Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
June 14, 2024

Welcome to Incoming EPSC Vice Chair – Noah Jäggi Europlanet is delighted welcome Noah Jäggi as the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) Incoming Vice Chair. An introduction from Noah: I am […]

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Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
May 8, 2024

Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2024 – 6th Edition Details of EPEC Annual Week 2024 Dates: 25-28 June 2024Venue: University of Padua’s Department of Geosciences/OnlineProgramme: Now Available The EPEC Annual Week is […]

Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
April 29, 2024

EPEC Profiles – Nicole Costa In this series from the EPEC Communication Working Group, we meet members of the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) community and find out more about their experiences […]

Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
April 22, 2024

Early Career Event: AbGradEPEC’24 – 8th September 2024 We are back! EPEC will once again team up with AbGradE for EPSC 2024, expanding network opportunities for early career scientists and […]

Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
April 18, 2024

Issue 6 of the Europlanet Magazine is out now! In this issue: In Focus A round up of news from Europlanet and the planetary community, including: • New Board Members of the Europlanet […]

Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network

The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network is organised by early-career researchers, for early-career researchers, and includes volunteers from across the Europlanet international community. The EPEC network is open to all students, doctoral candidates and early-career planetary scientists and space professionals whose last degree (e.g. MSc or PhD) was obtained a maximum of 7 years ago (excluding parental leave, serious illness and similar delays).

One of the main objectives of EPEC is to form a strong network between young professionals by organising early-career-relevant events and by engaging in different projects amongst the different working groups (see website for more details on working groups). Furthermore, the EPEC community aims to bring a young voice into Europlanet Society to shape the future of planetary and space sciences and engineering.

EPEC was officially launched during EPSC 2017 in Riga.

Check out the latest EPEC news and activities.

Get involved with EPEC!

The EPEC Committee and the nine EPEC Working Groups are constantly looking for interested early-career professionals who are willing to spend some of their academic time with the organising elements of various EPEC activities. By getting involved with the EPEC Committee or one of the Working Groups, you not only get a chance to build a diverse professional network across Europe and abroad, but also build important soft-skills such as leadership qualities and management experience by working with a very friendly and energetic community. 

You can also get involved in EPEC via the Early-Career Officers of your Europlanet Society Regional Hub.

For any questions and enquiries, and interest to join us in building a stronger early career network, please contact epec.network@gmail.com

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Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC) News
— June 14, 2024

Welcome to Incoming EPSC Vice Chair – Noah Jäggi Europlanet is delighted welcome Noah Jäggi as the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) Incoming Vice Chair. An introduction from Noah: I am […]


— May 8, 2024

Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2024 – 6th Edition Details of EPEC Annual Week 2024 Dates: 25-28 June 2024Venue: University of Padua’s Department of Geosciences/OnlineProgramme: Now Available The EPEC Annual Week is […]


— April 29, 2024

EPEC Profiles – Nicole Costa In this series from the EPEC Communication Working Group, we meet members of the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) community and find out more about their experiences […]


— April 22, 2024

Early Career Event: AbGradEPEC’24 – 8th September 2024 We are back! EPEC will once again team up with AbGradE for EPSC 2024, expanding network opportunities for early career scientists and […]


— April 18, 2024

Issue 6 of the Europlanet Magazine is out now! In this issue: In Focus A round up of news from Europlanet and the planetary community, including: • New Board Members of the Europlanet […]


— April 10, 2024

Winners Announced of the 2024 Europlanet Early Career Prize for Best Iberian Thesis in Planetary Sciences The Europlanet Iberian Hub is proud to announce the winners of the first planetary […]


— February 14, 2024

EXPLORE – Career Profiles Europlanet’s sister-project, EXPLORE, has been funded by the European Commission to develop Machine Learning and advanced visualisation tools to support the astronomy and planetary communities. One […]


— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Lian GreijnEXPLORE Project Role: Intern Professional Role and Affiliation: Intern at Acri-ST & MSc student Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft Nationality: Dutch Current location: Toulouse, France. 1. What did you […]


— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Giacomo NodjoumiEXPLORE Project Role: Co-leader of the development of L-EXPLO and L-HEX Lunar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: PhD Candidate, Constructor University Nationality: Italian Current location: Bremen, Germany. […]


— December 31, 2023

EXPLORE Career Profiles Name: Javier Eduardo Suárez ValenciaEXPLORE Project Role: Researcher on the L-EXPLO and L-HEX Lunar Scientific Data Applications Professional Role and Affiliation: PhD Candidate in Planetary Science at Constructor University. […]