Europlanet Society


Europlanet Society




& Stakeholders




Hub Activities


Ground Based Telescopes



Panetary Sciences

in Spain and Portugal

The 2021 Call for the Europlanet Society’s funding scheme to support its Committees and Membership is now open.

Applications can be submitted by any of the Society’s Regional Hubs, Committees (EPEC, Diversity) or Working Groups in support of their activities or those of the Society Membership.

The scheme is designed to support projects with funds of between €1000-5000. The proposals should further the aims of the Europlanet Society and actively involve Society members.

The scope of the funding scheme is deliberately broad to enable the community to propose diverse and innovative projects.

Members of the Society may approach their Regional Hub (or any of the other Committees or Working Groups) with suggestions for projects, which may be submitted on their behalf.


1) This call is open to anyone, be a member or not of EPS, although EPS members must participate in the proposal. We take advantage to invite you to join the EPS if you are not yet members.

2) Contact with the Regional Hub:
Projects / ideas should be sent to our Regional Hub Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to its current Secretary Francisco González-Galindo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as too late until next April 11, to channel the proposals and support them adequately. They will be sent from our Hub a couple of days later, before the deadline, (April 16).

2) Example of projects:
For the guideline, of the 11 proposals received last year, 3 was financed, one of them launched from our regional Hub and led from the IA in Lisbon. These were the projects:
- "Renewing the Solar System",
- "Creating and Printing The Atlas of Mars for Students and Astronomy Club Members in Central Europe"
- "Planetary atmospheres ACCESSIBLE TO ALL"

3) Out of this call, if you have ideas or activities that require small funding, less than € 1000, and that they are of interest to the community in Spain and Portugal especially, you can also contact us, and we will try to seek way of financing them. These small projects have no deadline.

For any questions about this call, and in general about EPS etc, you can contact the Hub: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Europlanet Society promotes the advancement of European planetary science and related fields for the benefit of the community and is open to individual members and organizations. Anyone with an active interest in planetary science (whether academic or industrial, professional or hobbyist) is welcome to join the Society.

Our objectives:

  • Expand and support a diverse and inclusive planetary community across Europe through the activities of our 10 regional centers.
  • Build the profile of our sector through outreach, education and policy activities.
  • Support Europe's key role in planetary science by developing links at the national and international level.

The Society is the parent body of the annual Europlanet Scientific Congress (EPSC), the largest annual meeting on planetary science in Europe. Launched in September 2018, Europlanet Society builds on the 15-year legacy of Europlanet projects funded by the European Commission and provides a sustainable platform for the infrastructure, virtual access facilities, tools and services developed through these. activities.

The Europlanet Society is governed by an elected Executive Board and its activities are supported by Committees and Working Groups drawn from its members. The Executive Office of the Society is hosted and administered by the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg.

The Spain & Portugal Regional Hub is the Europlanet Society node for the Iberian Peninsula. Created in 2019, its purpose is to promote and facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the Europlanet Society in Spain and Portugal by developing links between them and with the rest of Europe through the creation of collaborative work networks in these areas.

The composition of the Committee that coordinates the Iberian Node is:

• Chair: A. Cardesín Moinelo (ESAC)
• Vice-Chairs: R. Hueso (UPV) / P. Machado (IA-Lisbon)
• Secretary: S. Fdez. Menéndez (ICTEA UniOvi)
• Rep. Spain: P. Benavides (UA)
• Early Career SP: D. Morate (CEFCA Teruel)
• Outreach & Comm. SP: J. Á. Vaquerizo (ISDEFE)
• Industry Officer SP: A. Catalán (PAE, Madrid)
• Rep. Portugal: E. Delgado Mena (IA-U Porto)
• Early Career PT: D. Espadinha (IA Lisbon)
• Industry Officer PT: Marta Gonçalves (PT Space, Lisbon)
• Outreach & Comm. PT: Joao Retre (IA, Lisbon)
• Amateur Community : J. Álvaro (FAAE/AstroCuenca)
• Policy Officer : Carlos García Sacristán (CDTI, Madrid)
• Diversity Officer: L. Parro (UA) / M. Ruiz-Perez (CAB)
• Space Ethics: S. Pérez-Hoyos / J. Hdez-Bernal (UPV)
• Astrobiology+EPS-RI: F. Gómez-Gómez (CAB)
• Instrumentation&Tech. Dev.: A. Moral-Inza (INTA)
• IberoAmerica: P. Benavides, R. Duffard, D. Morate (TBC)

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.