The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person July 21-23, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. This year's forum will feature scientific discussions of exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars).
Attendance by the entire community is encouraged, and based on submitted abstracts, sessions will be organized to address topics of primary interest. For example, the 2013 forum included sessions on: current Missions, human exploration including dust/regolith, Geology (Mineralogy & Petrology) & Volatiles, Geology (Age Dating) & Exospheres, Geology (Impacts) & Astro and Heliophysics, Geology & Geophysics, and Future Prospects.
Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies. Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals (a graduate student conference and Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers, NGLSE) will coincide with the ESF. Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.
Abstracts will be accepted February 18 through midnight PDT April 26, 2014 at: http://sservi.nasa.gov/NESF2014/abstract-submission.html
The 2014 Shoemaker (science), Wargo (exploration & Science), and Niebur (early career) awards will be announced at the forum. Nominee's for these awards can be submitted at: http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/awards
Additionally, a one-day meeting discussing science and exploration in the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) will immediately follow the ESF, where the scientific community is welcome to attend.
Register for the Forum