Jun 10 – 11, 2024
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Europe/Rome timezone

Agenda and online link

Fourth Workshop Agenda

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First Day (10 June 2024)

13.30 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 14.15 Welcome John Brucato (INAF), Francesca Altieri (INAF), Alessandro Giuffrè (IBPM-CNR)

14.15 – 14.30 Raffaele Mugnuolo, ASI

Panoramica degli interessi ASI in MSR

14.30 – 15.00 Orson Sutherland, ESA (online)

Update on the MSR Program

15.00 – 15.30 Aurore Hutzler, ESA
Towards a European curation

15.30 – 15.50 Eleonora Ammannito, ASI
Italian curation

15.50 – 16.10  Alice Stephant, INAF-IAPS
Extraterrestrial Materials Analysis Group (ExMAG) activities and connection with MSR

16.10-16.40 Coffee Break

16.40 – 17.00 Teresa Fornaro, INAF-OAA, Alessandro Frigeri INAF-IAPS, Francesca Altieri, INAF-IAPS
Jezero Crater from obiter to in-situ: a new perspective on Martian aqueous processes and organic material distribution

17.00-17.30 Brandi Carrier, NASA, Chris Herd, Univeristy of Alberta (online)
MSR Definition Team objectives

17.30-18.00 Sandra Siljeström, Mars2020
Perseverance samples from Jezero Upper Fan and Margin


Discussion Part 1


Second Day (11 June 2024)


09.30-10.30 Gerhard Kminek, ESA
MSR Science Seminar

Informing the interested science community about opportunities in the short, medium and long term for participating in MSR. This goes beyond the generic information typically provided at conferences and ESA boards. Identifying the major strengths of the national science community with respect to identifying the major strengths of the national science community with respect to MSR science objectives. Discussing issues related to funding of resources (incl. personnel and equipment) to maintain a competitive edge with respect to the identified strengths for the next 10 years.strengths for the next 10 years.



11.00-11.30 Coffee Break


11.30-11.50 Fiona Thiessen, ESA (online)

Mars Sample Return analogue sample library


Discussion Part 2