The PLANMAP team, in collaboration with europlanet's GMAP initiative, announces the first PLANMAP winter school on planetary geologic mapping and 3D geological modelling, that will be held virtually 1-5 February 2021. The PLANMAP winter school will provide an overview of the technical and scientific skills needed by the next generation of planetary mappers.
The last 20 years of science exploration changed dramatically the technical and scientific skills required to perform planetary geological mapping, so that the required knowledge are continuously evolving. The Planetary geologic mapping and modelling winter school will address the most recent outcomes on the production of planetary cartography, providing the students with the basics needed for map creation, their use for scientific investigation, landing sites characterization, rover mobility and resource exploration.
The school is organized on two different sessions of increasing difficulty plus the Virtual Reality environments for planetary applications and training for astronauts (Cassini workshop) practical workshop. You can choose to independently participate in any of these sessions, but please remember to subscribe to them during the registration process. Subscriptions can be made on the dedicated registration page.
Lecturers and Instructors have been selected according to their excellence and expertise on the different geological topics needed for planetary geological mapping on different geological bodies.
All the Lecturers and the Instructors are affiliated to the Institution partners of the H2020-PLANMAP project and H2020-EPN GMAP working package, both led by the University of Padua.
We expect that the participants will be Bachelor, Master and PhD students with little knowledge of GIS environments. No other specific requirement is expected. Most of the activities will be performed using open source tools, installed on the participant personal computer.
Depending on the number of subscribers, the Winter school organizers might perform a selection depending on scientific background and motivation of the participants. This is due to the limited number of instructors and the difficulty of providing successful practical, hands-on sessions by virtual means.
The courses are co-funded by the H2020-PLANMAP project, the University of Padova and the Europlanet-GMAP infrastructure. The CASSINI practical workshop is co-funded by the Ambassade de France en Italie/Institut français d'Italie and the CISAS-UNIPD and the CASSINI action promoted by the French Embassy in Italy.
Participating institutions are: