[meteorite-list] 2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 09:44:14 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201405191644.s4JGiE7L007334_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


International Academy of Astronautics
2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference
April 13-17, 2015
Frascati, Roma, Italy

Call for papers
<http://iaaweb.org/iaa/Scientific%20Activity/callpdc2015.pdf> soon

Papers are solicited in the areas listed below for the 2015 IAA
Planetary Defense Conference, sponsored by the International Academy of
Astronautics (IAA). The 2015 PDC will include a hypothetical impact
event to be both a part of the conference (similar to what was done at
the 2013 conference) and where appropriate to be used as a reference for
papers and presentations (more details below ).

Topic areas for papers include:

Planetary Defense - Recent Progress & Plans
* Current national and international funded activities that support
planetary defense
* Program status and plans (e.g., NASA's NEO program, ESA and EU NEO
& SSA program)
* Current international agreements and coordination activities (UN
and others)

NEO Discovery
* Overviews of current ground and space-based discovery statistics
* Current discovery and follow-up capabilities, and advances in
utilizing archival data
* Orbital refinements including non-gravitational effects and keyholes
* New surveys expected to be operational within the current decade

NEO Physical Characterization that Informs Mitigation
* Size distribution, albedos, composition, densities, rotation rates, etc.
* Lessons learned from recent observing programs and plans for
* The smaller NEOs (? 300 m): assessing the physical properties of
the more frequent impactors

Mitigation Techniques & Missions
* Space technologies for asteroid deflection/disruption (e.g., new
concepts, kinetic impactor, GNC (e.g. high speed impact and low gravity
operations), astrodynamics etc)
* Flight validation/demonstration missions for planetary defense
* Robotic and human NEO exploration mission planning and design
(e.g., OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2, etc.)

Impact Effects that Inform Warning, Mitigation & Costs
* Information from the geological record and recent history (e.g.,
Chelyabinsk, Tunguska)
*Consequences of ocean and land impacts
* Economic costs of impacts

Consequence Management & Education
* olicy or legal analysis that will affect or inform future
mitigation plans
* Educating the public and the media on NEO detection, impact
effects, mitigation missions, impact warnings
* Strategies for developing disaster response plans across
international borders
* Lessons learned from regional and international disasters (e.g.:
Fukushima, Chernobyl, Hurricane Katrina) that provide insights for
planetary defense

ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL: Technical paper abstracts (250 to 500 words in
length) in the areas described above or related to planetary defense
will be accepted electronically through the conference website.
Received on Mon 19 May 2014 12:44:14 PM PDT

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