NfoLD/NExSS Joint Community Workshop: Standards of Evidence for Life Detection

Status Report From: NASA Astrobiology
Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The NASA Research Coordination Networks NfoLD (Network for Life Detection) and NExSS (Nexus for Exoplanet System Science) will be hosting a virtual Workshop from July 19-22, 2021. To accommodate a global audience the Standards of Evidence workshop will have a main session each day at 12:00 to 17:00 Eastern US Time as well as two abbreviated satellite sessions available for those attending in European or Pacific Rim time zones.

Workshop attendees will discuss the process needed to increase scientific confidence in biosignature detections, and how to best convey this continuum of confidence to a broader audience. The workshop will also initiate a discussion on community biosignature detection reporting protocols. The overall goal of the workshop will be to produce community guidelines for biosignature detection, which will be submitted for publication.

July 19-22, 2021. 12:00-17:00 Eastern Time.

Attendance is open to the broader scientific research, publishing, and journalism communities.


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