***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews March Issue
No.291 March 10, 2017***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]
| -> Final Program to be Released Soon
| -> Register Early and Save your Money!
| -> Keynote Speech
| -> Lunchtime Special Lecture
| -> Call for High School Students Poster Presentation
| -> Party
| -> International Mixer Luncheon
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Business Meeting Application
| -> Student Working Program (part time job) Application
| -> VISA and Letters Issue
| -> Housing
| -> Important Dates
| 3. Call for OSPA Judges
| 4. Annual Due Payments [Important]
| 5. From Committees
| ->Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| 6. Information from PEPS
| -> Call for Papers
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 7. What’s new
| (Available in Japanese)
|[Ad]★ Nature Astronomy February issue is now available to read!★

#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

(Available in Japanese)

#2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]

(1) Final Program to be Released Soon

The program has been finalized based on the number of abstracts
received in each session. The number of submissions recorded more than
1,000 this year. We hope all attendees enjoy this commemorative

Release will be announced later and notification will also be sent by email.

(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.

More details about fee

*The registration fee of the public session attendees is free of charge.
*Undergraduate students or younger and Senior over 70 can participate
free of charge.

(3) Keynote Speech

Commemorating our first joint meeting with AGU, two honorable speakers
will deliver keynote speeches on Sunday, May 21st.

Prof. Lucy Jones (California Institute of Technology)
Prof. Takaaki Kajita (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo)

Date and Time: May 21st, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Place: Convention Hall
Language: English

(4) Lunchtime Special Lecture
World class researchers deliver lectures during the lunchtime!
Please bring your lunch and enjoy the lectures.

Date and Time: May 20th – May 25th, 1:00pm-1:40pm
*except for Monday, May 22nd

May 20(SAT) Dr. Shawn McGlynn (Biogeosciences Section)
May 21(SUN) Dr. Peter van-Keken (Solid Earth Sciences Section)
May 23(TUE) Dr. William K. M. Lau (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section)
May 24(WED) Dr. Ralph Lorenz (Space and Planetary Sciences Section)
May 25(THU) Dr. Eddie Bernard (Human Geosciences Section)

(5) Party Information
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!

(6) International Mixer Luncheon
To enhance the exchange of early career scientists from all over the
world, International Mixer Luncheon will be held during our meeting.

Date and Time: May 22nd, 12:30pm-13:30pm
Fee: Free of charge
*Lunch will be provided.
Please wait for more information to be updated in our website!

(7) 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.

(8) Business Meeting Application
Application will start in the end of March.
Announcement will be made when starts.

(9) Student Working Program (part time job) Application
Application is planned to start in April.
Please wait for a while.

(10) VISA and Letters Issue
We started to issue documents of VISA application and Letters on
March 8.
Please see the following URL for more information.

(11) Housing
Housing information was posted on our web.
See here for more

(12) Important Dates
End of March: Business meeting Application
April : Application for Student Working Program Start
Party Registration Open
Call for Session Highlight Start
May 8 at 4:59pm JST: Deadline of Early Meeting Registration
May 11: Abstract PDF Release
May 20-25: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

* Meeting of Presidents of Society Members: May 23 at lunchtime
* General Meeting of Delegate: May 23 during PM2 at Convention Hall B
* Fellow Award Ceremony: May 23 after PM3


# 3. Call for OSPA Judges
Each year the number of students who apply for Outstanding Student
Presentation Award (OSPA) are increasing and this year was no

The volunteer judges are essential to this Award.
Please see the details shown below if you are interested in
volunteering and supporting us and submit your application.

Deadline: May 15th at 5:00pm JST
Application Form:

We look forward to receiving many applications.

#4. Annual Due Payments [Important]

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.


#5. From Committees

(1) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
One of the task of the Committee is to contribute to the issue on
limited-term employment. In order to study about this matter, we ask
JpGU ID holders to cooperate on the questionnaire.
*Period: January – May, 2017
*URL: (Available in Japanese)

*Past survey results (Available in Japanese)
We appreciate your cooperation.


#6. Information from PEPS

(1) Call for Papers
PEPS is accepting manuscript submissions for the following SPEPS thematic collections.
We are looking forward to receiving your excellent manuscripts.
* Ionospheric plasma bubble seeding and development
* Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling
* Asian monsoon hydroclimate

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

(2) Latest Information of PEPS
Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:


#7. What’s New
(Available in Japanese)

Nature Astronomy February issue is now available to read!
The February issue of Nature Astronomy is now live. and The first
is still available free online for a limited time.
■ Access the latest issue of Nature Astronomy here

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