***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews June Issue
No.324 June 10, 2019***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| 2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Report
| -> Overview
| -> Poster presentations by High School Students
| -> JpGU Photo Contest 2019 Award-Winning Photos
| -> From OSPA Committee
| -> Lost and Found
| -> Meeting Certificates
| 3. About Upcoming JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020
| 4. Representative Election
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Awarded Papers 2019
| -> New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
| -> Latest Articles
| 6. What’s new
| ( Available in Japanese version)
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

The JpGU annual meeting in 2019 was held from 26th through 30th of
May, for 5 days, at Makuhari Messe and Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall, Chiba

On behalf of JpGU, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all
the attendees, including members, partner society members, exhibitors
and other participants, who helped to make the JpGU 2019 a great
success. I hope that the meeting was fruitful and worth attending for
the participants.

During the meeting, the weather was rather nice with moderate humidity
which makes me believe that attendees could enjoy not only the
presentations but also the good surrounding environment of Chiba.

This year, we are pleased to have 8390 participants in total with 655
international scientists and researchers in 240 sessions and 5,028
presentations. We are also glad to have, as usually, a large number
of students, including graduate, undergraduate and high school students,
that shared almost one third of the total participants.
I appreciate the active participation of attendees with the understanding
for a bottom-up society of JpGU.

The upcoming 2020 meeting will be the second JpGU-AGU joint meeting,
to be held also in May at the same venue. Being a joint meeting, we
will make effort to enhance the proposal of English sessions and more
participation from abroad.

To achieve this goal, the opinions from our attendees are very
important. Thus, I would like to request attendees to fill out the
quick post-survey to let us know your opinion for the meeting and help
us improve the future meetings.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and I will assure that each
comment and suggestion will be given consideration to provide a better
platform for the attendees to enjoy the meeting and experience valuable
communication and discussion.

Best regards,
Hodaka Kawahata,
President of JpGU

#2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Report

(1) Overview
We’d like to thank all attendees for participating in JpGU Meeting
Here is the flash report of this year’s meeting.

Period: May 26 (SUN) – 30 (THU), 2019, for 5 days
Venue: Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall, International
Exhibition Hall 8, Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Host: Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)
Sponsorship: 46 organizations
The Astronomical Society of Japan, The Japanese Coral Reef Society,
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, The Japan Landslide
Society, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, Japan Society of Erosion
Control Engineering, The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and
Technology, Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Supporting Members:
Japan Local Convention Association Office, Forte, Aso UNESCO Global
Geopark, Crimson Interactive Japan, World Creations Inc., Japan Geoparks
Network (JGN), American Journal Experts, Cactus Communications

(a) Sessions
* Total Number of Sessions: 240 (230 in 2018, 253 in 2017, 194 in 2016)
U: Union 8 (E: 2,J: 6)
O: Public 8 (E: 0,J: 8)
P: Space and Planetary Sciences 25 (E: 14,J:11 )
A: Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences 45 (E:17 ,J: 28)
H: Human Geosciences 33 (E: 15,J: 18)
S: Solid Earth Sciences 60 (E: 20,J: 40)
B: Biogeociences 8 (E: 3,J: 5)
G: General and Outreach 3 (E: 0,J: 3)
M: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary 50 (E: 17,J: 33)

Number of Abstracts: 5028 (5001 in 2018, 5645 in 2017, 4515 in 2016)
Oral: 2624 (2691 in 2018, 2867 in 2017, 2435 in 2016)
Poster: 2404 (2310 in 2018, 2778 in 2017, 2080 in 2016)
*Including 80 poster presentations by high school students

(b) Number of Participants

Total Number of Participants: 8390
(7968 in 2018, 8450 in 2017, 7240 in 2016, 6689 in 2015, 7046 in 2014)
-Participants of Scientific Session: 6347
Regular: 3855, School Teacher: 35, Graduate Student: 1479, Senior: 125,
Undergraduate Student: 823, High School Student: 30

-Family Pass attendees: 43
-Outreach and Education and Public: 1304
Public Session: 654
High School Session: 355
Geopark: 59
Outreach Event for Junior High School Students: 112
Outreach Event for High School Students: 113
Outreach Event for Science Communicators: 11
-Exhibitor: 428
-Guest: 120
-Press: 76
-Volunteer: 60
-Staff: 12

(c) Exhibitors

-Exhibition Booth: 69 (70 in 2018, 74 in 2017, 68 in 2016)
-University Information Panel: 12 (12 in 2018, 11 in 2017, 10 in 2016)
-Publishers: 25 (26 in 2018, 30 in 2017, 26 in 2016)
-Pamphlet Stand: 1 (8 in 2018, 9 in 2017, 5 in 2016)
-Society Area: 14 (13 in 2018, 13 in 2017, 11 in 2016)
-Special Exhibition: 7
-Special Counter Exhibition: 5

(2) Poster presentations by High School Students

Poster presentations by high school students were held on Sunday, May
26th. 80 presentations were made and schools listed below were awarded
for their excellent works.

(a) Most Outstanding Presentation Award (1 School)
-Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto Fukashi Senior High School

(b) Outstanding Presentation Award (4 Schools)
-Nagano Prefecture Yashiro High School
-Miyagi Prefecture Furukawa Reimei High School
-Sapporo Nihon University Senior High School
-Musashi High School and Junior High School

(c) Incentive Award (8 Schools)

See the URL below for information. (Available in Japanese)
*Honorable mentions will be informed on the website soon.

(3) JpGU Photo Contest 2019 Award-Winning Photos
The JpGU Photo Contest was held during the meeting receiving 12
entries in total.
They competed for “Best Photography Award” and “JpGU Poster Award”.
Below is the result of the award-winning photos.

Best Photography Award
No.9 “Compare Super-moon & Minimum-moon”

JpGU 2020 Poster Award
No. 12 “Summer of Terra Nova Bay”

These photos are going to be used for promotion of the 2020 JpGU

Thank you for all contestants and attendees who participated in the voting.

(4) From OSPA Committee

The result of OSPA is planned to be reported in the next Mailnews
(July Issue). Please wait for a while.

We also would like to express our gratitude for all judges for
their cooperation.

(5) Lost and Found

JpGU are keeping belongings left in the conference site.

If you have lost your belonging, please contact along
with the detailed information (item, color, date and place of loss,
etc.,) of the item.

We’ll send it to you by cash on delivery. Items are to be disposed of
after Monday, July 1, 2019.

(6) Meeting Certificates
JpGU issues certificate of attendance and certificate of presentation to
those who request them. The certificate will be sent in PDF via email.

**Application Deadline: June 30 (SUN)

Details & Application

#3. About Upcoming JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

The upcoming JpGU meeting will be the second joint meeting with AGU,
American Geophysical Union.
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 is scheduled to be held for 5 days, from
May 24 (SUN) – 28 (THU), 2020 in Chiba, Japan.
Session proposal is open on September 2, 2019.
We are waiting for your proposals.

[Outline of JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 (Tentative)]

Date: May 24 (SUN) to 28 (THU), 2020
Place: Makuhari Messe (International Conference Hall,
International Exhibition Hall 8, Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

2020 JpGU Meeting Chair: Masaki ENAMI (President of Japan Association
of Mineralogical Sciences)
2020 Program Committee Co-Chairs:
AGU: William F. McDonough (University of Maryland College Park)

#4. Representative Election

Term of office of representatives who are elected in 2018 expire at
March 31st 2020, and the next representative election will be
announced on the beginning of August.

Only those who are a JpGU member on the day before the public
announcement of the representative election and make payment for
annual fee is eligible to be a candidate, to be a nominator and to
To be a JpGU member, approval of board of directors is required
after the application through online system.
Meeting of directors will be held at July, and the day before
Meeting of directors is the deadline for membership application
through online system.
Please apply for JpGU membership by the deadline.

Please check your payment status through online system, and if you
have not made payment for member fee for 2019 and before, please
make payment in advance.

#5. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS Awarded Papers 2019

We are pleased to announce that three papers published on PEPS have
qualified for the PEPS Most Cited Accessed Paper Award 2019 and three
papers have qualified for the PEPS Most Downloaded Paper Award 2019.
More details are available at:

(2) New SPEPS (Call for Papers)

The reception of articles for a new SPEPS (Special call for excellent
papers on hot topics) series has been started.
We are looking forward to receiving your excellent manuscripts on:

“Projection and impact assessment of global change”
Submission deadline: December 31, 2019

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

(3) Latest Articles

The following articles were published. You can download and read
interesting articles from the PEPS web site at:

@Kiyoshi Fujimoto et al.: Habitat evolution of a peat swamp forest
and belowground carbon sequestration during the Holocene along the
coastal lowland in Central Sumatra, Indonesia.
@Naoki Uchida: Detection of repeating earthquakes and their application
in characterizing slow fault slip.
@Yoshimi Kubota et al.: Millennial-scale variability of East Asian
summer monsoon inferred from sea surface salinity in the northern
East China Sea (ECS) and its impact on the Japan Sea during Marine
Isotope Stage (MIS) 3.
@ Bjorn Mysen: Nitrogen in the Earth: abundance and transport.

#6. What’s new

(1) Event Information
Available in Japanese version
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