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Workshop Format

This two and a half-day workshop will focus on synthesis discussions in small breakout groups, with the goal of producing a robust framework for field site evaluation by the end of the workshop. Activities will include a limited number of invited keynote talks and larger group discussions. Some pre-work will be required. The resulting framework developed in the workshop will form the basis of a manuscript presenting best practices for Ocean Worlds field site selection. Space is limited, and participation requires selection upon submission of a short application.

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1

  • Welcome and Purpose
  • Keynote 1: Parameter Space for Ocean Worlds
  • Synthesis Exercise – Criteria for Field Site Selection
  • Lunch
  • Breakout 1: Refine Criteria into Framework
  • Group Presentations
  • Present Framework to PMs


Day 2

  • Refine Framework
  • Keynote 2: Metabolism Potential
  • Keynote 3: Uncommon Analogs
  • Breakout 2 – Test Framework on Science Questions
  • Working Lunch
  • Keynote 3: What Gets Funded
  • Breakout 3: Test Framework on Science Questions
  • Group Presentations


Day 3

  • Final Refinement of Framework
  • Outline White Paper
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