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SEPM Planetary Research Group

Planetary Sedimentary GeologyPlanetary Research Group

Who is this community? 

The SEPM Planetary Research Group is made up of existing SEPM members with a special focus on modern and ancient surface processes on different planets and moons. This Research Group was newly formed in 2020 to help gather scientists focused on this specialized research to promote discussion and innovative work. 

Why join this Research Group?

Founding Members

Would you like to be a founding member of this society-backed research group? Contact group organizers for more details on next steps. 

Upcoming 2022 Research Meeting

The first in-person meeting of SEPM’s Planetary Research Group will be held at this year’s Geological Society of America’s Connects 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA. 

We will have a room booked on Monday, October 10 from 7-10 PM MT for discussions sparked by the research group’s wide expertise. We encourage all SEPM members to come by with a poster showing their planetary research, and encourage any Earth-based research that might be of interest.

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Past Research Meetings

The Planetary Research Group hosted its first annual meeting remotely on Thursday, June 24 2021 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific/11:30 am – 1:30 pm Eastern. Katie Stack Morgan, Deputy Project Scientist on the Mars rover mission Perseverance, presented early results from that mission to the Jezero crater delta. Introductions and extended meeting discussion was also made. 

Meeting Business

Katie Stack Morgan Presenting on the Mars Rover Mission, Perseverance

Want to get involved?

Contact the Planetary Research Group organizers to be added to our custom listserv and be kept in the loop about future meetings, talks and other relevant opportunities. 

Planetary Research Group Organizer:

Dr. Benjamin Cardenas, Caltech 


Questions? Please contact the Research Group Organizer (above) or Cassie Turley at SEPM headquarters.

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