Astromaterials Data Management in the Era of Sample-Return Missions Community Workshop
NOVEMBER 8 – 9, 2021
VIRTUAL | MICHAEL J DRAKE BUILDING, TUCSON, AZ
Not since the Apollo era has there been so much invested in returning rocks to Earth from space. From the new lunar samples from the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) initiative and the Chinese Chang'e-5 mission to asteroid samples from the NASA’s OSIRIS-REx and JAXA’s Hayabusa2 missions, sample science will be at the forefront of planetary science. NASA is also planning several missions to return samples from the Moon (e.g., Artemis program) and Mars (e.g., Mars 2020 and Mars Sample Return).
As described in the final report of the NASA Planetary Data Ecosystem Independent Review Board (https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/science-data) — and unlike for the curation and management of astromaterials at Johnson Space Center — “there is no requirement levied upon sample return missions for the archival of mission-supported laboratory analytical data and metadata”. More broadly, the sample science community does not have common agreed-upon archival standards and systems for all the data and metadata derived from the analysis of astromaterials, including mission-returned samples, meteorites, micrometeorites, and interplanetary dust particles.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss all the current projects and initiatives for astromaterials sample tracking and data management. The workshop is opened to all members of the scientific community. It will bring together researchers, scientists and software engineers working on systems to track samples between curation and sample scientists, and the management, visualization and archiving of datasets resulting from the analysis of planetary materials. Those include both mission-returned samples and astromaterials (meteorites, micrometeorites and interplanetary dust particles).The organizers invite contributions spanning all these related topics, including data management for past (e.g., Apollo), current (e.g., Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, ANGSA and Chang'e 5) and future (e.g., Mars Sample Return, MMX) sample-return missions. Contributions on the standards and requirements for data publication and open-access archiving are also encouraged. In particular, we plan keynote presentations and special breakout sessions on new and current projects for sample tracking and data visualization. In addition to sample-return missions and projects associated with NASA curated samples, we will also encourage participation of meteorite curations at major organizations/institutions/museums.
The two-day workshop will be hosted both in-person at the University of Arizona in the Michael J. Drake Building in Tucson and online to facilitate broad participation from the international sample-science community. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 200 participants (50 in-person and 150 online) to ensure the safety of in-person participants and encourage discussions.
Meeting information and virtual connection details will be sent to registered participants in advance of the meeting.
Indication of Interest deadline: August 31, 2021
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2021
Program and abstracts available: October 15, 2021
Early registration deadline: October 01, 2021
Standard registration deadline: October 31, 2021
Workshop Dates: November 08 – 09, 2021
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Call for Abstracts
Abstract Deadline — September 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (GMT -5)
- No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
- Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be considered.
- Abstracts are limited to one page.
- All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files.
- All abstracts must be submitted in U.S. letter size format (8.5” × 11”) and include a one-inch margin on all four sides; A4 submissions will be rejected by the system.
- Abstract file sizes must be no larger than 3 MB; larger files will be automatically rejected by the system.
- If not using the template provided, leave a one-inch margin on all four sides of your document.
Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Linda Garcia (281-486-2142), or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Unable to Produce PDF Files? Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to the LPI no later than September 23, 2021. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author’s responsibility to submit the PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to revise your abstract (prior to the deadline only): If you discover an error and need to replace your abstract file, or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.
Preparation and Submission of Abstracts
Step 1: Download the appropriate template.
Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template.
Step 3: Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB).
Step 4: Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file.
Registration info to come. If you require a letter of invitation for attendance, please contact Nancy Ramos at email@example.com.
Indications of Interest
Please submit your indication of interest by August 31 at 5:00pm PDT