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Europe has one of the most numerous international communities of planetary scientists, but for various reasons this community has been fragmented under the regimes of their respective countries. EuroPlanet emerged in 2004 with the objective, as a main challenge, of overcoming this fragmentation and unifying resources in the planetary scientific community.

Since its inception EuroPlanet has advanced in its purpose developing activities, meetings, congresses and promoting the creation of a Virtual Planetarium Observatory under a Distributed Research (RI) infrastructure. More recently, a Consortium has been consolidated to which companies linked to Planetary Science have been incorporated and the EuroPlanet 2020 horizon has been set with new objectives and projects.

In this framework, in September 2018, EuroPlanet Society is created as a scientific platform managed by the European Science Foundation.  Its purpose is to extend its reach to new areas and also incorporate the amateur collective. It is intended here to have the widest possible knowledge of people and groups that are working or have active interests in any of the areas of planetary sciences, expand the project and support the European planetary community by facilitating the development of ties at national level and international and promote the creation of collaborative networks.

 
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Europlanet Society Regional Hubs

To facilitate these objectives and boost links between amateur astronomers, industrial partners, politicians, educators, media and the general public, 10 regional hubs are established. One of these is the Node of Spain and Portugal, with an initial structure representative of both countries:

- Chair: Miguel A. López-Valverde (IAA/CSIC, Granada)

- Vice-Chair & Representative for Portugal: Gabriella Gilli (IA, Lisbon)

- Representative for Spain: Adriano Campo Bagatín (Univ. Alicante)

- Secretary: René Duffard (IAA/CSIC)

- Early Career Rep. Spain: Laura Parro (Univ. Complut. Madrid)

- Early Career Rep. Portugal: Rubén Gonçalves (IA, Lisbon)

- Outreach & Communication Spain: Emilio García (IAA/CSIC)

- Outreach & Communication Portugal: João Retre (IA, Lisbon)

- Industry Liaison Officer: Vicente Gómez (PAE, Madrid)

- Diversity Officer: João Faria (IA, Porto)

- Amateur Community Officer: Joaquín Álvaro (FAAE/AstroCuenca)

while all those interested in planetary sciences are invited to participate through their respective Nodes and a membership procedure, both individual and corporate, is enabled in order to facilitate this participation.


 
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Members of the EuroPlanet Society

- Who can join as an individual member?

Individual membership is open to active researchers, early career scientists, retired students and scientists, as well as amateur astronomers, industrial partners, social service providers and educators.

The benefits of individual membership include:

  • Opportunities to play an active role in shaping the future of planetary science in Europe through the election or presentation of positions and positions in committees in the European Society.
  • Reduced rates for EuroPlanet events, including the annual European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC).
  • Participation in events with policy makers and funded and opportunity to work on policy, strategy and consultation documents.
  • Support of the Regional Centers in the development of local networks for planetary science.
  • Access to the European Network of young researchers (EPEC).
  • Access to newsletters of the European Society and the Members area with strategic information relevant to planetary science, including guides and compendiums for funding calls.

For its part, corporate membership is open to any institution, organization or association involved in planetary science and related fields.

 
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News -


- Europlanet Society Executive Board

During the General Assembly, held on September 19 in Geneva, the current Board of Directors was elected, consisting of a President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Members.


IMPACTS OF EUROPLANET 2020 RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE

One of the objectives of Europlanet, within the framework of the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, has been the creation of a Research Infrastructure shared and accessible to previously underrepresented communities, including virtual access to various data sets and necessary visualization tools to compare and understand planetary environments in the Solar System and beyond, as well as networking activities, which include meetings, workshops and personnel exchanges, to strengthen the community, develop academic-industrial collaboration, discuss the latest scientific results and establish the strategy and objectives of planetary science in Europe in the coming decades. Also, outreach and education programs to involve citizens, teachers, students, amateurs and political leaders in Europe with cutting-edge planetary science and exploration.

The result, only in regard to the Virtual Observatory  'VESPA', is that there are now more than 50 sets of planetary data accessible. Similarly, the protocol developed for access to VESPA has been adopted as standard by the International Planetary Data Alliance and the ESA Planetary Science Archive. These resources have been used by more than 15,000 users worldwide.



- The CHEOPS Mission, ESA's satellite to measure exoplanets.

The first European mission to characterize planets outside the Solar System is headed from Spain. CHEOPS is the first mission dedicated to the search for exoplanetary transits by performing ultra high precision photometry in bright stars already known to house planets. The main scientific objectives of the mission are to measure the apparent density of the super-Earths and Neptunian planets that orbit bright stars and provide suitable targets for future studies of deep characterization of exoplanets in these ranges of mass and size.Europlanet Society events


The Cheops satellite, in the Airbus white room in Madrid.


Europlanet Society events -


European Planetary Science Congress [EPSC] - 2020 Granada (España)



EPSC is the main European meeting on planetary science. Since the first event in Berlin in 2006, EPSC has been the main dissemination platform for the European planetary scientific community. EPSC meetings cover the entire field of planetary science and have a distinctively interactive style, with an extensive combination of talks, workshops and posters, designed to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet.

The Europlanet Society is the parent organization of EPSC. The EPSC Executive Committee is responsible for the general management of the meeting; The Scientific Organizing Committee is responsible for the scientific content and the Local Organizing Committee is responsible for the local flavor of the meeting. Europlanet 2020 RI provides financial contributions for students to attend EPSC.

After the recently completed edition, (Geneva - September 15-20, 2019 - 1731 congressmen), EPSC 2020 is already underway, which will take place in Granada from September 27 to October 2.











Atmosphere, interior, formation and evolution of planets and planetary systems. The communities of planets and exoplanets in the solar system aim to answer similar questions, but rarely interact because of the different data sets to which they have access.

However, exchanges between these two communities are making essential contributions to Planetary Science: migration theories and the impact of dynamic interactions on planet formation are just a few examples.
 
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Amateur Community

One of the objectives of the EuroPlanet Society is to incorporate the Amateur Collective into the Community of Planetary Sciences. For this, in addition to facilitating accession to the EuroPlanet Society, it is necessary to know which people and groups have an active interest and / or are working in any of the different areas of planetary sciences.

This is undoubtedly a desirable requirement if it is intended to connect them with each other and also with the rest of the sectors involved in their respective fields of interest. For this we invite you to fill in this questionnaire, whose sole purpose is to respond to the objectives stated here.

Regardless of whether or not to become a member of the EuroPlanet Society, we understand that filling in the aforementioned form should be interesting, not only for the EuroPlanet Society, but especially for all of you who are immersed by hobby, active work, or in some other way in any from the fields of planetary sciences. Based on the information that this survey reflects, it will be possible to establish collaborative networks that should facilitate and enhance your work against individualized or isolated actions.


The personal data collected here will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. More information about our privacy practices at the bottom of the page.

 
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Professional Community

We invite you to complete this questionnaire, whose sole purpose is to respond to the objectives established here.

Regardless of whether or not you are a member of the EuroPlanet Society, we understand that completing this form should be interesting, not only for the EuroPlanet Society, but especially for all those who are immersed in active work in any of the fields of planetary science . Based on the information reflected in this survey, it will be possible to establish collaborative networks that should facilitate and improve their work versus of individualized or isolated actions.

The personal data collected here will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. More information about our privacy practices at the bottom of the page.

 
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Contact

If you want more information or want to contact the Iberian Node (Spain and Portugal) of EuroPlanet Society, you can do it here. We will contact you shortly.




The personal data collected here will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. More information about our privacy practices at the bottom of the page.

 











Política de Privacidad - En los formularios que se integran en esta página sólo se recogen datos básicos que no incluyen ningún tipo de información confidencial y que serán tratados anónimamente.   Pero también se incluyen su nombre y dirección e-mail, con la única finalidad de mantenerle informado sobre EuroPLANET Society y la derivada de los objetivos que aquí se plantean, esto es, la posibilidad de contacto con el propósito de establecer redes colaborativas de trabajo.  Si Vd. desea en algún momento que la información que haya podido facilitarnos sea eliminada de nuestros registros, puede hacerlo solicitándolo expresamente a esta dirección e-mail:  info@astrocuenca.es

  

Política de Privacidade - Nos formulários que estão integrados nesta página, somente são coletados dados básicos que não incluem nenhuma informação confidencial e que serão tratados de forma anônima. Mas seu nome e endereço de e-mail também estão incluídos, com o único propósito de mantê-lo informado sobre a EuroPLANET Society e a derivada dos objetivos aqui estabelecidos, ou seja, a possibilidade de contato com o objetivo de estabelecer redes de trabalho colaborativo. Se você quiser, a qualquer momento, que as informações que você nos forneceu sejam removidas de nossos registros, você pode solicitá-las expressamente para este endereço de e-mail: info@astrocuenca.es