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Workshop Format

We will hold two full days of group discussion on June 28 and June 30, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MDT, one full-day field trip on June 29, and one-half day on July 1 focused on a summary, synthesis, and “next steps” discussion. The first day’s overview presentations and discussions aim to clarify what new planetary in situ measurements are needed. The rest of the meeting will focus on how we could make those measurements. The workshop will conclude on July 1, 11:30 a.m. MDT, with a summary, synthesis, and focused “next steps” discussion. The latest block program can be viewed here.

This workshop will focus on group discussions rather than abstract-driven presentations. Each discussion period is focused on a particular area of technical advancement that enables in situ planetary investigations of surface and atmosphere processes, including:

  • Leveraging terrestrial experience with in situ process studies
  • Complexities specific to doing planetary investigations
  • Measurement and instrument type options for planetary investigations
  • Observation site selection considerations and accommodation/operation of the instrumentation on the spacecraft
  • Increasing science value by incorporating measurements into models

Discussions under each broad topic area will generally be conducted using small groups, divided based on specific thought prompts and attendance type (virtual or in-person), with a designated discussion leader responsible for guiding discussion and recording key points. These small group discussion will be followed by a full group discussion, prompted by key points raised within the small groups and aiming for clear identification of present capabilities, gaps, or critical considerations. Discussion chairs will moderate during the full group discussion and present a brief summary of key points on the morning of July 1.

Detailed information about individual projects is welcomed during discussions, can be presented via lighting talk periods, and may also be shared via pre-recorded presentations based on submitted abstracts (instructions to view these pre-recorded presentations will be provided on this site in mid-June).

So we can share discussions with the broad community, all plenary activities (i.e., overview presentations and full group discussions) will be live-streamed and recorded for public posting during and after the workshop, viewable on YouTube at https://boi.st/planetinsitu22. Participation in these discussions constitutes an agreement to be included in the workshop recordings. Participants should not share or export any controlled information or violate copyright policies during these activities.

In nearly-all* aspects of this workshop, we seek to create an inclusive and accessible environment that fosters equitable participation, collaboration, and communication opportunities among all workshop attendees. For example, we plan to use Zoom’s built-in captioning and promptly post workshop materials to enable asynchronous viewing for those unable to attend all portions of the workshop. For more information, please see the Code of Conduct on this workshop’s Home page and Additional Conference Policies.

*Unfortunately, our field trip plans can only accommodate in-person participants for real-time interaction. For remote participants, we plan to (1) post some videos from the field trip that remote attendees can view before the start of the Thursday sessions and (2) briefly summarize key points from field trip demonstrations and discussions at the start of Thursday’s sessions.

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).