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Network Organization

NOW is organized by 4 Co-Leads, and a Steering Committee made up of PIs from relevant Ocean Worlds projects funded through NASA R&A grants. More information about each member of the NOW steering committee, together with links to their research programs are listed below. All scientists and engineers funded as part of each project-team that has chosen to join the NOW Network are Members of the NOW Network.

In future, all ROSES proposers will be able to volunteer to join NOW by responding to a query during the proposal submission process.

In the spirit of inclusivity, NOW also offers the opportunity to join as an Affiliate of our network. Affiliates receive regular updates on NOW activities including alerts for new funding opportunities, details of how to participate in forthcoming community meetings and invitations to join our quarterly Ocean Worlds on-line seminar series. Affiliate status is designed to accommodate all those who are not currently funded through an active NASA Ocean Worlds research award but who seek to become involved in future Ocean Worlds research activities.

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Steering Committee

Carrie Anderson

Laboratory Studies on the Chemical, Optical, and Physical Properties of Titan's Cassini CIRS-Observed Stratospheric Ice Clouds

Kevin Arrigo

Samuel Bailey

Seismometer to Investigate Ice

and Ocean Structure (SIIOS)

Laurie Barge

Phosphorus Redox Chemistry

on Icy and Rocky Planets

William Brinckerhoff

Europan Molecular Indicators

of Life Investigation (EMILI)

Shane Byrne

Kate Craft

Thomas Cwik

David Dubois

Tucker Ely

Bethany Ehlmann

Cristina Dalle Ore

Tracking the organic matter

in the outer Saturn System

Mohit Melwani Daswani

Christine Foreman

Dominique Fourguette

Dionysios Foustoukos

Christopher German

Peter Girguis

Jennifer Glass

Heather Graham

Jacqueline Grebmeier

Kimberly Halsey

Kevin Hand

Investigating energetic electron weathering at Saturn's inner

mid-sized moons

Jennifer Hanley

Investigating the Stability of Trace Species in Titan’s Lakes and Seas

Matthew Hedman

Bryana Henderson

Plasma-Surface Interactions on Europa: Quantification of Primary and Secondary Radiation with Depth

Tori Hoehler

James Holden

Competition among Thermophilic Autotrophs in Resource-Limited Environments

Sam Howell

Carly Howett

Enceladus: Is there activity we’re missing?

Karen Junge

Simon Kattenhorn

A plate tectonic drift paradigm

shift: new context for explaining

Europa's fractured surface

Yang Liao

Beyond the viscoelastic model: re-evaluating tidal heating and fluid flows in tidally heated moons using two-phase physics

Darlene Lim

Juan Lora

The dynamics and seasonal evolution of Titan's polar vortex

Shannon MacKenzie

Michael Malaska

Patricia Matrai

Julia McGonigle

Christopher McKay

Development of Nanopore

Sequencing for Automated

Ocean World Life Detection

Gareth Meirion-Griffith

Jill Mikucki

ICE-MAMBA Ice-covered

Chemosynthetic Ecosystems:

Mineral Availability and MicroBiological Accessibility

Alison Murray

Aaron Noell

Cellular and Complex Organic Biosignature Preservation Potential of Cryogenic Ices

Tom Nordheim

Stephanie Olson

Oceanographic Considerations for the Oxygenation of Habitable Worlds: Lessons from Early Earth

Beth Orcutt

Louise Prockter

Lynnae Quick

The Role of Cryovolcanism in Creating Habitable Niches on Exoplanets Beyond the Snow Line

Richard Quinn

LIfE: Luminescence

Imager for Exploration

Noah Randolph-Flagg

Alyssa Rhoden

Alessandra Ricca

Constraining the macromolecular organics in Enceladus' plumes under hypervelocity impact conditions

James Roberts

Geologic Evidence for a South

Polar Impact on Enceladus

Kirtland Robinson

Organic Nitrogen Compounds

as Temperature, pH, and

Redox Indicators for

Icy Ocean Worlds

Karyn Rogers

The DEEP Project: DEtecting Extraterrestrial Piezophiles

in Ocean World Analogs

Leslie Rogers

Quantifying the Effect

of Oceans on the

Atmospheric Composition

of Habitable Water Worlds

Annette Rowe

Understanding the Interactions and Energy Transfer Between the Lithosphere and Biosphere in a Marine-like Terrestrial Serpentinizing System

Britney Schmidt

Ella Sciamma-O'Brien

Integrated laboratory, modeling

and observational investigations

of the condensation of benzene

on Titan's stratospheric aerosols

Everett Shock

The Habitability Calculator

Sven Simon

Mark Skidmore

Pablo Sobron

Jason Soderblom

The Impact of Titan's Impacts

Alejandro Soto

Joseph Spitale

Systematic Characterization of Jet and Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus

William Stone

THOR (Thermal High-voltage

Ocean-penetrator Research platform)

Jennifer Stern

Jonathan Toner

The Composition and Habitability

of Enceladus' Ocean

Melissa Ugelow

Laboratory Studies on the Chemical, Optical, and Physical Properties of Titan's Cassini CIRS-Observed Stratospheric Ice Clouds

Steve Vance

Joseph Westlake

Cold Ion Outflow at Titan

Dale P Winebrenner

Xinting Yu

Understanding Surface Material on Titan

Kris Zacny