***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews August Issue
No.327 August 9, 2019***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. Announcement on the period for declaration of candidacy
| 3. Message from the 2020 Program Committee Co-chairs
| 4. Call for Session Proposals for JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020
| [from Sept 2]
| 5. Information for 2019 Nonmember ID Holders
| 6. Session proposal for EGU General Assembly 2020 as a JpGU Member
| 7. AGU Cerebrates its Centennial at AGU Fall Meeting 2019
| 8. Information from PEPS
| -> Call for article submission, SPEPS series
| -> Latest Articles
| 9. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)
#2. Announcement on the period for declaration of candidacy
Period for declaration of candidacy starts at 9am on Tuesday,
August 13th 2019.
Because of this we are hoping for many new candidates for this
year’s election. We would like to encourage all JpGU members to
stand as a candidate, to recommend others as candidates, and to vote.
Period for declaration of candidacy starts:
9am on Tuesday, August 13th 2019
Period for declaration of candidacy ends:
5pm on Thursday September, 12th 2019
9am on Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
5pm on Friday, November 1st 2019
Ballot counting and reporting of election results:
Monday, November 7th 2019
How to stand as a candidate / How to recommend a candidate
Please fill in the relevant form on the JpGU Members Site
( https://www.jpgu-member.org/jpgu/en/ ) before the September 12th
deadline. To access the form, log in using your JpGU ID and password,
click the button “Representative Election” in menu at the left of
Please visit “Public Announcement of the 2020 JpGU Representative
Election” for more information.
*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).
Election Administration Committee
#3. Message from the 2020 Program Committee Co-chairs
Dear JpGU and AGU members,
We would be grateful if you could start now thinking of sessions for
the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 that will take place May 24-28 at the
Makuhari Messe (Chiba Prefecture: https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/), Japan.
We are excited about the JpGU-AGU joint organization and hope you are
too. We will have a call for session from September 2. We would like
to have many sessions proposed by the next generation of scientists
(students and early-to-mid career members) from both of our societies.
In addition, we strongly encourage session proposals from female
members so to get their perspectives.
Our joint program theme is “For a Borderless World of Geoscience”.
We are inspired by the words of Louis Pasteur “Science knows no
country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch
which illuminates the world”. Our JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 wishes
to hear about your insights and discoveries.
By specifically seeking to diversify the voices of the JpGU-AGU Joint
Meeting 2020, we wish to add vitality and new blood to our science
discussions. If you have not proposed a session before, then please
take this opportunity to do so.
We look forward to seeing you at the JpGU-AGU Joint meeting 2020 in
Makuhari next May.
Best regards and wishes,
Fumio Inagaki and William McDonough
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Program Committee Co-chairs
#4. Call for Session Proposals for JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020
[from Sept 2]
We are pleased to announce that the session proposal for the JpGU-AGU
Joint Meeting 2020 will open soon on September 2, 2019. The deadline
is Friday, October 11.
Being the second joint meeting with AGU, we expect a large number of
English sessions. Also, the 2020 meeting is the 30th anniversary of
JpGU. Please consider proposing a session to be a part of our meeting.
More information will be posted on the Meeting website.
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020
Date: May 24(SUN) – 28(THU), 2020
Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba
Session Proposal Period: Sept 2 (MON) – Oct 11 (FRI)
How to propose: from JpGU Session Proposal Online System
Contact (inquiries about session program): email@example.com
Important Dates (Subject to change)
Meeting Website Opens: Sept 2 (MON), 2019
Session Proposal Period: Sept 2 (MON) – Oct 11 (FRI), 2019
Session Schedule Release: Dec 2 (MON), 2019
Abstract Submission Period: Jan 7 (TUE) – Feb 18 (TUE), 2020
NEW for 2020
– The payment method, bank transfer by affiliated institutions is not
available from the 2020 meeting.
– There will be only one poster core time in the evening.
– The maximun request for reconsideration and re-examination to the
rejected abstract is once.
We are waiting for your proposals.
#5. Information for 2019 Nonmember ID Holders
The Nonmember ID, 6 digits starting for 19-, is an ID only for a
purpose of the JpGU 2019 participation.
The duration of this temporally ID will expire on August 31, 2019.
If you are a Nonmember ID holder and wish to participate in our next
meeting, please re-acquire a new ID.
The Nonmember ID creation for the 2020 meeting will be available from
September 2, 2019.
#6. Session proposal for EGU General Assembly 2020 as a JpGU Member
Session proposal deadline for EGU General Assembly 2020 is September 5,
Based on the MOU between JpGU and EGU, JpGU is promoting joint sessions
with EGU. JpGU members (if they are not EGU members) can create an EGU
ID without becoming an EGU member and propose a co-sponsored session.
Session proposal for JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 starts on September
JpGU promotes joint sessions not only with EGU, but also with AGU and
We are waiting for your active session proposals for both meetings.
#7. AGU Cerebrates its Centennial at AGU Fall Meeting 2019
As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the
home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse
community as we collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore
and develop our research. Registration opens at the end of this month
for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Centennial
presentations and special events that will bring to life the past,
present and the future of our science.
Today we stand at the intersection of history and our future.
AGU’s Fall Meeting 2019 will prepare you for what’s ahead: rapid
developments in our science, new approaches to observing our Earth
and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for
accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more.
AGU will celebrate our past and inspire the future by bringing
together the people, the imagination, and the science that will
ignite our next hundred years to make our planet safer, cleaner, and
#8. Information from PEPS
(1) Call for article submission, SPEPS series
We invite you to submit your manuscripts to the following SPEPS
(Special call for excellent papers on hot topics) series:
“Projection and impact assessment of global change”
(Submission deadline: 31 December, 2019)
“Stratigraphy and paleoclimatic/paleoenviromental evolution across
the Early–Middle Pleistocene transition in the Chiba composite
section, Japan, and other reference sections in East Asia”
(Submission deadline: 30 September, 2019)
For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:
(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published. You can download and read
interesting articles from the PEPS web site at:
@Takashi Furumura et al.: Significant P wave conversions from upgoing
S waves generated by very deep earthquakes around Japan.
@Koji Masuda et al.: Effects of frictional properties of quartz and
feldspar in the crust on the depth extent of the seismogenic zone.
@Ikuo Katayama et al.: Sensitivity of elastic thickness to water in
the Martian lithosphere.
@ Long Tuan Trinh et al.: Evaluation of satellite precipitation
products over Central Vietnam.
#9. What’s new
(1) Event Information
Planet2/RESCEU Symposium 2019
“From Protoplanetary Disks through Planetary System Architecture to
Planetary Atmospheres and Habitability”
Date: Oct 14-18, 2019
Venue: Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa Resort Mice Facility, Okinawa
(2) Career Opportunity
JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow 2020
Okayama University, Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in
Japan Geoscience Union (https://www.jpgu.org/)
4F Gakkai Center Bldg.
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
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