The Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 2nd annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person July 21-23, 2015 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. This year's forum will feature scientific discussions of exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars). Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies. Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals (a graduate student conference and Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers, NGLSE) will coincide with the ESF. Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.
We are also soliciting nominations for the following SSERVI Awards: Shoemaker Award (lifetime career achievement award in lunar and planetary sciences), the Wargo Award (scientist or engineer who has focused on integrating science and exploration throughout their career) and the Niebur Award (early career award for significant contributions to exploration science). Further descriptions of each award and the nomination form may be found here: http://sservi.nasa.gov/awards
The space available for poster displays is 48” x 48”. The poster area will be open during all normal meeting hours, so authors may install their poster anytime after 8:00 a.m. on July 21. Posters should be removed by noon on the last day of the meeting. Authors are required to be at their posters during at least one poster session (sign up sheets will be provided at check-in). Poster authors are also encouraged to bring several press-ready copies of their abstract for the media.