Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 – 24 September 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 September – 24 September 2021

Session programme

SMW

SMW – Splinter Meetings & Workshops

SMW1
Planetary Terrestrial Analogue Library (PTAL): an online multi-analytical database to support planetary exploration missions

PTAL is a research project founded by the European Commission through the H2020 program, which is aimed to provide the scientific community with a novel library of terrestrial analogue materials that have been selected according to their similarity to well-known Martian geological contexts (https://ptal.eu/). Planned to be released to public on October 2021, the PTAL platform (http://erica.uva.es/PTAL/) will provide future users with free access to complementary spectroscopic and diffractometric data gathered from over 100 terrestrial analogues. Beside the use of commercial instruments, this database stands out for providing access to data collected by means of analytical spare models (FS) and representative prototypes of Raman (RLS and SuperCam simulators) VNIR (MicrOmega-FS) and LIBS (ChemCam-FS) systems onboard the Perseverance and Rosalind Franklin rovers soon landing on Mars. As the PTAL database is meant to facilitate the scientific exploitation of the data returne d by Mars2020 and ExoMars missions, this townhall meeting is meant to present the final version of the online PTAL platform and discuss with attendees about PTAL analytical data and spectroscopic tools.

Convener: Marco Veneranda
Thu, 23 Sep, 12:45–14:15 (CEST)
SMW2
Pro-Am collaborations (I): Juno's Extended Mission at Jupiter

This workshop will host a series of talks and an open discussion with amateur astronomers and participants in the workshop on the Juno mission and the involvement of both amateur astronomers and citizen scientists in the analysis of JunoCam data.

Preliminary program:

* Introduction - Ricardo Hueso
* Juno Extended mission – Shawn Brueshaber
* New JunoCam Views of Jupiter – Candice Hansen
* HST/OPAL observations of Jupiter - Amy A. Simon
* Jupiter atmosphere from 2016 to 2021 – J. H. Rogers
* Jupiter landscapes from Voyager to Juno – Bjorn Johnson

Convener: Ricardo Hueso
Fri, 17 Sep, 17:30–19:00 (CEST)
SMW3
Pro-AM collaborations (II): JWST and the exploration of Giant Planets

The forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be observing all four giant planets during the first cycle of operations in 2022-23. Spectral, spatial, and temporal context observations from professional and amateur facilities will be an essential component of the wider programme, particularly for rapidly-evolving atmospheric, auroral, and impact-related phenomena that might be witnessed by JWST. This splinter session will supplement the Pro-Am Juno/Jupiter session, and will be an opportunity to discuss collaborative programmes observing Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The session will feature presentations on the expected rich datasets from JWST, the sources of variability in Ice Giant observations, the need for contemporaneous multi-wavelength imaging in 2022-23, and the challenges faced by amateur observers of Uranus and Neptune.

Public information:

The forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be observing all four giant planets during the first cycle of operations in 2022-23. Spectral, spatial, and temporal context observations from professional and amateur facilities will be an essential component of the wider programme, particularly for rapidly-evolving atmospheric, auroral, and impact-related phenomena that might be witnessed by JWST. This splinter session will supplement the Pro-Am Juno/Jupiter session, and will be an opportunity to discuss collaborative programmes observing Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

The session will feature presentations on the expected rich datasets from JWST, the sources of variability in Ice Giant observations, the need for contemporaneous multi-wavelength imaging in 2022-23, and the challenges faced by amateur observers of Uranus and Neptune.

Convener: Leigh Fletcher
Fri, 24 Sep, 17:30–19:00 (CEST)
SMW4
Machine Learning Pipeline for Automated Detection of Boundary Crossings around Mercury

The work package "Machine Learning Solutions for Data Analysis and Exploitation in Planetary Science" within Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure will develop machine learning (ML) powered data analysis and exploitation tools optimized for planetary science.
In this workshop, we will introduce an ML pipeline for the automated detection of boundary crossings around Mercury in solar wind time series data. First, we will briefly give an overview about the physical problem. Then, we will guide the participants through the developed ML code with the help of a sample data set of solar wind time series data from the MESSENGER spacecraft. At the end, we will also cover problems encountered during the development of the pipeline.

The code for the ML pipeline will be freely available on the repository "EPSC2021-MercuryBoundaries-workshop" of our public GitHub account (https://github.com/epn-ml). We strongly encourage the participants to clone the repository and have a look at the material prior to the workshop.

Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.

Convener: Ute Amerstorfer
Thu, 16 Sep, 12:45–14:15 (CEST)
SMW5
Pro-AM collaborations (III): The Europlanet Telescope Network and the ExoClock project

The Europlanet Telescope Network, a collaboration between currently 16 small to medium-scale telescopes around the world, was established in June 2020 and seeks to provide access to interested observers, who can apply through a rolling call for observations to utilize its diverse facilities (see website: bit.ly/2Br5LDt). To further enhance pro-am collaboration within planetary sciences, the network additionally offers a wide range of support towards the amateur community such as pro-am and training workshops, online platforms, and the opportunity to observe at professional telescope facilities.

This splinter will further introduce to the related ExoClock project (www.exoclock.space), a platform through which amateur astronomers can support ESA's Ariel space mission through the observation of exoplanet transits.

The preliminary program will, therefore, host a series of talks covering

- the Europlanet Telescope Network,
- the Europlanet fireballs workshop series,
- comet pro-am observations and collaborations,
- Venus amateur observations from BepiColombo’s flybys to Envision,
- the ExoClock project, and
- amateur observations of exoplanets and the participation within ExoClock

Convener: Manuel Scherf
Wed, 22 Sep, 18:30–20:00 (CEST)
SMW6
Planetary Wiki edit-a-thon

We will meet and work together to edit or translate Wikipedia articles of planetary scientists from underrepresented communities (female researchers, scientists of color, etc.).

Public information:
  1. To sign up, please fill the google form here:

    https://forms.gle/F66iEyQ8dmtin5vg6

Convener: Arianna Piccialli
Mon, 20 Sep, 19:00–20:30 (CEST)
SMW7
Planetary Wiki edit-a-thon

We will meet and work together to edit or translate Wikipedia articles of planetary scientists from underrepresented communities (female researchers, scientists of color, etc.).

Public information:
  1. To sign up, please fill the google form here:

    https://forms.gle/F66iEyQ8dmtin5vg6

Convener: Arianna Piccialli
Tue, 21 Sep, 12:45–14:15 (CEST)
SMW8
Planetary Wiki edit-a-thon

We will meet and work together to edit or translate Wikipedia articles of planetary scientists from underrepresented communities (female researchers, scientists of color, etc.).

Public information:
  1. To sign up, please fill the google form here:

    https://forms.gle/F66iEyQ8dmtin5vg6

Convener: Arianna Piccialli
Wed, 22 Sep, 12:45–14:15 (CEST)
SMW10
Planetary Wiki edit-a-thon

We will meet and work together to edit or translate Wikipedia articles of planetary scientists from underrepresented communities (female researchers, scientists of color, etc.).

Public information:

To sign up, please fill the google form here:

https://forms.gle/F66iEyQ8dmtin5vg6

Convener: Arianna Piccialli
Fri, 24 Sep, 17:30–19:00 (CEST)
SMW11
Machine Learning Pipeline for Automated Detection of ICMEs

The work package "Machine Learning Solutions for Data Analysis and Exploitation in Planetary Science" within Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure will develop machine learning (ML) powered data analysis and exploitation tools optimized for planetary science.
In this workshop, we will introduce an ML pipeline for the automated detection of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) in solar wind time series data. First, we will briefly give an overview about the physical problem and its relevance for space weather. Then, we will guide the participants through the developed ML code with the help of a sample data set of solar wind time series data from different spacecraft. At the end, we will also cover problems encountered during the development of the pipeline.

The code for the ML pipeline will be freely available on the repository "EPSC2021-ICME-workshop" of our public GitHub account (https://github.com/epn-ml). We strongly encourage the participants to clone the repository and have a look at the material prior to the workshop.

Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.

Convener: Ute Amerstorfer
Fri, 24 Sep, 19:00–20:30 (CEST)
SMW12
VESPA demo and user feedback

We will run demonstrations of data search through the VESPA portal and associated tools.
User feedback is expected in particular for the portal layout / ergonomics and for special applications (e. g., to cross-correlate data from fireball networks or amateur databases).

Public information:

Zoom connection:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017580635?pwd=UzFReThXZEQvNjJDZTJOZUY1RUNyUT09

 

Convener: Stéphane Erard
Fri, 24 Sep, 12:45–14:15 (CEST)
SMW13
Planetary Geologic Mapping with Europlanet GMAP

The splinter is aimed to gather the community of planetary scientists interested in geologic mapping and present the tools and services of GMAP, as well as mapping projects from the community - https://www.europlanet-gmap.eu

Convener: Angelo Pio Rossi
Mon, 20 Sep, 19:00–20:30 (CEST)