***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews October Issue
No.301 Oct 10, 2017***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information
| -> 2 Days Left to Submit a Session Proposal (Deadline: Oct 12)
| -> Important Dates
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| 3. JpGU Representative Election
| 4. 2018 JpGU Fellowship Program
| 5. From Committees
| -> Information System Committee
| 6. Information from PEPS
|  ->Category changed from “Data paper” to “Paper with full data attached”
| ->Latest Information of PEPS
| 7. What’s new
| -> Event Information

#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

(Available in Japanese)


#2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information

(1) 2 Days Left to Submit a Session Proposal (Oct 12)
The session proposal deadline is approaching in 2days, October 12 at
5:00pm JST. Session conveners still have 2 days left to submit a session.

Session Proposal is available from Session Proposal Online System

*Proposed session list is available from the session proposal portal
above. To see the list, log in with your JpGU credentials and click
“Session List” tab.
Note: This is NOT the list of approved sessions.

【Session Proposal Period】
September 1(FRI)- October 12 (THU), at 5:00pm JST

【2018 Meeting Website】※Guidelines are here.

【Greetings from the Director and Program Committee Chair】
See the greetings from Yoshiki SAITO, Meeting Director and
Atsushi HIGUCHI, 2018 Program Committee Chair from the following URL.

(2) Important Dates
Session Proposal Deadline————> Oct 12(THU), 2017 at 5:00pm JST
Session Release ——————-> Dec 1(FRI), 2017
Abstract Submission —————–> Jan 10 (WED) 2018
2018 Meeting Registration ———–> Jan 10 (WED), 2018
Early Abstract Submission Deadline –> Feb 5 (MON), 2018 at 11:59pm JST
Final Abstract Submission Deadline –> Feb 19(MON), 2018 at 5:00pm JST
Program Release ——————-> Mar 14(WED), 2018
Early Registration Deadline ———> May 8 (TUE), 2018 at 11:59pm JST
Abstract PDF Release ——————-> May 11(FRI)

(3) Call for Exhibitors
The online Exhibitors Booth Application is planned to be opened in
November, 2017.

#3. JpGU Representative election

Request to vote for representative election

Voting for Representative election started on October 2nd, 2017.
Anyone who is a fully paid up JpGU member as of 5pm Japan time on
20th July 2017 is eligible to vote. Each electoral zone will choose
a fixed number of representatives. Voters can cast votes for one or
more candidates in their electoral zone, the maximum number of votes
per voter being half of the number of representatives to be chosen
for their electoral zone.

[Recent schedule]
Voting starts: 9am on Monday October 2nd 2017
Voting ends: 5pm on Wednesday November 1st 2017
Announcement of results: Monday November 6th 2017
*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

[How to vote]
Please log-in from the following URL with your ID and password
and click ‘Representative Election.’


[List of candidates]

[Voter turnout]

Election Administration Committee
Yoko Kebukawa (Chair)
Tsuyoshi Iizuka, Takehi Isse, Koji Kodera,
Hiroyuki Nakata, Takehiko Suzuki

#4. 2018 JpGU Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program confers fellowship honors upon individuals who
have made contributions to the field of geoscience research in Japan
by making significant discoveries breakthroughs or paradigm shift,
or contributing to the development of Japanese geoscience and the
dissemination of geoscientific knowledge.

Please see the details shown below and send the documents necessary
for the nomination by the deadline.

Nomination deadline: December 31 Sunday, 2017
Reference: JpGU Fellowship Recipients List

#5. From Committee

(1) International System Committee

The Committee requests for a response to online survey about ORCID.
ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes each researcher.
The target of this survey is scientists who reside in Japan.
JpGU welcomes any researchers who can cooperate to the survey in


#6. Information from PEPS

(1) Category changed from “Data paper” to “Paper with full data attached”

In November 2016 PEPS announced that it would be accepting data
papers for publication. After considering the papers that have been
submitted we conducted an internal review and have decided to rename
this category of papers as “papers with full data attached”. We feel
that this better describes the sort of article that we are interested in
publishing. Papers with full data attached are intended to preserve
detailed raw research data and make these available to the research
community for further analysis, but they must also include a scientific
research article based on the data which meets with PEPS usual
standards: we have decided that we will not be publishing “data only”
data papers. For further information about the submission guidelines
for papers with full data attached please see

(2) Latest Information of PEPS

Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:

#7. What’s New

(1) Event Information

Mitaka Open House Day 2017
Date: Oct 13(FRI)- 14(SAT), 2017
Venue: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Mitaka campus

The 15th Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting
Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering Symposium
Date: Oct 14(SAT), 2017
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
(Available in Japanese)

Date: Oct 15 (SUN), 2017
Venue: JAXA Earth Observation Research Center, Saitama
(Available in Japanese)

Date: Oct 15 (SUN), 2017
Place: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
(Available in Japanese)

Geological Museum Special Seminar
Date: Oct 17 (TUE)- Dec 27 (WED), 2017
Venue: Geological Museum, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
(Available in Japanese)

Fukada Geological Institute Open Day 2017
Date: Oct 22 (SUN)
Venue: Fukada Geological Institute, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Date: Oct 26 (THU), 2017
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
(Available in Japanese)

SSJ Fall Meeting Public Seminar
Date: Oct 28 (SAT), 2017
Venue: Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center, Kagoshima

SSJ Fall Meeting Public Lecture
for Parents and Children and School Teachers)
Date: Oct 28 (SAT), 2017
Venue: Kagoshima Prefectural Museum, Kagoshima

Miyazaki Observatory Facility Tour
Kyoto University Weeks 2017
Date: Oct 29 (SUN), 2017
Venue: Miyazaki Observatory, Miyazaki
(Available in Japanese)

Science Council of Japan Symposium
Date: Nov 4 (SAT), 2017
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

The 2017 Kyoto Prize Workshop in Basic Sciences
Date: November 12 (SUN), 2017
Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto
(Available in Japanese)

The 9th AONSA Neutron School/
The 2nd Neutron and Muon School
Date: Nov 16 (THU)- 20(MON), 2017
Venue: J-PARC Center, Ibaraki

The 2017 International Workshop
” Volcanic Disaster Prevention ”
Date: Nov 22 (WED), 2017
Venue: National Research Institute of Earth Science and Disaster
Resilience, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

The 2017 International Symposium
“Volcanic Eruptions and Prevention”
Date: Nov 24 (FRI), 2017
Venue: Hotel Danrokan, Yamanashi
(Available in Japanese)

World Bosai Forum “IDRC 2017 in Sendai”
Date: Nov 25 (SAT)- 28 (TUE), 2017
Venue: Sendai International Center, Miyagi

Bosai Kokutai
Date: Nov 26 (SUN)- 27 (MON), 2017
Venue: Sendai International Center, Miyagi
(Available in Japanese)

Date: Nov 30 (THU)- Dec 1 (FRI), 2017
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

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