Short Course: Biodiversity Science and Remote Sensing Fundamentals

This short course will cover fundamentals of biodiversity science, associated biological concepts, and species distribution modeling, and will discuss the utility of remote sensing measurements for supporting biodiversity science. Remote sensing technologies discussed include imaging spectroscopy, microwave sensors, lidar, and SIF.

1 - 5

Workshop: Unlocking a New Era in Biodiversity Science: Linking Integrated Space Based and In-Situ Observations

The focus of this workshop is to advance progress towards the development of a global biodiversity observation system that couples space-based and ground-based approaches to quantifying biodiversity, to identify gaps in biodiversity traits and EBVs, and to explore how the fusion of diverse remote sensing measurements can contribute to monitoring biodiversity change.


Short Course: Tidal Heating on Solar System Worlds

This short course will explore the process of tidal heating in rocky and icy worlds through the lenses of orbital dynamics, deformation, and evolution of interior properties. The course will cover how orbits and tides drive geological activities and alter the surface/subsurface environments of Solar System satellites, as well as how measurements of these processes, and of global properties, such as shape, gravity and orbit, inform our understanding of the tidal heating process.

15 - 19

Workshop: Tidal Heating – Lessons from Io and the Jovian System

This workshop will emphasize the Jovian system, and Io in particular, as the best laboratory for understanding the fundamental processes of tidal heating.


Short Course: Exploring Once-in-a-Lifetime Targets

This short course reviews science objectives for LPO exploration and the challenges of approaching these objects up-close, and introduces small satellites and possible architecture for addressing these challenges.

Oct. 29
- Nov. 2

Workshop: Large Constellations and Formations for Exploring Interstellar Objects and Long-Period Comets

This workshop will investigate the best strategies for exploring planetary objects with very long periods such as ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor ever observed, and comets coming from the Oort cloud.