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

Session programme


CE – Community Events


All participants are invited to join the icebreaker reception on Sunday, 18 September, 16:30–18:30. The icebreaker reception will take place on Level +1 and Level +2 of the Palacio de Congresos de Granada.

Sun, 18 Sep, 16:30–18:30 (CEST)|Palacio de Congresos de Granada

In this talk, we will discuss the pronounced gender gap in Wikipedia, reflecting on its causes, consequences, and solutions. We will focus on the biographies of women astronomers, and we will make a comparison between the English and Spanish Wikipedia. The talk will be given by Mentxu Ramilo Araujo, a member of Wikimujeres and Wikimedia España. She came to Wikipedia to contribute with her knowledge in the field of sports. She soon realized that the phrase ‘the free encyclopedia that EVERYONE can edit’ was not quite true. She works for a diverse and egalitarian Wikipedia in which women are not part of a minority.

Co-organized by KLD
Conveners: Arianna Piccialli, Solmaz Adeli
Sun, 18 Sep, 18:00–19:00 (CEST)|Room Andalucia 2

The Opening ceremony provides an overview of the forthcoming week of EPSC as well as providing an opportunity for the Local Organizing Committee, the City of Granada, the Europlanet Society and EANA to welcome all delegates. We will also present some details on the Society and opportunities for delegates to join and help build the Society. Finally we will take the opportunity to commemorate three colleagues from the European Planetary science community who sadly have passed away in the last year.

Mon, 19 Sep, 12:00–13:30 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla
Tue, 20 Sep, 17:30–18:30 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla

Social event (only for pre-registered social event attendees).

The social event will take place at the Carmen de los Mártires, located in the Alhambra Quarter on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 20:00.

The Carmen de los Mártires is reachable by walking distance, little bit more than half an hour from the Palacio de Congresos. Nevertheless, the path is considerably steep and it is recommended going by taxi or by bus, lines C30, C32, and C35. In order to get those bus lines, it is necessary to go near Plaza Isabel La Católica, bus stop Plaza Isabel La Católica 4, and get off at the stop "Auditorio Manuel de Falla- Carmen de los Mártires". It is necessary to walk a little bit from the bus stop up to the entrance of the Carmen de los Mártires.

Please make sure to pick up your social event voucher(s) by Tuesday, 14:00 at the main information & name badge pickup desk at PCGr.

Tue, 20 Sep, 20:00–22:30 (CEST)|Carmen de los Mártires

Please join us for this networking event to discuss diversity and inclusiveness in the planetary science community. The meeting is organized by the Europlanet Diversity Committee. Everyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend.

Conveners: Solmaz Adeli, Arianna Piccialli, Marina Molla
Wed, 21 Sep, 13:45–15:15 (CEST)|Room Andalucia 2

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.
Convener: Leigh Fletcher
Thu, 22 Sep, 18:45–19:45 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla
Fri, 23 Sep, 13:45–15:15 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla

The intent of the multi-agency panel is to continue a dialogue of Venus exploration, which was started at the IKI-NASA Venera-D workshop in December 2021, where ESA and NASA announced the formation of the Venus Science Coordination (VeSCOOR) group and invited all Agencies to participate and share their plans Venus exploration plan and areas of mission collaboration. The VeSCoor announcement was released 20 July and nominations are due 30 September 2022.

Co-organized by CE
Convener: Nigel Mason
Tue, 20 Sep, 13:45–15:15 (CEST)|Room Manuel de Falla

This is a short session to address main organization points needed for chairs of the scientific sessions. All chairs (experienced and first-timer) are invited to take part in this session. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the training.

Conveners: Stavro Lambrov Ivanovski, Akos Kereszturi
Sun, 18 Sep, 17:40–18:00 (CEST)|Room Andalucia 2