st

Additionally, we would like to remind you about the MEPAG Virtual Meeting (VM1) on Tuesday, February 20, 1-3 p.m. EST.

Thank you!