This page collates material related to the Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team (EPR-AT) and the call for White Papers.
Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team
|Latest update: 28 October 2010 - final roadmap available|
The final version of A European Roadmap for Exoplanets is now available to download. See link under Related Publications in the right-hand menu.
The EPR-AT is an expert advisory team appointed by ESA, in 2008, with the purpose of advising the Agency on the best scientific and technological roadmap to pursue in order to address one of the most exciting goals in modern astrophysics: the characterization of terrestrial exoplanets (up to the possible detection of biomarkers). See article "Formation of EPR Advisory Team".
The EPR-AT consulted with the scientific community in the process of preparing the roadmap. The first step in this consultation process was the Call for White Papers (see article on "Call for White Papers for EPR-AT"). The White Papers were evaluated and used by the EPR-AT in the preparation of a draft document "A Roadmap for Exoplanets". This document was discussed at a dedicated workshop held 7-8 April at University College London (see link to EPR-AT Workshop in right-hand menu).
The final version of the roadmap, entitled "A European Roadmap for Exoplanets" was delivered to ESA, and published in October 2010.
Schedule of activities (updated October 2010)
|End-May 2008:||ESA issues Call for White Papers|
|30 July 2008 (12:00 CEST):||Deadline for submission of White Papers|
|March 2010:||EPR-AT circulates draft roadmap to the scientific community|
|April 2010:||Workshop at which EPR-AT presents draft roadmap report to community and solicits feedback|
|May 2010:||Final roadmap report is delivered to ESA|
|October 2010:||Final roadmap report released to the scientific community|
The members of the Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team are:
|Artie Hatzes, (Chair), Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany|
|Malcolm Fridlund, (Secretary), ESA|
|Anja C. Andersen, Dark Cosmology Center, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Anthony Boccaletti, Observatoire de Meudon, France|
|Rudolf Dvorak, Institute for Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria|
|Giusi Micela, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy|
|Alessandro Morbidelli, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, France|
|Andreas Quirrenbach, ZAH, Landessternwarte, Germany|
|Heike Rauer, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany|
|Franck Selsis, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB), France|
|Giovanna Tinetti, University College London, UK|
|Stephane Udry, Université de Genève, Switzerland|
For further details please contact:
Dr. Fabio Favata
Head of ESA Science Planning and Community Coordination Office