Hub Activities





Panetary Sciences

in Spain and Portugal


& Stakeholders


Europlanet Society


Ground Based Telescopes




Europlanet Society

Infrastructure and Resources

Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI)

Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) provides free access to the world's largest collection of planetary analysis and simulation facilities, data tools and services, an Earth observation network, and a program of community support activities.

The project is funded through the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission and has a duration of four years from February 2020 to January 2024. The Europlanet 2024 RI consortium is led by the University of Kent, United Kingdom, and has 53 beneficiary institutions in 21 countries in and around Europe. in the world, with 44 more affiliated partners. The project draws on the resources of the Europlanet Society to disseminate activities and results and develop a more diverse user community.

Europlanet 2024 RI offers:

  • Transnational access to 24 laboratories in Europe and five field sites.
  • Virtual access to services and tools.
  • Networking activities to support the community and provide rapid response observations to support planetary missions.



VESPA is a Virtual Observatory (VO) for Solar System sciences by adapting standard VO techniques and developing new tools and standards specifically designed for planetary science data.   PVOL stands for Planetary Virtual Observatory and Laboratory and is a searchable database of terrestrial observations of planets in the solar system. The images are available by amateur astronomers and are used for research purposes by various professional and amateur teams and for the popularization of astronomy.