S-SAIL: Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation and exopLanets

FCUL, Lisboa

The main goal of this 2-days workshop is to gather  researchers, post-docs and students from all Europe, working on Planetary Science studies to discuss about several topics related with Planetary Atmospheres (including exoplanets), and promote collaborations on the basis of a interdisciplinary approach.

Main topics:

  • Atmosphere characterization I: chemical composition (Solar System planets);
  • Clouds and Dynamics;
  • Atmospheric Waves;
  • Atmosphere Modeling;
  • Atmosphere characterization II: exoplanets;
  • Current and Future mission.

The Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation and exopLanets (S-SAIL) workshop takes place in Lisbon, between the 27th and 28th June 2019. This workshop is supported by Europlanet 2020 RI NA1 –Innovation through Science Networking, and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.

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Objectives: Provide students with basic knowledge of R programming, allowing them to manipulate and visualize data with R.

Objectives: Provide students with statistical knowledge and tools to manipulate, analyze and visualize biological data with R. Introduction to modeling, simulations and Bayesian statistics.

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Objectives: This course introduces the field of island biogeography, a discipline that has long influenced other research areas such as macroecology, community ecology, evolution and conservation biology.

Objectives: This course offers an overview of the different ways to measure biodiversity, and provides tips for the stratification of primary biodiversity data and the construction of variables that describe its various facets.

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New date: 30 August - 03 September 2021.

This conference is the 22nd in the series of triennial conferences which bring together the Particle and Nuclear Physics communities.