Science and Exploration

Volunteer For The Venus Science Coordination Group (VeSCoor)

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 20, 2022
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Volunteer For The Venus Science Coordination Group (VeSCoor)

Volunteer Yourself or Nominate Others for the Venus Science Coordination Group (VeSCoor) by September 30, 2022

NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) and the European Space Agency (ESA) jointly are convening a Venus Science Coordinating group (VeSCoor).

VeSCoor is a forum for dialogue within the broader, international Venus scientific community, in support of the upcoming ESA and NASA missions to Venus. VeSCoor’s primary goal is to identify new, unanticipated scientific approaches and outcomes based on synergies among the missions to Venus and suggest studies to enhance overall scientific return.

PSD has announced the nomination process for U.S. VeSCoor participants via a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) dated July 20, 2022 available in PDF format on Individuals may self-nominate or nominate another person. Nominations are due September 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

For details of how to submit a nomination, please carefully read the DCL and the Terms of Reference (ToR). The DCL and ToR are located under the “Community Announcements” section of the webpage entitled: For Researchers: Funding Opportunities and Announcements at PSD expects to select one co-chair and up to five members.

Please email questions using “VeSCooR 2022” in the email’s subject line, to Dr. Adriana Ocampo, Venus International Liaison, NASA HQ Planetary Science Division at

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