The Present-Day Habitability of Mars Workshop
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013
The UCLA Institute for Planets and Exoplanets, The UK Center for Astrobiology and the NASA Astrobiology Institute invite you to to participate in a two-day conference in February 2013 that will examine the present-day habitability of Mars.
Major topics to be considered include:
Mars Salts and Perchlorates
Current Mars Liquid Water Activity
Early MSL Results
Redox Potentials for Martian Life
Active Martian Geochemical Cycles
Implications for Mars Planetary Protection Policies
The conference will be held in historic Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. The first two days of the conference will consist of a set of 30-minute invited and contributed talks interspersed with discussions. The entire conference will be open to remote participation via a NASA Astrobiology Institute “Workshop Without Walls” webcast. On February 6th, there will be an optional field trip to JPL, which will include a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory facilities.
For more meeting information, visit http://planets.ucla.edu/meetings/mars-habitability-2013/.