1) EGU 2020 --- Vienna  --- 3-8 May

Session PS4.2 : Mars Science and Exploration

We would like you to invite to submit an abstract to the session PS4.2 "Mars Science and Exploration" of the EGU2020 to be held in Vienna on 3–8 May 2020.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET, or, for those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2019, 13:00 CET.

With three rover launches scheduled in 2020, another giant leap in Mars exploration is expected in the next decade. In this session, we welcome contributions about lessons learnedfrom past/current missions, terrestrial analog studies, as well as future exploration and prospects.

 If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the following link: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/36513
 Hope to see you in Vienna!

 Best regards,

 The conveners
 Jessica Flahaut, Benjamin Bultel, Xiao Long, Arianna Piccialli  


PS1.4-ST4: Planetary Space Weather
Convener: Valeria Mangano
Co-conveners: Philippe Garnier, Markus Fränz, Zhonghua Yao
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 Jan 2020, 13:00 CET.

As conveners we would like to invite researchers in the planetary space weather community and in the planetary environments to submit abstracts.

In the present session, we welcome abstracts from all planets’ upstream solar wind activities and their relation to planetary space weather, including especially magnetized bodies (like Mercury, the Earth, Saturn and Jupiter) as well as comparisons with unmagnetized bodies (Mars and Venus), with a special focus of this session on the planet Mercury whose environment in a few years will be the main goal of the dual ESA/JAXA mission BepiColombo.

In this frame, we welcome studies on:
-       magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling dynamics (and auroras where present);
-       the solar wind interaction with planets and moons;
-       inter-comparisons of planetary environments;
-       observations of space weather effects from space probes and Earth-based instrumentation;
-       theoretical modeling and simulations, especially in view of measurement analysis and interpretation;
-       potential impacts of space weathering on technological space systems.

For detailed information, see:

PS3.6/AS4.21/ST3.5 Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets, satellites, and exoplanets

Dear colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce that the abstract submission is open for EGU 2020, held in Vienna on 3-8 May.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET or, for those applying for EGU travel support, 1 December 2019.

I would like to draw your attention to our session: Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets, satellites, and exoplanets

"This session primarily focuses on the neutral atmospheres of terrestrial bodies other than the Earth. This includes not only Venus and Mars, but also exoplanets with comparable envelopes and satellites carrying dense atmospheres such as Titan or exospheres such as Ganymede. We welcome contributions dealing with processes affecting the atmospheres of these bodies, from the surface to the exosphere. We invite abstracts concerning observations, both from Earth or from space, modeling and theoretical studies, or laboratory work. Comparative planetology abstracts will be particularly appreciated.”

If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the following link

Hope to see you in Vienna!

Best regards,

The conveners
Arnaud Beth, Francisco González-Galindo, Arianna Piccialli

2) Appel à « Participating scientist » pour la mission Mars 2020 de la NASA

Un nouvel appel à « Participating scientist » pour la mission Mars 2020 de la NASA est sorti: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/funding/mars-2020-participating-scientist-program/
Un lettre d'intention est due pour le 13 janvier, le dossier complet pour le 12 mars. Cet appel est particulièrement à l'intention des européens, aucun n'ayant été sélectionné lors du premier appel.

Transmis par Michel Viso

3) [Second announcement] JWST France Workshop: preparing for GO Cycle 1 call for proposals

The call for proposals for the GO Cycle 1 of the James Webb Space Telescope will be released on January 23rd 2020, with an expected deadline on May 1st 2020. To prepare the community for the proposal submission process, we are organizing a workshop on Feb 24-25 2020 to be held at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris:


The program will include overview presentations of the JWST status and the scientific landscape that will be covered by JWST observations. Most of the time will be dedicated to hands-on sessions where participants will familiarize themselves with the proposal tools (ETC, APT) through a series of guided demonstrations and exercises. In the registration form, participants can select the observing modes they would like to see covered by the hands-on sessions.

The workshop will be limited to 50 participants. We strongly encourage participants to register as soon as possible on the workshop webpage. There is no registration fees. Limited financial support will be available for a few participants.

4) Atelier "Transport and Mixing of Tracers in Geophysics and Astrophysics" --- May 24-June 14 --- Aspen, Colorado

Dear colleague --

We just wanted to encourage you to apply for the Aspen Center for Physics workshop on "Transport and Mixing of Tracers in Geophysics and Astrophysics”, which will take place from May 24-June 14. Our goal is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the earth and planetary sciences, astrophysics, as well as applied mathematicians and theoretical physicists, to advance the study of fluid transport, in an informal but intellectually intense environment.

A description of the Summer 2020 workshops, including this one, can be found here:


and a link to the application form can be found here:


The application deadline is January 31. We also encourage postdocs to apply (and we encourage faculty to encourage good postdocs to apply). We hope to see you in Aspen!

Best regards,

Ryan Abernathy
Paul Kushner
Albion Lawrence
Heloise Meheut

5) Cometary Science: from Rosetta to Comet Interceptor and beyond --- 23-27 November 2020 --- Nice, France.

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Conference "Cometary Science: from Rosetta to Comet Interceptor and beyond” to be held 23-27 November 2020 in Nice, France.

The conference will focus on the various scientific aspects of cometary science, including both the current state of knowledge and the prospects for future endeavours. Practical details will be provided on the conference website in February 2020, together with a call for contributions. Registration will open in March 2020.

Please, mark now your calendar for 23-27 November 2020 and forward this information to those who are interested in comet-related science.

Pierre Henri, on behalf of the SOC

Pierre Henri (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France & LPC2E, CNRS, Orléans, France),
Chrysa Avdellidou (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
Christelle Briois (LPC2E, Univ. Orléans, Orléans, France),
Guilbert-Lepoutre Aurélie (LGL-TPE, ENS Lyon, CNRS, Lyon, France)
Marco Delbo (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
Uwe Meierhenrich (ICN, UCA, Nice, France),
Patrick Michel (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
Alessandro Morbidelli (Lagrange, OCA, UCA, CNRS, Nice, France),
Colin Snodgrass (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, United Kingdom).
Matt Taylor (ESTEC, ESA, The Netherlands),
Cecilia Tubiana (MPG, Göttingen, Germany),