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The European Community for Planetary Sciences

Europlanet Society Briefing – October 2019

Word from the President

It is an honour to be elected the first President of the Europlanet Society. On behalf of all the new members of the Executive Board, we thank you and look forward to working with you to build this Society. Thanks too to the Interim Steering Board and the Committees for their work over the past year. 
We need active participation from our membership if we are to develop and expand our Regional Hubs, our Early Career network (EPEC), our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) programmes, form closer links with industry and reach out to the wider community through outreach and media activities.  Please contact your Regional Hub Committee to find out how you can help in any of these areas.
The more members the Society has, the more resources and funds we can invest in the community - so please encourage your colleagues to join us. With the launch of the new Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure in February, we look forward to exciting times ahead!
 
Nigel Mason

In this Briefing

> Europlanet Society News
> Open Calls for applications
> Featured Events
> Europlanet Community Corner
> Planetary Science Highlights

Europlanet Society News

Meet the Europlanet Society's new Executive Board

The Europlanet Society is happy to announce its newly elected Executive Board, which was introduced during the General Assembly, at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting in Geneva. Find out more about the Board Members!

Europlanet 2020 RI: Achievements and Impact

As we prepare to submit the final report for Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructre (RI), which ran from 1st September 2015 - 31st August 2019, we look back at some of the achievements and the impact. Here is a throwback >>

Open Calls for Applications

Scientific data exploitation 

The EC H2020 programme has announced the next call for supporting the data exploitation of European missions and instruments, in conjunction, when relevant, with international missions. Europlanet supported the announcement of this call so we are keen to see a good response. Please let us know if you plan a bid!

Featured Events

European Planetary Science Congress

Geneva, 15 - 20 September 2019

With over 1700 attendees, EPSC-DPS 2019 was the biggest joint meeting of the Europlanet Society and the American Astronomical Society (Division for Planetary Science) to date, beating all previous records! Here is a quick recap in case you missed it!

Voyage 2050 workshop - Shaping the ESA's space science plan for 2035-2050

29 – 31 October 2019, Madrid, Spain

The focus of this workshop will be presentations and discussions related to the White Paper proposals that have been submitted by the broad scientific community for Voyage 2050. Couldn't make it to Spain? Workshop broadcast links are available here!

Cometary science with Rosetta

London, 13 December 2019

This Specialist Discussion Meeting by the Royal Astronomical Society will highlight the great scientific advancement in cometary science which Rosetta mission has brought and will offer a forum for exploring new directions. Read more>>

Europlanet Community Corner

Motivational Journeys – a new video series from EPEC

This month, our #EPEC Early Career Network and #Diversity Working Group are proud to have launched a series of motivational journeys, interviewing planetary researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds! Join the journey, bring along your ambitions and let the interviews motivate you!

Equality, diversity and inclusivity in practice

The Diversity Committee ensured that Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity were embedded within the recent EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 with a range of activities. These included revisions to the Code of Conduct, Convener and Chair guidelines, support for the development of an incident reporting system for attendees, showcasing the "Did this really happen?” cartoons and many others. Discover more >>

French Hub News - What does an exoplanet look like?

A French - Canadian research team has proposed a technique to digitally synthesize realistic topographies of rocky exoplanets. Through a standard web browser, you can approach and land on these synthetic celestial objects! Want to learn more?

Space Technology Park in Western Poland

A Space Technology Park in Zielona Góra (Nowy Kisielin) is expected to start its activities in 2021. The Park will host several labs for innovative research organisations and companies in the space field. The project has been put forward by the Marshal Office of the Lubuskie Region and is supported by the Space Research Center of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the University of Zielona Góra, Hertz Systems and SAB Milano.  

Planetary Science Highlights

How can Europe prepare for adverse Space Weather effects?

A special report spearheaded by the European Science Foundation’s European Space Science Committee, explains the challenges and provides a set of recommendations. Read more >>

Based in Ireland or UK and interested in planetary science?

The recently established Europlanet Society Ireland and UK Hub runs a survey with the aim to shape their activities according to their members' needs. Have your say

Post-doc opportunity at the Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences

Mars is a planet intensively studied by many space missions, including the TGO mission. The relevant position concerns observations and numerical simulations of surfaces and the atmosphere of this planet. Read the details & apply until 15 January 2020!
Do you have interesting news to share with the Europlanet Society? Contact us and we will spread the word for you!
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