Planetary Mapping Winter School 2022

Europe/Rome
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

    • General Information: Welcome and course introduction

      The main topics of the school will be introduced

      • 1
        Europlanet Society
        Speaker: Prof. Nigel Mason (University of Kent)
      • 2
        Welcome and Introduction to gological maps

        What are geological maps? Which is their importance on the Earth and for planetary exploration? How can the geological evolution of a planetary body be decifered from geological maps?
        By answering to these questions the IInd edition of the Geology and Planetary mapping winter school will formally begin and a throughout description on how the school will be organized will be given.

        Speaker: Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
    • Invited Talks
      • 3
        Introduction to MOST Project 'Key Technologies and Demonstration of Standardised Planetary Geologic Mapping
        Speaker: Prof. Zhizhong Kang (CUGB)
    • 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break
    • GIS and mapping basics: Planetary Geology and Remote Sensing Overview
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • GIS and mapping basics: QGIS basics
      • 7
        Introduction to QGIS: basic usage and standard tools

        QGIS overview
        The interface
        Mapping project creation
        Loading rasters and mouse buttons: styling and properties of DTMs and imagery
        CRS: project and layer CRSs
        Measuring Distances
        Creating vector layers
        First steps in geometry creation: Add Point/Line/Polygon
        Attribute tables
        Styling vectors using the fields
        Saving project
        Plugin manager

        Speakers: Dr Luca Penasa (INAF-OAPD), Dr Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Invited Talks
    • GIS and mapping basics: Mappy plugin tutorial
      • 9
        Practice with Mappy, Q&A

        An informal session for practising and reviewing the basics of QGIS. Questions welcome.

        Speakers: Dr Luca Penasa (INAF-OAPD), Dr Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • Moon Mapping: Frontal Lessons
      • 10
        Mapping the Moon surface
        Speaker: Dr Carolyn van der Bogert (WWU)
    • Invited Talks
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 12
        Introduction to the practical activity: groups and tiles
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
      • 13
        Group Mapping
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 14
        Group mapping
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Moon Mapping: Group Activity
      • 15
        Group Mapping
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
      • 16
        Mapping presentation from each group
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
      • 17
        Merging group mapping
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
      • 18
        Map finalization
        Speaker: Claudia Pöhler (WWU)
    • Mercury Mapping: Frontal Lessons
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffe Break
    • Mercury Mapping
    • 11:50 AM
      Zoom link change
    • Mercury Mapping: Group Activity
      • 23
        Mercury practical introduction

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

        Speaker: Dr Valentina Galluzzi (INAF-IAPS)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • 1:50 PM
      Reconveen and split into breakouts
    • Mercury Mapping: Group Activity
      • 24
        Mercury mapping practical

        Mapping activity with instructors subdivided into different groups

        Speakers: Dr Valentina Galluzzi (INAF-IAPS), Dr Alistair Blance (OU), Dr Annie Lennox (OU), Dr Lorenza Giacomini (INAF-IAPS), Dr Marc Canale (OU)
    • 4:45 PM
      Reconveen and cloud upload
    • Mercury Mapping
      • 25
        Mercury practical discussion and tile merging
        Speaker: Dr Valentina Galluzzi (INAF-IAPS)
    • 5:50 PM
      Return to Plenary Zoom Room
    • Invited Talks
      • 26
        Tectonics of Mercury
        Speaker: Prof. Kelsey Crane (Mississippi State Univ.)
    • Mars Mapping: Frontal Lessons
      • 27
        Mapping Mars Sedimentary Deposits

        Mapping of martian sedimentary structures and best practices

        Speaker: Prof. Monica Pondrelli (UNICH)
      • 28
        Spectral data in the sedimentary deposits of Mars

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

        Speaker: Beatrice Baschetti (UNIPD)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 29
        Introduction to the practical activity: groups and tiles

        Description of the mapping area and tiles distribution

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

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Invited Talks
      • 31
        The origin of chaotic terrains

        Seminar about the origin of chaotic terrains

        Speaker: Dr Erica Luzzi (Jacobs University)
    • Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 32
        Group mapping

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Mars Mapping: Group Activity
      • 33
        Group mapping

        Mapping of tiles divided into groups

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
      • 34
        Mapping presentation from each group and discussion

        Each mapping group will briefly present its own tile

        Speaker: Prof. Pondrelli Monica (UNICH)
    • GIS and mapping basics: Geologic cross-sections
      • 35
        Creating geological cross sections

        Geological sections unreveal the subsurface geology hidden underneath the lanscape of any planetary body. They can be produced from geological maps and used to check their consistency as well as to create 3D subsurface models. The lecture will explain the general principles to be followed in order to produce geological sections showing their differences on diverse planetary and geological contexts.

        Speaker: Prof. Matteo Massironi (UNIPD)
    • GIS and mapping basics: Stratigraphic column and correlations
      • 36
        Stratigraphic column and correlation
        Speaker: Prof. Monica Pondrelli (UNICH)
    • 10:35 AM
      Coffee Break
    • GIS and mapping basics: Geologic cross section creation
      • 37
        Cross-section creation in QGIS and InkScape

        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: Dr Luca Penasa (INAF-OAPD), Riccardo Pozzobon (INAF-OAPD)
    • Invited Talks
      • 38
        EPEC - EuroPlanet Early Career network

        Presentation of the Early Career network and its activities

        Speaker: Dr Erica Luzzi (Jacobs University)
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • GIS and mapping basics: Map Layout Creation
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Invited Talks
      • 41
        Towards a real collaborative mapping experience for geology
        Speaker: Daven Quinn
    • General Information

      The main topics of the school will be introduced