Last update: 15 May 2017, 11:49hrs

Preceding the workshop, a Short Course on 'Ocean Worlds' will be offered over the weekend of 10 - 11 June 2017. 

IPPW14 Short Course


The exploration of Ocean Worlds


The 2017 IPPW-14 short course will address the exploration of Ocean Worlds in the Solar System, including their potential habitability. The course will cover science, new instrumentation, technology, and mission design issues including landers, surface and air mobility developments for future missions to ocean worlds (Europa, Ganymede, Titan, Enceladus, Ceres, Triton, Pluto, etc…). The focus will be on comparative planetology addressing on-going and possible future missions to giant planet moons and Ceres. Particular attention will be devoted to future missions to the Jovian and Saturnian satellites with strong potential for undersurface water oceans. Presentations will focus on lander missions, but remote sensing and flyby science (including plume sampling) that address relevant science goals will be discussed.

The short course will also take place within The Marriott hotel.

Short course contact points:


Jean-Pierre Lebreton (European chair)
Athena Coustenis (European co-chair)
Dave Atkinson (US Chair)
R. Lorenz (US Co-chair)