25-27 Feb 2019 Marseille (France)

Main deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2018
Early registration deadline: January 31, 2019
Late registration deadline: February 15, 2019
Maximum number of participants: 80



We are pleased to announce a workshop addressing scientific and technological topics relevant to the exploration of ice giant planet atmospheres with entry probes, including scientific questions, how to achieve them, and technological challenges. In the spirit of the Cassini-Huygens mission legacy, the workshop will also focus on potential mission concepts and international cooperation, with an emphasis on probe studies of the ice giants in the framework of future NASA-ESA collaborations.

The Workshop on In Situ Exploration of the Ice Giants will take place at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (https://www.lam.fr) in a three-day science program comprising themed sessions, and featuring a mixture of invited reviews, invited and contributed talks, and posters. The workshop will cover topics ranging from the link between the formation conditions of the ice giant planets and atmospheric composition, measurement techniques, instrumentation, and technologies, and mission concepts. Invited speakers will include international experts in the origin, formation, and evolution of giant planets, giant planet atmospheres, instrumentation for in situ measurements of atmospheres, entry and descent probes and their technologies, future technology needs and development, and what the ice giants can tell us about exoplanetary systems.

Abstract submissions for posters and for talks are encouraged, although the number of talks available is limited in order to keep the meeting to three days. All contributions should be related to science, measurements, or probe technologies for in situ exploration of the ice giants. Please register early, as space is limited to no more than 80 participants!

We are exploring the possibility of workshop papers being published in the journal Space Science Reviews.

Early registration:
-day participation: 200 euros
Two- or three-day participation: 330 euros
Guest participation for social event (boat tour, bus, and banquet): 85 euros 
Late registration:
-day participation: 250 euros
Two- or three-day participation: 380 euros
The registration fee covers the 3 lunchs during the workshop, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and a boat tour of the Calanques.



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