This will be the second DPAC consortium meeting in which representatives from all CUs and DPCs participate. It is intended as a working meeting with the following goals in mind:

  • Share and discuss the experience of the first data release
  • Review the first scientific results of Gaia
  • Prepare for the second data release
  • Work on cross-CU/DPC issues
  • Bring DPAC members together who do not normally meet
  • Team building
  • Visibility for DPAC

The meeting will take place from January 23 to 27 2017 in Sitges at the conference facilities of the Melia Hotel. The meeting starts on Monday at lunch time and ends on Friday at lunchtime. The detailed programme will be announced later, but the plan is to have plenary morning sessions to present and discuss results of interest to everyone in the consortium. The afternoons will be used to organize splinter meetings which are aimed at working on cross-CU or cross-DPC issues. The meeting will also feature a public lecture on Gaia and an event for the press.

*Please note that this meeting is for DPAC members only*