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  1. November 13, 2019 - In-Person EC (ARC)

    The NAI Executive Council meeting on November 13, 2019 will be held in Mountain View, California and hosted by the NASA Ames Research Center team.

    Our last EC meeting will also coincide with the The NASA Astrobiology Science Forum: The Origin, Evolution, Distribution and Future of Astrobiology on November 14, 2019 in Building 201.

    Desi Bridges,

    Please register for your meeting attendance with NAI here. We use this information for meeting planning and communication.


    NASA Ames Research Center
    Bldg 17, 1st floor conference room
    Moffett Field, CA 94035

    Lodging Reservations

    NASA Ames Exchange Lodge
    Building 19
    19 N Akron Rd
    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Room Block Name: Desi Bridges Wyle Laboratory
    Dates: 11/12/19 – 11/15/19
    Phone: (650) 604-8100 – Please reserve under “Desi Bridges Wyle Laboratory” when booking your room
    Check-In: 3:00 PM
    Check-Out: 11:00 AM

    All reservations require an email address (for e-documents), and a credit card.
    Your credit card will not be charged until you arrive and check-in.
    All cancellations must be made within 24 hours of your arrival date.
    If you fail to cancel your reservation, you will be charged for one (1) nights stay.


    NAI will request guest for non-NASA visitors. Please also bring a second form of ID.

    Because of the REAL ID Act, those with a driver’s license from the following states may require a second form of ID:
    – American Samoa
    – Arizona
    – Louisiana
    – Minnesota
    – New Hampshire
    – New York

    Of the noncompliant states, Minnesota and New York have an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) available. These can be utilized as an acceptable identity document for access control.

    Visitors will need to provide:
    – Name (First, Last and Middle Initial)
    – Affiliation
    – Citizenship
    – Country of Citizenship

    Schedule – Tentative

    Wednesday, November 13th

    08:30–09:00 BREAKFAST

    09:00–09:15 Welcome & Introductions (Jon Rask)
    09:15–10:15 Ames Research Center Team Science: The Evolution of Prebiotic Chemical Complexity and the Organic Inventory of Protoplanetary Disks and Primordial Planets (Host, Scott Sandford)

    10:15–10:45 BREAK

    10:45–11:45 SETI Institute Team Science: Changing Planetary Environments and the Fingerprints of Life (Host, Nathalie Cabrol)
    11:45–12:00 Group Photo

    12:00–01:00 LUNCH

    01:00–01:30 PI in camera Session
    01:30–02:00 Report out from in camera session (NAI EC and NAI Central only)
    02:00–02:30 Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3); Tim Lyons
    02:30–03:00 Network for Life Detection (NfoLD); Tori Hoehler, Nathalie Cabrol

    03:00–03:30 BREAK

    03:30–03:45 Network for Ocean Worlds (NOW); Rosaly Lopes and Isik Kanik
    03:45–04:00 The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS); Tim Lyons
    04:00–04:15 From Early Cells to Multicellularity; Frank Rosenzweig
    04:15–05:00 Other Institute Business: Administrative Close-out Q&A

    05:00 ADJOURN

    06:30 Group Dinner: FAZ Restaurant