Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network

The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network was officially launched during the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 in Riga.

Purpose of Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network

The 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 who fall into the definition of student or young professional membership with someone 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. Seven EPEC Working Groups have been formed, each with aims and objectives to progress specific areas important to early-career researchers. Each group elects a Chair or Chairs. The Working Group Chairs organise regular meetings and correspondence to fulfil the aims of each group.

The EPEC Working Groups include:

Anyone interested in a specific Working Group can find out more information at the links above, as well as contact details for how to join.

Check out the latest EPEC news and activities.

Get involved with EPEC!

The EPEC Committee is constantly looking forward to 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, 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 either become involved directly with the EPEC Committee or 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

Upcoming events

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