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Committee on the Review of MEPAG Report on Planetary Protection for Mars Special Regions

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Research Council will review the current planetary protection requirements for Mars Special Regions and their proposed revision as outlined in the 2014 Special Regions report of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG). The resulting report from the review shall include recommendations for an update of the planetary protection requirements for Mars Special Regions.


View the Report: Review of the MEPAG Report on Mars Special Regions


February 12-14, 2015

National Academies Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

December 16-17, 2014
German Research Center for Geosciences,
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

Committee Membership

Petra Rettberg, Chair, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Alexandre Anesio, University of Bristol
Victor R. Baker, University of Arizona
John A. Baross, University of Washington
Sherry L. Cady, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Christine M. Foreman, Montana State University
Ernst Hauber, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Gian G. Ori, Universita d'Annunzio
David Pearce, Northumbria University
Nilton O. Renno, University of Michigan
Gary Ruvkun, NAS/IOM, Massachusetts General Hospital
Birgit Sattler, University of Innsbruck
Mark P. Saunders, Independent Consultant
Dirk Wagner, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences

David H. Smith, Study Director