Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.128  November 28, 2011

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 1. Report of the 2nd

Section President



1. Report of the 2nd Section President Election

of candidates for the 2nd Section President Election of
Japan Geoscience Union was closed on 18th of November. We have one candidate in each of the five
science sections. These candidates listed below have been
determined as new presidents following the decision by the
expanded executive meeting on 26th of October, 2009, that is
‘A candidate is determined as the new section president
without election, when there is no other candidates in the
same science section.’

November 28 Friday, 2011
Japan Geoscience Union Election Board
Chairman: Hiroyuki Tsubomoto
Members: Mie Ichihara, Masanao Shinohara, Michinari Sunamura, Masahiro
Takagi, Shogo Tachibana


New Section Presidents


Space and Planetary Sciences

Omura Yoshiharu

(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto
Growth of the JpGU should be based on deepening of
scientific fields of member societies. It is especially
necessary to discuss collaboratively how to share existing
functions such as journals and prizes of the member
societies in the space and planetary science section with
the functions of the JpGU.

Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences

Teruyuki Nakajima

(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of
I like to raise discussion for redefining the
section name, promotion of interaction among researchers in
the atmosphere, ocean and environmental sciences and
creation of new horizon through the interaction. We should
also contribute to the journal problem.

Human Geosciences

Yukio Himiyama

(Hokkaido University of Education)
Accelerating global environmental problems and natural
disasters can be effectively tackled by earth science if it
strengthens collaboration of natural scientific studies,
human-social studies and education studies. I am willing to
promote such studies in cooperation with the Human-Geosphere
Science Committee of the Science Council of Japan.

Solid Earth Sciences

Eiji Ohtani

(Graduate School of Science, and Faculty of Science, Tohoku
Prof. Ohtani is well known in the field of high pressure
geophysics. I believe he will become an excellent leader of
the solid earth science section, and recommend him as the
next president of the section.


Hiroshi Kitazato

(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
I am willing to work for the
development of Biogeosciences Section from international
point of view. In particular, I would like to make strong
collaboration with EGU, AGU and AOGS.

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