First Announcement: Voyage 2050 workshop

– Shaping the European Space Agency’s space science plan for 2035-2050

29 – 31 October 2019, Madrid, Spain


3 June 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) Science Programme relies on long-term planning of its scientific priorities. The current plan, Cosmic Vision, which comprises a variety of missions and extends up to 2035, defines the wide-ranging and ambitious scientific questions to be addressed by missions in the ESA Science Programme.

The next planning cycle of the ESA Science Programme, Voyage 2050, has started. This will define the shape of the Science Programme for the time frame 2035 – 2050. In keeping with the bottom-up, peer-reviewed nature of the Science Programme, the definition of Voyage 2050 relies on open community input — via White Papers — and on broad peer review, the latter guided by a Senior Committee of European scientists supported by a number of Topical Teams.

An important aspect of the review process is the presentation and discussion of the White Paper proposals with the broad science community — this is the focus of this workshop. In addition to presentations related to the White Papers, there will be presentations from ESA and partner agencies of their plans for space science in the coming years.

This workshop is an opportunity for the broad science community to contribute to shaping Voyage 2050.


The workshop will be held at:
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
C/ Serrano, 117
28006 Madrid

Important Dates

Date Event
3 June First announcement: Save the date
2 September Second announcement: Registration opens
23 September Final Programme available
30 September Registration closes
29 – 31 October 2019 Workshop



Details of the Voyage 2050 process can be found at: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050