EPEC Activities

EPEC Activities

The EPEC Working Groups organise a range of activities to support Early Career researchers and space professionals in the planetary community.

EPEC monthly activities

EPEC annual activities: 

EPEC Profiles

The EPEC Communications Working Group offers early career members an opportunity to showcase their research. Each month, Europlanet shares a profile of an early career researcher on the Society website and on social media:

Rutu Parekh. Credit: Indhu Varatharajan
EPEC Profiles – Rutu Parekh
EPEC Profiles – Indhu Varatharajan
Solmaz Adeli.
EPEC Profiles – Solmaz Adeli
Gene Schmidt. Credit: Gene Schmidt
EPEC Profiles – Gene Schmidt
EPEC Profiles – Erica Luzzi
EPEC Profiles – Joana Marques Oliveira
EPEC Profiles – Petr Broz
Melissa Mirino, Chair of EPEC Communications Working Group
EPEC Profiles – Melissa Mirino

Inspiring Stories

The EPEC Outreach Working Group publishes a monthly series of “Inspiring Stories”. Every story will work as a case study and will act as an effort to inspire and motivate others to do outreach activities!

Inspiring Stories – Unlocking the Secrets of Enceladus with a homemade video
“Scent bingo” – Sulfur, ammonia, barbecue… would you be able to identify what these scents belong to? From Scientilivre Festival at Diagora, Labège, France.
Inspiring Stories – Make the wonders of space accessible to all
Inspiring Stories – Explaining Seismology Through Comics
Inspiring Stories – Studying Alien Worlds Through ORBYTS
the Czech Scout Institute at the Old Town Square in Prague.
Inspiring Stories – Science to Go!
Entry in Expedition to space by Tom, 7 years old.
Inspiring Stories – A picture is worth a thousand words
Göteborg, Sweden - July 3, 2011: Goteborgshjulet, located at Kanaltorget in Gothenburg, is a giant ferris wheel 60 metres tall. It has 42 pods.
Inspiring story – From shopping mall to science roulette
Inspiring Stories – Les p’tits cueilleurs d’étoiles
Filming EPEC's Motivational Journeys series
Inspiring Stories – Motivational Journeys
Astrobites presentation at conference
Inspiring Stories – Astrobites
Lecturers without borders activity in Nepal
Inspiring stories – Lecturers without borders
Inspiring stories – Painting the unseen
Inspiring Stories – Sharing Science through Social Media
Inspiring Stories – Sailing Across the Stars
'Out of the world paradise' by Jan Keen Charry Bulaclac
Inspiring Stories – A Space Rendezvous in Rome
Inspiring Stories – launching the stratospheric balloon
Inspiring stories – Doodling for Science
Inspiring stories – A place where people are fighting for knowledge
Inspiring stories – Back home, back in time
Inspiring stories – ExoWorld Spies
Inspiring Stories – Barrel organ of plate tectonics

Motivational Journeys

‘Motivational Journeys’ is a monthly series of video interviews brought to you by the EPEC Diversity Working Group. Experienced scientists from various backgrounds ashare personal stories about their early days, their motivation and how they got through tough times successfully.  


Voyage 2050 Viewpoints

The EPEC Future Research Working Group talked with 3 early career planetary science researchers who are lead authors on these white papers to find out more about how they got involved and what they think planetary science will look like in 2050. We hope that their insight will also prove useful to any early-career researchers looking to get involved with NASA’s Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032.


EPEC Annual Week

The EPEC Annual Week is an opportunity for the EPEC community to better get to know each other, to brainstorm on how to further develop the network in terms of the activities of its working groups and to enhance the interaction with members of the Europlanet Executive Board, who will be invited to give talks throughout the week. The school brings together young scientists from all EU countries and provides a networking platform where science discussion and collaboration are stimulated via a series of group activities. More about EPEC Annual Week.

EPEC@EPSC

EPEC@ESPC supports young researchers attending the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC), ensuring that they find their way through this big meeting and that the conference programme is attractive to them. EPEC@EPSC activities include an EPEC Booth, a mentoring programme, a jobs-board, short courses and training sessions, social events, challenges and competitions. More about EPEC@EPSC.

EPEC-EPSC #PlanetaryScience4All video contest

The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Communication working group is giving all PhD students involved in planetary science the opportunity to showcase their research through a 4-minute video contest called #PlanetaryScience4All.

The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2020. All the videos submitted will be shown during a dedicated session during the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020, which is being held as a virtual meeting for the first time from 21 September – 9 October. The winner will be announced at the end of the virtual conference. Find out more.