***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews June Issue
No.355 June 15, 2021***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. JpGU Meeting 2021 Report
| -> Meeting Overview
| -> From Organizing Committee
| -> Please give us your feedback of JpGU 2021
| -> Contents we provide after the 2021 meeting
| -> Certificates
| -> JpGU Meeting 2022 Information
| 3. Representatives Election
| 4. Information from PEPS
| ->Awarded Papers 2021
| -> Latest Articles
| 5. What’s new
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)


#2. JpGU Meeting 2021 Report

(1) Meeting 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 30 (Sun) – June 6 (Sun), 2021
Host: Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)
Meeting format: Online
Sponsorship: 41 organizations
The Astronomical Society of Japan, Japan Society of Civil Engineers,
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, The Japanese Geotechnical
Society, Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering, The Japan
Society of High Pressure Science and Technology, The Japanese Coral
Reef Society
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,
Chiba Convention Bureau, Reseablic Inc.

(a) Sessions
* Total Number of Sessions: 220 (275 in 2020, 240 in 2019, 230 in 2018)
U: Union 15 (E:6, J: 9)
O: Public 7 (E:0, J: 7)
P: Space and Planetary Sciences 19 (E:12, J:7)
A: Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences 44 (E:23, J: 21)
H: Human Geosciences 28 (E:9, J: 19)
S: Solid Earth Sciences 55 (E:15, J: 40)
B: Biogeosciences 4 (E:2, J: 2)
G: General (Education and Outreach) 3 (E:0, J: 3)
M: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary 45 (E:16, J: 29)

Number of Abstracts: 3679 (5419 in 2020, 5028 in 2019, 5001 in 2018)
Oral: 2009 (2742 in 2020, 2624 in 2019, 2691 in 2018)
Poster*: 1670 (2677 in 2020, 2404 in 2019, 2310 in 2018)
*Including 77 poster presentations by high school students

(b) Number of Participants

[Total Number of Logged in Participants: 5517]

Itemized breakdown:
Regular: 3119, School teacher: 22, Graduate student: 1229, Senior: 87,
Undergraduate student: 713, High school student: 30, Poster
attendee: 125, High school session representative: 48, Press: 58,
Guest/ exhibitor: 94

[Public session attendees: 669]

(2) From Organizing Committee
The number of participants in this meeting held online from May 30
to June 6 exceeded 5400. I’m sure that there were many points to be
desired, but thanks to your understanding and cooperation, we were
able to close the JpGU 2021. I would like to thank you again.
In order to make the next year’s meeting even more fulfilling, the
meeting organizing committee and all those involved in the meeting
will continue to discuss this matter. I would like to ask for your
continued cooperation and look forward to seeing you next year.

(3) Please give us your feedback of JpGU 2021
We would like to hear your opinions on JpGU 2021 to improve our
future meetings. We would also like to hear from those who did not
attend the meeting. Please send your feedback by 23:59 (JST) on
Monday, June 21.

[Post-meeting survey]

(4) Contents we provide after the 2021 meeting

[Meeting portal site (Confit)]
You will be able to log in to Confit for one year after the meeting
and view the presentation materials (abstract PDF, e-posters,
on-demand videos, and additional materials). Please note that we
will delete all presentation materials except for abstract PDF when
we remove the login function after one year. We will make the
abstract PDF available at our meeting website soon so that anyone
can view them without waiting for one year.

[On-demand webcast of Union sessions & events]
On-demand webcast of the following sessions will be available on the
meeting portal (Confit) for a limited time. The contents will be
made available sequentially from the sessions/events that are ready.
Details are available from the “On-demand” tab on Confit.

[Lounge space]
The lounge space, oVice, can be used until June 20.
The following on-demand streaming is viewable at the lounge space.
*Meetup event with JAXA Astronaut
*Interview event by Prof. Yoshitsugu Kobayashi (Hokkaido University)

(5) Certificates
Certificates are issued for those who request them from the designated
form to be open soon. The details will be announced on the meeting
website and on Confit when it becomes ready.

Application starts: June 15 (Tue)
Issue starts: June 21 (Mon)

(6) JpGU Meeting 2022 Information

Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2022 (Tentative plan)
Date: May 22(Sun) – 26 (Thu), 2022
Venue: Makuhari, Chiba, Japan
*There is a possibility that the meeting will be held completely in
an online or a hybrid (online + onsite) format. We will consider
the best way to hold the meeting.

#3. Representative Election

Term of office of representatives elected in 2020 expires on March
31, 2022, and the next representative election will be announced
at the beginning of August. Only JpGU members who have paid the
membership fee by the day before the public announcement of the
representative election are eligible to be candidates, to be
nominators, and to vote. To be a JpGU member, approval by the board
of directors is required after the application through online system.
The board meeting will be held in July, and the day before the meeting
is the deadline for membership application through online system.
Please apply for JpGU membership by the deadline.

Please check your payment status of membership fee through online
system, and if you find that you have not yet made payment for
membership fee for 2021 and before, please complete it as soon as

#4. Information from PEPS

(1) Awarded Papers 2021
We are pleased to announce that the following papers published on PEPS have
qualified for the PEPS Award 2021.
*PEPS Most downloaded Paper Award 2021

@ 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.
(Published: 6 January 2020)

@ 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.
(Published: 28 May 2019)

*The PEPS Most Cited Paper Award 2021
@ Bjorn Stevens et al.: DYAMOND: the DYnamics of the Atmospheric
general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains.
(Published: 30 September 2019)

@ Nozomu Nishitani: Review of the accomplishments of mid-latitude
Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) HF radars.
(Published: 18 March 2019)

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

@ Hitoshi Irie et al.: Continuous multi-component MAX-DOAS
observations for the planetary boundary layer ozone variation
analysis at Chiba and Tsukuba, Japan, from 2013 to 2019.

@ Chiaki T. Oguchi et al.: A review of theoretical salt weathering
studies for stone heritage.

@ Shuichi Kure et al.: Flood inundation simulations based on GSMaP
satellite rainfall data in Jakarta, Indonesia.
@ Shrikanth G Kanekal et al.: Dynamics of the terrestrial radiation
belts: A review of recent results during VarSITI (Variability of the
Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact) era, 2014-2018.

#5. What’s New

(1) Career Opportunity

Geomicrobiology Research Group, Isotope Geochemistry Research Group,
or Rock Mechanics Research Group, Kochi Institute for Core Sample
Research (KOCHI), Institute for Extra-cutting-edge Science and
Technology Avant-garde Research (X-star) Recruitment of Researcher
(Ⅱ) (EKS21-002)
[Application deadline: JUN/25/2021]

Marine Seismology Research Group, Subduction Dynamics Research Center
(SDR), Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) Recruitment of
Postdoctoral Researcher CGP21-002
[Application deadline: JUL/2/2021]

Earthquake Forecasting Research Group, Research and Development Center
for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research Institute
or Marine Geodynamics (IMG) Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher
[Application deadline: JUL/8/2021]

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) is currently
seeking candidates for Research Scientist Position.
[Application deadline: JUL/30/2021]

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