***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews April Issue
No.353 April 12, 2021***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. Information on JpGU Meeting 2021 [IMPORTANT]
| -> Please check the program
| -> Registration for Participation
| -> Guide for Presentations
| -> Cancelling your presentation
| -> Coming Dates
| 3. Meeting Events
| 4. JpGU Fellow and the 4th Nishida Prize for Promotion of
| Geo- and Planetary Awardees
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS paper awarded by The Seismological Society of Japan
| -> Latest Articles
| 6. What’s new
| -> Career Opportunity

#1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU

(Available in Japanese)


#2. Information on JpGU Meeting 2021 [IMPORTANT]

(1) Please check the program

The Meeting Program is available from below.

All the presenters are requested to confirm your own presentation date
(time and room) in the acceptance letter and the Meeting Program.

* Abstracts PDF will be released on May 21 Friday.

(2) Registration for Participation

Please register for the meeting in order to participate in and join the
For the Meeting 2021, because of the different functional settings
of the meeting site (Confit) for different categories of participants,
we ask in particular, all the PRESENTERs to register earlier.
We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation.

Registration period for participation April 5 (Mon)-

– Deadline for presenters registration:
April 16 (Fri) 23:59

– Deadline for all participants (without presentations) registration:
May 19 (Wed) 23:59

If you have registered by May 19, you can login from May 21.
The login screen will not be displayed until May 21 even if you
register earlier.
 After May 20, you will be able to log in from 15:00 on the day after
 Please note that the registration will not be reflected immediately.
 Registration for the Meeting is open until June 5 (Sat) 23:59.

* Submission fee and registration fee are different. Please note that
submission acceptance is separate from participation in the Meeting.

To register, login to members’ site,
Go to Meeting Registration from the JpGU Meeting menu on the left side.

* For details, please refer to the “JpGU Meeting 2021 Participation
Manual” as below.

* All the presenters who have registered by 4/16 will receive information
on how to upload e-posters (for poster presenters) and on-demand movies
(oral or posters presenters) on 4/20.

Please refer to the following URL for registration fee for online

* Please note that once the registration fee has been paid, it cannot be

Attending only the Public (open to general public) sessions is free of
charge. Registration for Public Sessions should be made from a separate
system. Details will be announced later on our meeting website.

Undergraduate students and below may attend all the sessions with no
fees (It is required, however to register and upload your student ID.
The deadline for undergrads and below: May 19 (Wed) 23:59).

(3) Guide for Presentations

For the Meeting 2021, we have devised a variety of ways to provide
participants with a sense of face-to-face and excitement similar
to that of an on-site meeting.

Oral presentations: Live talks using Zoom. Also, each Zoom channel will
employ Breakout rooms. Please make use of them if you wish to extend
your discussion or individually ask questions or give comments.
Additionally, the presenters can use the “presenters’ space” in the
Meeting Website (Confit) to upload on-demand movies and additional
materials(PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF formats). Also “comments” function
is available for communication with the viewers.

* Presenters are asked to confirm the deadlines and rules for uploading

Poster Presentations: Uploaded poster presentation materials can be
viewed on the meeting website (Confit) at any time starting on
May 27 and during the meeting period.
During the posters core time, we are planning to have a live session
using the Breakout room of Zoom for the first time at JpGU. Each poster
presentation will be assigned a different Breakout room. We aim to
set up flash talks before Breakouts and in the breakout rooms, there
will be a place for live (face to face) discussion between the poster
presenters and participants.

* The Comment function can be used anytime besides the core time.
* The presentation materials that can be uploaded are 3 types of files;
e-poster (recommended), on-demand movies, or additional materials
(PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF formats). Any one of these types or their
combinations constitute each poster presentation material.

* Presenters are asked to confirm the deadlines and rules for uploading

[To all the presenters]

Please refer to the following URL for uploading e-posters, on-demand movies,
or additional materials, and deadlines.

In addition to the above, we plan to provide virtual spaces for breaks
where participants can interact with each other outside of the session
time. Please use them as you like.

(4) Cancelling your presentation

If you become unable to give your scheduled presentation due to
unavoidable circumstances, please inform the convener of your situation
using the contact form.

The contact form will open in mid-April, so please wait for a while.
Please note that we will not be able to respond to direct e-mails to
the Secretariat.
The details of the contact form will be announced in the e-mail of the
meeting NEWS & INFO, when it becomes available.

(5) Coming Dates

4/16(Fri)23:59 PRESENTERS deadline for registration
4/28(Wed)  Online Meeting Tutorial Webinar #3
5/ 7(Fri)23:59 Deadline for submitting on-demand movies
5/11(Wed)23:59 Deadline for e-poster submissions
5/21(Fri)  Abstracts PDF release on meeting website
5/26(Wed)  Online Meeting Tutorial Webinar #4
5/27(Thu)  Meeting Website(Confit)opens
5/30(Sun)-6/6(Sun) Japan Geoscience Meeting 2021

* Society Members Representatives Meeting 5/31(Mon) Lunch break
* JpGU General Delegates Meeting    5/31(Mon) PM3
* Awards Ceremony     6/ 1(Tue) AM2


#3. Meeting Events

The information on the events during the Meeting for participants will
be updated in the following URL as revised.

– Opening Talk

Lecturer: Eiichi Tajika (JpGU President)
Date: May 30 (Sun)
Participation: All attendees are welcome.
Please access the Opening Talk on the time table on the Meeting Website
and join the Zoom event.

– Lunchtime Special Lectures

World renowned scientists will present a series of Special Lectures in
Earth and planetary sciences for students and early-career researchers
across disciplines during lunch breaks (12:20-13:40) of the Meeting.

Dates: June 3 (Thu)- 6 (Sun), 2021
Participation: All attendees are welcome.
Please access the “Lunchtime Special Lectures” on the time table on the
Meeting Website and join the Zoom event.
Lecturers: One each from the 5 Science Sections will give a talk.

6/3 (Th) 12:20-13:00
Hrvoje Tkalčić (The Australian National University, Research School
of Earth Sciences) / Solid Earth Sciences

6/4 (Fr) 12:20-13:00
Yukiko Hirabayashi (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Department of
Civil Engineering) / Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences

6/4 (Fr) 13:00-13:40
Teiji Watanabe (Hokkaido University, Faculty of Environmental Earth
Science) / Human Geosciences

6/5 (Sa) 12:20-13:00
Keisuke Koba (Kyoto University, Center for Ecological Research) /

6/6 (Su) 12:20-13:00
Shogo Tachibana (The University of Tokyo, UT Organization for Planetary
Space Science/ JAXAa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science) /
Space and Planetary Sciences

– Awards Ceremony

Date: June 1 (Tue) AM2
Participation: All attendees are welcome.
Please access the “Awards Ceremony” on the time table on the Meeting
Website and join the Zoom event.

– NASA-JAXA Event for Junior and Senior High School Students

Date: May 30 (Sun) 15:30-17:30
Participation: Pre-registration required. Please see the meeting website
for the latest information.


#4. JpGU Fellow and the 4th Nishida Prize for Promotion of
Geo- and Planetary Awardees

JpGU announces new JpGU Fellow and the 4rd Nishida Prize for Promotion
of Geo- and Planetary Awardee.
For further details, visit our website.
Award ceremonies are to be held on June 1st.
We’re waiting for your participation.

*2021 JpGU Fellow (Alphabetical order / titles omitted)

Hisako Hirai, Eiji Ohtani, Kazunari Shibata, Akira Tsuchiyama

For further details,

*The 4th Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Awardee
(Alphabetical order / Titles omitted)

Miaki Ishii, Yu Kosaka, Azumi Kuroyanagi, Yuki Morono,
Nobuhiro Moteki, Norio Narita, Atsushi Okamoto, Futoshi Takahashi,
Jun Tsuchiya, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama,

For further details,


#5. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS paper awarded by The Seismological Society of Japan

The following PEPS article won the Best Paper Award 2020 of the
Seismological Society of Japan.

@ 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. ( Published: 26 December 2019 )
Tatsuya Kubota, Ryota Hino, Daisuke Inazu and Syuichi Suzuk

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

@ Kazuo Shiokawa et al.: A review of the SCOSTEP’s 5-year scientific
program VarSITI—Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact.
@ Haruka Tsunetaka et al.: Comparison of length and dynamics of wood pieces
in streams covered with coniferous and broadleaf forests mapped using
orthophotos acquired by an unmanned aerial vehicle.
@ Min-Te Chen et al.: A potential suite of climate markers of long-chain
n-alkanes and alkenones preserved in the top sediments from the Pacific
sector of the Southern Ocean.


#6. What’s new

(1) Career Opportunity

Announcement of Faculty Position Exclusively for Female Faculty of
Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering,
Kanazawa University [Application deadline: APR/15/2021]

Ocean Data Synthesis Research Group, Global Ocean Observation
Research Center (GOORC), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Recruitment of Project Researcher (Ⅱ) (AGS21-001)
[Application deadline: APR/21/2021]

Job Opportunities for the 1st round of Open Recruitment 2021
[Application deadline: MAY/11/2021]

FY2021 International open call for tenure-track position of Hokkaido
University [Application deadline: MAY/13/2021]


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