Attendees of the 2016 European Lunar Symposium, Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.

You are invited to attend the 4th European Lunar Symposium at the Trippenhuis (Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences), Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2 day workshop (Wed 18th to Thu, 19th May, 2016) with pre-registration reception on the evening of the 17th May 2016.

This meeting will build upon the success of previous European Lunar Symposiums (ELS) held in Berlin (2012), London (2014) and Frascati (2015). The fourth ELS will be held under the umbrella of the European nodes of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

A global surge in lunar exploration has thrust lunar science and exploration back into the limelight once again. Current interests in the exploration of the Moon range from astronomical, astrophysical, geological, commercial, resource utilization, and strategic considerations, to its use as an outpost for future human exploration of the Solar System. One of the main aims of this meeting is to bring together the European scientific community interested in various aspects of lunar exploration. In addition, lunar experts from countries engaged in launching lunar missions are also invited to attend this meeting.

The meeting format will consist of both oral and poster presentations divided into four broad themes of: “Science of the Moon”, “Science on the Moon”, “Science from the Moon” and “Future Lunar Missions”.

We are now accepting abstracts for this meeting. Please click on the Abstract Submission tab for further details. We are limited to 200 maximum participants and will adopt a first come first serve policy, so please submit your abstract at your earliest convenience. The meeting registration opens 1st March 2016.

Deadlines and Milestones:

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 8, 2016
  • Registration deadline: April 29, 2016

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in May 2016.

Wim van Westrenen and Mahesh Anand
(on behalf of the ELS organizers)

The European Lunar Symposium thanks HE Space for supporting the 4th European Lunar Symposium.

NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)