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COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection Open Session: 20 October 2021

PPP open session - 20 October 2021:  The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection will discuss recent findings concerning planetary protection of missions to Venus and Mars. The first part of the webinar, starting at 1pm CEST will be open to registered participants, who will be able to ask questions through the Q&A functionality. The second part will be reserved to PPP members.  If you would like to participate as a regular, view-only attendee, please use the registration link hereafter. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_59YY6WQdTUOkVZ82h4DNmg

Advances in Space Research - Special Issues

Recently published / free to read:

New / open calls for papers for special issues of ASR:

COSPAR 2022 Call for Papers Now Available

LSSR Review and Open Access Articles Free to Read

The following review articles which appear in LSSR, Volume 30, are free to read until 01 August 2022:

The Open Access article below is also now available and free to read:

Addressing the Climate Crisis

The climate of Earth is changing, imperiled by the relentless emission of greenhouse gases from our advancing civilization. The Arctic sea ice cover is disappearing, creating land and sea conditions never experienced in human history. Sea levels are rising, imperiling coastal communities where much of humanity resides. Precipitation patterns are changing, resulting in long periods of drought, imperiling our sources of food and reducing habitable locations. In an essay, The Climate Crisis. A Time of Peril.  A Time to Act., COSPAR President Len Fisk calls upon all nations to address the climate crisis, with urgency, deliberately, and with guidance provided by science, for our sake and that of all future generations.  The essay is published here, in the August issue of Space Research Today (SRT), A Forum for Discussion, and in the latest COSPAR News, Issue 9, with the expectation that it will result in discussion and comments.

New COSPAR Panel on Social Sciences and Humanities (PSSH)

Read the press release here.

Watch the Video - Keeping our World(s) Pristine - The Role of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection

See the new video about the work of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection.