The student exploration intern program at SSERVI’s LPI node was recently recognized by COSPAR President Prof. Begnami for the Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists.

The team of students was part of LPI’s 2010 program, and included Jean-Francois Blanchette-Guertin (University of British Columbia), Jessica Flahaut (ENS Lyon), Christine Jilly (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Priyanka Sharma (University of Arizona), and Audrey Souchon (University of Paul Sabatier Toulouse III).

Their paper, entitled “Identification and characterization of science-rich landing sites for lunar lander missions using integrated remote sensing observations“, was published in Advances in Space Research. The Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists award will be given at the COSPAR meeting in Moscow, held August 2-10, 2014.

The full bibliographic details of the paper are:
J. Flahaut, J.-F. Blanchette-Guertin, C. E. Jilly, P. Sharma, A. L. Souchon, W. van Westrenen, and D. A. Kring (2012) Identification and characterization of science-rich landing sites for lunar lander missions using integrated remote sensing observations. Advances in Space Research 50, pp. 1647–1665.

The letter and award are wonderful recognition of the work the students completed. It also reflects the success of LPI’s student training effort AND the international partnerships that have been built through NLSI and SSERVI.

In this particular case, we want to extend special appreciation to Wim van Westrenen, Principal Investigator of SSERVI’s Netherlands node, who encouraged the students to submit their work for publication and helped shepherd their paper forward.

The students were stunned at the news when COSPAR contacted the students announcing their success. First author, Jessica, is now a postdoc in The Netherlands.

Jessica, Jean-Francois, Christine, Priyanka, and Audrey – a big congratulations to you all from SSERVI Central!

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI Team

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