Each NAI PI and International
Partner Director/Lead (or their designated delegate)
is asked to provide a one-page abstract, on any ONE
of the following topics. These abstracts will also
be the basis of your team's presentation at the Retreat
(10 minutes maximum per person). These presentations
will take place during plenary sessions on the first
day of the retreat. Your one page submission
will be distributed via this website prior to the retreat.Something of great scientific significance
that you or your team/organization does well and would
to see strengthened in the NAI through cross-team
collaboration, international partnership, and/or
community involvement. Consider a five-year time
scale and be prepared to discuss the resources needed
to implement your suggestion.
An activity that the NAI and its international
partners could initiate/develop in order to promote
as a growing field of knowledge and a driving force
for space missions. Example activities would, include
technology development, undergraduate and graduate
education, advanced e-communication, shared instrument
facilities, collaborative E/PO initiatives, and science
An idea or an investigation that might
revolutionize the field of astrobiology and/or the
future NASA missions if it could
be developed through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary
A topic/subject of astrobiological
importance that is poorly known/understood and requires
investigation, observation, and/or experiment on
a community-wide scale.
Any other topic that you feel
should be discussed widely at the Retreat.
The above should be sent to Marco
Boldt no later than October 8, 2003 for distribution
attendees via the Retreat website.
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