***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews January Issue
No.350 Jan 12, 2021***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. 2021 Meeting Information
| -> Meeting Outline
| -> Abstract submission to be open soon!
| -> Fee table [IMPORTANT]
| -> Meeting registration [IMPORTANT]
| -> Union, Public and Joint Session Information
| -> Provisional List of Invited Authors
| -> Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)
| -> Important Dates
| 3. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance
| 4. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> Status of submission and publication of PEPS in 2020
| -> Latest Articles
| 6. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| -> Applications
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. 2021 Meeting Information

(1) Meeting Outline

[JpGU Meeting 2021]
Meeting Format: Hybrid (Virtual + On-site)
On-site Venue:Pacifico Yokohama North
Dates & Contents:
MAY 30 (SUN) – JUNE 1 (TUE) On-site, mainly poster presentations
JUNE 3 (THU)-JUNE 6 (SUN) Virtual, oral and poster presentations
* It is possible that we may have to limit or cancel the on-site
meeting. In either of these cases, online events will be held on the
same dates as scheduled for the on-site meeting.
(*We have changed our previous plan.)

(2) Abstract submission to be open soon!

Abstract submissions are accepted from Jan 13 to Feb 18, 5PM JST.
Please save this date on your calendar and do not miss the chance to
take part in the JpGU 2021.

Abstract submission opens: Jan 13 at 2PM JST
Early submission deadline: Feb 4 at 11:59PM JST
Final abstract submission deadline: Feb 18 at 5PM JST

* Early-bird submission rate applies to the submissions paid by the
early deadline on Feb 4 at 11:59PM JST. Please note that standard
rate applies automatically after this date.

* All the poster presentations are to be made available online. In
addition, if you wish to make a poster presentation at the local venue,
please indicate your intention to do so at the time of submission,
regardless of your choice of presentation format (oral/poster) or the
result of acceptance. After the program is finalized, you will be
asked to register again for the on-site poster presentation, but
only those presentations that you requested at the time of initial
submission will be allowed to be presented on-site (you may withdraw
your request).

[To submit your abstract: click “abstract submission” tab after
logging in to the JpGU members site]

[Details on abstract submission is available below]

We look forward to receiving many abstracts.

(3) Fee table [IMPORTANT]

The fees have been changed.
Please check the fee table below before processing the payment.

[Abstract submission fee]
Early-bird submission: 6,600 JPY/ abstract *tax included
Standard submission: 8,800 JPY/ abstract *tax included

* Please note that abstract fee is not refundable once the payment is

[Registration Fee]
Online registration fee

Member discount rate: 11,000 JPY/ Standard rate: 22,000 JPY *Tax incl.

Member discount rate: 5,500 JPY/ Standard rate: 11,000 JPY *Tax incl.

On-site registration fee with Member discount

[One-day ticket] Early-bird: 4,400 JPY/ Standard: 8,800 JPY *Tax incl.

[One-day ticket] Early-bird: 3,300 JPY/ Standard: 6,600 JPY *Tax incl.

On-site registration fee for Nonmembers (Meeting participation ID holders)

[One-day ticket] Early-bird: 8,800 JPY/ Standard: 17,600 JPY *Tax incl.

[One-day ticket] Early-bird: 6,600 JPY/ Standard: 613,200 JPY *Tax incl.

[Important Notes]
– Discount rates apply also for AGU, AOGS and EGU members.
– Early-bird rate (on-site participation) applies to the registration
fee paid by the early deadline. Please note that standard rate will
automatically be charged after the deadline.
– Senior (70 or above) rate applies exclusively to JpGU members.
Standard rate applies to AGU, EGU, AOGS members or Meeting
participation ID holders even in this age range.
– Undergraduate students can participate free of charge. (online
registration is required)
– Although there has been some change on the fees, the total amount
of the early submission fee and the online registration fee levels with
that of the 2020 virtual meeting.
– Please be noted that abstract submission fee and online registration
fee are not refundable.

(4) Meeting registration [IMPORTANT]

[Major change from 2020]
The 2021 meeting is planned to be held in Hybrid (online + on-site)
format. Due to this, two separate registrations will be required for
the participation to each format.
All participants are required to register for online meeting. If you
would like to attend the on-site part, please also register for it.
Details are to be available at the meeting website.

[What is included in the online registration]
All online contents are accessible during the designated period
and throughout the whole meeting.

[Notes on the on-site registration]
– In order to prevent the spread of the novel corona virus, we will set
a maximum number of visitors for each day of the on-site event (5/30,
5/31, 6/1) and monitor the visitors.
– Priority registration period will be set for on-site presenters.
– In addition, there will be a cancellation period, and we will also
accept cancellations and refunds due to your health condition on the
day of the event. Refunds will also be made in the event that the
on-site meeting is reduced or cancelled. Procedures will be announced
separately as soon as details are finalized.

(5) Union, Public and Joint Session Information

[Union Sessions]
U-01 [J] Earth and Planetary Science Community and the Science Council
of Japan
U-02 [J] Ten years from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake: A milestone of
earth science
U-03 [J] Return of Hayabusa2, The Frontier of Solar System Science
U-04 [J] Promotion of SDGs in JpGU
U-05 [E] Special session for a borderless World of Geoscience
U-06 [J] Science Council of Japan in one hour: How it supports
international organizations
U-07 [J] Open Science and Open Data in Academic Publishing from Japan
U-08 [E] Advancing SDGs through inclusive partnerships I: Strategic
U-09 [J] Advancing SDGs through inclusive partnerships II: Engaging
with communities
U-10 [E] What is the true value of Knowledge Creation? The Ideal and
Reality of Research Evaluation.
U-11 [E] Diversity and equality – Where do we stand on gender equality
or equity in the geosciences?
U-12 [E] From Hazard to Resilience
U-13 [E] Advanced understanding of Quaternary and Anthropocene
hydroclimate changes in East Asia:
U-14 [J] Current status and issues of the earth education necessary
for living on the changing earth
U-15 [J] JpGU’s mission against giant earthquake and tsunami disasters:
last 10 years and the future

[Public sessions]
O-01 [J] Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science
O-02 [J] Natural disasters and people -Listen to the voice of the Earth
on the Japanese Geoparks-
O-03 [J] How to cope with meteorological disasters under rapidly
changing climate
O-04 [J] Suggestion to teaching Earth science under GIGA school
from online lesson
O-05 [J] How to become a scientist? What can they do?
O-06 [J] Let’s talk about “the 10 years of reconstruction from the
Great East Japan Earthquake”
O-07 [J] Poster presentations by senior high school students

[Joint Sessions with Partner Unions]
Joint sessions are available at:
Detailed information:

[[Co-Sponsored sessions with Society Members]]

(6) 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 available
after the abstract submission deadline.

(7) Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)
At the 2021 meeting, we are preparing to implement the Outstanding
Student Presentation Award, but the content of the award (entry
requirements, etc.) is expected to change in accordance with the
meeting format.
Details regarding the eligibility for the OSPA, how and when to
enter, etc. will be announced as soon as they are determined. If you
are a student who would like to make entry for award, please make
sure to submit your presentation during the submission period, as
it is a prerequisite that you are the abstract submitter.

(8) Important Dates

Abstract submission opens -> Jan 13 (WED) at 2PM JST
Early abstract Submission deadline -> Feb 4 (THU) at 11:59PM JST
Final abstract Submission deadline -> Feb 18 (THU) at 5PM JST
Acceptance notification ——> Mar 22 (MON)
Final program release——–> Mar 24 (WED)
Abstract PDF release ————> May 21 (FRI)

#3. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance

Due to the preparation for the 2021 meeting, the JpGU members website
is temporarily closed and all associated services will become inoperable
until January 13, 2021, 1:59PM JST.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

#4. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 13th Japan Earth Science Olympiad preliminary selection was held
in an online format on Sunday, 20 December from 2 to 3PM.

212 top rated students out of the 1,383 contestants (1,635 applicants)
excluding high school seniors will proceed to the next round to be
held on 24 January 2021.

#5. Information from PEPS

(1) Status of submission and publication of PEPS in 2020

In 2020, there were 216 submissions (99 in 2019), and 75 papers were
published (excluding 3 corrections, 64 papers in 2019). Due to
COVID19, the production process of publishers was delayed, and some
papers took almost twice as long as usual to publish after November

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

@ Kaoru Tachiiri : Relationship between physical and biogeochemical
parameters and the scenario dependence of the transient climate
response to cumulative carbon emissions

@ Takahiro Sayama et al.: Ensemble flash flood predictions using a
high-resolution nationwide distributed rainfall-runoff model: case
study of the heavy rain event of July 2018 and Typhoon Hagibis in

@ Shun-ichiro Karato et al.: Deep mantle melting, global water
circulation and its implications for the stability of the ocean mass

@ Rui Ito et al.: Comparison of regional characteristics of land
precipitation climatology projected by an MRI-AGCM multi-cumulus
scheme and multi-SST ensemble with CMIP5 multi-model ensemble

@ Akira Hasegawa et al.: Impact of air–sea coupling on the probability
of occurrence of heat waves in Japan

@ Ikuo Katayama et al.: Strength models of the terrestrial planets
and implications for their lithospheric structure and evolution

@ Kan-Hsi Hsiung et al.: X-ray fluorescence core scanning, magnetic
signatures, and organic geochemistry analyses of Ryukyu Trench
sediments: turbidites and hemipelagites

@ Junko Iwahashi et al.: Classification of topography for ground
vulnerability assessment of alluvial plains and mountains of Japan
using 30 m DEM

@ Ahmad Sharafati et al.: Applications of soft computing models for
predicting sea surface temperature: a comprehensive review and

@ Takahiro Sayama et al.: Impact of climate change on flood
inundation in a tropical river basin in Indonesia

#6. What’s New

(1) Event Information
*Events may be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.
Please check the event website for the latest information.

PERC Int’l symposium on Dust & Parent bodies (IDP2021)
Date: FEB 8(MON) – 10(WED), 2021
Format: Online
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
-Dust science in space mission, remote sensing, and sampling
-Onboard instruments with a special emphasis on dust detectors and

(2) Applications

Application for Joint Use/Research Program for 2021, IPM, Okayama Univ.
[DL: JAN 29, 2021]

Application for Joint Use/Research Program, IPM, Okayama U.
[DL: MAR/21/2021]

(3) Career Opportunity

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University seek
applicants for “Mission Research Fellows” from the public
[DL: JAN/14/2021]

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

Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Earth Surface System
Research Center (ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (AGP20-028)
[DL: JAN/15/2021]

Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Institute of Arctic Climate
and Environment Research (IACE), Research Institute for Global Change
(RIGC) Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (AGP20-024) [DL: JAN/15/2021]

Bioelement Dynamics Research Group, Biogeochemistry Research Center
(BGC), Research Institute for Marine Resources Utilization (MRU)
Recruitment of Researcher(Ⅱ) or Postdoctoral Researcher (BKS20-006)
[DL: JAN/26/2021]

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