Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets

Abstract and registration now open.

Conference in Uppsala, Sweden: 12 - 16 June 2017

The Swedish Institute for Space Physics (Institutet för rymdfysik, IRF) and the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, KTH) welcome you to the 20th Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets conference. The conference will take place from 12 - 16 June, 2017, in Uppsala, Sweden. An informal ice-breaker session will be held on the evening of Sunday 11 June.

Scientific Focus

Presentations are solicited for original research on any aspects of the magnetospheres, ionospheres, and thermospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and their moons. We expect that particular focus will be given to recent results from Juno, and anticipation of the Cassini "Grand Finale". Comparative studies will be welcome, provided the focus is within the scope of the conference.

A tentative list of meeting topics can be found on the program page.


The conference plenary session will take place in Uppsala University's Ångström Laboratory, a short walk or bus ride from the city center, in the 220 person capacity Siegbahnsalen. This is the same venue used successfully for the 60th Cassini PSG in 2013. Tickets for the local bus network are included in the registration fee and will be provided.

Internet access will be arranged, but we encourage attendees to setup Eduroam, if they have access to this system via their host institution.

Abstract submission and registration

Submit your abstract and register for the conference here.

Due to the expected number of attendees, we have elected not to accept additional abstracts from those not attending the meeting. It is possible to attend the meeting without giving a presentation, however - simply check the appropriate button.

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2017. Abstracts submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

If you wish to submit an additional abstract, please do so using this form. We expect that the conference schedule will be tight, so please expect that additional abstracts are likely to be presented as posters.


The meeting registration fee includes the icebreaker, conference banquet, short excursion, and complete lunches every day during the week at a nearby restaurant, along with refreshments during poster sessions, and coffee and something sweet during breaks in the meeting.

Payment details will be provided following registration.

Item Fee (SEK)
Registration Fee 4500 SEK (incl. tax, payable before 1 June 2017)
Registration Fee (student rate) 3000 SEK (incl. tax, payable before 1 June 2017). Reduced rate for current PhD students.
Late registration processing fee +1000 SEK (incl. tax). Payable for registration payment received on or after 1 June 2017.

In the event that you are unnable to attend the meeting, refunds will be possible if requested before 5 June 2017, less a 1000 SEK processing fee.

Payment details will be supplied after the registration form is completed, and our payment system is up and running.

We can arrange for additional guests to attend the social aspects of the conference, provided that the extra incurred costs are paid - please send a request to

NASA travel support

Funds to facilitate US based students and early career researchers in attending MOP 2017 have been allocated to LASP. For details please visit this LASP page.


Block bookings have been made at several hotels in Uppsala (IRF's status as a government institute prevents us from block-booking at a single hotel). These bookings can be accessed using the following links.

Park Inn by Radisson (rooms from 980 SEK)

Scandic Upplandia - Use code MOP120617, (rooms from 1005 SEK)

AkademiHotellet (rooms from 1095 SEK. Note, discounted rate is (apparently) only available for bookings made by email or telephone to this hotel, using code 113780).

Radisson Blu (rooms from 1230 SEK).

Other hotels are also available. We encourage attendees to book their accommodation early.


Uppsala is well served by Sweden's largest airport, Stockholm Arlanda (ARN). Direct and regular commuter trains link Arlanda airports station (between Terminals 3 and 5) to Uppsala's central station, in a 20 minute journey. Regular buses are also available, as are taxis.

Contact Details

Send an email to David Andrews, Lorenz Roth and Niklas Edberg.
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