The PPOSS project (Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System bodies) is a project supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme for research and technology development. PPOSS addresses the issues of planetary protection dissemination of knowledge and of strategic scientific foresight for outer solar system exploration.
In 2017-2018 PPOSS – COSPAR is organizing a series of international seminars/tutorials intended to present planetary protection framework, policy and practices to partner organisations.
In this context, PPOSS – COSPAR and Caltech/JPL will collaborate on the organisation of a planetary protection tutorial at Caltech (Pasadena, USA) on July 12 & 13th 2018 (two full days).
Main Objective and attendance
The main objective of the PPOSS seminar is to provide a tutorial on the basics of planetary protection. The seminar will be structured around the current international policy framework for Planetary Protection and cases studies attached to the different planetary protection categories recognized in the COSPAR policy. The seminar will be held in English. Expected size of the tutorial is around 50.
Potential participants are: