NASA Exploration Science Forum - 2nd Announcement
The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the first annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held 21-23 July 2014 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. There will be no registration fees to attend the forum, and it is an excellent opportunity for students to meet a broad science and exploration community.
Registration for the forum and abstract submissions can now be found on the SSERVI website.
The deadline for abstract submission is midnight PDT 26 April 2014.
Abstracts are being solicitied for the following topics relevant to human exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, Phobos/Deimos): dust/regolith, exosphere/plasma Interactions, geology, geophysics, human exploration, missions (including science enabled by robotic, human, and commercial missions), radiation, robotics, sample return (including robotic-assisted through telepresence), volatiles, ISRU, astro/heliophysics (including space weathering), and public outreach.
Many of the ESF topics are of relevance to NASA's Global Exploration Roadmap. To further discussion with the science community, NASA will conduct a separate session on the Global Exploration Roadmap on 24 July immediately following the Exploration Science Forum.
The next announcement (April 2014) will discuss Exploration Science Forum logistics (hotel accommodations, parking, and no-host meals). Registration for the forum is FREE and will remain open until 6 July, so please register early. International visitors must register by 26 May 2014 in order to process your NASA visitor information.