Japan Geoscience Union

 

Greetings

JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Chair
Masaki ENAMI (Nagoya University)
The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) commemorates the coming year 2020; it is the 15th anniversary since JpGU was founded in 2005, and the 30th anniversary since its predecessor, the Japan Earth and Planetary Science Joint Meeting, was first held in 1990.
On this occasion, the 2020 annual meeting will be held joint with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020, following the first cooperative effort with AGU in 2017. Furthermore, the Joint Meeting anticipates expansion and enrichment of joint sessions with the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) and the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
The JpGU has recently grown to embrace over 51 members of academic societies and over 10,000 individual members. The attendance at the 2019 Annual Meeting exceeded 8,400 total participants (including approximately 2,400 students), with over 650 participants from abroad (covering 41 nations and areas). The meeting provides an indispensable opportunity for participants from the fields of Earth and planetary science to interact. The annual survey indicates that the participants would like to see a wider range of session programs, including some open to the public, and an expansion of English-language sessions. Hopes are high for the promotion and expansion of interdisciplinary and border-area researches and further internationalization of Earth and planetary science research.

In response to these expectations and requests, the 2020 Joint Meeting will keep our befitting theme: “For a Borderless World of Geoscience.” The conference is scheduled to be held from May 24 (Sun) to 28 (Fri), 2020 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex (Chiba City). A full range of commemorative events and special projects are also being planned for the 30th anniversary. It is expected that many attractive sessions will be proposed actively by students and early career researchers who will lead the next generation, and important research results will be presented with lively discussions. We have high hopes that the 2020 joint meeting will also serve as the foundation for the next 5 years to a decadal span—it hinges on your enthusiastic participation and cooperation.



 
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Program Committee Co-Chairs
Fumio INAGAKI (JAMSTEC)/ William F MCDONOUGH (University of Maryland)
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, 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.

Outline

Name of the meeting JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020
Date May 24th (SUN) - 28th (THU), 2020 For 5 days
Venue Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International Exhibition Hall 8 / Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Host Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) / American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Important Dates

2019
Sept 2 (MON) Session proposals open at 2:00 pm (JST)
Oct 11th (FRI) Session proposals close at 5:00 pm (JST)
Dec 2 (MON) Session schedule and session list release on the website
2020
Jan 7 (TUE) Abstract submission starts / Registration opens
Feb 4 (TUE) Early abstract submission deadline at 11:59 pm (JST)
Feb 18 (TUE) Final abstract submission deadline at 5:00pm (JST)
Mar 12 (THU) Acceptance notification
Mar 13 (FRI) Final program release on the website
May 8 (FRI) Early Registration Deadline at 11:59pm (JST)
May 15 (FRI) Abstract PDF release on the website
May 24 (SUN) - 28 (THU) JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

* All dates and deadlines are set in Japan Standard Time (JST).

Session Hours

*Lunchtime has extended from 90 minutes to 120 minutes.
Due to this change, session start of the PM is different than usual meeting.
AM1 9:00 am - 10:30 am
AM2 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch Break 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
PM1 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
PM2 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
PM3 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
* Oral sessions are held in AM1, AM2, PM1 and PM2 .

Session Format & Language

Session Presentation Formats

Two formats are available for presentations: oral and poster.

JpGU accepts either orals and posters or posters-only session.
Orals-only sessions is a session format only applicable for Union and Public Sessions.

Presentation formats are assigned by session conveners. Oral presentations can not be requested, however posters may be requested and should be given priority.
If you would like to present a poster, please select the format as "poster" when submitting your abstract.
Oral The duration is fixed 15 minutes/ talk including discussion time
Please bring your own laptop computer. (PCs are not equipped in the presentation rooms.)
A projector is available. The display size is 16:9 (or can be arranged to 4:3). The proper connectors to the projectors are mniD-sub15 pins or HDMI.
*Please contact our venue staff for the use of HDMI.
There are no connectors for Mac. Mac users should bring their connectors, if necessary.
Poster Board size is W180×H90cm
The posting hour is from 8:30 am to 6:45 pm of the day of presentation.
Presenters MUST post their posters by the beginning of PM session (1:45pm).
Poster area map that indicate your posting location will be posted on site.
Presenters are expected to be at their posters during the core time.
Please leave a sign indicating when you will be at your poster if you cannot stay during the core time.

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
E English English
J English or Japanese (presenter's choice) English or Japanese (presenter's choice)

Fee Table

Annual Due

*Consumption tax is not charged to the JpGU Annual Due.
Regular
(Including K-12 teachers and JpGU senior members)
2,000 JPY
Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Student 1,000 JPY
Undergraduate Student 0 JPY (Free of charge)

Abstract Submission Fee

*Tax included. (10% consumption tax to be raised in October 1st applied )
Early-bird Abstract Submission Rate
Paid on Jan 7 (TUE) - Feb 4 (TUE), at 11:59 pm (JST), 2020
3,300 JPY/submission
Standard Abstract Submission Rate
Paid on Feb 5 (WED) - Feb 18 (TUE) at 5:00 pm (JST), 2020
4,400 JPY/ submission

Registration Fee

*Tax included. (10% consumption tax to be raised in October 1st applied )
*JpGU members rate applies for AGU, AOGS and EGU Members.
*Discount on the registration fee does not apply for Meeting Participant ID (Nonmember ID). A standard rate is charged.
Early-bird Registration: Paid on Jan 7 (TUE) - May 8 (FRI) at 11:59 pm (JST), 2020
Discounted Rate for Members
(JpGU, AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Standard Rate (Meeting Participant ID)
Membership category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 23,100 JPY 14,300 JPY 33,00 JPY 23,100 JPY
K-12 School Teacher *1 12,100 JPY 7,700 JPY 19,800 JPY 14,300 JPY
Graduate Student 12,100 JPY 7,700 JPY 19,800 JPY 14,300 JPY
Senior (JpGU and AGU Member only)*2 12,100 JPY 7,700 JPY - -
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
*1 K-12 School Teacher rate applies only for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.
University teachers/ professors are categorized and should be registered as 'Regular'.
*2 Discount for 'Senior' is applied for senior members of JpGU Members and AGU Members. This rate does not apply for other category including EGU and AOGS members.
Online Standard Registration Fee: May 9 (SAT) - May 28 (THU), 2020
Discounted Rate for Members
(JpGU, AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Standard Rate (Meeting Participant ID)
Membership Category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 30,800 JPY 19,800 JPY 44,000 JPY 27,500 JPY
K-12 School Teacher *1 16,500 JPY 11,000 JPY 26,400 JPY 19,800 JPY
Graduate Student 16,200 JPY 10,800 JPY 25,920 JPY 19,440 JPY
Senior (JpGU and AGU Member only)*2 16,500 JPY 11,000 JPY - -
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
Family Pass *3 - - 2,000 JPY 1,000 JPY
*1 K-12 School Teacher rate applies only for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.
University teachers/ professors are categorized and should be registered as 'Regular'.
*2 Discount for 'Senior' is applied for senior members of JpGU Members and AGU Members. This rate does not apply for other category including EGU and AOGS members.
*3 Family Pass can only be purchased at the venue during the meeting.
On-site Registration Fee: May 24 (SUN) - May 28 (THU), 2020
*This rate is applied for registration made on the face-to-face counter.
Discounted Rate for Members
(JpGU, AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Standard Rate (Meeting Participant ID)
Membership Category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 36,300 JPY 25,300 JPY 49,500 JPY 33,000 JPY
K-12 School Teacher *1 22,000 JPY 16,500 JPY 31,900 JPY 25,300 JPY
Graduate Student 22,000 JPY 16,500 JPY 31,900 JPY 25,300 JPY
Senior (JpGU and AGU Member only)*2 22,000 JPY 16,500 JPY - -
*1 K-12 School Teacher rate applies only for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.
University teachers/ professors are categorized and should be registered as 'Regular'.
*2 Discount for 'Senior' is applied for senior members of JpGU Members and AGU Members. This rate does not apply for other category including EGU and AOGS members.
*3 Family Pass can only be purchased at the venue during the meeting.


Payment Methods

The only method accepted for payments is by credit card on the online system.

Bank transfer by affiliated institutions is not available from 2020.
If you have any inquiries regarding payments or you experience difficulties in using credit cards, please see the Payment page.