*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews July Edition,
No.279 July 11, 2016 ***

<< Contents >>

| 1. Preface
| by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| 2. Session proposal for JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017
| 3. Recepients of Student Outstanding Presentation Award
| 4. Asking for donation to Japan Geoscience Union
| 5. JpGU Booth at AOGS 2016
| 6. Information from PEPS
| | 7. What’s new (only in Japanese)


#1. Preface
by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

Welcome to the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). JpGU has a history of
over a quarter of a century in advance research on the Earth and
Planetary Science (Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and
Hydrospheric Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences,
Biogeosicences). Currently, 50 Japanese Geoscience Societies have
been our member.

The systems and processes dealt with by earth and planetary
scientists are almost always complicated and their phenomena
usually show many diverse aspects. Therefore, multi-dimensional
researches are inevitable to understand the current situation of
the earth, to make the past clear and to predict the future.
Together with an overarching approach to global issues, regional
issues are also important. Japanese archipelagos are located along
the active margin with big earthquakes and volcanos, affected by
Kuroshio, one of strong western boundary currents, and influenced
by the combination of Asian Monsoon and El Nino-Southern Oscillation.
Furthermore, our community succeeded to collect the world’s first
samples from an asteroid. We think that our community of Earth and
Planetary Science has been making a big contribution to the advanced
science in this research filed with a collaboration of global

JpGU facilitates community’s scientific activity through JpGU
Annual Meeting, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS),
newsletter (JGL), etc. Especially, PEPS, a peer-reviewed open access
e-journal, is the official journal of JpGU and is published in
partnership with Springer Nature (formerly BioMed Central). PEPS was
launched on 22nd April 2014.Two years have passed since then and
PEPS was currently registered both in Thomson Reuters Emerging Source
Citation Index and Directory of Open Access Journals. We hope PEPS
keeps developing in the future.

JpGU is one of the leading global Earth and Planetary Science
organizations, and has a total membership of about10,000. The JpGU
annual meeting is one of the four major Earth and Planetary Science
meetings in the world, with approximately 5,000 oral and poster
presentations in total at recent meeting. JpGU wishes to strengthen
the inter-union ties with the American Geophysical Union (AGU),
the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and the Asia Oceania Geosciences
Society (AOGS)), with each of which JpGU has memoranda of
understanding to promote the development of international research
activity. We will make much effort to make a successful and fruitful
joint meeting with AGU at Makuhari-messe in May 2017.


#2. Session proposal for JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Our next meeting will be a joint meeting with AGU. It will be held
for six days, from May 20th(SAT) to 25th(THU), 2017 t Makuhari
Messe, Chiba, Japan.

New for 2017: As JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 is a joint meeting with AGU,
all sessions including Japanese sessions will be treated as joint
*The date is extended.

->Recent schedule (Tentative) *All in JST.
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 website opens: September 1st(THU), 2016
Session proposal: September 1st (MON)- October 13th(THU), 2016
Release sessions on the web: November 14th (MON), 2016
Abstract submission: January 6th (FRI) – February 16th (THU), 2017

We are wainting for your participation.


#3.Recipients of Student Outstanding Presentation Award at JpGU Meeting 2016

Thank you for participating in the Student Outstanding Presentation
Congratulations to the recipients in the list below.
Award certificates and commemorative gifts will be sent to the recepients

For further information, please see our website.

->Space and Planetary Sciences section
Yuko Daket, Kevin Genestreti, Yuki Hibiya, Masataka Imai,
Yuna Grace Kwon, Yohei Nakayama, Shota Notsu, Mamoru Ota,
Septi Perwitasari, Jorge Pla-Garcia, Hiroaki Saito, Yumika Sakamoto,
Takuya Shibayama, Mika Shishido, Munehito Shoda, KangLou Soon,
Kouta Suzuki, Heqiucen XU

->Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences section
Shoichiro Kido, Takeshi Kinase, Hidetaka Kobayashi, Koichi Murakami,
Shun Muto, Takashi Obase, Anne Takahashi, Keita Uehara, Ryosuke Yasui

->Human Geosciences section
Shinya Hamada, Jiaqi Liu, Takuro Ogura, Koji Ohata, Osamu Sandanbata,
Hana Sasaki, Natsuki Sasaki, Kazuaki Sumi, Takayuki Takahashi,
Takako UTSUGAWA, Qianling Zhu

->Solid Earth Sciences section
Sajjad Amani, Naoki Araya, Kouta Hamada, Yoshinori Higashi,
Adam Holt, Satoshi Katakami, Shogo Kawasumi, Takafumi Kimura,
Ippei Kitano, Yoki Kitayama, Tatsuya Kubota, Taroujirou Matumura,
Zoe Keiki Mildon, Yoshihiro Miyake, Yuki Mori, Yoshihiro Nakamura,
Atsushi Nakao, Ryosuke Nakashima, Yuki Nakashima, Yuka Namiki,
Atushi Noguchi, Atsuro Okamoto, Natsumi Okutsu, Ryosuke Oyanagi,
Ryohei Sasajima, Yuto Sasaki, Tetsuro Sato, Yu Takagi,
Atsushi Takahashi, Ryo Takahashi, Kota Takatsuka, Loic Viens,
Masatoshi Yagi, Taishi Yamada, Ryusuke Yamamoto

->Biogeoscienes section
Hisahiro Ueda, Yuko Yamagata


#4. Asking for donation to Japan Geoscience Union

Japan Geoscience Union started to recruit donation to help promote
non-profitable activities of JpGU, such as supporting early career
scientists, etc.

Receipts available for income tax reports are issued.
JpGU will be given tax incentives if we meet specific requirements,
and donors can enjoy more preferential treatments for tax deduction.

If you need the documents for donation, please contact us.
We’ll be waiting for your donation.


#5.JpGU Booth at AOGS2016

JpGU is going to make booth exhibitions about JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting
2017 and PEPS at AOGS Beijing.
AOGS 2016: July 31th – August 5th

Please drop in on our booth if you have a chance.


#6.Information from PEPS

(1) 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 have received such recommendations again this year and would like to thank presenters in advance for their cooperation.

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

(2) New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
The reception of articles for a new SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS) series has been 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)
Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2016

Detailed information is available at:

(3) New search function on PEPS Gallery View
An article search function has been provided on the PEPS Gallery View webpage for easier browsing.
You may find PEPS articles that you would like to read by using the search box and/or refine search feature.
The Google custom search is also available on the page.

(4) Latest articles on PEPS
PEPS has published new articles as below:

* Review [Solid earth sciences]
Imaging in 3D under pressure: a decade of high-pressure X-ray microtomography development at GSECARS
Tony Yu, Yanbin Wang and Mark L Rivers

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Ultrahigh-pressure acoustic wave velocities of SiO2-Al2O3 glasses up to 200 GPa
Itaru Ohira, Motohiko Murakami, Shinji Kohara, Koji Ohara and Eiji Ohtani

* Review [Space and planetary sciences]
Magnetohydrodynamics Modeling of Coronal Magnetic Field and Solar Eruptions Based on the Photospheric Magnetic Field
Satoshi Inoue

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