Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.105 March 22, 2011
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1. Basic policy concerning JpGU Meeting 2011
Establishment of a fund to contribute to the
Cooperation to organize the special website related
to the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake
Information to take in afflicted students from
5. Abstracts concerning the Great Tohoku Kanto
Earthquake for the EPS special edition are wanted!
Seventh EGU Alexander Humboldt International
Conference on Ocean Acidification
Basic policy concerning
JpGU Meeting 2011
To members and individual
Gaku Kimura, President of Japan Geoscience Union
Many inquiries are sent to us about JpGU Meeting 2011 planned to be held
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
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
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.
Establishment of a fund to contribute to the reconstruction
Name of fund: JpGU Relief Fund for the Great Tohoku
Organizing group: Japan Geoscience Union (http://www.jpgu.org/)
Method of sending contributions: Please send
contributions by bank transfer. The account details are as
name and number: MIZUHO BANK LIMITED (001)
Branch name and
number: HONGO BRANCH (075)
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,
to organize the special website related to the Great Tohoku
Please see the information about the Tohoku Kanto Earthquake
on the following URL:
Please give us information related to the Great Tohoku Kanto
to take in afflicted students from the devastated area
Special URL to take in afflicted students:
Please be sure to write "Take in afflicted students" as a
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space
Results of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku
The greatest earthquake during
the modern Japan and probably the
fourth greatest in the last 100 years in the world occurred
March 2011 off the Pacific coast of
Tohoku, Japan. Ground motions and
anomalously large tsunami yielded severe damages to a wide
areas, particularly many towns along the Pacific coast.
unprecedented impacts both academically and socially, not
limited in Japan but over the world, we plan two different
issues associated with this earthquake. The present
for a special issue with rapid
publication of results obtained
immediately after the event. Later this year, we shall
another special issue more focused on extensive and careful
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
exceptions. Contributors to this special issue should submit
papers to the EPS editorial office by email (email@example.com)
following the instructions for regular EPS "letter"
Authors should attach Submission Forms A and B with the
names of 5
potential referees plus with their email addresses. For
please visit the web site:
and click on "Information for
Please state "For the Special Issue: First Results of the
the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake" clearly in the
letter that accompanies the submission. We encourage
submissions. After papers are accepted, the authors will
instructions for the final manuscript from the editorial
deadline for manuscript submissions for this special issue
is 7 April
2011. Those with their research activities having been
this earthquake may consult the corresponding editor to
help upon submission. This special issue will hopefully be
in early May.
For more information on this special
issue, please contact the
corresponding editor (K.
questions on manuscript preparation
should be addressed to the EPS
Note: EPS accepts manuscripts of original research
only, and so-called "review papers" will not be accepted.
review all the manuscripts before publication.
Guest Editors: Hiroo Kanamori, California Institute of
Kiyoshi Yomogida, Hokkaido University, Japan
EGU Alexander von Humboldt International Conference on Ocean
From Seventh EGU Alexander von Humboldt International
Conference on Ocean acidification:
consequences for marine ecosystems and society Third
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
Japan Geoscience Union
4F Gakkai Center Bldg.
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-6914-2080 Fax: +81-3-6914-2088