The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL / Birkbeck


Europlanet NA1 workshop: Uniting Planetary Modelling and Data Analysis - Part 2

Following the initial success of the related Europlanet Networking Activity workshop which took place last year in Greece, a 'follow-up' workshop will take place on 22 - 25 July 2019.


The large scientific communities involved in the analysis and modelling of ground- and space-based datasets related to planetary environments in our Solar System have, over many decades, developed sophisticated models, algorithms and software for supporting this kind of research.  With missions such as Cassini leaving a large legacy dataset for Saturn, Juno expected to do the same for Jupiter, and JUICE in the pre-launch phase of development, now is the time to raise awareness of these resources and in what form their originators have provided or plan to provide them to the wider community.

Following the initial success of the related Europlanet NA1 workshop which took place last year in Greece, a 'follow-up' workshop is scheduled to take place from 22 - 25 July 2019.

As before, this workshop aims to unite planetary modellers, providers of data analysis tools / services, and any planetary scientists who wish to find out more about these kind of resources, which could facilitate their research activities.

The format of the workshop will follow the established scheme of a combination of ~30-minute presentations and 'tutorial sessions' on the use of model outputs / data analysis resources. If possible this year, we would like to conduct even more 'tutorial sessions', which could be anywhere up to about 2 hours in duration, according to the wishes of the presenter.

Keynote speaker: Tom Krimigis

Dr Stamatios Krimigis (Credit: Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory).

We are delighted and honoured to have Dr Stamatios (Tom) M. Krimigis - Emeritus Head of the Space Department at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and Academician & Director of the Office of Space Research and Technology, Academy of Athens - join us for the workshop. He will be delivering his keynote talk, "Voyagers 1 & 2 in the Near Interstellar Medium: Observations and Predictions", on Monday 22 July. Further programme details to follow soon.


Nick Achilleos (UCL) and Nick Sergis (Academy of Athens and National Observatory of Athens)
Joanna Fabbri (UCL, Administrator for the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL / Birkbeck)


Monday 22 July - Thursday 25 July, 2019.


Elite City Resort Hotel, Kalamata, Greece.

Elite City Resort, Kalamata, Greece

Booking Rooms: 

The hotel have recommended that participants make their reservation by sending an email directly to info@elite.com.gr indicating that they are coming to the `Europlanet workshop' so that they get the special price of approx. 95 Euros (single) / 125 Euros (double), plus room tax (3 Euros per room per night). The reduced price also applies to all participants for any number of days, right before or right after the workshop, they may wish to stay in the Elite Resort Hotel. Please copy Joanna Fabbri with your reservation request to the hotel.

Alternative accomodation, within a 10-minute walk of the Elite Resort workshop venue:


Registration is done by sending an email confirming your attendance to Joanna Fabbri. Please note that you will also have to book your room, as outlined above. The registration fee is payable in cash on the first day of the meeting, and will be 100 Euro (regular), 50 Euro (student / early career), free (invited speaker).

Support: Europlanet can cover reasonable accommodation costs for approximately the first 20 participants who register, for the purpose of attending the meeting itself, during the dates below (invited speakers will automatically have their accommodation costs provided). 


The workshop programme is now available to view and download.


Europlanet 2020 RI
A Europlanet 2020 RI Networking Activity

This event is supported by the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) project via the Networking Activity (NA) 1 task: Innovation through Science Networking. Europlanet 2020 RI has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 654208.