The approach of PLANMAP is to integrate data from different sources (images, DTMs, spectral-cubes, chemical data, radar sounding products, in situ observation) to produce geological maps specifically dedicated to planetary exploration at different levels (orbital probes, robotics and human). In particular, these products will help in preparing observation strategies for orbiting probes, select locations of high interest for exploration or exploitation reasons, select landing sites in scientifically interesting and safe places and characterize them, focus the strategy of exploration with rovers. In addition, the same products will be very effective in training astronauts for future manned mission to the Moon and Mars and in preparing the next generation of planetary scientists.

Access to PLANMAP products will be available from this page following four different paths:

Kids Corner

Student Path

Scientist Path

Press Path