*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews May Edition,
No.274 May 10, 2016 ***

<< Contents >>
| 1. Prefatory note (Only in Japanese)
| by Toshitaka Tsuda, President of JpGU
| 2.[Important] JpGU Meeting 2016 information
| -> Information on making pre-registration
| -> Now accepting M-IS34 Kumamoto Special Session abstract submission!
| -> Recent schedule
| -> Program is released
| -> Updated information from each session
| -> To support Kumamoto
| -> Party invitation
| -> To check-in
| -> JpGU Mobile App and Web App
| -> Introduction of My JpGU
| -> Seminars (Only in Japanese)
| -> Lunch time Special Lecture of this year
| -> Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science this year
| -> Introduction of exhibitors
| 3.Information from Committee
| -> Information from Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 4. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS booth in JpGU Meeting 2016
| -> Conveners’ recommended articles
| -> Newly released articles on PEPS
| -> Introduction of Japanese Abstract
| -> PEPS Official Facebook, Twitter and Editors’Blog


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


#2. [Important] JpGU Meeting 2016 information

(1)Information on pre-registration
It is possible to make online registration during the Meeting.
Please make sure to make pre-registration before you come to the site.
It may take time to make on-site registration.

Not only abstract submission but also JpGU Meeting registration is necessary
to participate in the meeting. On-site registration may take time.
Please be sure to make pre-registration if you’re going to make presentations there.
Discount rate is NOT adopted on-site.

[ Participants who have already made a registration ]

*The barcode required to enter the site is now downloadable.
Please login to the URL bellow. After logging in, go to JpGU Meeting Menu.
Please make sure to bring your print out barcode to the venue.

*Barcodes shown on mobile screen is acceptable only in the normal size.
If you have any difficulty showing your barcode on the display,
please feel free to ask to the staff.

*We CANNOT issue your conference pass by searching for your name.
If you don’t bring your barcode to the venue, you’ll have to print it out
with a computer prepared on the site. It may take a long time.

*Check-in counter is located on the 1st floor at International Conference Hall.
Participants at APA Hotel will also be required the conference pass issued
at check-in counter. Conference passes are required to enter to all session sites.

[ For temporary ID members (those who don’t have JpGU member IDs) ]

JpGU member discounted rate is NOT adopted by just acquiring JpGU temporary member ID.
To upgrade your status from Temporary member of JpGU Meeting 2016 to JpGU member,
please make a new JpGU membership ID remaining your temporary ID.
Your temporary ID will automatically be deleted after the Meeting.

(2) Now accepting M-IS34 Kumamoto Special Session abstract submission!

We are now accepting abstract submission for M-IS34 Kumamoto Special Session.
The deadline of the submission is May 12th at 6:00pm JST.
We are waiting for your participation.

Oral: May 25th (WED) AM1/AM2
Poster: May 25th (WED) 5:15pm /26th (THU) 3:30pm

For further information, such as scope, please refer to the URL below.

To abstract submission, please refer to the URL below.
Abstract submission fee is 4,320JPY.

To see the session poster, please go to the URL below.

(3) Recent schedule

May 10th : Deadline of JpGU Meeting registration by the discounted rate.
Barcode to issue conference pass is downloadable.
May 12th : Abstract PDFs and Mobile App are released on the web.
May 22th ? 26th : JpGU Meeting 2016


Meeting of presidents of society members
May 23rd (MON)at 12:30pm-1:30pm at Convention Hall B

General meeting of delegates
May 23rd (MON) at 3:30pm-4:30pm at Convention Hall B

Fellowship Award Ceremony/Introduction of Taira Prize Award winner
May 24th (TUE) at 6:30pm to 7:00pm at APA Hotel

May 24th (TUE) reception opening at 6:45pm at APA Hotel.

(4) Program is released

JpGU Meeting program is released here.

+ Based on session ID

+ Based on date

Abstract PDFs are released on the web on May 12th.

(5) Updated information from each session

Please check the following URL for recently updated information.

Please apply from the following form to modify your presentation.

Only by letting your conveners or secretariats know the changes,
the audience cannot be aware of the changes.

(6) To support Kumamoto

We would like to offer our sincere sympathy to the people living
in the regions hit by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake.
To support Kumamoto, we’ll have the donation booth.

Donation is accepted from May 22nd (FRI) at Donation Salon.
If you have any question, please ask to our staff.

If you can donate pictures showing Kumamoto’s situation after
the earthquake, please bring it to Donation Salon.
We can’t give your pictures back once you’ve donated them.
Pictures without backup is not acceptable. On-site print out is available.

(7) Party Invitation

Participants have a chance to win the prizes.
Please come to the party with your colleagues.

Date: May 24th ,Tuesday from 7:00pm
Place: Room A09-A11, APA Hotel
Fee: *tax included
* only credit card
General 4,104JPY / Student 2,138JPY
* only in cash
General 4,500JPY / Student 2,200JPY
–> Please come to Help Desk on the 1st floor or directly to the reception.

Application for the party is being accepted.
To participate, please login and register to the URL below.

(8) To check-in

To participants who have already made the registration,
the barcode to issue the conference pass on the site has become
downloadable from today. Please make sure to bring it on the day.
Barcodes in the full size shown on the electric devices are also available.
It’ll take time to issue your conference pass without the barcode.

Check-in counter opening time:
>From 22nd to 24th : 8:00am-6:00pm
25th : 8:30am-6:00pm
26th : 8:30am-5:00pm
Check-in counter is on the 1st floor at International Conference Hall.
The check-in in the morning is expected to be crowded.
We recommend checking-in of the following day is available
at 5:00pm-6:00pm on the previous day.

(9) JpGU Mobile App and Web App

Mobile and Web Apps are to become available from May12th.
Please wait for a while.

(10) Introduction of My JpGU

Please utilize My JpGU to make an appeal to the participants.

(11) Seminars (Only in Japanese)

Please refer to the URL below about the seminars’ details. (Only in Japanese)

(12) Lunch time Special Lecture of the year

Nishida Prize winners give you special lectures during lunch time
(12:30pm-1:40pm) every day. Lunch boxes are sold in front of the lecture room.

May 22nd (SUN):
“Nuclear spin isomers of cometary volatiles”
MIYOSHI, Takemasa
“Advances and expansion of data assimilation”

May 23rd (MON):
“On the development of thermal evolution models of the Earth”
WATANABE, Masahiro
“Mechanism and attribution of climate changes over the past two decades”

May 24th (TUE):
“Molecular Evolution in Star-Forming Regions:
From Interstellar Matter to Planetary Matter”
TAKEMURA, Toshihiko
“Climate change by aerosols – Model development and impact assessment”

May 25th (WED):
SUZUKI, Takeru
“Let solar wind stream out in PC”
MIYOSHI, Yoshizumi
“Relativistic electron acceleration of the Van Allen radiation belts
via cross-energy coupling”

May 26th (THU):
“Sidestream research of magnetospheric physics”

(13) Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science this year

No participation fee is charged to this lecture.

Date: May 22nd (SUN) 9:45am-11:30am
Place: International Conference Hall on the 2nd floor

9:45am-10:20am Nobuaki Ishii (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)
10:20am-10:55am Takeshi Imamura (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science)
10:55am-11:30am Masahiro Ikoma (University of Tokyo)

(14) Introduction of Exhibitors

For further details, see the following URL.
Exhibition Booth

University Information Panel


Science Society

Pamphlet Stand


#3.From Committee

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 10th International Earth Science Olympiad will be held in Mie, Japan.
The pre-entry countries have recorded 30 countries which is the highest
number of countries in the past. From May 1st, the official registration
has started from the URL bellow.


#4. Information from PEPS

(1) Exhibition in JpGU Meeting 2016

PEPS are going to have a booth in the JpGU Meeting 2016 with special gifts
for all visitors. We look forward to your visiting our booth
in the JpGU and Friends area in the International Exhibition Hall 6.

(2) Invited articles based on the JpGU Meeting Convener-recommended presentations

PEPS is promoting excellent paper submissions by inviting authors
who make remarkable presentations in the JpGU Meeting sessions on the basis of
recommendations by their session conveners. We appreciate cooperation
from conveners and presenters.

The published articles based on the past session convener-recommended
presentations are shown at:

(3) New SPEPS (Call for Papers)

The reception of articles for a new SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent Papers
on hot topicS) series has been just started.
We seek excellent manuscripts on:
“High-definition topographic and geophysical data in geosciences”.

Proponent: Yuichi S. Hayakawa
(Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo)
Open for Submissions: May 1, 2016
Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2016

Detailed information is available at:

(4) Latest articles on PEPS

PEPS has published new articles as below:

* Review [Interdisciplinary research]
Transitional changes of microfossil assemblages in the Japan Sea
from the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene related to global climatic
and local tectonic events
Takuya Itaki

* Research [Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences]
An experimental study on the rate and mechanism of capillary rise in sandstone
Yuya Tsunazawa, Tadashi Yokoyama and Naoki Nishiyama

* Review [Solid earth sciences]
Mantle hydration and Cl-rich fluids in the subduction forearc
Bruno Reynard

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Sound velocities of bridgmanite from density of states determined by nuclear
inelastic scattering and first-principles calculations
Catherine McCammon, Razvan Caracas, Konstantin Glazyrin, Vasily Potapkin,
Anastasia Kantor, Ryosuke Sinmyo, Clemens Prescher, Ilya Kupenko,
Aleksandr Chumakov and Leonid Dubrovinsky

(5) PEPS Official Facebook and Twitter

* Facebook:
* Twitter:

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