*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews August Edition,
                                           No.240 August 10, 2015 ***

<< Contents >>
|  1. Session proposal for JpGU Meeting 2016 starts on September 1st
|  2. Public announcement of Representative election
|  3. Information from PEPS
|   -> New SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS)
|   -> CAWSES-II / SPEPS Article Collections
|   -> Newly released articles on PEPS
|   -> PEPS Official Facebook, Twitter and Editors’ Blog
|  4. What’s new (Only in Japanese)


#1. Session proporal for JpGU Meeting 2016 starts on September 1st
We’re waiting for your session proposal.

*Recent schedule (Tentative)
JpGU Meeting 2016 website opens : September 1st, Tuesday
Session poposal starts : September 1st, Tuesday – October 15th, Thursday
Proposed sessions are released on the web: December 21st, Monday
Abstract submission starts : January 7th, Thursday – February 18th, Thursday
Program is released on the web: March 10th, Thursday
*Session layout is planned to be released on the web before abstract submission starts.

*JpGU Meeting 2016
May 22nd, Sunday – 26th, Thursday in 2016, 5 days, Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall


#2. Public accnouncement of Representative election

Term of office of the representatives elected in 2014 is to expire on March 31st, 2016.
Elections of representatives and candidates for directors and section presidents
are conducted from the beginning of August in 2015 to February in 2016.
JpGU member is eligible to be a voter and a candidate for a representative.

Election Administration Committee members:
 Tsuyoshi Iizuka, Yoko Kebukawa, Takuya Hasegawa, Morihisa Hamada, Akira Yukimatsu, Hidetsugu Yoshida
      (Order of the Japanese syllabary)

==Representative election procedure==

Members who have finished membership subscription by August 3rd, 2015
are eligible to vote.
Members can cast votes for half or less of the quorum in their electoral zone.

Members who have finished membership subscription by August 11, 2015 can
 be a candidate of the representative.

The term is 2 years starting from April 1, 2016.

4.How to be a candidate
To stand as a candidate, the candidate have to be recommended by at least one JpGU member.
To recommend someone, the consent by the candidate is necessary.
Please be sure to send the necessary form by the due date.

5.How to announce candidacy
Please fill in the desigtated form by September 14, 2015.

6.Number of representatives
The number of representatives is defined to double the number of society members
 on the day before the official public announcement, August 3, 2015.
The number of representatives is from 80 to 200.
After the election, 30 representatives are divided into six electoral zones, each at least
 with five representatives.  The rest of them are to be prorated into six electoral zones
according to the number of regular members on the day before the official public announcement or
August 3, 2015.

Number of the representatives of each electoral zone is shown below.
Apace and planetary sciences:16
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric:19
Human geosciences:14
Solid Earth sciences:31
Education and outreach:11  Total:100


Official announcement of Representative election : August 4th, Monday, 2015
Declaration of candidacy starts : August 12th, Wednesday, 2015
Declaration of candidacy finishes : September 14, Monday, 2015
Casting ballots starts : September 29th, Tuesday, 2015
Casting ballots finishes : October 28th, Wednesday, 2015
Ballot counting and reporting the result : Nobember 2nd, Monday, 2015

8.How to vote
Each regular member can vote for half or less of the quorum of his/her electoral zone
on our website.

From and regulations

1.Candidacy Notification Form:
PDF file:

2.Candidacy Recommendation Form:
PDF file:

*Please note that we only accept candidacy and recommendation through dedicated forms.

Regulations of Board of Elections: in Japanese)
Regulations of Representative election: in Japanese)
Detailed regulations of Representative election: in Japanese)


#3.Information from PEPS

(1) New SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS)
We call for papers on “High-Pressure Earth and Planetary Science
in the last and next decade”.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2015.
For details, please see the webpage:

(2) CAWSES-II / SPEPS Article Collections

The CAWSES-II Review Article Collection based on the presentations at
the recent International CAWSES-II Symposium is available online.

Furthermore, papers submitted for the following SPEPS are being published.

1. Multidisciplinary Researches on Deep Interiors of the Earth and Planets

2. Land-Ocean Linkages under the Influence of the Asian Monsoon

We appreciate that many authors were interested in these SPEPS themes and
submitted their excellent papers.
More articles will be added to these topical publications for the coming
several months.

(3) Newly released articles on PEPS

PEPS has published new articles as follows.

* Research [Interdisciplinary research]
Delta18Osw estimate for Globigerinoides ruber from core-top sediments
in the East China Sea
Keiji Horikawa, Tomohiro Kodaira, Jing Zhang, Masafumi Murayama

* Research [Space and planetary sciences]
Auroral substorms as an electrical discharge phenomenon
Syun-Ichi Akasofu

* Review [Space and planetary sciences]
The science case for the EISCAT_3D radar
Ian McCrea, Anita Aikio, Lucilla Alfonsi, Evgenia Belova, Stephan Buchert,
Mark Clilverd, Norbert Engler, Bjorn Gustavsson, Craig Heinselman,
Johan Kero, Mike Kosch, Herve Lamy, Thomas Leyser, Yasunobu Ogawa,
Kjellmar Oksavik, Asta Pellinen-Wannberg, Frederic Pitout, Markus Rapp,
Iwona Stanislawska and Juha Vierinen

(4) PEPS Official Facebook, Twitter and Editors’ Blog

PEPS official Facebook and Twitter pages are available.
Please like and follow us to receive updates and information.

We also have PEPS Editors’ Blog where Editors post their articles
by rotation regarding their editorial works, experiences, useful information
for authors or other inside stories, in Japanese, in English or
sometimes both.

*PEPS Editors’ Blog:


#4. What’s new

Only in Japanese.

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