Space Agencies Roundtable

Confirmed to date agencies:

  • AEB – Agência Espacial Brasileira
    Petrônio Noronha Souza – Director of AEB
  • INPE – Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
    Dr. Leonel Fernando Perondi, Director General, INPE
  • ESA – The European Space Agency
    Dr. Alvaro Gimenez Cañete, Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, ESA
  • CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
    Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES
  • NSSC – National Space Science Center (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    Prof. Wu Ji, Director General, NSSC
  • JAXA – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of ISAS/JAXA
  • ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
    Prof. Roberto Battiston, President, ASI
  • CONAE – Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
    Marcos E. Machado, CONAE Chief Scientist
  • NASA/JPL – NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Charles Elachi, Director of NASA/JPL

Moderator:  Lennard Fisk, COSPAR President

Keynote Speakers

  • K1 – Amazon and Climate Changes
    Paulo Artaxo (USP, Brazil)
  • K2 – Water in the Solar System: Results from ROSETTA
    Fabrizio Capaccioni (INAF/IAPS, Italy)

Interdisciplinary scientific lectures

  • Planetary Protection for Water Worlds
    John D. Rummel (McGill Univ., Canada)
  • Satellite Observations of the Water Cycle: SMAP
    Dara Entekhabi (JPL/NASA , USA)
  • Formation of the Solar System, Terrestrial Water and Life: Sample Returns of Hydrated Dust and Organics from Small Bodies
    Masaki Fujimoto (JAXA/ISAS, Japan)
  • The ASTER MISSION: Exploring for the first time a Triple System Asteroid
    Elbert Macau (INPE, Brazil)

Plenary talks

  • P1 – The PLATO 2.0 Mission
    Eduardo Janot Pacheco (USP, Brazil)
  • P2 – Pluto system dynamics & the New Horizons Mission
    Silvia Giuliatti Winter (UNESP, Brazil)

Solicited speakers (confirmed to date)

  • The protoplanetary disk evolution, the snowline migration, and the current solar system.
    Alessandro Morbidelli (OCA, France)
  • Hints on water in primitive asteroids
    Antonella Barucci (Observatoire de Paris, France)
  • Recent detection of complex molecules with ALMA
    Bertrand Le Floch (CNRS, France)
  • Understanding the Earth’s Water cycle – The Role of Satellite Observations
    Christian Kummerow (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Detection of water and ice in the universe
    Ewine Van Dishoeck (U. Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Habitability in the icy satellites: current evidence and future exploration
    Federico Tosi (INAF-IAPS, Italy)
  • Water Contents on Rocky Planets in the Habitable Zones of M dwarfs and Biosignature Detection
    Feng Tian (Tsinghua University, China)
  • The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission: Observing Rain and Snow for Science and Society
     Gail Skofronick-Jackson (NASA, USA)
  • Push-Broom Type Multi-Frequency Microwave Interferometric Radiometers for Ocean and Land Surface Observation
     Hao Liu  (CAS, China)
  • Recent studies of TID’s in tropical region related to convection
    Hisao Takahashi (INPE, Brazil)
  • The search for Earth 2.0
    Jason Kalirai (STScI, USA)
  • Accurately Measuring Sea Level Change from Space: An ESA Climate Change Initiative for MSL Closure Budget Studies
     Jean François Legeais (CLS, France)
  • The History of Water on Mars
    Jean-Pierre Bibring (France)
  • C.R.O.P. Combined Regenerative Organic-Food Production and Eu:CROPIS – Progressive Implementation of community based Bioregenerative Systems
    Jens Hauslage (DLR, Germany)
  • The CHUVA Project: A Contribution to the Understanding of the Water Cycle
     Luiz A.T. Machado (INPE, Brazil)
  • ESO instrumentation for exoplanet science, both present and future
    Luca Pasquini (ESO)
  • The dwarf planet Ceres
    Maria Cristina Sanctis (INAF, Italy)
  • Lunar Volatiles
    Mahesh Anand  (Open U., UK) 
  • Habitability
    Nader Haghighipour (IFA, USA)
  • An Instrument Suite to Characterize the Habitability of the Shallow Martian Subsurface
    Nilton Renno (U. Michigan, USA)
  • Radioactive isotopes from nucleosynthesis as water­‐controlling heat sources
    Roland Diehl (Max Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Germany)
  • Mesospheric Clouds observed by AIM satellite
    Scott Bailey (VT, USA)
  • Terrestrial Planet formation in the solar system and in exoplanetary systems
    Sean Raymond (U. Bordeaux, France)
  • Applications of Space-borne Lightning and Precipitation Observations
     Scott Rudlosky (NOAA, USA)
  • Methane in the Solar System
    Sushil Atreya (U. Michigan, USA)

  • Trends in Mesospheric Ice Layers in the Northern Hemisphere during 1961-2008
    Uwe Berger (IAP, Germany)

  • The SMOS Satellite Mission, for a Better Understanding of Earth Water Lifecycle
    Vicente Ruiz (ISDEFE, S.A., Spain)
  • Evidence for Planetary Wave-Tide Interactions in the MLT Region
    Xiaoli Zhang (U. Colorado, USA)
  • Dehydration processes inside the Antarctic polar vortex
    Yoshihiro Tomikawa (NIRP, Japan)