***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews January Issue
No.332 January 10, 2020***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information
| -> Abstract Submission and Meeting Registration Now Open
| -> NEW for 2020
| -> Union, Public and Joint Session Information
| -> Provisional List of Invited Authors
| -> Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) Entry Started!
| -> Travel Support for Students
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| -> Business Meeting & Student Working Program (part time job)
| -> Important Dates
| 3. 2020 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”
| (Deadline approaching: Jan 15th)
| 4. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> Call for Papers : SPEPS
| -> Latest Articles
| 6. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
| -> Applications
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information

(1) Abstract Submission and Meeting Registration Now Open!

**Abstract Submission**
Abstract submissions are accepted from Jan 7 to Feb 18, 5:00pm JST.
Please save this date on your calendar and do not miss the chance to
take part in the JpGU-AGU 2020!

[Submission Period]
Early submission Deadline: Feb 4 at 11:59pm JST
Final abstract submission deadline: Feb 18 at 5:00pm JST

[Submission Fee]
Early submission: 3,300 JPY (tax included)
Standard Submission: 4,400 JPY (tax included)

[Important Note]
-Payment of the submission fee is a required procedure to complete
a submission.
Payment must be completed by Feb 4 at 11:59 pm JST to receive a
discounted rate. Standard fee is charged for payments after the
early deadline.
-Submissions not paid by the final deadline are automatically cancelled.

To submit abstracts, access the following link and log in with your
JpGU ID and password.

Also see Regulations and Guidelines before submitting

We are waiting for your submissions!

**Meeting Registration **
Early-bird registration period: Jan 7 to May 8 at 11:59pm JST

To register, access the following URL, log in with your JpGU ID and
password and proceed from “JpGU Meeting” menu.

More information on fees are available at

[Cancellation Policy]
Please send us a request in writing from the designated form by May 8.
If received by then, the refund for the meeting registration fee will
be issued.

(2) NEW for 2020

-Bank transfer payment from affiliated institutions is not available
from the 2020 meeting.

-Payment of annual due is required in order to submit abstracts.

-Graduate students are required to complete the student status check
prior to the payment of annual dues.

-Student discount policy has changed

-On-site registration is available by paying the on-site registration fee.
(On-site rate is different from the online rate.)

-Union sessions in new style!
We are pleased to announce the new style Union session in JpGU-AGU
2020. The sessions will take place outside of the regular presentation
rooms and sometimes outside the conference site!
See the link below to learn more.

(3) Union, Public and Joint Session Information

[Union Sessions]

U-01 [E] Great Debate: Geoscience and societal leadership in support
of planetary stewardship
U-02 [E] Assessment and Accountability of Scientific Knowledge Creation
U-03 [E] Sustainable global groundwater management for human security
U-04 [E] International Efforts Supporting Global Navigation Satellite
     System-Enhanced Tsunami Early Warning
U-05 [E] Advanced understanding of Quaternary and Anthropocene
hydroclimate changes in East Asia
U-06 [E] Open Access, Open Data, and FAIR Data in Geosciences
U-07 [E] Diversity and equality – Where do we stand on gender equality
or equity in the geosciences?
U-08 [E] Special session for a borderless World of Geoscience (GEOethics)
U-09 [E] Special session For a Borderless World of Geoscience
(Challenges for the future)
U-10 [E] Linking Education and Research Communities in Geosciences:
Engaging the Public and Local Communities
U-11 [E] Planetary Metabolism: The Science of Living Worlds
U-12 [J] Future of Earth and Planetary Science (10): Big Data and
Open Science
U-13 [E] Open Colloquium-NASA/JAXA: Our advance and future load in
U-14 [E] Open Colloquium-NASA/JAXA: Planetary science on Mars driving
current and future missions
U-15 [E] Open Colloquium-NASA/JAXA: Earth Science focusing on Climate
U-16 [E] Open Colloquium: Research Advances in Recent Disaster Studies
Using Remote Sensing and Computational Methodologies
U-17 [E] Open Colloquium: What will we expect from Ryugu and Bennu
U-18 [E] Open Colloquium: Recent advances in atmospheric and hydrospheric
U-19 [E] Open Colloquium: A deep dive into planetary habitability
as related to subsurface architecture, energy, and water.
U-20 [E] Open Colloquium: Exploring the Earth’s interior using cutting
edge science and technology
U-21 [E] Frontiers of Antarctic Environmental Research

*Some sessions may only accept submission from invited authors.

[Public sessions]

O-01 [J] Educational Materials of Geoscience in Japan
O-02 [J] How to cope with wind disasters under rapidly changing climate
O-03 [J] Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science
O-04 [J] Poster presentations by senior high school students
O-05 [J] Understanding of formation process of Japanese archipelago
from Japanese Geoparks
O-06 [J] Kitchen Earth Science: Let’s stimulate your brain by hands-on
Public sessions are held on May 24. Anyone can attend these sessions
free of charge.

[Joint Sessions with Partner Unions]
The list is the sessions in co-sponsorship with AOGS and EGU.

*Since the 2020 meeting is the joint meeting with AGU, all sessions
convened at JpGU-AGU 2020 including J sessions are considered as
joint sessions with AGU at JpGU-AGU 2020.

[Co-Sponsored sessions with Society Members]

(4) Provisional List of Invited Authors
Invited authors are listed on the following webpage.

Please note that this is a tentative list. Final list will be open
after the abstract submission deadline.

(5) Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) Entry Started!
The entry for OSPA is now being accepted!
The deadline is Feb 18 at 5:00pm JST.

-In order to enter for OSPA, the presenter must be the first author and
submitter of the presentation. (Third party application is not available.)

-To apply, log in to the following link with your JpGU ID and password.
After that, open the “Abstract Submission” tab on the left side menu
and proceed by clicking the “Outstanding Student Presentation Award”

OSPA Regulation

[Call for OSPA Judges]
Volunteer judges are an integral part of the judging process of
Please select a section you will judge if you agree to be a volunteer
judge for OSPA during the abstract submission process.
You will be contacted from the representatives of the section later.

(6) Travel Support for Students

The travel support for students to attend the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting
2020 will be available through JpGU and AGU. Please apply via if you live in Japan.

If you live outside of Japan, please apply through AGU.
JpGU-AGU Student Travel Grant
( )
JpGU-AGU Berkner Travel Fellowship
( )

JpGU and AGU are jointly coordinating the travel support for the Joint
Meeting 2020.

The following information is specific for domestic travel support within

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,
except for those in O-04 session).
-Applicant will be required to provide relevant personal information to
JpGU at the time of application.
-Applicant must be a student who resides in Japan.
*AGU will handle the applications from students residing outside of Japan.

The selection will consider diversity and financial needs of the applicants.

Application opens: Jan 7, 2020
Application deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Notification: After Mar 13, 2020

(7) Call for Exhibitors

We are calling for exhibitors for JpGU-AGU 2020.

We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken, and
right now, half of them have already been taken.

-Reserve a Booth Now

-Exhibitors Page

Current Booking Status

(8) Business Meeting & Student Working Program (part time job)

We will start accepting applications after the program schedule is
finalized, around the end of March.

(9) Important Dates

Early Abstract Submission Deadline –> Feb 4 (TUE) at 11:59pm JST
Final Abstract Submission Deadline –> Feb 18 (TUE) at 5:00pm JST
Acceptance Notification—————-> Mar 12 (THU)
Final Program ————————-> Mar 13 (FRI)
Early Registration Deadline ———–> May 8 (FRI) at 11:59pm JST
Abstract PDF Release —————–> May 15 (FRI)

#3. 2020 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”
(Deadline approaching: Jan 15th)

JpGU is now accepting recommendations for candidates for the
recipient of Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”.
The prize is named after Prof. Yasuo Miyake who provided a proposal
and a donation for support.
Nominees must be recommended to be considered for selection, and we
will recognize recommendations from the candidate him or herself, as
well as those from others. They shall then be recommended from among
the nominations reviewed by the Evaluation Committee, it acting as
an advisory body to the JpGU President. Successful nominees shall be
those from among the recommended nominations who are then approved
by the JpGU Board of Directors.

Deadline for application: January 15th Wednesday, 2020
Reference: Introduction of Recipient in 2018

#4. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 12th Japan Earth Science Olympiad preliminary selection (14th
International Earth Science Olympiad preliminary selection at the same
time) was held at 71 sites all around Japan on December 15, 2019.

60 top students out of 1,681 contestants (1,982 applicants) are going
to challenge the final selection held on March 15 to 17, 2020 in
Tsukuba city.

#5. Information from PEPS

(1) Call for Papers : SPEPS

The reception of articles for a new SPEPS (Special call for excellent
papers on hot topics) series has been started.
“Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact – VarSITI – 5-year
summary review”
(Submission deadline: 31 March, 2020)
The submission deadline for the following SPEPS has been extended
“Projection and impact assessment of global change”
(Submission deadline: 29 February, 2020)

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:

@ Wenfang CAO et al.: Geomorphometric characterization of natural and
anthropogenic land covers.
@ Yuei-An Liou et al.: Soil salinity assessment by using near-infrared
channel and Vegetation Soil Salinity Index derived from Landsat 8 OLI
data: a case study in the Tra Vinh Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
@ Tatsuya Kubota et al.: Fault model of the 2012 doublet earthquake,
near the up-dip end of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, based on a
near-field tsunami: Implications for intraplate stress state.
@ George Helffrich et al.: The Chemical Case for Mercury Mantle Stripping.

#6. What’s New!

(1) Event Information
Hokudan International Symposium on Active Faulting 2020
Date: January 13th – 17th, 2020
Venue: Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park in Awaji City, Awaji Island,
Theme: New development in active fault studies – 25 years since the
1995 Kobe Earthquake –

8th ELSI Symposium – Extending Views of Catalysis
Date: Feb 3 – 7, 2020
Venue: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Details: The GOAL of this symposium is to bring together researchers
from various fields to extend our views of catalysis; to link
theoretical, experimental, and computational approaches to better
understand the phenomenon known as “Catalysis” and the complexity that
we observe on Earth and beyond.

The 8th ELSI Annual Public Lecture
“Extremophiles -Enchanted by Mystery of Life-”
Date: Feb 4, 2020 19:00-20:30
Venue: Digital Hall, Tokyo Institute of Technology

PERC International Symposium on Dust & Parent Bodies 2020 (IDP2020)
Date: Feb 25-27, 2020
Venue: Tokyo Skytree Town Campus of Chiba Institute of Technology, Tokyo
Details: The objective of this symposium is to share state-of-the-art
research on dust delivered to Earth and its parent bodies in a
multidisciplinary approach of planetary science and astronomy in
light of the DESTINY+ mission.

(2) Career Opportunity

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University seek
applicants for “Mission Research Fellows” from the public

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University seek applicants for “Mission Research Fellows” from the public

Application Laboratory (APL), Research Institute for Value-Added-Information
Generation (VAiG) Recruitment of Principal Scientist or Principal Technical Scientist

FY2020 Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research
Center (SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics(IMG) Recruitment
of Scientist or Technical Scientist

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Material Science of the
Earth’s Interior, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty
of Science, Kyushu University

Faculty Positions in Geoscience and Environmental Engineering School
of Southwest Jiatong University, Chengdu, China

(3) Applications

Application for Joint Use/Research Program, IPM, Okayama U.

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