1st Media Announcement for the European Planetary Science Congress 2007


EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2007
20-24 August 2007
Kongress Hotel am Templiner See

1ST MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT

Approximately 500 astronomers and space scientists will gather for the second European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) at the Kongress Hotel am Templiner See, Potsdam, Germany from Monday, 20th August to Friday, 24th August 2007.

The EPSC 2007 is organised by Europlanet, the European Planetology Network in association with the European Geosciences Union. The programme covers planetary science, missions and exploration techniques. Sessions include the atmospheres of gas and ice giants: from the Solar System to exoplanets, research and technology advances for future in-situ exploration of planets, Martian life (past, present and future) and the Enceladus plume and Solar System dust rings.

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend and press room facilities will be available for the duration of the conference - from 9 a.m. on Monday 20 August through to 3 pm on Friday 24 August. The Kongress Hotel has a wifi network. Media registration is free. Any bona fide media delegates can pre-register online or by e-mailing Anita Heward at anitaheward@btinternet.com (Advance registration is not essential but encouraged).

Further information will be circulated a few weeks before the meeting, including press notices on presentations that may be of special interest (subject to embargo).

Details of the congress can be found at the official website: http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc2007/

A full and up to date schedule of EPSC#2 scientific sessions and events can be found at: http://www.cosis.net/members/meetings/programme/session_programme.php?m_id=47&p_id=281&day=1&view=session

FURTHER INFORMATION

EUROPLANET 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.

Europlanet Project website: http://europlanet.cesr.fr/

Europlanet Outreach website: http://www.europlanet-eu.org

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