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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

Jeanine Ash

Kevin Arrigo

Samuel Bailey

Seismometer to Investigate Ice

and Ocean Structure (SIIOS)

Laurie Barge

Phosphorus Redox Chemistry

on Icy and Rocky Planets

Erika Barth

William Brinckerhoff

Europan Molecular Indicators

of Life Investigation (EMILI)

Shane Byrne

Julie Castillo-Rogez

Audrey Chatain

Kate Craft

Thomas Cwik

Mohit Melwani Daswani

Cristina Dalle Ore

Tracking the organic matter

in the outer Saturn System

David Dubois

Bethany Ehlmann

Tucker Ely

Sierra Ferguson

Christine Foreman

Dominique Fourguette

Dionysios Foustoukos

Christopher German

Michele Gierach

Peter Girguis

Jennifer Glass

Heather Graham

Jacqueline Grebmeier

Robert Grimm

Jennifer Hanley

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

Alexander Hayes

Bryana Henderson

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

Matthew Hedman

Kimberly Halsey

Kevin Hand

Investigating energetic electron weathering at Saturn's inner

mid-sized moons

Tori Hoehler

Jason D. Hofgartner

Eris: The brightest (and most active?)

Amy Hofmann

Experimental investigation of vapor pressure isotope effects relevant to surface- atmosphere interactions on Titan

James Holden

Competition among Thermophilic Autotrophs in Resource-Limited Environments

Sam Howell

Europa’s icy tectonics:

First-principles and higher-order modeling

Carly Howett

Julie Huber

Karen Junge

Simon Kattenhorn

A plate tectonic drift paradigm

shift: new context for explaining

Europa's fractured surface

Frieder Klein

Erin Leonard

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

Christopher McKay

Development of Nanopore

Sequencing for Automated

Ocean World Life Detection

Michael Malaska

Emily Martin

Julia McGonigle

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

Conor Nixon

Jessica Noviello

Stephanie Olson

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

Beth Orcutt

Charity Phillips-Lander

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

Jani Radebaugh

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

Jennifer Scully

Detailed Geologic Mapping of Pwyll and Manannán Impact Craters: Indicators of Europa’s Ice Shell Thickness

Jeff Seewald

Everett Shock

The Habitability Calculator

Mark Simons

Sven Simon

Mark Skidmore

Pablo Sobron

Jason Soderblom

The Impact of Titan's Impacts

Krista Soderlund

Europa Clipper

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

Phase relations of salt-H2O solutions at high pressure: Implications for the icy worlds

Joseph Westlake

Cold Ion Outflow at Titan

Dale P Winebrenner

Xinting Yu

Kris Zacny