Planetary Mapping Winter School 2022

UTC
Description

The Planetary Mapping Winter School will be held online 7th – 11th February 2022. The school will be dedicated to the process of creating planetary geologic maps on the Moon, Mercury and Mars.

The school will cover all the topics that are necessary to produce high-quality planetary cartography:

  • Introduction to features and processes specific to Solar System objects.
  • Basics of remote sensing and multispectral data exploitation
  • GIS usage, based on QGIS Open Source software (project creation, and layout)
  • Practical collaborative mapping with dedicated instructor on each planetary body (1 full day each)
  • Principles of crater counting
  • Geologic cross-sections and stratigraphic sections creation
  • Seminars and talks from invited international guests
  • The school will include frontal lectures, practical demonstrations and group-work activities for practicing mapping on the Moon, Mercury and Mars.

Introductory knowledge of geoscience is helpful.

Accessing materials from the previous edition of the school is also advised, beforehand.

Access to materials will be provided using the Indico platform (this platform). Data will be hosted on cloud services and they will be made available for download to participants in due time.

For up-to-date news on the event please check planetarymapping.eu

Registrations

Registrations are free and withdrawal will be possible any time before the beginning of the school. We strongly encourage registered participants to withdraw as soon as they know it will not be possible for them to participate.

Admissions to the school are limited by the number of instructors, hence a selection might be done using the statement of interest provided in the registration form.

To apply for the school an indico account is required. It can be created for free during registration.

Certificate of participation

The school will release a certificate of attendance to all the participants who attended at least 75% of the mandatory events of the school and sent in proof of their work in the form of a map comprising:

  • Styled geological map 

  • Geological cross-section

  • Legend with units description

The map can be sent within 3 weeks from the end of the winter school.

If you live in a distant time zone and you will be able to only watch the recorded sessions you might still qualify to receive a certificate of attendance (more details are in the FAQ).

Online platforms

The WS will be held online over Zoom. Some events will be hosted over the GMAP Discord Server. Upon registration to the WS please use the same email you are using for your Zoom account. Access to materials will be provided using Indico platform. Data will be hosted on cloud platforms and they will be  made available for download to participants in due time.

Questions and contacts

If you have any question or issue, please reach out to info@planetarymapping.eu

Registration
Register for partecipating to the Winter School
    • 09:00 09:40
      General Information: Welcome and course introduction

      The main topics of the school will be introduced

      • 09:00
        Welcome 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
      • 09:20
        Europlanet Society 20m
        Speaker: Nigel Mason
    • 09:40 10:00
      Invited Talks
      • 09:40
        China MOST 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Zhizhong Kang (China University of Geosciences Beijing)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 10:30 12:30
      GIS and mapping basics: Planetary Geology and Remote Sensing Overview
      • 10:30
        Planetary Geology overview 45m

        Overview of the evolution of Moon Mercury and Mars

        Speaker: Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
      • 11:15
        Introduction to remote sensing 30m

        Basics of remote sensing instruments and techniques.

        Speaker: Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
      • 11:45
        Introduction to spectral data 45m
        Speaker: Dr Cristian Carli (INAF-IAPS)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      GIS and mapping basics: QGIS basics
      • 14:00
        Introduction to QGIS: basic usage and standard tools 45m
        Speakers: Luca Penasa, Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
      • 14:45
        QGIS: plugins and tools for geological mapping 45m
        Speakers: Luca Penasa, Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 16:45
      Invited Talks
      • 16:00
        How to use streaming maps in QGIS: WMS and Analysis Ready Data (ARD) as streamed from COGS (GeoTIFFS) 45m
        Speaker: Dr Trent Hare
    • 16:45 17:45
      GIS and mapping basics: QGIS Hands-on and project creation
      • 16:45
        QGIS hands-on and project creation, practice with Mappy 1h
        Speakers: Luca Penasa (INAF-OAPD) , Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • 09:00 10:00
      Moon Mapping: Frontal Lessons
      • 09:00
        Mapping on the Moon 30m

        Introduction to the specific aspects of mapping the lunar surface and peculiar morphologies

        Speaker: Claudia Poehler
      • 09:30
        Crater Counting (focus on the Moon) 30m
        Speaker: Carolyn van der Bogert
    • 10:00 10:30
      Invited Talks
      • 10:00
        Open Source Tools for crater counting 30m
        Speaker: Greg Michael
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 11:00
        Spectral data on the Moon 30m
        Speaker: Francesca Zambon
      • 11:30
        Introduction to the practical activity: groups and tiles 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
      • 12:00
        Reference area and mapping scale 30m

        Introduction to the mapping area and the most relevant features

        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 14:00
        Group mapping 1h 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 18:00
      Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 16:00
        Group Mapping 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
      • 16:30
        Mapping presentation from each group 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
      • 17:00
        Merging group mapping 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
      • 17:30
        Map finalization 30m
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler
    • 09:00 10:30
      Mercury Mapping: Frontal Lessons
      • 09:00
        Mapping Mercury 1h

        Mapping mercury and its peculiar geologic features

        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 10:00
        Spectral data on Mercury 30m
        Speaker: Francesca Zambon
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffe Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Mercury Mapping: Group Activity
      • 11:00
        Introduction to the practical activity: groups and tiles 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 11:30
        Reference area and scale of mapping 30m

        Introduction to the mapping area, tiles distribution, mapping scale and best practices

        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 12:00
        Group Mapping 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 16:00
      Mercury Mapping: Group Activity
      • 14:00
        Group Mapping 2h

        Mapping activity with flying instructors

        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:30 18:30
      Mercury Mapping: Group Activity
      • 16:30
        Group mapping 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 17:00
        Mapping presentation from each group 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 17:30
        Merging group mapping 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
      • 18:00
        Map finalization 30m
        Speaker: Valentina Galluzzi
    • 18:30 19:30
      Invited Talks
      • 18:30
        Structural mapping of Mercury 30m
        Speaker: Kelsey Crane
    • 09:00 10:30
      Mars Mapping: Frontal Lessons
      • 09:00
        Mapping Mars Sedimentary Deposits 1h

        Mapping of martian sedimentary structures and best practices

        Speaker: Prof. Monica Pondrelli (UNICH)
      • 10:00
        Spectral data in the sedimentary deposits of Mars 30m

        Overview of the specific datasets and spectral indices related to Martian characteristic minerals and rock types in sedimentary environments

        Speaker: Dr Beatrice Baschetti (INAF)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 11:00
        Introduction to the practical activity: groups and tiles 30m

        Description of the mapping area and tiles distribution

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
      • 11:30
        Group mapping 1h

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 14:30
      Invited Talks
      • 14:00
        The origin of chaotic terrains 30m

        Seminar about the origin of chaotic terrains

        Speaker: Dr Erica Luzzi (Jacobs University)
    • 14:30 16:00
      Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 14:30
        Group mapping 1h 30m

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:30 18:30
      Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 16:30
        Group mapping 1h

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
      • 17:30
        Mapping presentation from each group and discussion 1h

        Each mapping group will briefly present its own tile

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • 09:00 09:45
      GIS and mapping basics: Geologic cross-sections
      • 09:00
        Creating Geological Cross Sections 45m

        The principles of geologic cross-sections in theory

        Speaker: Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
    • 09:45 10:30
      GIS and mapping basics: Geologic cross section creation
      • 09:45
        Cross-section creation in QGIS and InkScape 45m

        How to practically create a geologic cross-section starting fromg QGIS plugins, to extract topographic profiles, geologic contacts, dip and strike. How to finalize the interpreted cross-section in the open source InkScape software.

        Speakers: Luca Penasa, Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 11:45
      GIS and mapping basics: Stratigraphic column and correlations
      • 11:00
        Stratigraphic column and correlation 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Monica Pondrelli (UNICH)
    • 11:45 12:30
      Invited Talks
      • 11:45
        EPEC - EuroPlanet Early Career network 45m

        Presentation of the Early Career network and its activities

        Speaker: Dr Erica Luzzi (Jacobs University)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      GIS and mapping basics: Map Layout Creation
      • 14:00
        Map Layouts 45m

        Map finalization and printing layout creation

        Speaker: Dr Naß Andrea (DLR)
      • 14:45
        QGIS Map Layout Tutorial 45m
        Speaker: Dr Alessandro Frigeri
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 16:45
      Invited Talks
      • 16:00
        Towards a real collaborative mapping experience for geology 45m
        Speaker: Daven Quinn
    • 16:45 17:00
      General Information

      The main topics of the school will be introduced

      • 16:45
        End of the School and Next Steps 15m
        Speakers: Angelo Rossi (Jacobs University Bremen) , Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
    • 17:00 17:45
      Social Events: Collaborative Mapping