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Equity Diversity and Inclusivity

Work within and outside of the Network to develop language to provide a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive OW community.

Kate Craft, Tucker Ely, Kevin Hand, Melissa Kirven- Brooks, Alyssa Rhoden, Danilella Scalice, Dale Winnebrenner,

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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

Submitted a position paper titled Ocean Worlds Exploration and the Search for Life to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032 Decadal Survey, which was endorsed by over 200 affiliates across the NOW community.

Kate Craft, Sam Howell, Bill Stone

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Future Leaders in Ocean Worlds

A platform for early career scientists (students and post-docs) within NOW. Group activities to include within-group networking and mentorship opportunities with other NOW members.

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Lecture Series

Organize a series of seminars based on a common theme.

Season 1: Life on Ocean Worlds

Season 2: Motivations for Ocean Worlds Exploration

Laurie Barge, Sam Howell, Shannon MacKenzie, Mike Malaska, Ella Sciamma-O'Brien

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Ocean Worlds Primer

Develop a series of documents that provide a foundation for understanding OW science.

Shannon MacKenzie, Alison Murray, Alejandro Soto, Bethany Theiling

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Website and Communication

Oversee the NOW website and social media accounts. Brainstorm creative strategies to communicate within and outside of the Network.

Alison Murray, Kathryn Pietro, Noah Randolph-Flagg, Alejandro Soto,

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Workshops and Meetings

Organize workshops and special sessions at relevant meetings with a focus on stimulating collaborations between ocean and planetary scientists. Events to include: LPSC repeat presentations, FLOW career coffee hour, Ocean Science 2021 special session.

Kevin Arrigo, Mohit Melwani Daswani, Christine Foreman, Alta Howells, Kathryn Pietro, Elizabeth Spiers,