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The dates are fixed, and invitations have been sent out, for the workshop to be held from 15th-19th January by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland in conjunction with the MiARD project. The preliminary programme and futher details can be found at http://www.issibern.ch/workshops/post67p/
According to ISSI, the aims of the workshop are:
- To review the progress made on multi-instrument data analysis after Rosetta Mission. This shall include
- Current status of the development of an integrated 3D shape model,
- Current status of the mapping of properties/measurements to surface facets of the 3D model,
- Current status and results from gas dynamics modelling including activity distributions using multiple data sets,
- Current status of dust emission and brightness modelling,
- Current status of analysis of surface physical structure and thermal balance,
- Current understanding of the coma and surface chemical composition,
- Placing the results in the context of other observations of comets.
- To assess and possibly revise current models of nucleus activity (including potential evidence for different mechanisms) and evolution.
- To assess our current understanding of risk from comets (through perturbation of nuclei by non-gravitational forces and particle impact on interplanetary spacecraft) including link to ground-based observations.
- To re-assess the (extensive) study work performed on possible comet nucleus sample return studies and provide guidelines as to how this work should be updated in the light of Rosetta’s results.
A number of papers arising from the workshop (and thus the MiARD project) will be published by Springer in the Space Sciences Series of ISSI, both in journal format and as a hard-cover book. We currently expect publication to take place in early 2019.