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European Planetology Network

Objective

EuroPlaNet co-ordinates activities in Planetary Sciences in order to achieve a long-term integration of this discipline in Europe. The objectives are to:
1) increase the productivity of planetary projects with European investment, with emphasis on major planetary exploration missions;
2) initiate a long-term integration of the European planetary science community;
3) improve European scientific competitiveness, develop and spread expertise in this research area;
4) improve public understanding of planetary environments.

These objectives will be achieved by:1) maximizing synergies between different fields contributing to planetary sciences: space observations, earth-based observations, laboratory studies, numerical simulations, data base development;2) co-ordinating the design and development of an Integrated and Distributed Information Service (IDIS) providing access to the full set of data sources produced by these complementary fields. EuroPlaNet integrates most of the European planetary exploration work, with initial focus on the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan, operative between 2004 and 2008. The considerable involvement of the European science community in this mission, the broad diversity of its research objectives and the urgent need to achieve a balanced share of data analysis and its results with American colleagues make Cassini/Huygens an ideal test-bed for the development of activities and tools which will contribute to the optimal exploitation of subsequent planetary missions. In addition to overall co-ordination, 6 further activities will be carried out over a 4-year period: a) discipline working groups b) co-ordinate Earth-based observations to support and complement space missions c) develop an outreach strategy d) exchange of personnel e) EuroPlaNet-specific meetings and conferences f) definition of the basic requirements for future implementation of IDIS for planetary sciences.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INFRASTRUCTURES-1
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
16 Avenue Edouard Belin
Toulouse
France

Participants (41)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, King Street
Aberystwyth
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
Address
Viale Liegi, 28
Roma
ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY
Romania
Address
Str. Cutitul De Argint, 5
Bucharest
AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Austria
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
Vienna
BAYRISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG
Germany
Address
Sanderring 2
Würzburg
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPACIALES
France
Address
2 Place Maurice Quentin
Paris
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E. V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
Address
8-10 Rue Mario Nikis
Paris
FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr.roberto Frias
Porto
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
Helsinki
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Kasprzaka 44/52
Warsaw
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE ANDALUCIA, CENSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Camino Bajo De Huetor 24
Granada
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO - TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LISBON
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
Lisboa
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOOL OF PLANETARY SCIENCES
Italy
Address
Viale Pindaro 42
Pescara
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
Roma
J. HEYROVSKY INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Dolejskova 3
Praha 8
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR VLBI IN EUROPE
Netherlands
Address
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
Dwingeloo
KFKI RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Street 29-33
Budapest
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstr. 8
München
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
Address
Avenue De L'observatoire, 61
Paris
OBSERVATOIRE ROYAL DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
Address
Avenue Circulaire, 3
Brussels
OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM OF PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Kralovska Obora 233
Prague
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Bartycka 18A
Warsaw
SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF SPACE PHYSICS
Sweden
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
Muenchen
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
UNIVERISTÄT BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersgraben 35
Basel
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam
UNIVERSITA` DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Address
Piazza Dell'universita`, 1
Perugia
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Stavrakia - Voutes
Heraklion
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Abercromby Square
Liverpool
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
Address
Via Ammiraglio Acton, 38
Napoli
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA - CENTRO INTERDIPARTIMENTALE STUDI E ATTIVITÀ SPAZIALI (CISAS) "G.COLOMBO"
Italy
Address
Via 8 Febbraio, 2
Padova
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
Trento
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS SUD
France
Address
15 Rue Georges Clemenceau
Orsay
University of Leicester
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
WESTFÄLISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITÄT MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
Münster