COSPAR's objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research. These objectives are achieved through the organization of Scientific Assemblies, publications and other means.
SETI Institute scientists who will be presenting at COSPAR include:
Rosalba Bonaccorsi ("Contamination Management of Sample Collection Devices for Life Detection on Icy World Plume Fly-through Missions")
Jeonghee Rho ("SOFIA Far-Infrared FIFI_LS Observations of CO-rich Knots in the Supernova Remnant CAS A")
John Rummel ("Implementing planetary protection measures for commercial space missions: international standards and national legislation", "It is time to update the biohazard test protocol for a Mars sample return mission", "Roles for COSPAR PPP and PEX in future space resources governance activities", "The Moon Village Association: An informal, global forum for cooperation and coordination in lunar exploration")