Greetings and General Information

Greetings

Director of the JpGU Meeting 2018
Yoshiki SAITO
(Shimane University/
Geological Survey of Japan, AIST)






The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is pleased to announce that the JpGU Meeting 2018 will be held from May 20–24, 2018 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. JpGU is an academic union that encompasses all the Earth and Planetary Sciences disciplines and related fields, organizing annual meetings since 2005. The 2016 annual meeting of JpGU was conducted with joint sessions with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and was followed by JpGU-AGU joint meeting in 2017. The Joint Meeting 2017 successfully hosted 253 sessions, 5645 presentations, and 8450 participants from 48 countries, expanding into one of the largest Earth and Planetary Science meetings in Asia. The JpGU Meetings offer a wide selection of scientific sessions, a broad range of keynote speeches, and various types of formal and informal networking opportunities.

The forthcoming JpGU Meeting 2018 also consists of joint sessions with AGU. Session proposals for the joint sessions and regular sessions at the JpGU Meeting 2018 will be accepted from September 1 to October 12, 2017. Abstract submissions will be accepted from January 10, 2018 to February 19, 2018. We welcome your interesting session proposals and abstract submissions. All members of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geosciences Union (EGU), and Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) as well as any members of JpGU will be provided special benefits based on a memorandum signed with JpGU.

We look forward to having you attend the JpGU Meeting 2018 at Chiba, Japan.

Thank you.



2018 Program Committee Chair
Atsushi HIGUCHI(Chiba University)



I am Atsushi Higuchi, chairman of the JpGU annual meeting 2018 (hereafter JpGU2018) Program Committee. Following the successful 2017 meeting jointly held with AGU for the first time (approx. 8,450 participants and 5,600 presentations), JpGU welcomes you to meet again at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan during 20-24 May, 2018. The meeting covers research areas of Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences, and Biogeosciences. We also encourage multi-disciplinary approaches to these research areas. The “call for session proposal” will be out from September 01 to October 12 in 2017. I believe that JpGU is a bottom-up society, thus bottom-up session proposals from scientists are essential to activate the meeting. JpGU2018 welcomes international session proposals joint with AGU and other partner unions and societies, or with your international colleagues. Please start communicating with your colleagues to propose timely and exciting JpGU sessions. In addition, I will work towards “customer satisfaction (CS)” of all the participants to realize progress in the context of CS. You will be informed of our efforts to this end though the internet. Clearly, most of CS will be attributed by high-quality presentations and fruitful discussion in the session or outside of sessions. JpGU2018 will strive to provide such a good environment. We look forward to seeing you attending JpGU2018 in Chiba.

Outline

Name of the meeting Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018
Date May 20th (SUN)~24th (THU), 2018 For 5 days
Venue Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International Exhibiton Hall / Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Host Japan Geoscience Union
Contact Contact Form

Important Dates

2017
Sept 1st (FRI) Session proposals open at 2:00 pm (JST)
Oct 12th (THU) Session proposals close at 5:00 pm (JST)
Dec 1st (FRI) Sessions time slots release on the web
2018
Jan 10th (WED) Abstract submission starts / Registration opens
Feb 5th (MON) Early Abstract Submission Deadline at 11:59 pm (JST)
Feb 19th (MON) Final Abstract Submission Deadline at 5:00pm (JST)
Mar 13th (TUE) Acceptance notification
mar 14th (WED) Program release on the web
May 8th (TUE) Early Registration Deadline at 11:59pm (JST)
May 11th (FRI) Abstract PDF release on the web
May 20th (SUN)~24th(THU)  Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

* All important dates are in JST.

Session Hours

AM1 9:00 am ~10:30 am
AM2 10:45 am ~12:15 pm
Lunchtime 12:15 pm ~1:45 pm
PM1 1:45 pm ~3:15 pm
PM2 3:30 pm ~5:00 pm
PM3 5:15 pm ~6:30pm

Session Presentation Formats and Language

Session Presentation Formats
Two formats are available for presentations: oral and poster.

JpGU accepts a session either as orals and posters or posters-only according to conveners' request.
Orals-only sessions may be accepted only for Union and Public Sessions.

Presentation formats are assigned by conveners.
Oral presentations can not be requested.

Poster presentations may be requested during the abstract submission process.

Oral 15 minutes/ talk including discussion time
Please bring your own laptop computer.(Pc is not equipped in the presentation room.)
Projecter is available. The proper connectors to the projectors are mniD-sub15 pins or HDMI.
*Please contact our staff in your room for the use of HDMI.
The set up size of the screen is 16:9 (can be arranged to 4:3).
We do not have connectors for Mac. Please bring on your own if necessary.
Poster Posting hour is from 8:30 am to 6:45 pm of the day of your presentation.
Presenters are expected to be at their posters during the core time.
Please leave asign indicating when you will be at your poster if you cannot be there during the core time.
Board size is W180×H90cm
PCs, tablets or any electric devices that needs a power supply to operate during your poster presentation are not available in the Exhibition Hall.

Session Language
Session language is either English and /or Japanese.

Session language is selected by the session convener.
Session Language Code Slides and Posters Oral presentations
EE English English
EJ English English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)
JJ English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)
English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)

Fee

Annual Due

*Consumption tax is not charged to the JpGU Annual Due.
Regular
(Including school teacher and senior members)
2,000 JPY
Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Student 1,000 JPY
Undergraduate Student 0 JPY (Free of charge)

Abstract Submission Fee

*Tax included.
Early-bird Abstract Submission
Jan 10th (WED) - Feb 5th (MON), at 11:59 pm (JST), 2018
3,240JPY / submission
Normal Abstract Submission
Feb 6th (TUE) midnight - Feb 19th (MON) at 5:00 pm (JST), 2018
4,320JPY / submission

Registration Fee

*Tax included.
*JpGU members rate is applied for AGU, AOGS and EGU Members.
Early-bird Registration: Jan 10th (WED) - May 8th (TUE) at 11:59 pm (JST), 2018
MEMBER
(AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
NONMEMBER
Membership category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 22,680 JPY 14,040 JPY 32,400 JPY 22,680 JPY
School Teacher *1 11,880 JPY 7,560 JPY 19,440 JPY 14,040 JPY
Graduate Student 11,880 JPY 7,560 JPY 19,440 JPY 14,040 JPY
Senior (70 & over) 0 JPY ※JpGU Members Only *2 - -
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
*1 School Teacher rate is applied for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.

*2 Discount for Senior members is only applicable for Senior of JpGU members.
Nonmember ID does not have a Senior category.
Condition of discount for senior member of partner unions are subject to change every year.
In 2018 meeting, senior member of AGU, AOGS and EGU will have no discount.

Normal Registration: May 9th (WED) - May 24th (THU), 2018
MEMBER
(AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
NONMEMBER
Membership Category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 30,240 JPY 19,440 JPY 43,200 JPY 27,000 JPY
School Teacher *1 16,200 JPY 10,800 JPY 25,920 JPY 19,440 JPY
Graduate Student 16,200 JPY 10,800 JPY 25,920 JPY 19,440 JPY
Senior (70 or over) 0 JPY ※JpGU Members Only *2 - -
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
Family Pass *3 - - 2,160 JPY 1,080 JPY
*1 School Teacher rate is applied for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.

*2 Discount for Senior members is only applicable for Senior of JpGU members.
Nonmember ID does not have a Senior category.
Condition of discount for senior member of partner unions are subject to change every year.
In 2018 meeting, senior member of AGU, AOGS and EGU will have no discount.

*3 Family Pass can be purchased at the venue during the meeting.

Payments

We accept credit cards only. See HERE for more details