Rochechouart at the “EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019” in Geneva, Switzerland, 15–20 September 2019

Organized each year by the Europlanet Society, jointly with DPS (Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society) every 2 years, the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 was attended by 1730 participants from 52 countries. It was the ooportunity for P. Lambert, with the CIRIR consortium and Jean-Pierre Lebreton, president of this Congres, to present an ambitious project toward the empowerment of the Rochechouart impact geoheritage into the public by using the CIRIR facilities and means toward making the site a training and education site, stating with astronauts:

THE ROCHECHOUART IMPACT GEOSITE FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING Philippe Lambert (1), Jean-Pierre Lebreton (2, 3), and CIRIR consortium (1), (1) Center for International Research and Restitution on Impact and on Rochechouart, 87600 Rochechouart, France; (2) LPC2E, CNRS-Université Orleans-CNES, 45000 Orleans, France; (3) LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, CNRS, 92195, Meudon, France.

In the prospect of future economic exploitation of the
Moon and asteroids which are made and permanently
reprocessed by impact, we address the potential for
utilizing Rochechouart impact as test site for studies,
and the field facilities and resources available on site
and for practical “immersive” training of astronauts,
administrations and industries on impact materials
and processes.

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