Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure

Investing in space infrastructures such as in the Copernicus and Galileo programmes, Europe has historically been at the forefront of space exploration. The Commission has made ambitious proposals for the period 2021–2027. These include a dedicated Space programme for a total of EUR 16 billion. It is within this context the EU-funded EPN-2024-RI will provide infrastructure necessary to address the major scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science. Its aim is to ensure Europe’s position is at the forefront of space exploration. To do this, the project will provide Transnational Access (TA) to an enhanced set of world-leading field and laboratory facilities, Virtual Access (VA) to state-of-the-art data services and tools linked to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and Networking Activities (NA) to widen the user base and draw in new partners from around the world.