The Planetary Crater Consortium (PCC) formed in 2010 from the merger of the Mars Crater Consortium (MCC), Lunar Crater Consortium (LCC), and Outer Solar System Crater Consortium (OSSCC). The PCC is open to planetary scientists interested in any aspect of impact cratering on solar system bodies (planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, and/or comets), including observational, theoretical, experimental, and numerical modeling studies. The annual meeting is designed to encourage and provide adequate time for in-depth discussion of crater-related issues and research topics to enhance research collaborations.


Some of the participants at the 9th PCC meeting, Aug. 8-10, 2018, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO

Left to right: Michelle Kirchoff (SWRI), Rachel Hoover (SWRI), Michael Zeilnhofer (NAU), Wendy Caldwell (Los Alamos), Kelsi Singer (SWRI),

Cathy Plesko (Los Alamos), Nadine Barlow (NAU), Joe Boyce (Univ. HI), Samantha Peel (Univ. TN), Jamie Riggs (Northwestern), Clark Chapman (SWRI),

Stuart Robbins (SWRI), Simone Marchi (SWRI), Michael Klear (Launchpad.AI), and Tara Tomlinson (Univ CO Boulder)




10th Planetary Crater Consortium meeting, August 7-9, 2019, US Geological Survey, 2255 N Gemini, Flagstaff, AZ

Abstracts for the 10th Planetary Crater Consortium meeting.

Agenda for 10th Planetary Crater Consortium meeting.




Useful Links:


Presentations from 9th PCC Meeting: Day 1

Presentations from 9th PCC Meeting: Day 2

Presentations from 9th PCC Meeting: Day 3

Link to Crater Database on PIGWAD 

Minutes from Past Meetings                                    Abstracts from Past Meetings

Planetary Crater Consortium Charter
Last Updated Dec. 18, 2018