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 Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.57 November 10, 2009
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 1. Section President Election
   2. Latest News

      
Venus Climate Orbiter “Planet-C was Nicknamed
“Akatsuki”

  
3. From Committees

      
NPO Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

      
JpGU Career Supporting Working Group by young
researchers

  
4. What’s New
 

 

 



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1. Section
President Election

 

Section
President Election is going to be held.
Representatives elected by staff at the 1st Representative
Election are eligible to be section presidents.
All member of JpGU can make a vote for Section President
Election.
Please be active in standing as a candidate and casting your
ballots votes to fulfill our objectives based on each
section members’ will.

Public Announcement of Section President Election  November
6, Friday, 2009
Start to accept candidates November 9, Monday, 2009
Close to accept Candidates November 20, Friday, 2009
Start for Voting for Section President Election November 30,
Monday, 2009
Close for Voting for Section President Election December 21,
Monday, 2009
Vote Counting and Reporting the result December 25, Friday,
2009

Role of Section President
JpGU has set five autonomous sections to support scholarly
activities. They are Space and Planetary Sciences,
Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences, Human
Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences and Biogeosciences.
Each section has science board and president. Section
presidents organize their section boards and help develop
promoting their scientific fields. They also organize Union
Science Board and try to develop earth planetary science as
a whole together with JpGU president and vice president.

For Further information, please visit our website,

http://www.jpgu.org/e/whatsnew/091106SP_kouji_e.html

          


November 1, 2009
Corporate Japan Geoscience Union
Board of Election
Chairman: Mie Ichihara
Members: Masanao Shinohara
             
Michinari Sunamura
             
Masahiro Takagi
             
Shogo Tachibana
             
Hiroyuki Tsubomoto

 



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2. Latest
News

 

1) Venus
Climate Orbiter “Planet-C was Nicknamed “Akatsuki”

 

Venus explorer
greatly supported by all of you, was finally named “Akatsuki.”


http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2009/10/20091023_akatsuki_j.html

It has been called “PLANET-C,” the name of the project and
English name “Climate Orbiter,” but now was given a new
Japanese name.
Now this project is in the final stage for the launch
planned in 2010.


Earthly data processing system is created at high speed.


If you are interested in this project, please contact the
parties concerned or Dr. Imamura, the project scientist of
JAXA.
Email:ima@isas.jaxa.jp
Your continuous support would be greatly appreciates.

 



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3.  From
Committees

 

1) NPO Japan
Earth Science Olympiad Committee

 

Participants
for the 2nd Japan Earth Science Olympiad or the 4th
International Earth Science Olympiad held in Indonesia in
2010 are wanted.

From 3rd
graders of junior high school to 2nd graders of high school
are eligible for the competition. 3rd graders of high school
and 2nd graders of junior high school or younger can also
challenge the domestic competition although they can’t
participate in the international competition.
As for November 2, 92 students from 11 schools have already
applied.

For further
information, please visit our website,
http://www.jeso.jp/

Questions on
the test of the 3rd international Earth Science Olympiad in
Japanese are up on our website. Please check them.
 

2) JpGU Career
Supporting Working Group by young researchers

 

We’ve been
conducting interview and questionnaire surveys on situation
surrounding young researchers since last year. We’ve now
wrapped them up and made a report.

Our report is
to be up on our website, http://www.jpgu.org/committee/career.html,
soon.



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4. What’s New

 


1)  International Conference on Environmental Science
and Technology 2010

 

Call for
Abstracts


The 5th International Conference on Environmental Science
and Technology sponsored by the American Academy of Sciences
will be held on July 12-16, 2010 in Houston, Texas, USA. The
conference will provide a multidisciplinary platform for
environmental scientists, engineers, management
professionals and government regulators to discuss the
latest developments in environmental research and
applications. Please visit the conference Website at http://www.AASci.org/conference/env/2010
for more information or send email inquiries to env-conference@AASci.org.
 


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