***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews March Issue
No.364 Mar. 10, 2022***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. 2022 Meeting Information [IMPORTANT]
| -> Program Information Update
| -> Registration for Participation
| -> Late-Breaking Session Information
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
| -> Key Dates
| -> Public Release of 2021 Meeting Portal Site (Confit)
| 3. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2022
| 4. Request for the 2022 Annual Due Payment [Important]
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> Featured Articles
| -> Latest Articles
| 6. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. 2022 Meeting Information [IMPORTANT]

(1) Program Information Update

The final program will be published on Wednesday, 24 March.

Please make sure to check the latest program before you make a
presentation/ attend the meeting.

The scientific schedule has been adjusted based on the actual number
of submissions and some sessions schedules have changed.
We advise that all presenters check your notification of acceptance and
the date and time of your presenting session before attending.
Please note that your abstract may be accepted to a different session from where
you have originally submitted your abstract.

(2) Registration for Participation

Please register for the meeting in order to participate in and join the
For the Meeting 2022, because of the different functional settings
of the meeting participation 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 opens]
March 24 (THU) 3PM JST

[Deadline for presenters’ registration]
April 12 (TUE) 11:59PM JST

[Deadline for all participants (without presentations) registration]
May 12 (THU) 11:59PM JST

Registration is required to access the 2022 meeting portal site
(Confit) and to view the contents. If you would have registered by May 12,
you will be able to log in to the portal site from May 13. Confit log in screen will not be displayed before this date.

Please be noted that those who register on and after May 13 will only
be able to log in at 3PM JST on the next day of your registration
(excluding weekends and holidays). Your meeting registration does
not immediately enable you to connect to the portal site for log in;
please kindly note this time gap.

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

[To register]
Log in to members’ site,
Click the “Meeting Registration” tab on the “JpGU Meeting” menu on
the left side.

[Registration fee]
Please refer to the following URL for registration fee for online
* Please note that once the registration fee has been paid, it cannot be

[Public Sessions participation]
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.

[Student participation]
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 is May 12 (THU) 11:59PM JST

(3) Late-Breaking Session Information

We will start accepting abstract submissions for the late-breaking
session, “Submarine volcanic eruption in Tonga accompanied by a
meteo-tsunami” on the following date.

-Submission period: March 25 (FRI) – 31(THU) 5PM JST
-Submission fee: 8,800 JPY/ abstract *tax included
* Please note that abstract fee is not refundable once the payment is

[How to submit]
Log in with your JpGU credentials > open the “Abstract Submission”
tab on the left side menu > click “Abstract Submission” and proceed.
We await your interest in submission to this Session!

(4) Child Care Service
JpGU will provide a child care service for participants.
Details on how to apply, application period and etc. will be announced
as soon as they are determined.

(5) Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
JpGU will start calling for part time student workers during the
meeting in the local venue, Makuhari Messe, Chiba.
Application is planned to be open in April.

(6) Key Dates

Mar 22 (TUE) ——> Acceptance notification
Mar 24 (THU) ——> Final program release; Registration opens
Early April ——-> Second Online Meeting Tutorial Webinar
Apr 12 (TUE) ——> PRESENTERS deadline for registration
Apr 20 (WED) ——> e-poster/ on-demand videos uploading starts
May 13 (FRI)——–> Abstract PDF release
——–> Log in is required to access Confit

(7) Public Release of 2021 Meeting Portal Site (Confit)

The 2021 meeting portal site (Confit) will be open to the public after
the exclusive viewing period of the meeting contents (abstracts, presentation
materials, etc.) for the meeting participants only.

Public release date: April 1 (FRI), 2022

After April 1, 2022, the security of Confit will be removed and login
will not be required to view the abstract PDFs. Please note that all
other presentation materials such as e-posters, on-demand videos and
additional materials will be deleted.

#3. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2022

This year, 2022, Exhibition will be held as a hybrid of on-site and
online the same as the Meeting.
We sincerely look forward to receiving your application to exhibit.


Only a few booths are left for “Special exhibition”.

#4. Request for the 2022 Annual Due Payment [Important]

We kindly request JpGU members to pay the 2022 annual due.

The 2022 membership year (fiscal year) is from April 1, 2022 to
March 31, 2023.
Your membership will automatically be extended to another membership
year unless you cancel the account before the end of March.

[Important Notes]
-The annual due should be paid in order to register for the meeting.
-Meeting Participation ID holders are not charged the annual dues,
however, no discount is applicable for the meeting related fees.
-JpGU members who do not wish to continue the membership for 2022
must cancel their accounts by March 31. If canceled after this date,
the annual due for the next fiscal year 2022 will be charged.

[To Log in and Pay]
*Membership Subscription

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#5. Information from PEPS

(1) Featured Articles
We will introduce the featured articles selected by the editor-in-chief
from the papers published in the past every month.

@ Nien-Sheng Hsu et al.: Identification of hydrogeological evolution
using hydrogeology-seismology analysis of groundwater head fluctuation
related to the 1999 MW = 7.5 Chi-Chi earthquake.
This study established the stochastic experimental optimization model
for identifying the change in the groundwater head under the leaking/
injecting effect caused by earthquakes. The authors applied this model
to the Chi-Chi earthquake occurred in Taiwan in 1999. They identified
the change due to the earthquake in some regions caused by crustal
compression and permeability change.

@ Oguchi, C.T., Yu, S.: A review of theoretical salt weathering
studies for stone heritage.
Salt weathering of natural rocks and building stones is comprehensively
reviewed, with theoretical approaches to the most cited mechanisms
of salt weathering, including crystallization, hydration and thermal
expansion of crystalline salts.

@ Dyuti Prakash Sarkar et al.: Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry
of fault rocks and its possibilities: tectonic implications from
calcites within Himalayan Frontal Fold-Thrust Belt.
The authors demonstrated the applicability of the carbonate clumped
isotope thermometer in low-grade carbonate-bearing fault rocks from
the Himalayan frontal wedge (northwest India). Coalescing carbonate
clumped isotope thermometry and calcite e-twin morphology allowed
them to constrain the temperature and depth of formation of the two
main thrusts of the Himalayan frontal wedge.

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

@Hongbo Zheng et al.: From desert to monsoon: irreversible climatic
transition at ~ 36 Ma in southeastern Tibetan Plateau.

@Tahar Hammouda et al.: The message of oldhamites from enstatite

@Betelhem Mekonnen et al.: Climate, vegetation and fire history during
the past 18,000 years, recorded in high altitude lacustrine sediments
on the Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains (Ethiopia).

#6. What’s New

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

International Underground Built Heritage mini-symposium
Date: Mar 26, 2022
This mini-symposium will is for the general public about various
researches and activities at the Yokohama City Registered Historic
Site “TAYA Cave” in Sakae Ward, Yokohama City and “Underground
Built Heritages (UBH)” in Italy (underground pits, stone mining sites,
cave churches, etc.).
This is a free symposium for general people. You can connect multiple
cities in Japan and Italy via the internet. While you are in your room,
you can know “What is serious problems for Underground Built Heritages?”,
and “What are we challenging for UBH?”.

International School of Crystallography
Crystallography under extreme conditions – the future is bright and
very compressed
Date: Jun 3 – 11, 2022

GeoSciEd IX 2022
Date: Aug 21 – 25, 2022

(2) Career Opportunity

RIKEN R-CCS: Seeking a few Senior Scientists, Research Scientists or
Postdoctoral Researchers
[Application deadline:APR/3/2022]

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