└■ Japan Geoscience Union Mail News December Edition No.219 December 10, 2014

≪ Contents ≫
┃1.Prefatory note by Toshitaka Tsuda, President of JpGU
┃2.JpGU Meeting 2015 information
┃ ・Abstract submission and pre-registration starts on January 8th, 2015!
┃ ・Implementing e-Poster on trial
┃ ・Exhibition booth: A few left!
┃3.Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience【Deadline is coming soon】
┃4.JpGU Fellowship applicants are wanted
┃5.Information from PEPS
┃ ・Newly released articles on PEPS
┃ ・New webpage [Gallery View of All Articles] is now available
┃ ・Now we are open for SPEPS
┃6.Information from Science Council of Japan
┃7.Annual due payment for 2015【Important】
┃8.From committees
┃ ・Publicity and Outreach Committee
┃ ・Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
┃9.What’s New
└■ 1.Prefatory note
by Toshitaka Tsuda, President of JpGU
Only in Japanese

└■ 2.JpGU Meeting 2015 information

(1) Abstract submission and pre-registration starts on January 8th, 2015!

Thank you for proposing a lot of sessions for JpGU Meeting 2015.
Recent schedule:

Session list is released on our website:December 19, Friday, 2015
Abstract submission starts:January 8, Thursday, 2015
Abstract submission deadline:February 3, Tuesday at 23:59 JST or Deadline for early bird submission(*)
           February 18, Wednesday, at 12:00 noon JST or 17, Tuesday at 3:00 AM UTC  Final deadline
Pre-registration starts:January 8, Thursday, 2014
Pre-registration closes:May 12, Tuesday at 17:00 JST or 11, Monday at 8:00 UTC
JpGU Meeting 2015:May 24, Sunday ~ 28, Friday

JpGU Meeting 2015:

◎Abstract submission fee

Early bird: 3,000JPY/1pc
Normal: 4,000JPY/1pc
(Image upload 500JPY/1c)

◎Registration fee

【Full conference】 Advance:16,000JPY / On-site:22,000JPY
【One day】 Advance:10,000JPY / On-site:15,000JPY

<Elementary, junior and senior high school teacher / Graduate student>
【Full conference】 Advance:8,000JPY / On-site:12,000JPY
【One day】 Advance:5,000JPY / On-site:8,000JPY

【Full conference】 Advance:24,000JPY / On-site:27,000JPY
【One day】 Advance:20,000JPY / On-site:22,000JPY

<Elementary, junior and senior high school teacher / Graduate student(non-member)>
【Full conference】 Advance:15,000JPY / On-site:17,000JPY
【One day】 Advance:12,000JPY / On-site:15,000JPY

(*) Advance rate is adopted only when payments are completed before the due date.
Please note that it is automatically updated to normal rate if we can’t confirm your payment by the due date.

(2)Implementing e-Poster on trial

JpGU aims to increase participants from Asian countries.
The biggest barrier to increase participants from abroad is the
travel expences.

We plan to implement e-Poster system on trial in JpGU Meeting 2015, the same style as
EGU and AGU.

★Terms and conditions

Intended participants: Presenters of International sessions

As we have only 3 terminals are prepared at the poster presentation room,
we can’t meet with all requirements.

Poster data PDF is to be submitted beforehand.

Real time discuccion using Skype is available at the core time.
Please note e-Poster is on trial basis in JpGU Meeting 2015 and we can’t be
responsible for any troubles caused by internet connection and others.

Formal ceitificate is issued for the presenters of e-Posters.

Registration fee for e-Poster is free in JpGU Meeting 2015.
Abstract submission fee is as usual.
From 2016 meetings, registration fee at a low cost will be planned to be charged.

If you’re interested in e-Posters, please contact

*We can’t accept application directly from presenters.
If you’re interested in, please contact your convener.

(3) Exhibition booth: A few left!

We still have a few booths left.

Please utilize this chance to expand your business.

【Exhibition area: Number of booths still available】

Exhibition Booth: 4(2 on the 1st floor, 2 on the 2nd floor)
University Panel:1
Publishers Desk:2


└■ 3.Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience【Deadline is coming soon】

Japan Geoscience Union has created the “Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience”
to honor internationally recognized mid-level researchers under the age of 45.
The prize is named for member Prof. Atsuhiro Nishida (fellow),
who provided a proposal and a donation in support.

Recommendation Period:September 20 – December 15, 2014
For further information, please refer to

└■ 4.JpGU Fellowship applicants are wanted

JpGU Fellowship applicants are wanted now.
For further details, see the following URL.

Application deadline:December 31, Wednesday

2014 fellows:

└■ 5.Information from PEPS

(1) Newly released articles on PEPS

PEPS has added two new articles as follows.

★ Research Article [Space and planetary sciences]
Response of the Mesosphere-Thermosphere-Ionosphere System to Global
Change – CAWSES II Contribution
Jan Laštovička, Gufran Beig and Daniel R. Marsh

★ Review Article [Space and planetary sciences]
What is the solar influence on climate? – Overview of activities
during CAWSES-II
Annika Seppälä, Katja Matthes, Cora E Randall and Irina Mironova

(2) New webpage [Gallery View of All Articles] is now available.
In order to make it easier to browse through the papers published in PEPS
we have created a new webpage where all of our papers are presented in a
gallery view format, starting with the most recently published. Each
gallery item contains the title of the paper, the authors names and a
compressed extract of an important graph or diagram from the paper.
Clicking on an item displays the paper abstract, gives a more detailed
view of the diagram and provides a link to view the full paper. The new
webpage is available in English at with a copy in Japanese at We hope that you find
this new page useful.

(3) Now we are open for SPEPS
PEPS Editorial Office has started SPEPS
(SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS)
and calls for articles dealing with the following two themes with submission deadline.

★ Multidisciplinary Researches on Deep Interiors of the Earth and Planets
★ Land-Ocean Linkages under the Influence of the Asian Monsoon

For further information please access:

└■ 6.Information from Science Council of Japan

Deadline for abstract submission for XIX INQUA 2015 at Nagoya is closed soon.

The XIX INQUA Congress, Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Changem Natural Hazards and Civilization
is to be held at Nagoya, Japan from July 27 to August 2, 2015.
More than 1,000 participants are expected.

There are 116 sessions and abstract submission deadline is December 20th.


Abstract submission deadline:December 20, 2014
Pre-registration deadline:February 28, 2015

Contact: Secretariat)

└■ 7.Annual due payment for 2015【Important】

Annual due (April 2015 to March 2016) payment for 2015 is available from January 8.
Without annual due payment, member rate is not adopted.
Benefits for members are given even before April, 2015.

★Membership subscription:

【For members】
※Without sending us Notice of withdrawal by the end of March, membership for JpGU is automatically
continued and annual due payment is necessary.

How bo withdraw from JpGU:

└■ 8.From Committees

(1) Publicity and Outreach Committee

Archives of JpGU Fall open to the public lectures are up on our web.
(Only in Japanese)

Public lectures for high school students are to be held at the University of Tokyo
on December 26, Friday.
If you’re interested in, please visit the following URL.
(Only in Japanese)

(2) Japan Earh Science Olympiad Committee

Application for the pre-selection of the 7th Japan Earth Science Olympiad
was closed and 2,296 students around Japan applied for this.
We enjoyed great increase in comparison to the 1,689 of last year.

We’re now accepting donation for the 10th International Earth Science Olympiad held in 2016.
For further details, see the following URL.