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The meeting will be moving forward virtually on August 5–7, 2020.

Virtual Meeting Dates

The 11th Planetary Crater Consortium (PCC) meeting scheduled for August 5–7, 2020 will not be held as previously planned at the Hawaiˋi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology on the University of Hawaiˋi Manoa campus in Honolulu, HawaiˋI. The local organizers and the PCC Executive Council have watched developments of the COVID–19 pandemic closely. Because the stay-at-home orders in Hawaiˋi will remain in place for the foreseeable future (including the mandatory two-week quarantine period for arriving visitors and residents), the decision was made to change the meeting from in-person to virtual delivery.

Purpose and Scope

The 11th PCC meeting is open to planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in any aspect of impact cratering on solar system bodies. We welcome abstracts related to observational, theoretical, experimental, and/or numerical modeling studies of impact craters on planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, or other small solar system objects. This year, we particularly encourage discussions on the use of topographic data for the analysis of craters on any planetary body.

The annual meeting is designed to encourage and provide adequate time for in-depth discussion of crater-related issues and research topics to enhance collaborations. Talks are typically allocated at least 30 minutes, with questions being asked during the presentation. Additional discussion time is set aside at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. A major goal of the meeting is to provide feedback in a relaxed and friendly environment and discuss potential new avenues of collaborative crater research.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).