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  Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.105 March 22, 2011
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1. Basic policy concerning JpGU Meeting 2011

2.
Establishment of a fund to contribute to the
reconstruction

3.
Cooperation to organize the special website related
to the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake

4.
Information to take in afflicted students from
devastated area
5. Abstracts concerning the Great Tohoku Kanto
Earthquake for the EPS special edition are wanted!

6.
Seventh EGU Alexander Humboldt International
Conference on Ocean Acidification


1.

Basic policy concerning
JpGU Meeting 2011

To members and individual
members

                                     
Gaku Kimura, President of Japan Geoscience Union

                                     



Many inquiries are sent to us about JpGU Meeting 2011 planned to be held
in May.
We discussed it among council members and decided to hold JpGU Meeting
2011 as planned, despite no more urgent situation change occurs.



 The reasons is as follows:
JpGU Meetings are covering the many scientific fields
directly related to this earthquake, tsunami and nuclear
reactor problems, such as earthquake, tsunami themselves and
natural disaster and its preventions and hazard risk
assessments.
Under these circumstances, holding JpGU Meeting 2011 is very
significant scientifically and socially.
We believe it’s our mission to hold our meeting as planned,
even if participants’ cancellation to some extent is
anticipated.



Please note there still is possibility of cancellation of
JpGU Meeting 2011 due to the new serious situation or
request by the government.
We, the members of Japan
Geoscience Union really hope the members of the devastated areas to get
over this disaster as soon as possible.

2.


Establishment of a fund to contribute to the reconstruction



1.        
Name of fund: JpGU Relief Fund for the Great Tohoku
Kanto Earthquake


2.        
Organizing group: Japan Geoscience Union (
http://www.jpgu.org/)
3.        
Method of sending contributions: Please send
contributions by bank transfer. The account details are as
follows.


                 

 Bank
name and number:  MIZUHO BANK LIMITED (001)
            Branch name and
number:  HONGO BRANCH (075)
            SWIFT CODE:
MHBKJPJT
            Account
number:  2739714
            Account name:
JPGU
      Address: 4F Gakkai Center Bldg., 2-4-16 Yayoi,
      Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
      Phone: +81-3-6914-2080 Fax: +81-3-6914-2088


 JpGU will not levy any administration fees, and the full
amount of all contributions will be distributed to affected
parties. However, unfortunately JpGU cannot cover the costs
of bank transfers. We will also organize collection of cash
contributions at the upcoming JpGU annual meeting in
Makuhari Messe, May 22–27, 2011.
4. Contributions to the fund will be collected until 2011,
May 27.

3.

Cooperation
to organize the special website related to the Great Tohoku
Kanto Earthquake


Please see the information about the Tohoku Kanto Earthquake
on the following URL:


http://www.jpgu.org/whatsnew/110312EQ/report.html

Please give us information related to the Great Tohoku Kanto
Earthquake :


2011tohokueq@jpgu.org

 

4.

Information
to take in afflicted students from the devastated area

Special URL to take in afflicted students:


2011tohokueq@jpgu.org


Please be sure to write "Take in afflicted students" as a
title.

5.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space
(EPS)

"First
Results of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku
Earthquake"

The greatest earthquake during
the modern Japan and probably the
fourth greatest in the last 100 years in the world occurred
on 11

March 2011 off the Pacific coast of
Tohoku, Japan. Ground motions and
anomalously large tsunami yielded severe damages to a wide
range of
areas, particularly many towns along the Pacific coast.
Considering
unprecedented impacts both academically and socially, not
only
limited in Japan but over the world, we plan two different
special
issues associated with this earthquake. The present
announcement is

for a special issue with rapid
publication of results obtained
immediately after the event. Later this year, we shall
announce
another special issue more focused on extensive and careful
analyses
than the present.

All the papers of this special issue will be accessible
freely in our
web page. The special issue will contain "letters" limited
to 4 pages
each for our prompt publication, but we might allow some
minor
exceptions. Contributors to this special issue should submit
their
papers to the EPS editorial office by email (
eps@terrapub.co.jp)
following the instructions for regular EPS "letter"
submissions.
Authors should attach Submission Forms A and B with the
names of 5
potential referees plus with their email addresses. For
details,
please visit the web site:

http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS,
and click on "Information for
Contributors".

Please state "For the Special Issue: First Results of the
2011 Off
the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake" clearly in the
covering
letter that accompanies the submission. We encourage
electronic
submissions. After papers are accepted, the authors will
receive
instructions for the final manuscript from the editorial
office. The
deadline for manuscript submissions for this special issue
is 7 April
2011. Those with their research activities having been
suffered by
this earthquake may consult the corresponding editor to
arrange any
help upon submission. This special issue will hopefully be
published
in early May.

For more information on this special
issue, please contact the
corresponding editor
(K.
Yomogida, eps-ed@belinda.sci.hokudai.ac.jp)
;
questions on manuscript preparation
should be addressed to the EPS
editorial office.

Note: EPS accepts manuscripts of original research
contributions
only, and so-called "review papers" will not be accepted.
EPS will
review all the manuscripts before publication.

Guest Editors: Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of
Technology, USA
Kiyoshi Yomogida, Hokkaido University, Japan


6. Seventh
EGU Alexander von Humboldt International Conference on Ocean
acidification



From Seventh EGU Alexander von Humboldt International
Conference on Ocean acidification:
consequences for marine ecosystems and society Third
Circular.
We, Japan Geoscience Union is co-sponsoring this conference.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts was extended
until March 28, 2011.
Please see the following URL.  We’re waiting for your
abstract submissions.



http://www.meetings.copernicus.org/avh7

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4F Gakkai Center Bldg.
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
113-0032, Japan   
Phone: +81-6914-2080  Fax: +81-3-6914-2088
E-mail: office@jpgu.org