Europlanet Early Careers Network (EPEC) News
— February 12, 2019

Inspiring Stories – ExoWorld Spies An exoplanet project as a vehicle for public outreach! In the second of our Early Career Inspiring Outreach Stories, EPEC Outreach Co-chair Anastasia Kokori explains how the public can become ExoWorld Spies and contribute to missions exploring worlds orbiting other stars. Introduction: Exoplanet research today To date, more than 3.900 […]


— February 1, 2019

New Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Webpages Launched The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) Network has launched a new sub-section of the Europlanet Society website. The webpages include information on EPEC’s seven Working Groups, details of how to get involved in the network, and early-career-related news. The launch coincides with the announcement of the call for applications for […]


— January 31, 2019

2nd Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week 2019 – Call for Applications Europlanet is pleased to announce the second edition of its training school for early career scientists who work in the field of planetary/space science and engineering. Details Dates: 20-24 May 2019 Venue: University of Lisbon, Portugal Deadline for registration: 24th February, 2019 The […]


— January 23, 2019

Spotlight on Outreach – Barrel organ of plate tectonics: an innovative tool for outreach and education. This guest post on the “Barrel organ of plate tectonics”  for our Spotlight on Outreach series has been contributed by by Dr. Petr Brož of the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Science and co-chair of the Outreach Working […]


— November 30, 2018

Outreach activities by EPEC members The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) outreach group has recently been launched with the main scope of bringing the European public closer to planetary science. During the past few months several EPEC members have conducted a variety of outreach activities within their local communities. The EPEC outreach group will keep you […]


— October 20, 2018

BepiColombo Blasts Off to Mercury The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana this morning to begin a seven year journey to Mercury. Dr Jörn Helbert, of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and member of the Europlanet team, has been out in Kourou and Indhu Varatharajan, of DLR and Chair of the Europlanet […]


— September 29, 2018

EPEC @ EPSC 2018 The Europlanet Early Careers (EPEC) network had a busy week at EPSC 2018 in Berlin! Members gathered at the EPEC corner and organised three short courses: Science Cross Talks brought together early career people at the beginning of the conference  to get to know other young scientists and to hear about their […]


— September 10, 2018

Early Career Events and Short Courses at EPSC 2018 The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network has organised lots of activities for early career researchers attending EPSC 2018 in Berlin. All EPEC events are free of charge and no registration is required, except where explicitly mentioned. Food and drink are not provided. Sunday, 16th September 16:00 […]


— September 10, 2018

Register for EPSC 2018 Science Flash Wed, 20 Sep, 16:00–17:30 / Room Mercury (SMW1.1) Present your research in 180s with only one slide in a fun and original way! The three best presentations, as rated by the jury, will receive a prize! Rules You are allowed to use one slide (without videos or animations).  You […]


— July 23, 2018

1st EPEC (EuroPlanet Early Career network) Annual Week The 1st EPEC (EuroPlanet Early Career network) Annual Week took place from 10-15 June 2018 at the International Space University in Strasbourg (France). Around 40 early career scientists from 19 different countries gathered for what turned out to be a very successful and unique event. Besides being […]