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Planetary Sciences (UCPS)

The Union Commission on Planetary Sciences (UCPS) was established by the IUGG Executive Committee in June 2015 to promote and coordinate scientific (physical, chemical, and mathematical) studies of planets in the solar system and around other stars.

Objectives:

  • to promote the study of all scientific problems on planetary science and to encourage planetary research;
  • to promote and coordinate international cooperation in planetary science;
  • to promote planetary science activities in developing countries;
  • to provide, on an international basis, for discussion and publication of the results of the studies, research and work indicated above;
  • to contribute to coordinating activity for possible future space missions.

More information about UCPS can be found at http://202.127.29.4/geodesy/ucps.

The following are current officers of the Commission:

Chair: Shuanggen Jin (China)
Secretary General: Scot Rafkin (USA)