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     Date Submitted:24-05-2015
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     Current job:NASA Lead Program Executive Space Missions
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     KeywordsSpace Management complex intergovernmental and institutional Projects


    PhD. Planetary Science, March 2013, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands.           

    M.Sc. Space Science, August 1997, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), USA.

    B.Sc. Physical Science, September 1983, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), USA.

    A.A Associate Degree in Science, 1977, Pasadena City College, Geology emphasis. California, USA





    6/2005- present  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Science Division. Science Program Management, Lead Program Executive for the New Frontier Program (with a USD$1B plus budget per mission), which includes the Juno mission to Jupiter, the New Horizons mission to Pluto, oversight of OSIRIS-REX asteroid sample return, and development of the next New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity. Program Executive for ESA’s Venus Express mission and Program Scientist for JAXA’s Venus Climate Orbiter. Lead Venus scientist responsible for the Venus Exploration Advisory Group (VEXAG), which is charter to develop science goals for the exploration of Venus. Serves in selection Steering Committee for missions and instruments. Directed panel  for the Venus gravity assists mission science observation with mission Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, JUICE, Bepi-Colombo.


    3/2004-6/2005   California Institute of Technology (CIT), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Earth and Space Science Division. Investigation Scientist for Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer/High Energy Neutron Detector/MARIE.Mars Member of the Mars Program Office Science Division and Solid Earth and Interior Program. Conduct research on impact crater processes.


    2/2002-3/2004   European Space Agency (ESA) at ESTEC, Senior Research Scientist in the Planetary Science Division, Planetary Scientist. Responsible for research in the area of impact craters with applications to Planetary Missions. Member of the Mars Express Project Science Team and Acting as Deputy Project Scientist to Venus Express. Responsible for developing and implementing the MEX payload commissioning phase and for VEX developed the science mission operation architecture.


    1998-2/2002.     National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, Office of Space Science and External Relations. Program Executive and International Affairs Specialist: Managed five GSFC international space sciences missions (XMM, INTEGRAL, CLUSTER II, ASTRO-E, and SXG) with ESA, ISAS and IKI. Responsible for NASA space science collaboration with Russia (and all the former Soviet Union countries), Spain, Portugal and Latin America (budget=$100M).  Responsible for the Mid-Explorer SWIFT and MAP Missions (budget $360M).


    1984-1998.     California Institute of Technology (CIT), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Earth and Space Science Division  Galileo Project, Science Coordinator for the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) and deputy NIMS Team Chief,Galileo mission duties included: Lead  science coordinator responsible for designing, planning and sequencing all Europa observations and Earth 1 Flyby. Deputy Team Chief for NIMS, managed 15 people. Lead science integrator for various Galileo sequences. Supported laboratory calibration and pre‑flight checking of NIMS engineering model and flight instrument. Performed analysis of calibration and simulated spectrometric data. Developed science team procedures.


    1992-1999.     Co-Investigator in NASA Exobiology grantto study the biospheric effects of a large impact (Chicxulub crater) in the Yucatan peninsula at the K/T boundary. JPL lead for NASA Exobiology Chicxulub Impact  crater research and secretary of the international research committee.


    1988-1993.     JPL, Experiment Representative for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) onboard Mars Observer.  Project duties:  represented the Principal Investigator and science team on Mars Observer mission development and operations. Developed science requirements for the instrument. Developed science sequence observation for cruise and main mission. Represented TES scientific objectives in mission and spacecraft design. Developed compatible science plans with other instruments in the science payload. Developed and checked pre‑flight instrument sequences.


    1985-1993.     JPL, Interdisciplinary Scientist representative on Mars Observer (MO). Project duties included: Represented the scientific interests of the five MO Interdisciplinary Scientists in project science activities. Developed integrated science observations for a near-circular polar orbit spacecraft. Assisted in the development of low cost mission operations. Developed and implemented a strategy for commanding the spacecraft from interdisciplinary scientist workstations.


    1984-1985.     JPL, Co-investigator on a Remote Sensing projectto analyze radar and Landsat TM image data, Savannah River Plant, South Carolina. Responsible for the image processing analysis. Helped with the development of a new instrument, the Platinum Silica Spectroscopic Camera (PSSC).


    1983-1984.     JPL, Image Processing Applications and Development Section.  Geology and Earth Resources Group: Digital Mosaicing of Landsat 4, Thematic Mapper band ratios classifications, stretch enhancement, geometric correction, Principal Components of SAR, Landsat data. 


    1981-1983.     JPL, Image Processing Application and Development Section.  Space Image Processing. Worked In the Camera Calibration Group for the Galileo Project. Responsible for digital data analysis of the CCD's color reconstruction, geometry, focal length and field-of-view response.  Reporting of CCD calibration results. Responsible for developing and implementing the Image Processing Seminar Series. Member of mission planning office for the Voyager Project .


    1977-1981.     JPL, Navigation Systems Section.  Optical Science and Navigation Group. Responsibilities: Member of Viking Orbiter Imaging support for geodesy, cartography, and ephemerides analysis of Phobos and Deimos.  Planning of observation opportunities of Phobos and Deimos for the Viking Mission. Mosaicing of Viking data. Support of the Voyager Optical Navigation Saturn star catalog development, telescope plate observations, measuring and astrometric reduction.  Program rings of Mars (data reduction and analysis). Phobos atlas compilation and development.


    1976-1977.     JPL, Tracking Systems and Application Section. Supported data reduction of the Earth non‑uniform rotation and polar motion.


    1975-1976.    JPL, Tracking Systems and Applications Section. Worked on the ARIES Project (Astronomical Radio Interferometry Earth Survey). Responsibilities included construction and assembly of electronic modules to be used in ARIES receiver (i.e., layout and etching of circuit boards, wire wrapping, etc.).


    1973-1975.         JPL, Tracking Systems and Applications Section.Worked on the Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Project. Responsibilities included data collection and reduction from the interferometers.


    Field of Expertise:  International science management for space science missions. Scientific expertise is Planetary Geology, specifically impact cratering.

    Management, development and implementation of large scale space science missions.


    Research:  First to identify via remote sensing the K/T mass extinction impact crater.Conduct ground-breaking research on the biospheric effects brought about by Chicxulub Impact crater, identifying that Sulfur played a key role in the 65Ma old global extinction. Impact stratigraphy and depositional mechanism study of the Chicxulub crater as the best preserved example of ejecta blanket in a volatile rich wet target rock. These deposits serve as planetary analog for fluidized ejecta blankets.


    International Scientific Cooperation

    Senior research scientist for the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars and Venus Express missions (2002-2004). Responsible for developing the Mars Express commissioning and the Venus Express (VEX) science operation plans. Develop the VEX Education and Outreach Plan.

    Responsible for NASA international GSFC space science missions in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Japan’s Institute for Space and Aeronautical Science (ISAS) and Russia’s Space Science Research Institute (IKI).

    Advisory Board member for The Planetary Society (TPS) fostering educational and outreach program for the global community, specially developing countries. Promoted and organized programs between TPS and United Nation Office of Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) office, including making TPS a NGO in the Commission for Peaceful Uses of Space (COPOUS).

    Developed and established a scientific collaboration between the Russian Academy of Science and JPL to produce a model of the biospheric effects of the Chicxulub impact.

    Developed ties between JPL and Mexico to foster JPL's participation in payload development for a low Earth orbiter mini-satellite (SATEX I, II).

    Developed research proposal to study active volcanoes in Central America using the Airborne Terrain Laser Altimeter (ATLAS), submitted to the United Nations Developing Program. 

    Organized and participated in the United Nations ESA Basic Space Science Workshops (1992-2002), to encourage participation by developing countries in space science research. As an outcome of these workshops, helped Egypt to develop a proposal for a prototype drill that was considered for the Russian Mars rover mission, Marsokhod.  Helped set up the astronomical observatory for Honduras University and develop the irst graduate program in Central America in Astronomy and Space Science.

    Founding member and member of the international advisory board of the "Space Conference for the Americas: Prospects in Cooperation," held in Costa Rica (1990), Chile (1993), Uruguay (1996), Colombia (2002) and Ecuador (2006). The aim of these conferences, which are developed in conjunction with the United Nations, is to encourage cooperation in the areas of space science and technology for peaceful uses of space among the Pan-American countries for the purpose of improving the quality of life. 


    Space Mission Management:Senior Research Scientist for the European Space Agency (ESA) and member of the Project Science Team for Mars Express (MEX) and Venus Express (VEX). Responsible for developing and implementing the MEX payload commissioning phase and for VEX developed the science mission operation architecture. Assigned to NASA Headquarters as a Program Executive to manage the NASA Goddard International Space Science Program in the Office of Space Science with a budget of over $100M. Also, responsible for the development and implementation of the Explorer SWIFT gamma ray observatory and MAP at a funding level of $360M. Responsible in NASA’s Office of External Relations as the international affairs specialist for Spain, Portugal, Russia (and all the countries of the former Soviet Union) and Latin America. Missions managed for NASA’s Office of Space Science are: XMM (1998-2001, ESA collaboration), ASTRO-E (1998-2001, Japanese collaboration), INTEGRAL (1998-2002, ESA collaboration), CLUSTER(1998-2001, ESA collaboration).


    Outreach and Education:  Participated in over 100 programs on science mentoring for primary and secondary schools and universities, including advisor to the Boy Scouts Educational Science Programs Committee, special Educational Programs with the Girl Scouts, key note speaker for the Math/Science Interchange Seminars at Loyola Marymount University, advisor for the JPL/MESA Space Station Competition, participant in the Gifted Children Program with local schools, advisor to the JPL Space Exploration Post 509, advisor to the Venezuelan School in Astrobiology, advisor to the Cordoba, Argentina university program in space science, advisor to the Honduras University Astronomy program. 

    In 2004 selected to the International Year of Planet Earth Advisory Board of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), a multidisciplinary initiative, representing 250,000 geoscientist across 117 countries endorsed by UNESCO Earth Sciences Division.

    Member of The Planetary Society (TPS) Advisory Board. TPS is a Non Governmental Organization whose mission is to foster public interest in space exploration.

    National board member for 6 years of the U.S. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) that promotes science and engineering education among minorities.

    Gave over 100 lectures and interviews in English and Spanish on NASA missions, Chicxulub and the K/T extinction, and women in science at Stanford (1995), the National Science Teacher Annual Convention (1995), Caltech (1997), University of Puerto Rico (1998), University of Maryland (1999), Cosmos Club (1999), and University of Simon Bolivar, Venezuela (1999), and ESA's Space Science Conference ESLAB (2002).

    Developed programs to promote science and engineering among young students, including, educational exercises for secondary school teachers on the Chicxulub impact and the K/T extinction and geometry exercises using the Galileo spacecraft .

    Developed a three-week workshop in Planetary Science for developing countries for The Planetary Society (TPS) in 1987. This activity brought about the collaboration between the UN Basic Space Science workshops and TPS.  Member of the international organizing committee for the UN Basic Space Science Workshops.

     Helped develop and organize "The Challenge of Space Flight: A Space Symposium", 1987 for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at NASA Johnson Space Center.

    JPL representative to the Mexican-American Organization annual conference and 1994 Association of Women in Science Conference.

    Member of JPL Advisory Council for Women that reports directly to JPL’s Director. Participant in the JPL and NASA Speaker's Bureau in English and Spanish.

    Senior Adviser for the UNESCO-IUGS International Earth Year (2005-2007) an Earth science for Society Initiative.


    In May 2009 organized and participated in the largest event in Latin-American (24,000 students ages 9-17) for the International Year of Astronomy in Barranquilla Colombia, called Aventura Espacial.


    Space Mission Operations Experience: Two years at ESA doing mission science planning and operation. Thirty (30) years in Space Science Flight Missions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with the following missions: Viking Project (1977-1981), Voyager Project (1979-1981), Mars Observer (1988-1993), Galileo Project (1984-1998), ESA’s Mars Express mission (2002, 2003), ESA Venus Express mission (2002-2004).


    NASA Awards:

    • NASA Group Achievement Award for the Juno mission accomplishing to launch within and on schedule August 2012.
    • NASA’s group Achievement award for the Galileo Orbital Operations Recovery Team, 1997.
    • NASA Group achievement Award for the Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer Team, 2005.
    • NASA Group achievement Award for the Mars Odyssey Science Operations Support Team, 2005.
    • NASA Group achievement Award for the Mars Observer’s Thermal Emission Spectrometer, 1992
    • NASA’s group achievement award Galileo Ida Encounter/Dactyl Discovery Team, 1992.
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, Galileo Orbiter Instrument Design Development for the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, 1991.
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, Galileo Orbiter Instrument Design Development and Test of the Solid State Imaging Subsystem, 1991.
    • NASA Group Achievement Award, Galileo Orbiter Instrument Design Development and Test Science Coordinators, 1991.
    • Galileo Recognition Award, 1990.
    • NASA Group Achievements Award, Voyager Flight Team Mission Planning, 1986
    • NASA Group Achievements Award, Voyager Navigation Team, Saturn Ephemeredis, 1986.
    • Certificate of Recognition of the JPL’s Speakers Bureau, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.
    • Goddard Trophy as a member of the Viking Orbiter Imaging Team during the Viking mission to Mars 1977.

    ESA Awards:

    • ESA Certification for outstanding contribution to the launch of the Mars Express mission, June 2, 2003.

    ·      European Space Agency Award for outstanding contributions to the CLUSTERII Mission, 2001.

    Community awards and recognitions:

    • 2013 Successful Women in Science Award Fundacion Mujeres de Exito, Colombia.
    • 2009 Distinguish Public Service by the Governor of the Atlantic and International Rotary Club, Barranquilla Colombia.
    • 2008 Distinguish Alumni Award, CSUN Los Angeles, CA USA.
    • Pasadena City College Commencement Speech Class 2005
    • California Community College League 2004 Outstanding Alumni.
    • Colombia’s International Orchid Award in science, 2003.
    • DISCOVER Magazine named her among the 50 most important women in science November 2002.
    • “Colombianos Notables” Award recognizing outstanding contributions to science and education, 1999.
    • JPL Science Bowl Mentor program, 1994.
    • Comision Femenil de Los Angeles Latinas in science award, October 1990 and 1992.
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Award for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication , 1992.
    • Asociacion Mexicana de Ingenieros Mecanicos y Electricistas(AMIME), lifetime meber, 1992.
    • Hispanic Women’s Council Award for selfless dedication to the future of our youth, 1993.

    ·      Universidad Iberoamericana Noroeste (Mexico) recognition award for supporting students science activities, 1991.

    • Tijuana’s Institute of Technology recognition for efforts in fostering cooperation between USA and Mexican students.
    • SHPE and AMIME International Collaboration Award, 1988
    • UNIDAS Award, 1988

    ·      Engineering Award for a special project on strain gages at Pasadena City College, 1974.


    Computer Experience:  FORTRAN IV and BASIC.  Work experience with time‑sharing systems, including UNIVAC 1108 and 1100/80 series, EXEC8 operating system, IBM 370/158 control language (VMS). VICAR(Image Processing), and PDP-11/34 (RSX‑11M).  VAX 11/780, VMS control language, word processing, electronic mail and spreadsheet. UNIX, XWINDOWS. Flight Project sequencing programs: POINTER, MIRAGE, SEQGEN, OASIS, OAPLINK, DMS. WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, MSProject.



    Fluent in English and Spanish.  Read, write and speak Italian and French very well. Basic understanding of Portuguese. Esperanto.



    Vivi Vajda, Adriana Ocampo, Embaie Ferrow, Christian Bender Koch . Nano particles as the primary cause for long-term sunlight suppression at high southern latitudes following the Chicxulub impact – evidence from ejecta deposits in Belize and Mexico. Gondwana Research (2014).

    WigForss-Lange J. Vajda V., Acampo A. Trace-element concentration in the Mexico-Belize ejecta layer: A link between the Chicxulub impact and the global Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. Meteoritics &Planetary Science 42, Nr 11 1-12 (2007)

    Ocampo A., Vajad V., and Buffetaut  E., Unmasking the Cretaceous-Tertiary Catastrophe, Evidence from flora, fauna and geology. European Science Foundation IMPACT 9 volume, Springer Publisher 2005.

    Pope K., Ocampo A, et. al. Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Stratigraphy in Belize and adjacent Mexico GSA Special Paper 2004.

    Ocampo A.,  Chicxulub Impact ejecta deposits in Southern Quintana Roo, Mexico and Belize. Geological Society of America Special Paper vol. 30 (submitted).

    Ocampo A., VajadV., and Buffetaut  E., Unmasking the Cretaceous-Tertiary Catastrophe, Evidence from flora, fauna and geology. European Science Foundation IMPACT 9 volume, Springer Publisher (2004, accepted).

    Fouke, BW, Zerkle, AL, Alvarez W, Pope KO, Ocampo AC, Wachtman RJ, Grajales Nishimura JM, Claeys P and Fischer, AG, (2002) Cathodoluminescence petrography and isotope geochemistry of KT impact ejecta deposited 360 km from the Chicxulub crater, at Albion Island, Belize, Sedimentology 49: 117-138.

    Pope, K. O., A. C. Ocampo, A. G. Fischer, F. J. Vega, B. W. Fouke, R. J. Wachtman, D. T. King, Jr., and G. Kletetschka. A new type of impact ejecta deposit from the Chicxulub crater, Science 2002.

    David L. Griscom, Virgilio Beltrán-López, Kevin O. Pope, and Adriana C. Ocampo (In press). New Geochemical Insights from Electron-Spin-Resonance Studies of Mn2+ and SO3- in Calcites: Quantitative Analyses of Chicxulub Crater Ejecta from Belize and Southern Mexico with Comparison to Limestones from Distal Cretaceous-Tertiary-Boundary Sites. ESF Workshop on Impact Markers in the Stratigraphic Record to be published by Springer Verlag (Berlin/Heidlberg) in the new Springer series Impact Studies, edited by Francisca Martinez-Ruiz and Christian Koeberl (2002).

    McMuldroch, S., Pilorz, S., Danielson E., and NINS Team, (2001). Galileo NIMS Near Infrared Observations of Jupiter's Ring System, Icarus 146, 1-11.

    Doute. S., Schmitt, B., Lopes, R., Carlson R., Soderblom, L., Shirley J., and the Galileo NIMS Team, Mapping SO2 frost on Io by the modeling of NIMS hyperspectral Images. Icarus, 149, 107-132, 2001.

    Pope, K. O., Ocampo, A. C., Fischer, A. G., Alvarez, W., Fouke, B. W.,  Webster, C. L., Jr., Vega, F., Smit,  J., Fritsche, A. E., and Claeys, P., 1999. Chicxulub impact ejecta from Albion Island, Belize, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 170 (1999) 351-364.

    McCord, T., and the NIMS Team, 1998. Hydrated Salts Minerals on Europa’s Surface from the Galileo NIMS Investigation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, pg 11827-11851.

    Fanale, F., Granahan, J., McCord T., Hansen G., Hibbits, C., Carlson, R., Matson, D., Ocampo, A.,.and the Galileo NIMS Team, Galileo's multi-Instrument view of Europa's surface composition, 1991 Icarus 139, 179-188.

    Carlson, R., Anderson, M., Johnson, R., Smythe, W., Hendrix, A., Barth, C., Soderblom, L., Hansen, G., McCord, T., Dalton, J., Clarck, R., Shirley J., Ocampo A., and Matson, D., Hydrogen Peroxide on the surface of Europa, 1999 Science, 283, 2062-2064

    Ocampo, A., Friedman, L., Logsdon, J., 1998. Why space science and exploration benefits everyone, Space Policy 14, 137-143.

    Borovicka, J., Pinedas de Carias, M., Ocampo, A., et. al.,1998, About a big fireball seen in Honduras, Meteoroids, Astron. Inst., Slovak Acad. Sci., Bratislava, pp. 139-142.

    McCord, T., and the NIMS Team, 1998. Non-water-ice Constituents in the surface material of the icy Galilean Satellites from the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Investigation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(E4), 8603-8626.

    McCord, T., Hansen, G., Fanale, F., Carlson, R., Matson, D., Johnson, T., Smythe, W., Crowley, J., Marten P., Ocampo, A., Hibbits, C., and Granahan, J. 1998, Salts on Europa's surface, Science 280, 1242-5

    Ocampo, A. C., 1997. The Geology of Chicxulub Impact Ejecta in Belize, Master's Thesis, California State University, Northridge.

    Pope, K. O., Baines, K. H., Ocampo, A. C., and Ivanov, B.A., 1997. Energy, volatile production, and climate effects of the Chicxulub Cretaceous/Tertiary impact, Journal of Geophysical Research 102: 21,645-21,664.

    Lopes, R., Davies, A., Carlson, R., Smythe, W., Kamp, L., Soderblom, L., Leader, F., Mehlman, R., and the Galileo NIMS Team, Hot spots on Io:Initial results from the Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, Geophysical Research letters 24 (20), 2439-2442

    Ocampo, A. C., Pope, K. O., and Fischer, A. G., 1996. Ejecta blanket deposits of the Chicxulub crater from Albion Island, Belize, in The Cretaceous-Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History, edited by  G. Ryder, D. Fastovsky, and S. Gartner, Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 307:75-88.

    Pope, K. O., Ocampo, A. C., Kinsland, G. L., and Smith, R., 1996. Surface expression of the Chicxulub crater, Geology 24:527-530.

    Ivanov, B. A., Badjukov, D. D., Yakovlev, O. I., Gerasimov, M. V., Dikov, Yu. P., Pope, K. O., and Ocampo, A. C., 1996. Degassing of Sedimentary rocks due to Chicxulub impact: Hydrocode and Physical Simulations, in The Cretaceous-Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History, edited by  G. Ryder, D. Fastovsky, and S. Gartner, Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 307:125-139.

    Carlson, R., and the Galileo NIMS Team, 1996. Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Spectral Mapping of Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites: Results from Galileo’s Initial Orbit, Science, 274, 385-388.

    W. Smythe, R. Lopes-Gautier, A. Ocampo and 12 others, 1995.Galilean Satellite Observation Plans for the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Experiment on the Galileo Spacecraft, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(E9), 18957-18972.

    H. J. Haubold, A.C. Ocampo, S. Torres and W. Wamsteker, 1995.  United Nations European Space Agency Workshops of Basic Space Science, ESA Bulletin 81, 18-21.

    K. Pope, K. Baines, A. Ocampo and B. Ivanov, 1994. "Impact Winter and the Cretaceous/Tertiary Extinction: Results of a Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Model", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 128, 719-725.

    T. McCord, L. Soderblom, R. Carlson, F. Fanale, R. Lopes-Gautier, A. Ocampo and 15 others, 1994. "Galileo Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy Measurements at the Moon", Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(E3), 5587-5600.

    K. O. Pope, A. C. Ocampo and C. E. Duller, "Surficial Geology of the Chicxulub Impact Crater, Yucatan, Mexico", Earth, Moon, and Planets 63, 93-104, 1993.

    T. B. McCord, L. A. Soderblom, R. W. Carlson, F. P. Fanale, R. Lopes-Gautier, A. Ocampo, and 15 others, "Galileo Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy Measurements at the Moon", Journal of Geophysical Research, 1993. 

    R.W. Carlson, et. al., 1992. "Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer Experiment on Galileo", Space Science Reviews, 60, 457-502.

    K. Pope, A. Ocampo, and C. Duller, "Mexican site for K/T impact crater?", Nature, vol. 351, pg.105, May 1991.

    R. W. Carlson, et. al., "Galileo Infrared Imaging Spectrometer Measurements at Venus", Science, 253,1541-1548.

    T.C. Duxbury and A.C. Ocampo, "Mars: Satellite and Ring Search from Viking", ICARUS 76, p. 160-162, 1988.



    Wright S., Vesconi, M. Gustin A.,Williams K., Ocampo A., and Cassidy W. Revisiting the Campo del Cielo, Argentina crater field: A new data point from a natural laboratory of multiple low velocity, oblique impacts. LPSC, 2006.

    Echaurren J., Ocampo A.,and Rocca M. A mathematical model for the Monturaqui Imapct crater , Chile South America. Meteoritical Society, 2005.

    Ocampo A. and Douglas A., A terrestrial analogue for Fluidized Ejecta Blankets (FEB) European Geophysical Society, Vienna, 2005.

    Ocampo A., B. Aleman B., Arevalo C., Camacho S., Fea M., Canuto V., Gonzalez R., and Laffaiteur M.Space Conference of the Americas a cooperative effort. FIDAE International Conference Santiago Chile. April, 2004

    Ocampo (1), B. Aleman (2), C. Arevalo (3), S. Camacho (4), M. Fea (5), V. Canutto (6) R. Gonzalez (7) M.Laffaiteur. Space Conference of the Americas: an initiative for space collaboration in the Pan-American continent. COSPAR July, 2004

    Ocampo A., B. Aleman B., Arevalo C., Camacho S., Fea M., Canuto V., Gonzalez R., and Laffaiteur M.  Space Conference Of The Americas:An Initiative For Space Collaboration In The Pan-American Continent. Latin-American Society on Remote Sensing SELPER Nov. 2004.

    Mulder E., Ocampo  A. and the International Year Management Team. The International Year of Planet Earth Initiative: a call for participation. Latin-American Society on Remote Sensing SELPER Nov. 2004.

    Ocampo A.,Cretaceous-Tertiary Deposits from the Chicxulub Impact Crater in Southern Quintana Roo, México and Belize. Argentina Sedimentology Society : A K/T Conference Sept., 2004.

    Zegers, T., and Ocampo, A., Large Impact craters as habitats for life in the early Earth. European Geological Union, Nice, France,ID-NR: EGU04-A-07594, 2003.

    Hoofs, R., Titov D., Svedhem, H., koschny, D., and Ocampo, A., Science Operations Planning for Venus Express. European Geological Union, Nice France, 2003.

    Ocampo A. C., Mars Fluidized Ejecta Blankets (FEB) a terrestrial analogue. The 26th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Uppsala Sweden, 2003.

    Ocampo A., Pope K., and Smit J., Chicxulub Impact Deposits as an Analogue for Mars Fluidized Ejecta Blankets. 3rd European Workshop on Exo-Astrobiology: the search for life, Madrid Spain, 2003.

    Zegers, T. and Ocampo, A., Vaalbara and tectonic effects of a mega Impact In the early Archean 3470Ma. 3rd International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts abs. no. 4038, 2003.

    King, D., Petruny, L., Pope, K., and Ocampo, A., possible modes of emplacement of coarse impactoclastic ejecta (breccia) froma large body on Earth: Chicxulub ejecta in Belize, Central America. 3rd International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts abs. no. 2003.

    Echaurren, J., and Ocampo A., Mathematical prediction and comparison of potential hydrothermal zones on Chicxulub, Mexico and Isidis Planitia, Mars. Meteoritic Society Conference, Germany July -28- August 1, 2003, abstract no. 5110, 2003.

    Ocampo, A., Ames, D., Pope, K. and Smit J, A new location of Chicxulub Impact ejecta In Central Belize. European Geological Society, Nice France, April 7-11, 2003.

    Echaurren J. and Ocampo, A., Model for Prediction of potential hydrothermal zones In Isidis Planitia, Mars.European Geological Society, Nice France April 7-11, 2003.

    King, D., Petruny, L., Pope, K., and Ocampo, A., The Albion impactoclastic breccia (Albion Diamictite Bed): cumulative grain size frequency curves and possible modes of emplacement. Lunar Planetary Science Conference XXXIV, March 17-21, 2003.

    Poreda. R., Basu, A., Becker, L., Nicholson, C., and Ocampo, A., Global evidence for a Permian-Triassic Impact Event.Lunar Planetary Science Conference.

    Ocampo, A., and Rabassa, J. Impact Cratering processes and their identification. UN/ESA Basic Space Science Workshop, 2002.

    Ocampo, A., Pope, K., King, D. and Fischer, A., A new impact ejecta deposit from the Chicxulub crater in central Belize.IMPACT9, pg. 47, 2002.

    Pope, K., Ocampo, A., Ames, D. and Fouke B., Belize distribution, composition, and origin of the Chicxulub spheroid bed in Southern Quintana Roo, Mexico and Northern Belize. Geol. Soc. of Am. Abstr. Progr. 34, 402, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2002.

    King, D., Pope, K., L. W., Ocampo, A. C., Fischer, A. Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary stratigraphy in Belize and adjacent Mexico, 2002.

    King, D., Pope, K., Ocampo A., (2001). Sedimentologic Characteristics of Chicxulub Ejecta In Belize and Adjacent Mexico, Geological Society of America #23691, 2001.

    Kleteschka, G., Zitzelberger, P., Wasilewski, P., Ocampo, A., (2001). Magnetic Properties of the Ejecta Blanket from the Chicxulub Impact Crater: Analog for robotic exploration of similar deposits on Mars. American Geophysical Union Spring Conference P32A07K, 2001.

    Ocampo, A. C., K. O. Pope, F. J. Vega, A. G. Fischer, and B. W. Fouke, 2000. Depositional Facies of the Chicxulub Ejecta Blanket in the Southern Yucatan Peninsula, Eos Trans. AGU, 81 (48), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P72C-05.

    Pope, K. O., A .C. Ocampo, A. G. Fischer, B. W. Fouke, and R. J. Wachtman, 2000. Anatomy of the Chicxulub ejecta blanket, Geol. Soc. of Am. Abstr. Progr., 32, A-163.

    Pope, K.O., and Ocampo, A.C., 2000. Chicxulub high-altitude ballistic ejecta from Central Belize, Lunar Planet. Sci. 31, CD abstract #1419, Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston.

    Pope, K. O., Ames, D. E., Kieffer, S. W., and Ocampo, A. C., 2000. Impact crater hydrothermal niches for life on Mars: A question of scale, Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration, pp. 253-254, LPI Contribution 1062, Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston.

    Pope, K. O., Kieffer, S. W., Ocampo, A. C., Claeys, P., and Ames, D. E., 2000. Meteorite impact hydrothermal systems and the search for fossil life on Mars, First Annual Astrobiology Science Conference, abstract, pp. 209, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

    Ames, D. E., Gibson, H. L., Jonasson, I., Pope, K. O., and Ocampo, A. C., 2000.Ancient impact-induced hydrothermal ecosystems, Sudbury structure, First Annual Astrobiology Science Conference, abstract, pp. 386, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.

    Shirley, J., Ocampo, A., Carlson, R., (2000). Summary of the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer vistas of Europa. Division of Planetary science Conference.

    Grisom, D., Beltran-Lopez, V., Pope, K., and Ocampo, A., (2002). Electron Spin Resonance Determination of Mn+2 and SO3 Concentrations In Calcite Formed or altered In the KT Event, European Science Foundation-IMPACT5.

    Fanale, J., Granahan, J., Greeley, R., .and the Galileo NIMS and SSI Instrument Teams (2002), Tyre and Pwyll:Galileo orbital remote sensing of mineralogy versus morphology at two selected sites on Europa, J. Geophysical Research, 105, 22647-22655.

    McMuldroch, S., Pilorz, S., Danielson, D., and Galileo NIMS Team, Galileo NIMS Near Infrared Observations of Jupiter's Ring Systems, 2000 Icarus, 146 1-11

    Vega, F., Perrilliat, M., Ocampo, A., and Pope, K., (1999). Aporrhaid Gastropods of Latest Cretaceous Age from the Upper Part of the Barton Creek Formation Below Chicxulub Ejecta Blanket In Southern Mexico, America Geophysical Union Conference.

    Pope, K. O., and Ocampo, A. C., 1999, The Chicxulub continuous ejecta blanket and its implications for fluidized ejecta blankets on Mars, Lunar and Planetary Science 30, abstract 1380, CD.

    King, D., Petruny, L., Rampino, M., Prokoph A., Pope, K., Fischer, A., Montanari, A., and Ocampo, A. (1999). Orbital Cyclicities above and below the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary, Geological Society of America.

    Urrutia, J., Vega, F., Martinez, M, Ocampo, A., Pope, K., 1999. Paleomagnetic  record of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Tertiary rocks adjacent to the Chicxulub ejecta deposits, Belize and Chetumal, Mexico, Geological Society of America.

    Pope, K., Ocampo, A., and Baines, K., (1998). Global Balckout Following the K/T Chicxulub Impact: Results of Impact and Atmosphereic Modeling. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

    Baines, K., Pope, K., Ocampo, A., and Ivanov B., (1998). Long Term Enviromental Effects of the Chicxulub Impact. Lunar Planetary Science Conference 29.

    Granaham, J., Fanale, F., Carlson, R., Kamp, L., Matson, D., Ocampo, A.,1998. Galileo Remote Sensing Compositional Studies of the Tyre Region of Europa. Lunar Planetary Science 29, abstract 1020, CD.

    Marshall, J. R., Bratton, C., Pope, K., and Ocampo, A., 1998, Diagnostic clast-texture criteria for recognition of impact deposits, Lunar Planetary Science 29, abstract 1134.

    Paleomagnetic record of the Upper Cretaceous-lower Tertiary rocks adjacent to the Chicxulub ejecta deposits, Belize and Chetumal, Mexico

    Ocampo, A. C., Pope, K. O., and Fischer, A. G., 1997, Carbonate ejecta from the Chicxulub crater: Evidence for ablation and particle interaction under high temperatures and pressures.  Lunar Planetary Science 28, abstract 1861, CD.

    Ocampo, A. C.,  Pope, K. O.,  Fischer, A. G., Alvarez, W., Fouke, B. W.,  Asaro,  F., Webster, C.L., Jr., Vega, F .J., Smit,  J., Fritsche, A. E., and Claeys, P., Rampino, M., and King, D. Jr., 1997, Chicxulub impact ejecta in Belize, in Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution (Sudbury 1997), p. 37-38, LPI Contribution No. 922, Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston.

    Ocampo, A., Pope, K., Marshall, J., and Fischer, A., 1997, Surface textures produced by grain interactions under high temperature: Comparisons of Chicxulub ejecta and laboratory experiments, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, A-142.

    Pope, K., Fischer, A., Ocampo, A., Baines, K., King, D., and Grippo, A., 1997, Meteorite impact induced changes in the atmosphere and oceans at the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, A-212.

    Ocampo A, Matson D. Smythe W. and the NIMS Team. Preliminary results of the Europa NIMS observations from the Galileo's spacecraft first orbit. LPSC, 1996.

    Ocampo, A. C., and Pope, K.O., 1996, Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-C) images reveal multiple impact craters at Aorounga, northern Chad, Lunar Planetary Science 27:977-978.

    Ocampo, A. C., and 8 others, 1996, Belize K/T boundary deposits: Relation to Chicxulub impact, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 28,  A-182.

    Pope, K. O., Ocampo, A. C., and Fischer, A. G., 1996. Proximal Chicxulub impact ejecta: Depositional processes inferred from physical models and surface exposures, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs,  28,  A-182.

    Pope, K. O., Ocampo, A. C., Fischer, A. G., Morrison, J., and Sharp, Z., 1996. Carbonate condensates in the Chicxulub ejecta deposits from Belize, Lunar Planetary Science 27:1045-1046.

    Baines, K.H., Pope, K. O., Ocampo, and Ivanov, B.A., 1996. Long-term environmental effects of the Chicxulub impact, Lunar Planetary Science Conference 27:55-56.

    Kinsland, G.L., Hurtado, M., Ceron, A., Pope, K., Ocampo, A., Smythe, W., and Bedard, P.,1996. Analysis of Gravity and topographic/bathymetric data over the Chicxulub impact structure: A look at details, Lunar Planetary Science 27:671-672.

    K. Pope, A. Ocampo, K. Baines, B. Ivanov, and M. Gerasimov, May 1995. The Role of Volatiules in Planetary Impacts: Lessons from the Chicxulub Impact. Division of Planetary Science.

    W. Smythe, R. Lopes-Gautier , A. Ocampo and R. Nelson, 1995. "The Status of Mercury Exploration", Lunar and Planetary Science XXV, p. 1297.

    G. Kinsland, M. Hurtado, A. Ceron, W. Smythe, A. Ocampo and K. Pope, 1995. "New Gravity Data Over the Southwestern Portion of the Chicxulub Impact Feature, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico", Lunar and Planetary Science XXVI, p. 755-756.

    A. Ocampo, K. Pope, and A. Fischer, "Chicxulub Ejecta Blanket Deposits from Belize: The Role of Volatiles in Large Impacts", Planetary Impact Events: Materials Response to Dynamic High Pressure, IV International Conference on Advanced Materials, Cancun, Mexico, August 27-September 1, 1995.

    K.O. Pope, A.C. Ocampo, K.H. Baines, B.A. Ivanov, and M.V. Gerasimov, "Chicxulub impact induced climatic change at the K/T Boundary", Planetary Impact Events: Materials Response to Dynamic High Pressure, IV International Conference on Advanced Materials, Cancun, Mexico, August 27-September 1,1995.

    A. Ocampo, "Catastrophic Depositional Evidence of the Chicxulub Impact from Northern Belize", Fifth United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, Karachi, Pakistan, November 12-16,1995.

    A. Ocampo, D. Matson W. Smythe, R. Carlson, J. Alonso and the Galileo NIMS Team. Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) Science Observations Designs for Europa. , Division of Planetary Science Meeting , May 1995.

    A.C. Ocampo and K.O. Pope, "A KT Boundary Section from Northern Belize", Conference on New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History, LPI Contribution No. 825,  p. 86-87, 1994.

    K.O. Pope, A.C. Ocampo, K.H. Baines and B.A. Ivanov, "Prolonged Biospheric Effects of Sulfuric Acid Aerosols Produced by the Cretaceous/Tertiary Chicxulub Impact", Fifth Exobiology Symposium and Mars Workshop Proceedings, 90, 1994.

    A. Ocampo and D, Matson, Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) Science Observation Plan for Europa, Lunar and Planetary Science XXV, 1019, 1994.

    W. Smythe, R. Lopes-Gautier, A. Ocampo and 9 others, :Discovery Missions in the Jovian System: Watching Ionian Volcanic Eruptions", IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions, John Hopkins University, April 12-15, 1994.

    A. Ocampo ,"The Chicxulub Impact and the K/T Extinction Event", Fourth United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, Cairo, Egypt, June 1994.

    A. Ocampo, "The Discovery Program", Fourth United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, Cairo, Egypt, June 1994.

    K. Pope, A. Ocampo, K. Baines and B. Ivanov, "Global Blackout Following the K/T Chicxulub Impact: Results of Impact and Atmospheric Modeling", Lunar and Planetary Science XXIV, p. 1165-1166, 1993.

    R. Carlson, H. Kieffer, K. Baines, K. Becker, E. Danielson, G. Edwards, F. Fanale, F. Forsythe, J. Gaddis, J. Granaham, J. Hui, T. Johnson, R Lopes-Gautier,L. Kamp, D. Matson, T. McCord, R. Mehlman, A. Ocampo and 4 others, "Preliminary Report of Lunar Observations by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) During the Second Galileo Earth-Moon Encounter, Lunar and Planetary Science XXIV, p. 255,  1993.

    W. Smythe, R. Carlson, P. Weissman, L. Byrne, A. Ocampo and 7 others," Galileo NIMS Approach  Observations of Asteroid 951 Gaspra. AGU Spring Meeting, EOS, p.197, 1993.

    W. Smythe, R. Lopes-Gautier A. Ocampo and 9 others, "High Resolution Spatial and Temporal Observations of Io: the Next Generation of Missions in Io",: an International Conference at San Juan Capistrano Research Institute, p. 102-103, 1993.

    L. Horn, R. Nelson, J. Weiss, W. Smythe, M. Evans, E. Gatz, S Kou, A. Lane, S Linick, R. Lopes-Gautier, A. Ocampo and 16 others, Hermes Global Orbiter Mission to Mercury, AAS Division for Planetary Science Annual Meeting, 1993.

    A. Ocampo, "Overview of Upcoming Missions: Galileo Mission to Jupiter", Third United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, Lagos, Nigeria, 18-22 October 1993.

    A. Ocampo," The inner Solar System", Third United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, Lagos, Nigeria, 18-22 October 1993.

    K. Pope and A. Ocampo, "Biospheric Effects of the Proposed Chicxulub K/T Bolide", Lunar and Planetary Science XXIII, p. 1097, 1992.

    A. Ocampo, "The Moon: Geological Evolution", SecondUnited Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, San Jose, Costa Rica November 2-13, 1992.

    A. Ocampo, "Mars: The Red Planet", SecondUnited Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science, San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2-13, 1992

    K. Pope, A. Ocampo and C. Duller, "Hydrological Evidence for a Possible 200 Km Diameter K/T Impact Crater in Yucatan, Mexico", Lunar and Planetary Science XXII, p. 1010-1011, 1991.

    A. Ocampo, "The Galileo Mission Earth Encounter", Conferencia Espacial de las Americas Memorias, pg. 72-75, vol. I, United Nations Developing Program, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1990.

    A. Ocampo, W. Smythe, and F. Fanale, "The Galileo Mission Earth Encounter: An Earth Remote Sensing Perspective", SELPERIII Proceedings, pg. 199-205, 1989.

    J. P. Ford, D. E. Wickland, A. C. Ocampo, and R. R. Sharitz, "Mapping Diverse Vegetation with Multichannel Radar Images", Proceedings of the Fourth Thematic Conference:  Remote Sensing for Exploration Geology, April 1985.

    T. Duxbury, A. Ocampo and R. Doyle, "Martian Satellite Search from Viking Orbiter",  Lunar and Planetary Science  XIII, p. 320-321,1980.


    Book (contributions):

    Hopping L., Space Rocks: the story of a planetary geologist, Joseph Henry Press Scholastics, 2005.

    Ocampo A., VajadV., and Buffetaut  E., Unmasking the Cretaceous-Tertiary Catastrophe, Evidence from flora, fauna and geology. European Science Foundation IMPACT 9 volume, Springer Publisher 2005.

    Chaton, R., (2/28/1988) Recipes for Success: A Guide to Advanced Cuisine. Girl Scouts of America Publication.

    T. C. Duxbury, A. C. Ocampo, and R. J. Doyle, "Phobos Atlas," NASA Publication, July, 1984.

    G. Klemola, H. Taraji and A. Ocampo, "Lick Saturn-Voyager Reference Star Catalogue", University of California, Santa Cruz, 1979.


    Public Outreach:

    Ocampo A and E. Balager, 2010. El Mundo de CoPoCuQu” NASA Publication.

    Ocampo, A., Friedman, L., Logsdon, J., 1998. Why space science and exploration benefits everyone, Space Policy 14, 137-143.

    A. C. Ocampo, "Journey to the End of the Dinosaur Era: A Society Expedition to Belize"', 1995. The Planetary Report, vol. XV, number 4.

    A.C. Ocampo and Lopes-Gautier, R.," Bringing People Together Through Planetary Science",  1993 The Planetary Report, vol. XIII, no. 3.

    C. Pilcher, and A. Ocampo, "Planetary Science in the Developing World", The Planetary Report, Vol.VIII, number 3, pg.-5, May/June 1988.

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