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***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews March Issue
No.335 Mar 10, 2020***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information
| -> Final Program Information
| -> Meeting Registration
| -> [Now Accepting] Field Trip 2020
| -> [Now Accepting] Call for High School Students Poster Presentation
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Various Applications
| -> Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the Meeting)
| -> Housing Information
| -> Important Dates
| 3. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 4. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Publication Numbers for 2019
| -> Latest Articles
| 5. What’s new
| -> Career Opportunity

Considering the evolving state of global Coronavirus spread, we have
strengthened our scheme to cope with the COVID-19 infection situation.
We are closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus outbreak
and will post updates on our website.
Please check here regularly for the latest update.

#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information

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JpGU has set up a task force to cope with the novel coronavirus
situation. This group will be monitoring and assessing the developing
status from all available sources of information.
In case we find it difficult to hold a safe meeting due to external
circumstances, JpGU will consider alternate forms of the meeting and
presentations. At present, we are on schedule preparing to hold the
meeting joint with AGU as planned.
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(1) Final Program Information
The final program will be published on Friday, March 13.
There are many updates on the final schedule. Please make sure to check
the latest program before you attend the meeting.

Notification of acceptance will be distributed via email on March 12.

(2) Meeting Registration
We are accepting registration for the meeting in early-bird discount
rate until May 8.

*Please note that abstract submission fee does not register you for
the meeting. Meeting registration is a separate procedure.

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

[Fee Information]

-Public attendees who will attend public sessions on open-to-public day,
can attend free of charge.
-Undergraduate students and younger can attend the full meeting free
of charge.

(3)[Now Accepting] Field Trip 2020
This year’s after convention field trip is a tour to explore Mt.Tsukuba.

Field Trip 2020
Date: May 29
Fee: 6000 JPY *lunch included
Sign in and details is to be posted sequentially at

(4)[Now Accepting] Call for High School Students Poster Presentation

The application of presenters for poster presentation by high school
student is now open. The deadline is March 31.
Details are available in Japanese at

(5) Child Care Service
JpGU will provide a childcare service during the meeting.
Details on how to apply, application period etc. will be posted
on our website and be delivered to you in the JpGU NEWS & Info.

(6) Various Applications
JpGU offers rental rooms for business meeting during the meeting.
We will provide these room on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Application for Society members will open on March 16. We will open
the call for all participants at the end of March.

(7) Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the Meeting)
JpGU will start calling for part time student workers during the
meeting. Application is planned to be open in April.

(8) Housing Information
Nippon Travel Agency has opened the website for local accommodations
for JpGU-AGU 2020 attendees.


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

(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)
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 –> May 24 (SUN)- 28 (THU)
*Meeting of Presidents of Society Members: May 27, 12:30-13:30@101
*General Meeting of Delegate: May 27, PM2@CH-A
*Award Ceremony: May 27, after PM3 @A05-A07

#3.From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The committee decided to cancel the Japan Earth Science Olympiad
scheduled on 15-17 March due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus
The top 15 candidates from the preliminary stage will compete the
selection to win the place to be the International Science Olympiad
contestants when the situation allows.

#4. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS Publication Numbers for 2019

– Number of articles submitted in 2019: 102
– Number of articles published in 2019: 67 (includes Correction/Errata
– Median days to first decision for all articles published in 2019: 67days
( Max: 158days, Min: 31days )
– Median days from submission to final decision for all articles
published in 2019: 204 days ( Max: 735days, Min: 41days )
– Median days from acceptance to publication for all articles published
in 2019: 31 days ( Max: 71days, Min: 11days )

(2) Latest Articles

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

@ Hiroshi Nagaoka H et al.: Formation of ferroan dacite by lunar
silicic volcanism recorded in a meteorite from the Moon
@ Fang Wang et al.: Arid/humid patterns over Asia in response to
national-committed emission reductions under the Paris agreement
@ Yujin Nakagawa et al.: Development of a system for efficient
content-based retrieval to analyze large volumes of climate data
@ Kenji Taniguchi et al.: Variations in extreme wave events near a
South Pacific Island under global warming: case study of Tropical
Cyclone Tomas
@ Tomoya Abe et al.: Spatial distribution and sources of tsunami
deposits in a narrow valley setting – insight from 2011 Tohoku-oki
tsunami deposits in northeastern Japan

#5. What’s New

(1) Career Opportunity

Job Announcement for a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
(Tenure-track system) at JAXA

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

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