Purpose and Scope

The NASA-USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Program is hosting a virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of Planetary Geologic Mappers from June 14–15, 2021. The annual meeting will bring together community members to report progress on geologic mapping projects, discuss a wide range of mapping strategies, and coordinate map-based scientific investigations of planetary surfaces at multiple scales. Abstracts are solicited for topics including progress reports on active mapping investigations, mapping strategies, and community resources and education, among others. Group discussions will address map data standardization and dissemination, map-based investigations of geologic processes, ways to modernize and improve geologic maps for human and robotic exploration, and using geologic maps to support exploration.

This meeting is planned in coordination with the Workshop on Terrestrial Analogs for Planetary Exploration (June 16–18). A joint breakout session for both meetings is planned for Friday, June 18 to address overlapping topics. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both meetings.

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).