Convener: J. Benkhoff  | Co-Convener: U. R. Christensen 
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 21 Apr, 13:30–18:30  / Room 8
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y
In 2008 Mercury was visited by the MESSENGER spacecraft twice. This was the starting point of a new comprehensive phase of investigations of the planet nearest to the Sun.
Besides new results of the MESSENGER fly-by's, we invite contributions on ground based observations, modelling work, and expected science return of future space missions like BepiColombo