BPSC2022 will offer three workshops (in-person and virtual) on 21st June: 


In-Situ Analytical Tools and Techniques Applied to Cosmochemical Research in the UK 

This workshop will feature short seminars delivered by a range of world leading experts from around the UK on a variety of in-situ microanalytical techniques, including SEM-EDS (Natasha Stephen, University of Plymouth), EBSD (James Darling, University of Portsmouth), LA-ICP-MS (Romain Tartese, University of Manchester), TEM (Martin Lee, University of Glasgow), NanoSIMS (Ian Franchi, Open University), and APT (Luke Daly, University of Glasgow), with further speakers to be confirmed. Each talk will highlight the capabilities and limitations of the technique and provide the technical foundation that allows students and early career researchers to implement a wide array of correlative techniques into their ongoing research. Additional time will be provided to allow early career attendees to discuss their own research interests and career goals with the experts and begin to understand how to actively collaborate with the wide range of instrumentation and expertise found throughout the UK.


In-Situ Analytical Tools and Techniques Applied to Cosmochemical Research in the UK starts at 10am (registering from 09:30 with Tea+coffee) – Contact cc


Simulating Extra-Terrestrial Environments

This workshop will highlight and discuss experimental facilities used to simulate environments across the solar system, including icy moons, the Martian surface, and hypervelocity impacts, and their relevance for studying geochemical processes and microbial dynamics under extra-terrestrial conditions. The half-day workshop will involve talks on the application of planetary simulation facilities for planetary science research, expert-led tours of the Open University’s planetary simulation laboratories, and discussion of funding streams for accessing simulation facilities in the UK and internationally. Speakers include Petr Brož (Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Science), Jonathan Merrison (Aarhus University) and Axel Hagerman (Luleå University of Technology).


Simulating Extra-Terrestrial Environments starts at 1pm with lunch (registering from 11:30) – Contact cc


GIS and Planetary Science

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to become familiar with planetary surface image data or who wants a kick start using ArcGIS Pro. We will discuss where to find images of planetary surfaces, what they mean, and how to get started using them in GIS. We will explore 3D visualisation and manipulating planetary data for use in manuscript figures and discuss the process by which planetary surface features are named. Following the close of registration, organisers will solicit input from attendees so we can tailor the focus of the workshop to the planetary bodies you’re most interested in.

*You do not need an ArcGIS Pro license to participate in person


GIS of Planetary Science starts at 11am (registration from 10:30 with Tea+coffee)– Contact cc


Please note, spaces are limited. Early career researchers will be prioritised. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Attendance will be confirmed via email.

Student travel awards will be available for travel and accommodation to support workshop attendance for a limited number of students attending workshops. Further details will be available soon.