Presentation #516.02 in the session Education and Outreach (iPosters).
The Optimizing Planetary In Situ Surface-Atmosphere Interaction Investigations workshop was held June 28–July 1, 2022, in Boise, Idaho and online. This workshop aimed to advance opportunities for in situ studies of planetary surface-atmosphere interactions and foster collaborations (including for mission concept and instrument development over the next decade), through discussion about how to collect the most needed measurements and optimize their science value. The ~20 in-person and ~50 virtual registrants hailed from the U.S., U.K. and Europe, and Australia; from terrestrial and planetary science communities; and from instrument and spacecraft development. Attendees also spanned career levels—of the in-person participants, ~10 were students or postdoctoral scholars.
The first day of the workshop included invited overview presentations, to identify key science areas in planetary meteorological, aeolian, volatile, liquid/brine, and frost/ice investigations, and identify the most important in situ measurements for advancing our understanding of active processes. These presentations, along with all plenary discussion and pre-recorded presentations based on submitted abstracts, are available for public viewing on YouTube at https://boi.st/planetinsitu22. A workshop program, identifying the recorded portions, can be found within a google spreadsheet at https://bit.ly/PlanetInsitu22ProgramLinks. Both of these links and additional information about the workshop are provided on the workshop website: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/planetinsitu2022/.
This majority of the workshop was structured around discussion, with questions and comments contributed from both in-person and remote attendees. Discussion occurred through small groups, sometimes segregated between in-person and online and sometimes mixed. Small group discussion was followed by full group discussion, to bring all key points and ideas together.
Based on these experiences and a post-meeting survey of participants, lessons will be shared regarding organization options for a hybrid, small, discussion-focused workshop. We will describe the tools and procedural norms/policies we used to create an inclusive sharing and learning environment for all participants. Additionally, we will highlight the videos especially the science overview presentations, which provide a valuable resource for students and professionals in planetary science.