The CPS is a centre of excellence for research in planetary sciences, based on a collaboration between three UCL departments and Birkbeck:
The CPS is primarily a "virtual" research centre, and comprises researchers within the following groups at UCL and Birkbeck:
Europlanet 2024 RI
The Centre, via it's UCL departments of Physics and Astronomy and Space and Climate Physics, continues to be involved in the European Union-funded Europlanet project that brings together Europe's major planetary science centres.
The Europlanet 2024 RI provides free access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, data services and tools, a ground-based observational network and programme of community support activities.