CHEOPS

CHEOPS Science Workshop VI


Goal of the meeting

The CHEOPS workshop VI will be held from 11 to 13 January 2022, 20 months after the beginning of CHEOPS science operations. The workshop will be the occasion for the planetary science community at large to discuss and share the first main results of CHEOPS in different fields, from the planetary internal structure to atmospheric characterization, etc. Participants are invited to propose contributed talks and posters on all scientific aspects linked to CHEOPS, including CHEOPS based-results as well as proposals for future observations and synergies with other facilities, as for example:



Credit: Frederik Peeters / David Ehrenreich

Registration

Registration is open, please use this link. Registration will close the 30th November 2021. Three different possibilities for registration are offered:


The normal and reduced registration are for participants attending physically the workshop in Bern. The reduced registration is intended for participants attending the conference with low-CO2 footprint travel means (e.g. train). The difference in the registration fees is to help participants using low-CO2 footprint travel means covering the extra expenses associated (train tickets being typically more expansive than plane tickets).

The choice between the 'Normal' and 'Reduced' registration is left to the participants. In case of change of travel plans at the last minute (e.g. planned with train, but finally done with plane) please contact us at your arrival in Bern.

Contributions

Two types of contributions can be submitted:


In case you would prefer oral contribution but would still like to present a poster in case oral is not possible, please propose both oral and poster contribution.

Due to the hybrid nature of the meeting, the poster sessions will be fully virtual: all posters will be only available on this website at the time of the conference. Please upload using the registration link the final version of your poster the 10/01/22 at the latest. A poster highlight session will be organised during the workshop.

COVID-19 regulations

At the time of opening the registrations, a valid COVID certificate is required to participte to the workshop and the dinner. Since the situation is evolving rapidly, please check the following links.

COVID-19 related regulations to enter Switzerland can be found here

COVID-19 related regulations to enter the University of Bern can be found here

Instruction to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate can be found here

Venue

Depending on the evolution of the pandemic situation, the workshop will be held in Bern at the Space Research and Planetary Science and online. The present pandemic situation is compatible with a physical attendance in Bern. Please bear in mind that the situation could evolve rapidly, and we may have to switch to a fully online meeting at the last minute.

Here are some details to reach the University of Bern and a list of nearby hotels.

Social Dinner

A social dinner is organised on wednesday 12th at the Kornhauskeller. Please be careful that COVID-19 regulations also apply in restaurants.

ESA bursaries

ESA is offering up to 5 bursaries for PhD students or early career researchers (within 2 years of the award of their PhD) from ESA member states as a contribution towards the costs of attending the workshop in person. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please send following information:

in an email to cheops-ps@cosmos.esa.int by 30th November 2021, making sure to include the words "CHEOPS Workshop VI - bursaries” in the subject line of your email.

The bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis. Decisions on the award of the bursaries will be communicated to both successul and unsuccessful applicants by 17 December. Note that the bursaries can be used by awardees to offset non-refundable expenses that have been incurred (if receipted) should the hybrid in-person/on-line meeting move to a fully on-line format, or if the awardee chooses not to attend the workshop due to COVID .

Please contact the ESA Project Scientist, Kate Isaak, via the same email address with any questions.

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