Ocean Worlds 2: Agenda

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

8:00 – 9:00   Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15    Welcome & Introductions
Ellen Stofan (NASA)
Mark Abbott (WHOI)
9:15 – 9:30 Scientific & Technical Motivation and Framework for Ocean Worlds
Christophe Sotin (JPL) & Jim Bellingham (WHOI)
9:30 – 9:45  Goals for the Meeting and the Year Ahead
Chris German (WHOI) & Kevin Hand (JPL)
9:45 – 10:00   Q&A Session
10:00 – 10:50  Key scientific aspects of Oceans on Earth (1)
(Chair: Chris German)
3 talks (12 min + 4 min Q&A = 48 min)
Paul Falkowski (Biogeochemical Evolution of a Life-Sustaining Planet)
Julie Huber (Life in the Extreme: Seafloor Fluid Flow and Chemosynthesis)
• Mark Skidmore (Life in the Extreme: Microbiology at the Ice-Water Interface)
10:50 – 11:10       Coffee break
11:10 – 12:00    Key scientific aspects of Oceans beyond Earth (1)
(Chair: Christophe Sotin)   
3 talks (12 min + 4 min Q&A = 48 min)
• Carolyn Porco (The Geysering World of Enceladus)
Bill McKinnon (Geophysics of Ocean Worlds)
• Krista Soderlund (Ocean Circulation Beyond Earth)
12:00 – 13:15     Lunch
13:15 – 14:20      Ocean Worlds Technologies: Core components
(Chair: Heidi Perry)
4 talks (12 min + 4 min Q&A = 64 min)
• Pete Girguis (Sensors for Investigating the Oceans In Situ)
Henrik Schmidt (Acoustics for Interrogating the Oceans Remotely)
• Dana Yoerger (Robotics for Ocean Exploration)
• Bob Pappalardo (Mission to Europa)
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14:20 – 15:10     Key Scientific Aspects of Oceans on Earth (2)
(Chair: Julie Huber)
3 talks (12 min + 4 min Q&A = 48 min)
• Everett Shock (Energetics to Drive Chemosynthesis)
• Beth Orcutt (Life Beneath the Seafloor)
John Priscu (Subglacial Lake Investigations)
15:00 – 15:10     Coffee Break
15:10 – 16:00     Key Scientific Aspects of Oceans beyond Earth (2)
(Chair: Sarah Horst)
3 talks (12 min + 4 min Q&A = 48 min)
• Wes Patterson (Tectonics on Icy Moons)
• Jason Goodman (Ocean Circulation Effects on Europa)
Chris Glein (Geochemical Modelling for Enceladus’s ocean)
16:00 – 17:00       Day 1 Discussion
17:00 – 17:15     Break
17:15 – 18:45    

Happy Hour & Ocean Worlds “Karaoke”
1 slide per person, 60 seconds to present.
Michael Russell, JPL
Steve Vance, JPL

19:00            Conference Dinner

Last updated: December 9, 2016