Center for Planetary Research (Copenhagen University)
The Center for Planetary Research at the University of Copenhagen was created in February 2001 when the planetary science groups from NBIfAFG and DSRI were merged. It no longer existed in August 2011. Together with associated national and international groups it aimed to strengthen planetary research in Denmark and to provide a platform for the education of planetary researchers. It spanned a broad range of disciplines from astronomy, physics, geophysics, and space instrumentation to geology and biology.
The purposes were:
- To gather and develop initiatives in planetary science
- To participate internationally in planetary science missions through development of instruments for ESA and NASA missions
- To use existing and ongoing observations to model the conditions on the planets, moons, asteroids, and meteorites, thereby gaining knowledge on their formation, evolution, and present conditions.
- To create an active, international research environment.
- "Talks and seminars". Center for Planetary Science. Retrieved 7 August 2012.