Europlanet Society

Serving & strengthening planetary science in Europe


The Europlanet Society is a scientific platform hosted and administered by the European Science Foundation. The Society actively promotes the advancement of planetary science and related fields in Europe and is open to individual and corporate membership.  The Society builds on the heritage of 15 years of Europlanet projects funded by the European Comission.

The mission of the Europlanet Society is to:

  • Expand and support a diverse and inclusive planetary community across Europe through the activities of its 10 Regional Hubs
  • Build the profile of its sector through outreach, education and policy activities
  • Underpin the key role Europe plays in planetary science through developing links at a national and international level.

The Europlanet Society will also aim to continue the successful Research Infrastructure programme that provides access to Facilities (laboratories and field sites) and Services (on-line tools and data bases - see the current Europanet 2020 RI).

The Europlanet Society organises the annual European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), the largest annual meeting on planetary science in Europe.

Membership & Structure

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

Corporate membership is open to any institution, organisation or association involved in planetary science and related fields.

The Europlanet Society is structured around 10 Regional Hubs that organise networking events and workshops to support the research community and build links with amateur astronomers, industrial partners, policymakers, educators, the media and the wider public.

Europlanet Society members are welcomed to participate in one or two of the following Regional Hubs:

  • Benelux
  • Central Europe region
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland and UK
  • Italy
  • Northern Europe
  • Portugal and Spain
  • Southeast Europe
  • Switzerland


Please find all the news and upcoming events of EPS here.