KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

September
18 - 22

Workshop: Next-Generation Approach for Detecting Climate-Carbon Feedbacks: Space-Based Integration of Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS), CO2, and Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF)

The KISS workshop will be used to articulate a vision for coupled analysis of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) retrievals with satellite-based SIF and CO2 data, providing a new window into the carbon cycle and a revolution in our understanding of carbon-climate feedbacks and crop monitoring.


October
3

Call for Concepts for 2018 Study Programs

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting concepts for Study Programs to be carried out during the 2018 calendar year. Concepts are solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology, and astronomy and physics from space.


October
9 - 12

Workshop: Accessing the Subsurface Oceans of Icy Worlds

This KISS study is devoted to the question of accessing the subsurface oceans of icy worlds in order to explore these water oceans and to discover the presence of alien extant life. Two of those icy worlds, Europa and Enceladus, are believed to be the most likely places in the solar system where extraterrestrial life may be discovered.



October 31
- November 3

Workshop: Cryogenic Comet (and Centaur) Sample Return - Part II

This workshop will determine the effect of surface hardness, constrained especially by new interpretations of the Rosetta data, on sampling and drilling technology; identify case scenarios and engineering models to address the extremes; and determine whether re-entry acceleration and/or vibration poses an insurmountable threat to some or all of the science objectives and whether or not in-situ or in-orbit analyses are therefore required.

November
3

2018 Study Program Proposal Concepts Due (noon)

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) will be soliciting proposals for Study Programs to be carried out during the 2018 calendar year. Study program proposals are solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, astrobiology, and astronomy and physics from space.


December
20

2018 Study Program Proposals Due (noon)

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) will be soliciting proposals for Study Programs to be carried out during the 2018 calendar year. We intend to select and support 4-5 Study Programs for the 2017 calendar year.