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Planet In Situ at the Ancient and Future Brines conference

Join us at the one-day hybrid Optimizing Planetary In-Situ Surface-Atmosphere Interaction Investigations (PlanetInsitu) workshop, held on the Thursday (May 18) within the Brines Conference, as we discuss implementation options for in situ investigations of brines and other surface-atmosphere interactions that involve water. This workshop is a follow-up to the successful 2022 workshop of the same name ( and aims to continue community discussion about relevant instrument, operations, and related implementation options, and to build further collaborations for potential instrument and mission concepts. 

 More details about this community can be found here:

This PlanetInsitu workshop is open to all Brines Conference registrants (separate registration is not necessary) and other terrestrial and planetary science and engineering community members interested in these topics. The one-day program will include lightning talks about instrument and operations concepts under-development, panel discussions about observation site selection considerations and avoiding spacecraft-induced perturbations. To register, fill out this Google Form:

For those attending the Brines Conference in-person, there will also be opportunity for demonstrations of an instrument or other in situ brines investigation-relevant technology on the Friday field trip at Huck Salt Works, which is an above ground salt mine within a region containing alkali springs. Please contact Alejandro Soto ( if interested in demonstrating your technology. Travel grants are available for U.S. early career/students involved in those demonstrations, deadline May 3rd