Antarctica Unexpected Events - how teams deal - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


Team adaptation - how teams modify relevant team processes to deal with unexpected threats to performance and wellbeing - makes or breaks mission success in isolated, confined, and extreme work environments such as space, the polar regions, and underwater stations. Yet we are only beginning to understand these adaptation processes, what drives them and what prevents them to maintain effective teamwork under adverse conditions. The current study adopted an event-based approach to study team adaptation in Antarctica, as a space analogue context. Specifically, we tested how different characteristics of adaptation triggers - events that happen during a mission that disrupt group functioning and threaten performance and wellbeing - moderate the relationship between team processes adaptation and team performance...... Our results suggest that interpersonal processes lead to higher performance when teams must solve external triggers (e.g., sudden weather change; aggressive wildlife) that are highly complex. The findings of this study help to clarify how team adaptation triggers buffer the relationship between team processes adaptation and team performance, in in isolated, confined, and extreme work environments.

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.

Speaker: Pedro Marques-Quinteiro