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Eighth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

July 8–12, 2024

After some confusion regarding a conflict with another Mars-themed meeting, the Eighth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration will still be held in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories on July 8–12, 2024.

The conference will be held at the beautiful Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, a 5–10-minute walk from numerous hotels.

The Eighth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration is the latest in a continuing series of conferences intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the polar regions of Mars. This group is international and interdisciplinary, and we welcome any scientist with relevant experience.

This conference is designed to pull together the current state of Mars polar research from many fields, including geology, atmospheric, and climate science. Primarily, the aim is to focus on advancements since the Seventh International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, and attendees will have the opportunity to share their advances with like-minded colleagues. Additionally, several optional field trips before, after, and during the conference will highlight the beauty of the Yukon Territories and their relevance to martian analogs.

Other topics of interest will include terrestrial analogs and current and future missions to investigate the martian poles. With the goal of fully understanding the polar environments on Mars, we will synthesize outstanding questions and developments in a publication dedicated to the results of this conference.

Important: To be added to the mailing list to receive additional information about this conference, submit an indication of interest by March 11, 2024.

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