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Gordon Osinski

Gordon Osinski

Gordon Osinski

Professionnal informations

Doctor or Professor
Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, Western University




Region of Gordon Osinski
London, ON


  • English

Activities sectors

  • Astronomy / solar system
  • Careers in space
  • Mars exploration
  • Space exploration
  • Earth observation satellites and environment
  • Science satellites
  • Materials science
  • Planetary science

Conferences types

  • Virtual conferences
  • In-person conferences anywhere in the country


B.Sc. (Honours) Geology, Ph.D. Geology


Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski is a Professor and the NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration at Western University. He is also the Director of the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western, the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Lunar Research Network, and the founder and Chair of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Geological Association of Canada. He is a member of several advisory committees, including the Space Advisory Board of the Government of Canada. Dr. Osinski’s research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on understanding the evolution of the surface of Earth and other planetary bodies as well as the origin and evolution of life. His main focus is understanding impact cratering as a planetary geological process on Earth, the Moon and Mars. He has conducted fieldwork on five continents, including Antarctica, Australia, and Africa, but the Canadian Arctic is where much of his work takes place. Dr. Osinski has participated in several past and ongoing exploration-related activities. He is a Co-Investigator on the PanCam instrument team for the 2020 ExoMars mission to Mars and is also involved in providing geology training to Canadian and US astronauts.

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