2nd Earth-like Worlds Workshop: Habitability Metrics

Friday, February 17, 2017. Hyatt Place Manatí, Puerto Rico

The PHL's Earth-like Worlds Workshops (#ew2) address key topics of planetary habitability. The focus of this second workshop is on habitability metrics for Earth-like planets. The workshop is for scientists and students who want to work on planetary habitability science problems
. The workshop is organized by Prof. Abel Méndez and Dr. Guillermo Nery, and sponsored by the PHL, the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and the UPR Arecibo.

Agenda: Friday, February 17, 2017


Time

Activity

08:00 AM – 08:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

Welcome Remarks & Workshop Objectives – Abel Méndez, PHL/UPRA

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Lecture #1: The Habitable Zone – Ramses Ramirez, CSI/Cornell

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Break & Discussion

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Lecture #2: Habitability of Deserts – Alfonso Dávila, NASA Ames

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Lecture #3: Habitability of Forests – Tana Wood, IITF/USFS

12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Lunch & Discussion

01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

Lecture #4: Habitability of Mars – Edgard Rivera-Valentín, AO/USRA

02:15 PM – 02:45 PM

Lecture #5: HABIT: ExoMars 2020 – Javier Martín-Torres, LTU

02:45 PM – 03:00 PM

Break & Discussion

03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Paper Discussion: Habitability Metrics for Astrobiology


Hyatt Place Manatí



For more information contact Prof. Abel Méndez.