Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 – 23 September 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 September – 23 September 2022
EPSC Abstracts
Vol. 16, EPSC2022-589, 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
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The science of Mars today for the scientists of Mars tomorrow

Olga Muñoz1, Karolien Lefever2, Emilio García1, Daniel Guirado1, Lucie Lamort2, Stephanie Fratta2, Arianna Picialli2, Teresa Jardiel3, Nathalie Kalb2, and Ann C Vandaele2
Olga Muñoz et al.
  • 1Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC, Granada (Spain)
  • 2Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Brussels, (Belgium)
  • 3Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio - CSIC, Madrid (Spain)

RoadMap (ROle of and impAct of Dust and clouds in the Martian AtmosPhere: from lab to space)
is a H2020 project led by a consortium of European scientific institutions which aims to improve
our multidisciplinary understanding of the Martian atmosphere. The topics investigated by
RoadMap will ensure that a large public will be reached and questions related to life emergence and
space exploration will be addressed. The key audiences for our project are the scientific and
education community, the specialized public, the general public (including students) and the media;
local and national geographical groups.
Raising awareness about Mars, Space Exploration, Solar System and ESA activities among
teachers, students and general public is an important objective of the RoadMap Communication,
Education and Public Outreach plan. We will present some of the EPO activities/tools developed in
RoadMAp. Such is the case e.g. of Mars in a box an educational project aiming to introduce
European secondary school students to fundamental science through cutting-edge research on Mars.
Mars in a box combines the classic "experiment box" format with the power of online applications
and the excitement of accessing, visualising and managing scientific data from cutting-edge space
missions and ground-based laboratories, as well as the possibility of contacting professional
researchers in the field of planetary science.
The RoadMap consortium is composed of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
(BIRA-IASB, Belgium), Aarhus University (AU, Denmark), the Duisburg & Essen
University (UDE, Germany), the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (ICV-CSIC, Spain), and the
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC, Spain) belonging to the Spanish Research
Council (CSIC).

How to cite: Muñoz, O., Lefever, K., García, E., Guirado, D., Lamort, L., Fratta, S., Picialli, A., Jardiel, T., Kalb, N., and Vandaele, A. C.: The science of Mars today for the scientists of Mars tomorrow, Europlanet Science Congress 2022, Granada, Spain, 18–23 Sep 2022, EPSC2022-589,, 2022.


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