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Final Announcement

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Meeting Location and Date

We are happy to announce the Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets III:  From Stars to Surfaces conference (#CCTP3) scheduled for August 27–30, 2018 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas.

Purpose and Scope

The first CCTP conference was held in Boulder, Colorado in 2012, and fostered a series of interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of planetary climates. The CCTP-2 meeting offered a similar range of conversations, including the effects of the Sun and other stars on the climates of Earth and other planets in and beyond the solar system. CCTP-3 will continue the dialogue and interactions started at these two previous conferences.

NASA’s 3rd Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets:  From Stars to Surfaces (CCTP-3) conference will promote cross-disciplinary conversation on climate processes at work on terrestrial planets both within our solar system and in extrasolar systems. For the purpose of CCTP-3, terrestrial climate is a broad term, intended to include the climates of Earth, Mars, and Venus as well as the climates of Titan and Pluto. CCTP-3 also covers exoplanets similar to Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan, or Pluto.

The conference will synthesize present and past research in terrestrial climate science, including solar/stellar influences. It will do this from a multidisciplinary, multi-planet perspective to set up discussions of future research and mission needs. This means we will include expertise from planetary science, heliophysics, Earth science, and astronomy. It also means we will be encouraging the growth of a diverse and inclusive community, so that we incorporate as many perspectives as possible into our discussions.

CCTP-3 Conference Statement on Harassment

The Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets III (CCTP-3) conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected status. CCTP-3 is a working conference intended for professional networking and collaboration.  While at the CCTP-3 conference and related public events, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employer's policies on appropriate workplace behavior.

For issues or concerns, please contact a CCTP-3 co-chair:  Giada Arney, Victoria Hartwick, or Alejandro Soto.

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