16th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) Meeting #16 will be held on Tuesday–Thursday, November 6–8, 2018, at the Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.

Program Committee

Martha Gilmore, Wesleyan University
Robert Grimm, Southwest Research Institute
Candace Gray, New Mexico State University
Patrick McGovern, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Emilie Royer, University of Colorado
Noam Izenberg, Applied Physics Laboratory

Registration/Intent to Attend

If you'll be attending in person please enter your name on the Meeting Registration/Intent to Attend Form on or before October 26, 2018.


The meeting will be held at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Maryland 20723.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Homewood Suites Columbia/Laurel, 7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, Maryland 20723, 240-360-2725. The cutoff date for the discounted rate is Saturday, October 6.

Group Name:     JHUAPL: VEXAG

Attention:  All non-U.S. citizens who plan to attend the meeting in person should send to Noam Izenberg (, the following:

  • Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Birthdate
  • Country of citizenship (dual citizens provide both citizenships)
  • Country represented
  • Organization/Company

This information is needed no later than Friday, October 26. Non-U.S. citizens must have their passports or Green Cards when they arrive for the meeting.

Download form here

Program and Presenter Information

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 VEXAG Overview and International Venus Exploration, Guidance Document Revisions, Mission Studies, Planning For Decadal Survey
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Venus Surface and Interior Science, Astrobiology and Exoplanets, Venus Atmosphere Science
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Venus Technology and Instrument Studies

Detailed Program and Abstracts

Author Index

Oral Presentations
A PC laptop, LCD projector, and speaker remote will be available for presentations during the oral sessions. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, all presentations will be preloaded and tested in advance. To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “VEXAG2018” and place your PowerPoint presentation (PC compatible or PDF) in that folder. Please include your last name in the naming of your presentation file.

Poster Presentations
A poster session will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Poster Location Building 200, Room 100
Poster Size Maximum 48” (122 cm) wide, maximum 52” (132cm) tall