Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years.
The surface H2O layer on such planets (containing a liquid water ocean
and possibly high-pressure ice below a specific depth) could potentially
be hundreds of kilometers deep depending on the water content and the
evolution of the proto-atmosphere.
Jupiter’s moon Ganymede and Saturn's moon Titan have a lot of water as a proportion of its mass, far more than Earth does. These moons could have high-pressure ice covering a liquid layer, and Noack plans to apply her models there.