European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 – 2nd Media Announcement
September 4, 2018

European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018, 16-21 September, TU Berlin – 2nd Media Announcement

The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 ( will take place at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, from Sunday 16 to Friday 21 September 2018. More than 1250 abstracts have been submitted and over 1000 planetary scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend the meeting, making it the largest stand-alone EPSC to date.

EPSC is the major European annual meeting on planetary science and the programme for 2018 covers the full spectrum of planetary science and technology across 59 oral sessions, 3 dedicated poster sessions and multiple splinter meetings and workshops. A month ahead of the planned launch of the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission, EPSC will include presentations of the latest results on Mercury’s interior, surface and magnetic environment, as well as science and mission updates for the Moon, Mars, Venus, comets, asteroids, outer planets, astrobiology and extrasolar planets. A full programme of scientific sessions can be found here:

Press notices on presentations that may be of special interest to the media will be circulated during the meeting. Details of press briefings and webcasts will be circulated in the week preceding EPSC 2018. The meeting hashtag is #EPSC2018.

Details of the Congress and a full schedule of EPSC 2018 scientific sessions and events can be found at the official website:

In addition to EPSC, two planetary-related meetings will also take place in Berlin in September:
• The 4th International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions (IPM) will take place at TU Berlin from 12-14 September:
• The European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) 2018 meeting will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin from 24-28 September:

EPSC 2018 is the annual meeting of Europlanet and is organised by Copernicus Meetings.

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend EPSC 2018. Press room facilities will be available for the duration of the conference from 9 am on Monday 17 September through to 3 pm on Friday 21 September. Media registration is free. Any bona fide media delegates can pre-register by e-mailing or (advance registration is not essential but encouraged).

Anita Heward
EPSC 2018 Press Officer
+44 07756 034243

Livia Giacomini
EPSC 2018 Press Officer

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