EXOPLANET EXPLORATION PROGRAM ANALYSIS GROUP (EXOPAG)
The Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) is responsible for soliciting and coordinating community input into the development and execution of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). It serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for analysis in support of activity prioritization and for future exploration. It provides findings of analyses to NASA through the Astrophysics Subcommittee (APS) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC); the ExoPAG Chair (Scott Gaudi) is a member of the APS.
ExoPAG activities and meetings are organized through an Executive Committee, selected by NASA HQ through a Dear Colleague letter. Appointments are made annually to replace members rotating off; the normal term is 3 years. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee, please contact the ExEP Program Scientist at NASA HQ (Doug Hudgins).
Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG)
The Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is pleased to issue this open call for nominations to serve on the Executive Committee of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group, or ExoPAG. In the coming months, NASA anticipates making three new appointments to the ExoPAG Executive Committee, to replace current members Tom Greene, Lisa Kalteneggar, and Aki Roberge who have completed their term of service on the Committee. Appointments will be for a period of 3 years.
The ExoPAG is an open, interdisciplinary forum that provides a conduit for community input into NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP), and for conducting analyses in support of ExEP science objectives and their implications for planning and prioritization of Program activities. The ExoPAG is led by a Chairperson drawn from the membership of the Astrophysics Subcommittee, and an Executive Committee, whose membership is chosen to reflect the broad range of scientific disciplines and interests represented in the field of exoplanet exploration. Together, the ExoPAG Chair and Executive Committee are responsible for capturing and organizing community input, overseeing ExoPAG analyses, reporting ExoPAG findings and inputs to the Astrophysics Subcommittee, and keeping the scientific community apprised of ongoing activities and opportunities within NASA’s ExEP. Detailed information about the structure and function of the ExoPAG, as well as the current and past membership of the ExoPAG EC, can be found on the Web at http://exep.jpl.nasa.gov/exopag.
Nominations for the ExoPAG Executive Committee should be submitted via email to the address: Douglas.M.Hudgins@nasa.gov. Nominations must include both a cover letter and a one-page CV summarizing the nominee’s relevant background. The cover letter should provide a description of the nominee’s area of expertise and qualifications for service on the ExoPAG Executive Committee. Self-nominations are welcome and nominations of early-career scientists are especially encouraged. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 28 February 2014, with announcement of selections anticipated in April 2014.
We look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to develop a robust and compelling Exoplanet Exploration Program.
Douglas M. Hudgins, NASA Headquarters
Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University
Executive Committee Membership
Study Analysis Groups (SAGs) Much of the ExoPAG's work is conducted by Study Analysis Groups (SAGs) on specific exoplanet topics. The exoplanet community is encouraged to participate in the ExoPAG and in SAGs of interest; see descriptions of the SAGs.
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Questions and comments about the ExoPAG can be sent by email to: NASA-ExoPAG@nasa.gov