EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019
Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG) | Geneva | Switzerland
15–20 September 2019
Geneva | Switzerland
15–20 September 2019
Ocean Worlds and Icy Moons
Co-organized as EXO16
Convener: Carly Howett | Co-conveners: Shahab Fatemi, Chris German, Candy Hansen, Jason Hofgartner, Mika Holmberg, Terry Hurford, Hans Huybrighs, Alison Murray, Alyssa Rhoden, Darci Snowden, Anezina Solomonidou, Joseph Spitale, Federico Tosi
| Wed, 18 Sep, 08:30–12:00, 13:30–18:30
Jupiter (Room 1), Thu, 19 Sep, 08:30–12:00, 13:30–17:00
Jupiter (Room 1)
| Attendance Thu, 19 Sep, 17:15–18:45 | Display Wed, 18 Sep, 14:00–Fri, 20 Sep, 17:30|Level 2

The set of known and suspected ocean worlds continues to expand, leading to intense interest in their viability as potential habitats that may be or may have been inhabited. Previous missions such as Cassini-Huygens, Galileo and New Horizons provide a major incentive for future exploration of the icy Galilean satellites with Europa Clipper and JUICE. Understanding ocean worlds and preparing for their exploration requires input from a variety of scientific disciplines: planetary geology and geophysics (including active processes, e.g. plumes), atmospheric physics, life sciences, magnetospheric environment, space weathering, as well as supporting laboratory studies, preparatory studies for future missions and technology developments in instrumentation and engineering. We welcome abstracts that span the full breadth of disciplines that apply to the icy moons in the outer Solar System with potential liquid oceans underneath, and their exploration.