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February 10, 2021 Planetary Science Journal Focus Issue: “Ocean Worlds: Motivations for a Multi-Decadal Exploration Program" call for submissions

February 22-26, 2021 Habitable Worlds 2021

March 15-19, 2021 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

October 25, Modern Brines Across the Solar System

May 15-20, 2022 AbSciCon

Recent Ocean Worlds Research Publications

Buffo, J. J., Schmidt, B. E., Huber, C., & Walker, C. C. (2020). 
Entrainment and Dynamics of Ocean‐derived Impurities within Europa’s Ice Shell. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, e2020JE006394

Dziak, R., D. Ban eld, R. Lorenz, H. Matsumoto, H. Klinck, R. Dissly, C. Meinig, and B. Kahn. 2020. 
Deep ocean passive acoustic technologies for exploration of ocean and surface sea worlds in the outer solar system. Oceanography 33(2),

Liao, Y., Nimmo, F., & Neufeld, J. A. (2020). 
Heat production and tidally driven fluid flow in the permeable core of Enceladus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, e2019JE006209.

Solomonidou, A. et al. (2020).  
The chemical composition of impact craters on Titan. Implications for exogenic processing. A&A, 641, A16,

Robidel, R, Le Mouélic, S., Tobie, G., Massé, M., B. Seignovert, C. Sotin, S. Rodriguez (2020)
Corrigendum to “Photometrically-corrected global infrared mosaics of Enceladus: New implications for its spectral diversity and geological activity,” Icarus 349 (2020) 113848]

Kang, W. and Flierl, G. (2020)
Spontaneous formation of geysers at only one pole on Enceladus’ ice shell. PNAS

McDermott, J. M et al. (2020)
Abiotic redox reactions in hydrothermal mixing zones: Decreased energy availability for the subsurface biosphere, PNAS

Shenck, P. et al. (2020)
A very young age for true polar wander on Europa from related fracturing. Geophys. Res. Lett., https://doi: 10.1029/2020GL088364

Hay, H. C. F. C., Trinh, A., & Matsuyama, I. (2020)
Powering the Galilean satellites with moon‐moon tides. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088317

Soderlund, K.M., Kalousová, K., Buffo, J.J. et al.,
Ice-Ocean Exchange Processes in the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites. Space Sci Rev 216, 80 (2020)