***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews February Issue
No.290 February 10, 2017***
<< Contents >>
| 1. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]
| -> Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching!
| -> Register Early and Save your Money!
| -> New Event: “Oshaberi” bar (Pop-Up talks)
| -> Party Information
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Housing Information
| -> Important Dates
| -> Students Travel Support
| -> Call for High school Students Poster Presentation
| -> Call for Exhibitors (Only a few left!)
| 2. Annual Due Payments [Important]
| 3. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 4. Information from PEPS
| -> New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 5. What’s new
| -> Event Information
|[Ad] Highly-accessed articles in Nature Astronomy January issue
#1. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]

(1) Abstract submission Deadline Approaching!

You have a few days left to complete your submission and payment to
present at our meeting.
The deadline is Feb 16th at 5:00pm JST. Abstracts will not be accepted
for review after this date.

As the deadline approaches, the significant congestion in the submission
system is expected. Please finish your submission well ahead of time.

***Final abstract submission deadline: Feb 16th at 5:00pm JST***

***Submission Fee: 4,320 JPY (tax included)/ submission***

【Important Note】

* All attendees including invited authors should submit their abstracts
by the deadline.
* Submissions without payment is automatically withdrawn after Feb 16th
at5:00pm JST.
* If you experience difficulties in accessing the submission site, please
also try .

*Related Links*
Submission Details:

My Account Log in/ Abstract Submission:

Invited Authors List (Tentative):

Meeting Website:

We are waiting for your submissions!

(2) Register Early and Save your Money!
All attendees must make an online Meeting registration in order to
attend our meeting. If you wish to receive a discount rate, please
finish your registration during the Early Registration period.

** Early Meeting Registration Deadline: May 8th, at 4:59pm JST***

*Abstract submission and abstract submission fee does not register
you for the meeting.

–Member rate (discounted rate)–
*AGU, AOGS and EGU Members also receive this discounted price.

[Full Meeting]
Early: 21,000JPY (22,680JPY including tax)
Normal: 28,000JPY (30,240JPY including tax)
Early: 13,000JPY (14,040JPY including tax)
Normal: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax)

[Full conference]
Early: 11,000JPY (11,880JPY including tax)
Normal: 15,000JPY (16,200JPY including tax)
Early: 7,000JPY (7,560JPY including tax)
Normal: 10,000JPY (10,800JPY including tax)

–Nonmember Rate

[Full conference]
Early: 30,000JPY (32,400JPY including tax)
Normal: 40,000JPY (43,200JPY including tax)
Early: 21,000JPY (22,680JPY including tax)
Normal: 25,000JPY (27,000JPY including tax)

[Full conference]
Early: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax)
Normal: 24,000JPY (25,920JPY including tax)
Early: 13,000JPY (14,040JPY including tax)
Normal: 18,000JPY (19,440JPY including tax)

* Early registration rate is applicable only if the payment is completed
during the early registration period (by May 8th at 4:59pm JST).

(3) New Event:”Oshaberi” bar (Pop-Up talks) will be held at JpGU-AGU!!

What is it?
“Oshaberi” means “to chat” in Japanese. This is an event where you
can casually talk about anything relating with science for around 5-8
mins (with a beer?).

What do you present?
It can be anything including your own research, current affairs, life
as a graduate student/ experience as an early career scientist.

Who is eligible to present?
Students/ early career scientists (below 30yrs old)
All presenters will get an AWESOME T-shirt!

More information coming up on our website!

(4) Party Information

Do you want to have fun with your colleges?
Do you want to meet new people?
Then, why don’t you join our party?

The party will be held on May 23rd starting at 7:00pm with delicious food,
beverages and fun lottery game!

Party registration will open in April. Don’t miss it!

(5) Child Care Service

“Little Garden WBG School” provides a professional children’s program
during JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017. This nursery school is five-minute
walk from the meeting site and they have English speaking foreign teachers
and bilingual staff.

They offer a special price to the meeting attendees and moreover, JpGU
will partially subsidize the costs.

More information will soon be available at our meeting website.

(6) Housing Information
The site for housing will open on February 17th at 6:00pm JST.
Please wait for more information to come.

* We cannot guarantee the prices here are the cheapest.
We recommend you to compare the price on some sites.

(7) Student Travel Support

Access to the URL below and apply for if you wish to receive a travel
** Students residing outside of Japan**
Deadline: March 1st

**Students resides in Japan**
Deadline: February 24th

(8) Call for Exhibitors (only a few left !)

JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting welcome your exhibition booth
to promote your products, services and projects.

[Information and Application]
Online application system and honest support will
back up your exhibition.

[Exhibitors List]

Booths are booked on a first come, first served basis.
Please be in a hurry to book your booth to join us
as an exhibitor in this historical joint meeting.

#2. Annual due payments

The 2017 membership period is from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018.
The membership will automatically extend to another membership year
unless you withdraw it.

In order to make a meeting registration payment, the 2017 annual due
has to be paid.

Non-members are not required annual dues, however discounted rate for
meeting registration is not adopted.

*Log in and Complete your Payment
*Membership Subscription

If you wish to withdraw your 2017 membership, please cancel your account
from My Account Log in on your own by March 31st, 2017.
To those who cancel their account by this date, the 2017 annual due will
not be charged.

#3. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 9th Japan Earth Science Olympiad preliminary selection (11th International
Earth Science Olympiad preliminary selection at the same time) was held at 74
sites all around Japan on December 18th, 2016.
1,594 students out of 1,924 applicants participated and 60 were elected. They
are going to challenge the final selection held on March 12th to 14th, 2017.


#4. Information from PEPS

(1) 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 are looking forward to receiving your excellent manuscripts on:
“Ionospheric plasma bubble seeding and development”

* Submission deadline: June 30, 2017

We are also accepting your submissions on:
– “Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling”
* Submission deadline: June 30, 2017

– “Asian monsoon hydroclimate”

* Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

For more information, please see the page “SPEPS” at:

(2) Latest Information of PEPS

Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:


#5. What’s New
(1) Event Information

The 10th USSS Symposium
“The Future of the Civilization in Space”
Date: Feb 11th and 12th, 2017
Venue: Kyoto University, Kyoto
(Available in Japanese)

TMT×Science Cafe
Date: Feb 11th, 2017
Venue: Sendai Astronomical Observatory, Miyagi
(Available in Japanese)

JAXA Symposium for Earth observing satellites
Date: Feb 13th, 2017
Venue: Sola city Hall, Tokyo

JAXA Symposium
Date: Feb 17th, 2017
Venue: JAXA, Kanagawa
(Available in Japanese)

14th JAMSTEC Seminar
Date: Feb 18th, 2017
Venue: Shimizu Marine Building, Shizuoka
(Available in Japanese)

The 32nd International Symposium on Okhotsk Sea & Polar Oceans, 2017
Date: Feb 19th – 22nd, 2017
Place: Mombetsu, Hokkaido

Research Organization of Information and Systems Symposium
Date: Feb 20th, 2017
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Astronaut Onishi’s ISS Mission Report
Date: Feb 21st, 2017
(Available in Japanese)

2017 Symposium – Risk Prevention in Educational Trips
Date: Feb 23rd, 2017
Venue: Aso Blaza Hotel, Kumamoto
(Available in Japanese)

Career Seminar – Marine jobs
Date: Feb 23rd, 2017
Venue: Nippon Maru Memorial Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa

5th Public Semiar- Sea and Sea animals-
Date: Feb 25th, 2017
Venue: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Kanagawa
(Available in Japanese)

2016 JAMSTEC Research Report
Date: March 1st, 2017
Venue: Tokyo International Forum HallB7, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

2017 International Symposium -Live in Space-
Date: Mar 9th, 2017
Venue:Hotoshibashi University, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

2016 JAMSTEC Program Report
Date: Mar 9th, 2017
Venue: Kokuyo Hall, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Geology and Geoparks
Date: Mar 10th, 2017
Venue: Fukada Geological Institute, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Lectur “What happened on March 11th – From Chikyu point of view”
Date: Mar 11th, 2017
Venue: NYK Hikawamaru, Yokohama, Kanagawa
(Available in Japanese)

Earth Classroom 2017
Date: Mar 18th- 20th, 2017
Venue: Sendai, Miyagi
(Available in Japanese)

IAG-IASPEI Joint Scientific Assembly 2017
Date: July 30th- Aug 4, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended through Feb 21st, 2017
Place: Kobe, Japan

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