EPSC2021 – Call for Abstracts
April 16, 2021

EPSC2021 – Call for Abstracts

The Europlanet Science Congress 2021 (EPSC2021) will take place from 13–24 September 2021 as a virtual conference.

The abstract submission deadline is 26 May 2021, 13:00 CEST.

The Europlanet Science Congress is the annual meeting event of the Europlanet Society. With a track record of 15 years and regularly attracting over one thousand participants, the Europlanet Science Congress is the largest planetary science meeting in Europe. The entire range of planetary sciences is covered through an extensive mix of talks, workshops and poster sessions and the event is a unique space for networking and exchange of experiences. 

EPSC2021 is the second EPSC to be held as a virtual meeting. While we look forward to face-to-face meeting in the future (2022 in Granada) we believe that virtual meetings are likely to play an increasingly important role in supporting our community, widening participation from under-represented groups and at the same time addressing the global challenge of climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. Building on the success and learning lessons from feedback on our first virtual meeting in 2020, EPSC2021 will have a hybrid format of live sessions and asynchronous scientific oral and poster presentations with an emphasis on live interactions and discussions. The ethos for EPSC2021 is to create a simple, flexible, and inclusive virtual meeting that provides multiple opportunities for interaction, scientific discussion, and networking.

The Scientific Organizing Committee of the EPSC2021 invites all planetary scientists to participate in the congress, submit contributions to the topical sessions and share their research with colleagues and friends.

The Scientific Organizing Committee of the EPSC2021 invites all planetary scientists to participate in the congress, submit contributions to the topical sessions and share their research with colleagues and friends. 

The current list of sessions is organized around the following Programme Groups: 

  • Terrestrial Planets (TP) 
  • Outer Planet Systems (OPS) 
  • Missions, Instrumentation, Techniques, Modelling (MITM) 
  • Small Bodies (comets, KBOs, rings, asteroids, meteorites, dust) (SB) 
  • Exoplanets and Origins of Planetary Systems (EXO) 
  • Outreach, Diversity, Amateur Astronomy (ODAA) 

Detailed instructions on the abstract submission process can be found at:  


The scientific programme and the abstract submission tool are accessible at: 


Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches your area of interest; your abstract can be submitted directly to that session. 

You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website:  


Please note that an abstract processing fee (APF) of €50 gross per abstract is levied and this is separate from any participation fees. The participation fees have been increased to cover the actual costs of organizing a virtual meeting (EPSC2020 ran at a deficit last year), but are still much lower than for past physical meetings, particularly when travel and accommodation are taken into account. Bursaries will be offered to support students, early career professionals, educators, outreach providers, amateur astronomers and researchers from under-represented states. For more details, see:

A separate online request form for splinter meetings & workshops, as well as tutorials and tools for the online presentations will be available soon on the meeting web site.