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Eighth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

Conference Location and Dates

The conference will be held at the beautiful Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, a 5–15-minute walk from several hotels and restaurants downtown.

Yukon was chosen as the site of this conference because of its proximity to unique polar geomorphic terrains in glacial and periglacial landscapes, including active glaciation and permafrost.

Purpose and Scope

The Eighth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration is the latest in a continuing series of quadrennial conferences intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the polar-/mid-latitude-related ice and climate science of Mars. This group is international and interdisciplinary, and we welcome any interested scientist with relevant theoretical, experimental, or field experience.

This conference is designed to synthesize and expand upon the current state of Mars polar research from diverse fields, including geology, atmospheric science, and climate science. Other topics of interest include terrestrial analogs and current and future instruments or missions to investigate the martian icy mid-latitude and polar environments. Primarily, the aim is to focus on advancements since the Seventh International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration held in January 2020. The participation of any interested scientist with relevant theoretical, experimental, or polar and/or (peri)glacial field experience is especially encouraged. Additionally, several optional field trips before, during, and after the conference will highlight the beauty of the Yukon Territories and their relevance to martian analogs.

With the goal of fully understanding the polar and icy mid-latitude environments on Mars, we intend to synthesize outstanding questions and developments in a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the results of this conference.

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Code of Conduct

USRA/LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. USRA/LPI expects that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct, creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, disruption, incivility, or violence of any kind. We expect participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior. Report issues, concerns, or violations of this Code of Conduct directly to USRA/LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct. The full USRA/LPI Code of Conduct can be found here.

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