EU-IN-TIME RISE Workshop on Geochronology and Mars Exploration: April 8-12

This workshop aims to bring together a set of international geologists, engineers, students, planetary and terrestrial scientists to explore the geochronology of Mars from varying perspectives. Dating Mars sediments is of central importance for Mars science. The accurate estimation of absolute ages is required to understand the processes and history of climate evolution and geology of the planet’s surface. Evidence suggests that aeolian, fluvial and periglacial processes have remained active to the present day. Being able to date and analyze surface deposits could provide critical data to better model climate changes, Martian surface dynamics and geology. Furthermore, knowledge about occurrences and time frequencies of geological processes allow for a hazard assessment for locations that would be essential for future deployments, missions and eventually humans on Mars.

This workshop is part of a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). RISE supports the short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management), including administrative and technical staff. It is open to partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organizations both within and beyond Europe. RISE is meant to promote international and inter-sectoral collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges.