*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews December Edition,
                                           No.256 December 10, 2015 ***
 December Edition
<< Contents >>
|1. Prefatory note
|2. Information of JpGU Meeting 2016
|  ->Abstract submission and Meeting registration start on January 7th
|  ->Temporary adjournment of membership subscription system
|  ->Exhibitors are wanted
|3. Nomination for 2016 JpGU fellowship program
|4. Announcement the Election of Candidates for Directors
|5. From committees
|  ->Publicity and Outreach Committee
|  ->Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
|6. Information from PEPS
|7. What’s new (Only in Japanese)


#1. Prefatory note by Toshitaka Tsuda, President of JpGU (Only in Japanese)

#2. Information of JpGU Meeting 2016
(1)Abstract submission and Meeting registration start on January 7th.
Thank you for session proposals for JpGU Meeting 2016.

–Recent schedule–

Release session layout: December 14th, Monday
Release session list: December 14th, Monday
*Date and time of each session are fixed before abstract submission starts.
Abstract submission starts: January 7th, Thursday
Abstract submission closes: February 3rd, Wednesday at 23:59JST (Early bird)*
                            Febryary 18th, Thursday at 12:00JST (Final)
Advance registration starts: January 7th, Thursday
Advance registration closes: May 10th, Tuesday at 17:00JST
*Normal registration is available all through JpGU Meeting 2016, by May 26th, Thursday.

JpGU Meeting 2016 URL:

-Abstract submission fee
Advance submission: 3,000JPY (3,240JPY including tax)
Normal submission: 4,000JPY (4,320JPY including tax)  

-Registration fee of JpGU Meeting 2016
–Member rate (discounted rate)–
[Full conference] Advance: 21,000JPY (22,680JPY including tax) / Normal: 28,000JPY (30,240JPY including tax)
[One-day] Advnace: 13,000JPY (14,040JPY including tax) / Normal: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax)
<Elementary, junior or senior high school teachers / graduate students>
[Full conference] Advance: 11,000JPY (11,880JPY including tax) / Normal: 15,000JPY (16,200JPY including tax)
[One-day] Advance: 7,000JPY (7,560JPY including tax) / Normal: 10,000JPY (10,800JPY including tax)

–Non-member rate (Adopted to Temporary member for JpGU Meeting 2016)
[Full conference] Advance: 30,000JPY (32,400JPY including tax) / Normal: 40,000JPY (43,200JPY including tax)
[One-day] Advance: 21,000JPY (22,680JPY including tax) / Normal: 25,000JPY (27,000JPY including tax)
<Elementary, junior or senior high school teachers / graduate students>
[Full conference] Advance: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax) / Normal: 24,000JPY (25,920JPY including tax)
[One-day] Advance: 13,000JPY (14,040JPY including tax) / Normal: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax)

(2)Temporary adjournment of membership subscription system
Please wait for a while by the resumption of the system on January 7th, 2016.

(3)Exhibitors are wanted
We still have some free booths as follows.
Please be in a hurry to reserve a one for your affiliation.

[Still open (As of December 10th)]
Special exhibition booth: 11 spaces
University information panel: 2 spaces
Publishers’ Booth: 6 spaces

Please be in a hurry to apply from the following URLs
Information for exhibitors:
Application form:

#3. Nominatnion for 2016 JpGU fellowhip program
The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for candidates
for the 2016 JpGU Fellowship Program.
Fellowship Program confer fellowship honors upon individuals who have rendered
conspicuous contributions to the field of geoscience of Japan.

Please send the documents by the due date.
Deadline for recommendation: no later than December 31st, Thursday, 2015

Details of nomination:
2015 JpGU fellows:


#4. Announcement the Election of Candidates for Directors

The Election of Candidates for Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Directors
will be held following the schedules as outlined below.
All new JpGU representatives with terms of office from April 2016
to March 2018 have both the right to vote by mail and to run for election.
After this election, Nominating Committee for Executive Officers
will deliberate on the best-qualified candidates for JpGU Directors,
taking the results of vote and candidates’ specialties and affiliations into consideration.
A list of the best-qualified candidates for new directors will be referred
to the general meeting of JpGU representatives in May 2016, at which new directors
will receive final approval. The new directors are expected to take their initiatives to manage JpGU during their term of office from June 2016 to May 2018.
We sincerely hope that all new JpGU representatives will take an active role in this election.

Monday 14 December, 2015: Official public announcement of the election
Monday 21 December, 2015: Declaration of candidacy registration period begins
Friday 8 January, 2016: Declaration of candidacy registration period concludes
Friday 29 January, 2016: Casting of ballots begins
Monday 15 February, 2016: Casting of ballots concludes
By the end of February, 2016: Ballot counting and reporting of results

10 December, 2015

JpGU Election Administration Committee
Chair: HAMADA, Morihisa
Members in alphabetical order:
         IIZUKA, Tsuyoshi
         KEBUKAWA, Yoko
         YOSHIDA, Hidetsugu
         YUKIMATU, Akira Sessai


#5. From Committees

(1) Publicity and Outreach Committee
We have issued the statement about AKATSUKI.

(2) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
The number of the applicants for the preliminary round of the 8th Japan Earth Science Olympiad
or International Earth Science Olympiad held in Mie in 2016, was 2296, a little less than that
 of last year.  It is to be held in December 20th, 2016.

Term of the olympiad was shortened one day due to various reasons and became August 20th to 27th in 2016.

#6.Information from PEPS

(1) Exhibition in 2015 AGU Fall Meeting
JpGU and PEPS are going to have a booth in 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco on 14 ? 18 December. We are looking forward to your coming to our booth (#323) located near a refreshment counter.

(2) Submit your paper
We always welcome original research articles. PEPS covers all fields of Earth and Planetary Science and interdisciplinary research.
Special discount APC (Article Processing Charge) is offered to JpGU members.
For details, please see the webpage:

We also call for papers on “High-Pressure Earth and Planetary Science in the last and next decade” as an SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS).
The submission deadline has been extended until December 31, 2015.
For details, please see the webpage:

(3) Latest articles on PEPS
PEPS has published new articles as follows.

* Review [Interdisciplinary research]
Marine tephra in the Japan Sea sediments as a tool for paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
Ken Ikehara

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Simultaneous measurements of elastic wave velocities and electrical conductivity in a brine-saturated granitic rock under confining pressures and their implication for interpretation of geophysical observations
Tohru Watanabe and Akiyoshi Higuchi

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
An in situ experimental study of Zr 4+ transport capacity of water-rich fluids in the temperature and pressure range of the deep crust and upper mantle
Bjorn Mysen

* Review [Solid earth sciences]
Iron snow, crystal floats, and inner-core growth: modes of core solidification and implications for dynamos in terrestrial planets and moons
Doris Breuer, Tina Ruckriemen and Tilman Spohn

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Dynamic responses of the Earth’s outer core to assimilation of observed geomagnetic secular variation
Weijia Kuang and Andrew Tangborn

* Research [Biogeosciences]
Authigenic carbonate precipitation at the end-Guadalupian (Middle Permian) in China: Implications for the carbon cycle in ancient anoxic oceans
Masafumi Saitoh, Yuichiro Ueno, Yukio Isozaki, Takazo Shibuya, Jianxin Yao, Zhansheng Ji, Katsumi Shozugawa, Motoyuki Matsuo and Naohiro Yoshida

* Research [Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences]
Ensemble Experiments Using a Nested LETKF System to Reproduce Intense Vortices Associated with Tornadoes of 6 May 2012 in Japan
Hiromu Seko, Masaru Kunii, Sho Yokota, Tadashi Tsuyuki and Takemasa Miyoshi

* Review [Interdisciplinary research]
Sea surface temperature proxies (alkenones, foraminiferal Mg/Ca, and planktonic foraminiferal assemblage) and their implications in the Okinawa Trough
Ryoung Ah Kim, Kyung Eun Lee and Si Woong Bae

(4) PEPS Official Facebook and Twitter
* Facebook:
* Twitter:

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