About JpGU 2022


JpGU Meeting 2022 Chair

Sachiko HAYASHIDA (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
JpGU is a large organization with about 10,000 members and 51 scientific associations related to Earth and Planetary Sciences, and the annual conference at Makuhari until 2019 was literally a festival of Earth and Planetary Science, with about 8,000 attendees each year enjoying beer in the poster hall and wandering around the exhibition hall looking for souvenirs. However, due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic in 2020, face-to-face meetings were restricted, and the past two years have been extremely difficult to manage. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the conference management for the past two years.

As of September 2021, the number of new infections is on a downward trend, but the medical system in major cities is becoming increasingly severe, and the situation for next spring is still uncertain.

On the other hand, when you think about it this way, the online conference is a good opportunity for members and students who have been unable to attend Makuhari due to long distance. "Turning a pinch into a chance" may be nothing more than a cliché slogan, but we can also see the corona disaster as the arrival of an era in which we can abandon our existing values and create new ones. It was precisely because our daily life was taken away that we were able to realize anew the value of ordinary, everyday life. Being unable to travel for business made us realize the effectiveness of online meetings. We were able to reevaluate our busy schedule. Were there any insights you gained from the lost experience? I believe that new history will be made from it.

JpGU Meeting 2022 Program Committee Chair

Masaki ISHIWATARI (Hokkaido University)
Session proposal for JpGU2022 started on October 1. The deadline is November 2. Program Committee kindly asks all conveners to propose attractive sessions. JpGU2022 will be held as a hybrid format (on-site and online) next May at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, It is aimed that all participants can attend JpGU2022 at the conference rooms and/or from anywhere through network. This is a first attempt for JpGU.

The past two JpGU annual meetings have been held only in online format. The online format has made it possible for participants to attend JpGU from their workplaces, homes, including from overseas, thus improved convenience. This has given us hope that we can further promote collaboration with other scientific societies. On the other hand, in the questionnaire after JpGU2021, we heard many participants hope for the on-site format.

In coming years, we will be searching for a better style for the meeting considering both of these advantages and disadvantages. In this sense, JpGU2022 can be considered as a start of a new stage. Since JpGU2022 will be held in a new format, your increased collaborative efforts in organizing the sessions as the conveners will be most appreciated. As the expectations of improved contents of the sessions will grow, as in previous meetings, we would like to ask conveners to design the sessions so that the discussions can be held from interdisciplinary and multiple viewpoints. In addition, we would like to ask all the participants to contribute many presentations and active discussions in the new format.

The Program Committee has also made some changes in the guidelines, such as the number of conveners, as an effort of the search for a better meeting format. We hope that we will be able to work together with all conveners and participants to organize a better conference style.

All members of Program Committee look forward to seeing you at the JpGU2022 with a new style next May. We appreciate your continued support.

Meeting Outline

Name of the meeting Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2022
Dates MAY 22 - JUNE 2, 2022
【Hybrid phase】 MAY 22 (SUN) - 27 (FRI)
【Online Poster Session phase】 MAY 29 (SUN) -JUNE 2 (THU)
Meeting format Hybrid (In-person and online )
On-site venue MAKUHARI MESSE, Chiba
Host Japan Geoscience Union
Contact Contact us via the Contact Form if you have any inquiries.

*Oral presentations will be given live via Zoom either locally or online. Presenters are free to choose either on-site or online presentation.In addition, on-site poster presentations (without online webcast) will also be held. In the online poster session phase, online poster presentations will be conducted.

* It is possible that we may have to cancel the on-site meeting.
In such case, the program will be conducted online on the same dates as originally scheduled.

See HERE to learn about COVID-19 Safety Protocols at the venue.

Key Dates

OCT 1 (FRI) Session proposal opens (2PM)
NOV 2 (TUE) Session proposal closes (5PM)
DEC 10 (FRI) Session listl release
DEC 14 (TUE) Session schedule-at-a-glance release
JAN 12 (WED) Abstract submission starts (2PM)
FEB 3 (THU) Early abstract submission deadline (11:59PM)
FEB 17 (THU) Final abstract submission deadline (5PM)
MAR 22 (TUE) Notification of abstract acceptance
MAR 24 (THU) Scientific program release
mid-March Registration opens
MAY 13 (FRI) Abstract PDF release
MAY 22 (SUN) - 27 (FRI) JpGU 2022 hybrid meeting
MAY 29 (SUN) - JUNE 2 (THU) JpGU 2022 Online poster session
* All dates and deadlines are set in Japan Standard Time (JST).

Session Hours

AM1 9:00-10:30AM
AM2 10:45AM-12:15PM
Lunchtime 12:15-1:45PM
PM1 1:45-3:15PM
PM2 3:30-5:00PM
PM3 5:15-6:30PM

*Oral sessions are scheduled during AM1, AM2, PM1 and PM2.
*PM3 is the on-site poster session hour (core time).
*Online poster session hours are to be announced as it is decided.


Session Format & Language

Session Formats

Two formats are available for presentations: oral and poster.

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

Presentation formats are assigned by session conveners. Oral presentations cannot 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 presentations ・Oral presentations will be given live on-site or online via Zoom. Also, pre-recorded presentation videos can be played and viewed during the session.
・Presenters are free to choose either on-site or online presentation.
・We are creating structures to allow conveners and chairpersons to convene the session either online or at the on-site venue. ・Even if all the presentations are online, they will be broadcasted to the on-site local venue.
・The duration is fixed 15 minutes/ talk including discussion time.
Poster presentations ・All poster presentations are requested to be posted online.

[During Hybrid phase]
・Questions and answers can be made using the comment function. ・Poster core time will be scheduled at the on-site venue.
[During Online poster session phase]
・We will schedule a poster core time and provide a webcast platform such as Zoom breakout rooms to encourage interactions. It is optional and up to the presenters whether to join the core time or not.

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)
*Presentation materials (slides and posters) must be made in English (or both in English and Japanese) if the session language is English.

Fee Table

Annual Dues

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

Abstract Submission Fee

*10% consumption tax included.
Early-bird abstract submission payment processed within
Wed, January 12 - Thu, February 3 11:59PM, 2022
6,600 JPY/ abstract
Regular abstract submission payment processed within
Fri, February 4 - Thu, Feb 17 5PM, 2022
8,800 JPY/ abstract

Registration Fee

・As the meeting is a hybrid event, the registration fee will be the same as the early registration fee for the full meeting in 2019, regardless of whether you attend on-site or online. The difference between regular members and non-members is expected to be more than 10,000 yen.
・If the decision is made to move to a fully online meeting, the registration fee will be about the same as in 2021, but please note that the fee may vary depending on the timing of the decision.


Payment Methods

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

Bank transfer by affiliated institutions became unavailable from 2020.
If you have any inquiries regarding payments or you experience difficulties in using credit cards, please see the Payment page.