European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC)

The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) is the major European meeting on planetary science. Since the first event in Berlin in 2006, EPSC has been the main dissemination platform for the European planetary science community.  EPSC meetings cover the entire scope of planetary sciences and have a distinctively interactive style, with an extensive mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet.

The Europlanet Society is the parent organisation of EPSC. The EPSC Executive Committee is responsible for the overall management of the meeting; the Scientific Organising Committee is responsible for the scientific content and the Local Organising Committee is responsible for the local flavour of the meeting. Europlanet 2020 RI provides financial contributions for students to attend EPSC.

The next EPSC will be held jointly with the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-20 September 2019.

Past EPSC Meetings

Year Location   # of Attendees
2018 Berlin, Germany 1018
2017 Riga, Latvia 808
2016 Pasadena, California, USA* 1400+
2015 Nantes, France 706
2014 Cascais, Portugal 591
2013 London, UK 960
2012 Madrid, Spain 705
2011 Nantes, France* 1532
2010 Rome, Italy 687
2009 Potsdam, Germany 550
2008 Muenster, Germany 461
2007 Potsdam, Germany 400+
2006 Berlin, Germany 554
* Joint meeting with American Astronomical Society (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS)