Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 – 23 September 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 September – 23 September 2022
Decadal Survey


Decadal Survey
Convener: Leigh Fletcher
Thu, 22 Sep, 18:45–19:45 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla
Public information:

The US Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032, “Origins, Worlds, and Life” (, has identified key science questions, future mission priorities, and strategy for future planetary exploration.  The findings of the Decadal Survey will influence the trajectory of the international planetary science community for years to come, alongside similar strategic surveys within Europe (e.g., ESA's Voyage 2050) and elsewhere. 

This community event provides EPSC attendees with the opportunity to hear from the leaders and authors of the Decadal Survey, enabling discussion and questions about future missions and scientific priorities.

This event will be livestreamed and recorded, with the Zoom Webinar link becoming available on this page 15 minutes before (18:30CEST) the scheduled start time.

Provisional Schedule:

  1. Decadal survey overview—Robin Canup—10 minutes
  2. Why European’s should take note of the decadal survey’s mission recommendations—Athena Coustenis —5 minutes;
  3. Uranus Orbiter and Probe overview—Leigh Fletcher —5 minutes
  4. Enceladus Orbilander overview—William McKinnon —5 minutes
  5. Endurance-A overview—Robin Canup—5 minutes
  6. Q&A and Discussion—30 minutes.

Session assets

Discussion on Slack


  • Robin Canup, Southwest Research Institute, United States of America
  • William B. McKinnon
  • Athena Coustenis, Paris Observatory, CNRS, PSL Univ., France
  • David Smith, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, United States of America
  • Leigh Fletcher, United Kingdom