***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews February Issue
No.320 Feb 12, 2019***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information [Important]
| -> Final Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching! [1 week left/ Deadline: Feb 19, 17:00]
| -> Register Early and Save your Money!
| -> 2019 Event Information
| -> Now Accepting
| -> Letters and Support Documents for VISA Application
| -> Party Information
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Housing Information
| -> Important Dates
| -> Travel Support for Students [Deadline: Feb 21]
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| 3. Request for Annual Due Payments [Important]
| 4. Information from Partner Unions
| ->Abstract Submission for AOGS 2019 Has Extended!
| 5. Request for Cooperation from JpGU Society Member
| 6. Information from PEPS
| -> Chiba-Section SPEPS (Call for Papers)
| -> Latest Articles
| 7. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information [Important]

(1) Final Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching! [1 week left/ Deadline: Feb 19, 17:00]
The abstract submission is about to close in one week.
Late submissions are not accepted.

As the deadline approaches, the significant congestion in the submission
website/ system is expected. Please finish your submission well ahead
of time.

Final deadline: Feb 19 at 5:00pm JST
(Payment must be finished by the deadline as well)
Submission Fee: 4,320 JPY (tax included)/ submission

【Important Notes】
* All attendees including invited authors should submit their abstracts
and complete its payment by the deadline.
* Submissions not paid during the submission period (Feb 19) are
automatically withdrawn.
* If you experience any difficulties in accessing the submission site,
please try from .
*Potential invited authors are listed at .
*The Regulation on Abstract Submission has revised on Sept 2018.
Please read it carefully before submitting the abstract.

[Abstract Submission Details]

[JpGU Members Site]

[Meeting Website]

We are waiting for your submissions!

(2) Register Early and Save your Money!
Registration for the meeting are required to attend/ present at our
meeting. If you wish to receive a discounted rate, please complete
all procedures during the Early Registration period.

Early Meeting Registration Deadline: May 8, at 11:59pm JST

*Meeting registration is different from abstract submission.
Abstract submission fee does not register you for the meeting.

[Fee Table]

[Discount Information]
-Discounted rates are only applicable for JpGU Members and our partner
Union Members (AGU/ EGU and AOGS). Please note that Nonmember ID
holder (IDs starting with 19-) are charged standard rates with no discount.

-Senior Discount
The registration fee for seniors of JpGU Members has changed.
Details are available at

*Please note that this discount is not applicable for AGU senior members.
Seniors of AGU members are charged the same rate as regular members.

(3) 2019 Event Information

See the link below for 2019 meeting events.

May 26 (SUN)—————————-
◎Public Participation Day
◎Lunchtime Special Lecture
◎NASA-JAXA Hyperwall(for junior high and high school students)
◎’Oshaberi’ BAR- Pop-Up Talks-

May 27 (MON)—————————-
◎Lunchtime Special Lecture
◎International Mixer Luncheon
◎NASA-JAXA Hyperwall(for researcher)

May 28 (TUE)—————————-
◎Lunchtime Special Lecture
◎NASA-JAXA Hyperwall(for researcher)
◎Award Ceremony
◎JpGU Party

May 29 (WED)—————————-
◎Lunchtime Special Lecture
◎NASA-JAXA Hyperwall(for high school students/ researcher)

May 30 (THU)—————————-
◎Lunchtime Special Lecture

May 31 (FRI) *After convention——————
◎Field Trip

*The schedule is subject to change without notice.

(4) Now Accepting
◎Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) Entry deadline approaching!
Deadline: Feb 19 (TUE) at 5:00 pm JST

◎ Student Travel Support Application deadline approaching!
Deadline: Feb 21 (THU)

◎ Call for Submissions to O-02 Poster Presentation by High School
Students Session
Deadline: April 10 (TUE)

(5) Letters and Support Documents for VISA Application
JpGU issues letters and supporting documents for Visa application to
those who are planning to present or attend JpGU 2019.

[Available Type of Documents]
◎Invitation Letter
◎Acceptance Letter
◎Supporting Documents for VISA Application (Charged Service)

-Invitation Letter
Application Period: Feb 25 (MON) – May 30 (THU)
Issue: from Feb 26 (TUE)

-Acceptance Letter
Application Period: March 1 (FRI) – May 30 (THU)
Issue: From March 14 (THU)

-Supporting Documents for VISA Application (Charged Service)
Application Period: March 1 (THU) – April 24 (TUE)
Issue: From March 14 (THU)
Fee: 5,500 yen (tax included) / package

*We do not provide documents prior or later than the date mentioned above.
*Documents will be sent out on a first-come-first-served basis.
*The application fee is a non-refundable process fee.

(6) Party Information
The party will be held on Tuesday, May 23 starting at 7:00pm at Tokyo
Bay Makuhari Hall.

We are waiting for your participation.

(7) Child Care Service
JpGU will provide a child care service during the meeting.
Details will be posted on our website and be sent out on the monthly
Email news.

(8) Housing Information
Nippon Travel Agency has opened the website for local accommodations
for JpGU Meeting attendees.
See the details and book now!

*English is available by changing language

Please note that fees provided by the agency may not be the cheapest.
You may find a cheaper offer on the online booking service website.

(9) Important Dates
Final Abstract Submission Deadline –> Feb 19 (TUE) at 5:00pm JST
Acceptance Notification—————-> Mar 13 (WED)
Final Program ————————-> Mar 14 (THU)
Part time Job Application ————-> From End of March (tentative)
Business Meeting Rooms Booking —> From End of March (tentative)
Early Registration Deadline ———–> May 8 (WED) at 11:59pm JST
Abstract PDF Release —————–> May 17 (FRI)
JpGU Meeting 2019——————-> May 26 (SUN)- 30 (THU)

(10) Travel Support for Students [Deadline: Feb 21]
JpGU offers financial support for students in order to attend the
2019 meeting.

Eligible applicants:
-Applicant must be a student (high school to graduate school) at the
time of application.
-Applicant must be the first author and the presenter (posters included).
Will be required to provide detailed personal information to JpGU at the
time of application.

Application opens: Jan 8, 2019
Application deadline: Feb 21, 2019
Notification: Mar 13, 2019

Details are available at:

(11) Call for Exhibitors
JpGU Meeting is calling for applications to Exhibition. As the
largest meeting on geoscience in Japan, the JpGU Meeting not only
attracts many more exhibitors year by year, but Exhibition becomes
much more popular to participants including students. Please note
that we have already accepted a certain number of applications, so
that we will not be able to accept applications once all the places
are taken. Could you please be a part of JpGU 2019 Meeting to promote
your products, projects and services, and to expand your communication
network? We are looking forward to receiving your application.
#3. #3. Request for Annual Due Payments [Important]

The 2019 JpGU membership year (fiscal year) is from April 1, 2019 to
March 31, 2020.
The membership will automatically extend to another membership year
unless you cancel the account.

[Important Notes]
-The annual due should be paid in order to make a meeting registration.
-Nonmember ID holders are charged the annual dues, however no discount
is applicable for the meeting registration fee.
-JpGU members who do not wish to continue the membership for 2019
may cancel their account by March 31. If cancelled after this date,
the annual due for the next fiscal year will be charged.

[To Log in and Pay]
*Membership Subscription

#4. Information from Partner Unions
Abstract Submission for AOGS 2019 Has Extended!

AOGS2019, the 16th annual meeting of AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences
Society) will be held from 28 July to 2 August 2019 at SUNTEC
Singapore. The nominal deadline for abstract submission was 12
February but extended for a week till 19 February by considering
the impacts from the Lunar New Year holidays. Therefore, the door
is still open for submission of your abstract. We look forward to
seeing you at AOGS2019 (with the General Election).

AOGS2019 HP:
List of sessions:
To submit: Please follow “Abstract Submission” link in the HP
New deadline: 19 February 2019 (Tue)
* Each abstract attracts its processing fee of 35 SGD.
* Up to 2 abstracts can be submitted by one member.

#5. Request for Cooperation from JpGU Society Member
The Oceanographic Society of Japan has received a request for cooperation
to the ‘International Ocean Literacy Survey; IOLS’ from the Lawrence
Hall of Science at the University of California Berkeley.
Details are as follows;

[International Ocean Literacy Survey; IOLS]
Accepting period: by March 22 (FRI)
Organizer: Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California Berkeley
Supported by The Oceanographic Society of Japan
Survey participants: individuals of 15-17 years of age

#6. Information from PEPS

(1) Chiba-Section SPEPS (Call for Papers)

We invite you to submit your manuscripts to:
“Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu
data & laboratory analyses”
Submission deadline: 31 March, 2019

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published. You can download and read
interesting articles from the PEPS web site at:

< Space and planetary sciences >
@ Abdu M.:
Day-to-day and short-term variabilities in the equatorial plasma
bubble/spread F irregularity seeding and development.
@ Chen C.H. et al.:
Ionospheric responses to the 21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse by using
data assimilation approach.

< Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences >
@ Nishikawa H. et al.:
Using a climate-to-fishery model to simulate the influence of the
1976–1977 regime shift on anchovy and sardine in the California
Current System.

< Solid earth sciences >
@ Hashimoto Y. et al.:
Paleo-stress orientations and magnitudes from triaxial testing and
stress inversion analysis in Nankai accretionary prism sediments.

@ Fukahata Y.: Estimate of the contraction rate of central Japan
through the deformation of the Philippine Sea slab.

@ Haneda Y. et al.:
Pliocene integrated chronostratigraphy from the Anno Formation,
Awa Group, Boso Peninsula, central Japan, and its paleoceanographic

@ Kinoshita M. et al.:
Geometrical dependence on the stress and slip tendency acting on the
subduction megathrust of the Nankai seismogenic zone off Kumano.

@ Miyakawa A. et al.:
Thermal maturity structures in an accretionary wedge by a numerical

< Biogeosciences >
@ Kawahata H. et al.:
Perspective on the response of marine calcifiers to global warming and
ocean acidification – Behavior of corals and foraminifera in a high CO2
world “hot house”.

< Interdisciplinary research >
@ Seki A. et al.:
High-resolution Quaternary record of marine organic carbon content in
the hemipelagic sediments of the Japan Sea from bromine counts
measured by XRF core scanner.

@ Matsuzaki M.K. et al.:
Cyclostratigraphy of the Late Miocene to Pliocene sediments at IODP
sites U1425 and U1430 in the Japan Sea and paleoceanographic

@ Waragai T. et al.:
Influence of microclimate on the directional dependence of sandstone
pillar weathering in Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia.

@ Kuchitsu N. et al.:
Simple evaluation of the degradation state of cultural heritage based
on multi-view stereo.

#7. What’s New
(1) Event Information

NUMO Seminar “Explanatory Meetings on the Nationwide Map of Scientific
Features for Geological Disposal”
Date: Feb 13 (WED) – March 14 (THU), 2019
Place: Saitama, Kagawa, Wakayama, Yamagata, etc.
(available in Japanese)

The 34th International Symposium on Okhotsk Sea & Polar Oceans, 2019
Date: Feb 18(SUN) – 21(WED)
Place: Mombetsu, Hokkaido
(available in Japanese)

(2) Career Opportunity

The University of Hong Kong Post-doctoral Fellow
(Application Deadline: Feb 28)
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