Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
October 1, 2022

EPEC Profiles – Cai Stoddard-Jones 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)
September 23, 2022

The winner of the #PlanetaryScience4All EPEC-EPSC Video Contest 2022 is ’29P & Comet Chasers’ by Cai Stoddard-Jones. Hi, I’m Cai, a first year PhD student at Cardiff University. I’m from […]

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Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
August 31, 2022

A passion for planets outside of academia The story of a martian geologist – Dr Tanya Harrison By Hans Huybrighs, Batiste Rousseau, Nandita Kumar, Prasanna Deshapriya, Ottaviano Ruesch, and the […]

Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
August 25, 2022

Introducing EPEC’s New Podcast, “Stairway to Space” “Stairway to Space” is a new podcast from the Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Communication Working Group that aims to amplify EPEC’s voice around […]

Beau Bierhaus
Europlanet Early Career Network (EPEC)
July 29, 2022

Blending science and engineering to make space missions possible The story of a senior planetary scientist in industry – Dr Beau Bierhaus By J D Prasanna Deshapriya, Nandita Kumari, Hans […]

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 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
— October 1, 2022

EPEC Profiles – Cai Stoddard-Jones 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 […]


— September 23, 2022

The winner of the #PlanetaryScience4All EPEC-EPSC Video Contest 2022 is ’29P & Comet Chasers’ by Cai Stoddard-Jones. Hi, I’m Cai, a first year PhD student at Cardiff University. I’m from […]


— August 31, 2022

A passion for planets outside of academia The story of a martian geologist – Dr Tanya Harrison By Hans Huybrighs, Batiste Rousseau, Nandita Kumar, Prasanna Deshapriya, Ottaviano Ruesch, and the […]


— August 25, 2022

Introducing EPEC’s New Podcast, “Stairway to Space” “Stairway to Space” is a new podcast from the Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Communication Working Group that aims to amplify EPEC’s voice around […]


— July 29, 2022

Blending science and engineering to make space missions possible The story of a senior planetary scientist in industry – Dr Beau Bierhaus By J D Prasanna Deshapriya, Nandita Kumari, Hans […]


— May 10, 2022

4th Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2022 – Call for Applications EPEC is pleased to announce the fourth edition of its training school for early-career scientists who work in […]


— February 28, 2022

EPEC Profiles – Ilaria di Pietro 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 […]


— January 31, 2022

EPEC Profiles – Luca Nardi 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 […]


— December 17, 2021

EPEC Profiles – Noah Jäggi 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 […]


— November 15, 2021

EPEC Profiles – Joana S. Oliveira 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 […]


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