Fall Meeting Abstract Deadline: 31 May 2011. ALL LEGITIMATE ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED


La Cité Internationale des Congrès Nantes Métropole
03-07 October 2011, Nantes, France

Abstract deadline: 31 May, 2011.

Dear colleagues,
We invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists to submit an abstract for presentation of their recent work at the joint EPSC-DPS 2011 Meeting, which will take place at La Cité Internationale des Congrès Nantes Métropole in Nantes, France, 3-7 October 2011. This modern congress centre is very close to the centre of Nantes, an attractive city, the historical capital of Brittany, on the west coast of France, about 2 hours by high speed train from Paris.

The meeting will consist of oral and poster sessions, as well as workshop-style sessions. We expect a very well attended meeting, with many high quality presentations.

The current list of over 70 sessions is organized around the following topics:

  • TP Terrestrial Planets
  • GP Giant Planet Systems
  • MG Magnetospheres and Space Physics
  • MT Missions and Techniques
  • EO Exoplanets and Origins
  • AB Astrobiology
  • SB Small Bodies
  • PD Planetary Dynamics
  • LF Laboratory and Field Investigations
  • OEA Outreach, Education, and Amateur Astronomy

The scientific program and abstract submission are accessible at:


Please browse the list of sessions and identify the session that most closely matches your area of interest; your abstract can then be submitted directly to that session. The session conveners, together with the Scientific Organizing Committee, will finalize the science program shortly after the abstract deadline.

Travel funding will be available for students: EPSC will make a contribution to a large number of European PhD students to support their attendance; DPS will provide support to recipients of the Hartmann Student Travel Grant (see hereafter).

Information on registration, accommodation, travel routes, visa requirements and social events will also become available shortly onthe meeting web site.

Some specifications of the EPSC-DPS Joint meeting:

  • The five-day meeting will be organized in parallel sessions of oral and poster presentations as well as workshops related to research, teaching and outreach in the planetary sciences.
  • There is no limitation in the number of abstract submissions per author and no abstract fees will be levied.
  • You will be asked to prepare your abstract as PDF file locally on your own computer, using the templates supplied on the web site, and then to submit the PDF you have generated. You are encouraged to make use of the two pages available. The abstracts will be available on line and to search engines.
  • You will be able to enter on line and edit and update your abstract after submission

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Nantes.

With best wishes,

Manuel Grande and Renu Malhotra on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee

Mario Ebel on behalf of Copernicus Meetings

Hartmann Travel Grants for the join DPS/EPSC meeting

Starting with a generous contribution from William K. Hartmann, followed by member contributions and matching funds from the DPS Committee, a limited number of student travel grants are made available to assist toward participating at the annual DPS meeting. Travel grants are primarily intended for students, but post-doctoral scientists without other means of support will also be considered. Travel grants for the Nantes meeting will be no more than approximately five hundred dollars and are intended to provide a supplement that makes the difference on whether or not a student is able to attend the annual meeting. In some cases the travel grant may be requested to cover the meeting registration fee. Preference is given to students who have not received a Travel Grant in the past. Because of the joint meeting there will be several changes to the DPS travel grant program for this meeting only:

  • DPS travel grants will be limited to students or post-docs attending US institutions only. We have a reciprocal agreement with the EPSC that they will fund European (and other foreign) students.
  • The deadline for applications will be will be very early this year. Application deadline is 9:00 PM PDT, Friday May 20, 2011. Late applications cannot be accepted. All notifications will be made on or before June 3, 2011.

Please see the Hartmann Travel Grant page at the DPS web site for detailed information on submittal and format.