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REVIEW OF THE MEPAG REPORT ON MARS SPECIAL REGIONS: A JOINT PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES AND THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Rettberg, Petra and Anesio, Alexandre M. and Baker, Victor R. and Baross, John A. and Cady, Sherry L. and Detsis, Emmanouil and Foreman, Christine M. and Hauber, Ernst and Ori, Gian Gabriele and Pearce, David A. and Renno, Nilton O. and Ruvkun, Gary and Sattler, Birgit and Saunders, Mark P. and Smith, David H. and Wagner, Dirk and Westall, Frances and Rettberg, Petra (2016) REVIEW OF THE MEPAG REPORT ON MARS SPECIAL REGIONS: A JOINT PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES AND THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION. 41st Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 30. Juli - 7. August 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

We present an overview of the recent joint report of the National Academies of Sciences, En- gineering and Medicine and the European Science Foundation on the subject of Mars Special Regions. The joint committee of US and European scientists was tasked to review the cur- rent planetary protection requirements for Mars Special Regions and their proposed revision as outlined in the 2014 Special Regions report of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG). The joint committee concluded it work on August 2015 and presented its findings to the COSPAR planetary protection panel on September 2015. The paper includes an overview of the overall process and summarizes the joint committees findings on biological, geological and thermodynamical aspects relevant to the Mars Special Regions definition. The report also considered aspects of Human Exploration of Mars and what that signifies for the Mars Special regions concept and policy. We conclude with an update to the definition of Mars Special re- gions, based on the findings of the report and identification of several critical scientific questions regarding special regions that remain unanswered regarding Mars Special Regions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105991/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:REVIEW OF THE MEPAG REPORT ON MARS SPECIAL REGIONS: A JOINT PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES AND THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rettberg, PetraRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; petra.rettberg (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4439-2395
Anesio, Alexandre M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baker, Victor R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baross, John A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cady, Sherry L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Detsis, EmmanouilUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Foreman, Christine M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, ErnstUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ori, Gian GabrieleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pearce, David A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Renno, Nilton O.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ruvkun, GaryUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, BirgitUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saunders, Mark P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smith, David H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, DirkUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Westall, FrancesUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rettberg, PetraUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, MEPAG, Mars Special Regions, Planetary Protection
Event Title:41st Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Event Location:Istanbul, Turkey
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Juli - 7. August 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:23 Sep 2016 08:04
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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