Issue 2 – Take Off

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As 2021 draws to a close, there has been no let-up in the extraordinary range of activities going on in our community. The second virtual Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC2021) in September was an opportunity for us to celebrate this, and to come together to share experiences and discuss how we can support each other in these challenging times. 

In this second issue of the Europlanet Magazine, we find out about some of the science presented at EPSC2021, examine ways our community is adapting to a virtual world, hear personal experiences about a career in planetary science, and look from a political perspective at Europe’s role in the new Space Race. 

This month’s feature on Transnational Access highlights the diverse research supported by the Europlanet Research Infrastructure and, following a major review of the project, we look at some of the outcomes to date from the access and services that it provides for the community. 

Throughout this issue, you will see multiple ways to get involved in Europlanet activities and opportunities to shape the community. In 2022, we encourage you to join in! 

Anita Heward, Editor 

Europlanet Magazine

The official magazine of Europlanet, the European community for planetary sciences.

Since 2005, Europlanet has provided Europe’s planetary science community with a platform to exchange ideas and personnel, share research tools, data and facilities, define key science goals for the future, and engage stakeholders, policy makers and European citizens with planetary science. The Europlanet Society promotes the advancement of European planetary science and related fields or the benefit of the community and is open to individual and organisational members.

Production Team

 Editor: Anita Heward

Production and planning: Eleanor Lester, Shorouk Elkobros and Victoria Southgate 

Contributors: Ines Belgacem, Jeronimo Bernard-Salas, Denice Borsten, Jules Bourdelle de Micas, Barbara Cavalazzi, Federica Duras, Gareth Davies, Jennifer DeWitt, Shorouk Elkobros, Fulvio Franchi, Livia Giacomini, Jörn Helbert, Anita Heward, Stavro Ivanovski, Noah Jäggi, Gabriel Andres Jaimes Illanes, Sohan Jheeta, Akos Kereszturi, Erica Luzzi, Nigel Mason, Luca Nardi, Niklas Nienass, James O’Donoghue, Adriana Postiglione, Amy Riches, Lonneke Roelofs, Thibaut Roger, Angelo Pio Rossi, Jochem Sikkes, Marcell Tessenyi, Daniel Toledo and The Diversity Committee (João Faria, Marina Molla, Lena Noack, Victoria Pearson, Arianna Piccialli).

Design and artwork: Pixooma Ltd


 Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.

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