Dust, Atmosphere, and Plasma Environment of the Moon and Small Bodies

The 4th Dust, Atmosphere, and Plasma Environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2023) workshop will be held this summer! 

This will be a two-day workshop from June 5-6, 2023 in Boulder, CO.


The DAP-2023 workshop will be hosted by the SSERVI-IMPACT team at the University of Colorado, and will be a forum to 

(i) discuss our current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon and other small bodies, 

(ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions to the moon, airless bodies and comets, and 

(iii) describe expectations, problems, and solutions for planned future missions to dusty destinations. 


Abstracts are encouraged in the areas of enabling technologies, basic planetary and space science, instrument development ideas, laboratory experiments, and modeling. DAP-2023 technical session topics will depend on the collection of submitted abstracts, but we anticipate sessions in the following areas :  

  • The Moon

  • Small planetary bodies, asteroids, and comets

  • Dust impacts onto surfaces

  • Dust mitigation approaches for exploration

  • Discussion of future investigations and publications


DAP-2023 will follow the tradition of three previous workshops, LDAP-2010, DAP-2012, and DAP-2017, and contributions to DAP-2023 will be eligible for publication in a special issue of Icarus.


Stay tuned to this space for more details as they are posted!


While you're in Colorado, please consider also attending the Space Resources Roundtable, which will be June 6-9 at the Colorado School of Mines in nearby Golden.