Upcoming meetings that may be of interest in 2021-2022 :


Meeting Location Dates 
EPSC Granada, Spain 18-23 September 2022
COSPAR 44th Scientific Assembly Athens, Greece 16-24 July 2022
7th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations Workshop Paris, France 14-17 June 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022 Vienna, Austria 3-8 April 2022
53nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) Hybrid 7-11 March 2022
AGU Fall New Orleans, USA 13-17 Dec (2021)
Venera-D: Venus Cloud Habitability System Workshop Virtual 29 Nov-3 Dec (2021)
DPS Vitual or Rhode Island Convention Center 3-8 October 2021
EPSC Virtual 19-24 September 2021
JpGU On site & online 30 May - 6 June 2021
vEGU Virtual 19–30 April 2021
Rock, Dust and Ice: Interpreting planetary data Virtual 23-26 March 2021
52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) Virtual 15-19 March 2021



The EPSC 2022 congress will be held in Granada (Spain) in September 2022. Granada is the host town of one of the RoadMap partners, who are highly involved in the organisation of the conference.

The intention of the Europlanet Science Congress 2022 is to cover a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. EPSC will this year be jointly organized with the annual EANA (European Astrobiology Network Association) Conference 2022, and will therefore include a large number of sessions with an Astrobiology focus.

The Europlanet Science Congress (formerly the European Planetary Science Congress) is the annual meeting place of the Europlanet Society. With a track record of 16 years and regularly attracting around 1,000 participants, the Europlanet Science Congress is the largest planetary science meeting in Europe. It covers the entire range of planetary sciences with an extensive mix of talks, workshops and poster sessions while providing a unique space for networking and exchange of experiences.

The RoadMap partners have proposed a session dedicated to Dust on Mars:

Martian dust and clouds: from lab to space
Dust and clouds are critical elements in the Martian atmosphere. They control the radiative budget, have an impact on the composition, and affect its dynamical processes.
The aim of this session is to bring together scientists involved in modelling and observing Martian dust and clouds, from the lab to the analysis of space data. We will consider presentations on observations, field and laboratory experiments covering different aspects of dust and clouds, such as aeolian processes, dust lifting, sedimentation, scavenging, nucleation, aggregation, optical properties including scattering characterization, etc., but also on modelling of these processes from the perspective of implementation in radiative transfer codes or Global Circulation models.
Convener: Olga Muñoz
Co-conveners: Jonathan Merrison, Gerhard Wurm, Ann Carine Vandaele, Hannakaisa Lindqvist, Michael Wolff


This year the EGU conference was again held remotely. Partners of the RoadMap project, presented the following presentation :

  • Ozone vertical profiles from TGO/NOMAD-UVIS: an inter-comparison of three retrieval schemes Arianna Piccialli, Ann Carine Vandaele, Yannick Willame, Shohei Aoki, Cedric Depiesse, Loic Trompet, Lori Neary, Sebastien Viscardy, Frank Daerden, Justin Erwin, Ian R. Thomas, Bojan Ristic, Jon Mason, Manish Patel, Alain Khayat, Michael Wolff, Giancarlo Bellucci, and Jose Juan Lopez Moreno.

RoadMap partners actively participated to the EPSC (EuroPlanet Europlanet Science Congress), 13-24 Sept. 2021, virtual:

  • Interview during the ‘Daily Briefing’ of Wednesday 22/09 conferencehttps://vimeo.com/showcase/8857956/video/604218104 (AC. Vandaele, BIRA-IASB)
  • Organizer of the Wiki-edit-a-thon sessions (6 in total) during the EPSC21 conference, to highlight female planetary scientists on Wikipedia (A. Piccialli, BIRA-IASB)
  • 17 presentations linked to NOMAD, from which the following are directly linked to RoadMap
    • Relationship between the ozone and water vapour vertical profiles on Mars observed by NOMAD-TGO, Arianna Piccialli et al.
    • Water vapor vertical distributions on Mars: Results from three years of TGO/NOMAD science operations, Shohei Aoki, Ann Carine Vandaele et al.
    • Nadir retrieval of ice clouds and dust from NOMAD/UVIS on board Exomars TGO, Yannick Willame et al.
    • Update on CO2 and temperature profiles retrievals from NOMAD-SO on board ExoMars TGO, Loïc Trompet et al.
    • The Martian environment observed by NOMAD on ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, Ann Carine Vandaele et al.

The Kick-Off meeting took place as a virtual meeting, due to the COVID pandemic, on November 19, 2020. It allowed all the partners involved in the project to get together and explain in details the activities which will be carried out.