***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews December Issue
No.303 December 11, 2017***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information
| -> Meeting Overview
| -> Abstract Submission Soon Be Open
| -> Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)
| -> Travel Support for Students
| -> Chiba Field Trips
| -> Business Meeting & Student Working Program (part time job)
| -> About JpGU Membership
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| 3. 2018 JpGU Fellowship Program [Deadline Approaching]
| 4. From Committees
| -> Award Committee
| -> Global Strategy Committee
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| -> Publicity and Outreach Committee
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 5. Information from PEPS
|  -> New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 6. What’s new
| -> Pick-up Events

#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

(Available in Japanese)


#2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information

(1) Meeting Overview
Name:JpGU Meeting 2018
Period:May 20(SUN)-24(THU), 2018
Venue:Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International
Exhibition Hall/ Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall

*The session details for the 2018 meeting has been updated.

[Session List & Details]

[Session Schedule]

[Tentative Invited Authors]

[Union Sessions]
Starting with the JpGU-AGU Great Debate, Union sessions are one
of our pick-up sessions at the 2018 meetings.

U-01 JpGU-AGU Great Debate: Role of Open Data and Open Science in
U-02 Pacific-type orogeny: From ocean to mantle
U-03 Cryoseismology – a new proxy for detecting surface environmental
   variations of the Earth –
U-04 Employment and work-life-balance of female geoscientists in Japan:
International and Interdisciplinary comparison
U-05 Future of Scientific Publishing in Geosciences

U-06 How JpGU will manage environment and disaster?

U-07 Future Earth-GRPs integration for global environmental research
U-08 Developing the Future Plan and Road Map for Earth and Planetary
Science Research

[Public Sessions]
Public sessions are hosted for the benefit of the public attendees.
Public sessions can be attended free of charge.

O-01 Geoscience education in future high school: “Integrated Geography”
and “Basic Earth Science”
O-02 Poster presentations by senior high school students
O-03 Recent Advances in Earth and Planetary Science
O-04 Mental Care and Communication Strategies for Researchers
O-05 Kitchen Earth Science: brain stimulation by hands-on experiments
O-06 The connection between earth sciences and society by Geoparks
-Results and issues in the past decade-
O-07 Collaboration and Co-creation between Geoscience and Art

(2) Abstract Submissions Soon Be Open (from January 10)
We are pleased to announce that the Abstract Submission and the
Meeting Registration will soon be opening,on January 10, 2018.

[Important Dates]
Abstract submission: January 10 – February 19 at 5:00 pm JST
Early Abstract Submission Deadline: February 5, at 11:59 pm JST
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: February 19 at 5:00 pm JST

Meeting Registration: January 10 – May 24, 2018
Early Registration Deadline: May 8 at 11:59 pm JST
*Registration made after this date is categorized as “normal
registration” and the normal fee (no discount) will be applied.

[Abstract Submission Fee]
Early submission: 3,000JPY / abstract (3,240JPY including tax)
Normal submission: 4,000JPY / abstract (4,320JPY including tax)

[Registration Fee]

–JpGU Members & AGU Seniors (discounted rate)–
*AGU, AOGS and EGU Members also are applied this discounted price.
*Please note that AGU Senior members are charged the same discounted
price as JpGU Regular Members.

[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)

(3) Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)
Each year, JpGU awards students that deliver outstanding
presentations during the meeting.(OSPA)

[Entry Information]
Period: January 10 – February 19, 2018 at 5:00pm JST
Please log in to your JpGU account and submit your entry from
the designed page.
Details: requirements and other details will be open at the
end of December.

[Call for OSPA Judges]
Volunteer judges are an integral part of the judging process of
OSPA. Please sign up to be a judge for 2018 OSPA!
Details are to be updated online soon.

(4) Travel Support for Students
JpGU offers financial support for students in order to attend the
2018 meeting.

Eligible applicants:
Applicant must be a student (high school to graduate school) at the
time of application.
Applicant must be the first author and the presenter(posters included).
Will be required to provide your information to JpGU.

Students in minority groups in nationality and gender will be
given priorities.
[Important Dates]
-Entry period: January 10 – February 21
-Announcement of Recipients: March 13

Abstract submissions after the confirmation of the reipients are not

(5) Chiba Field Trips
JpGU will conduct our very first two field trips featuring the special
scientific spots in Chiba on May 25.

YAMA Course:Filed trip for “Chibanian”
: The first Japanese GSSP candidate “Chiba Section” and its adjacent

UMI Course: Special Tour to SHIRASE and PERC
This is a special tour to the scientific wealth in Funabashi and Narashino
are, boarding a retired antarctic research vessel “Japanese icebreaker
SHIRASE” and visiting Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba
Institute of Technology.

Details are to be open soon on our website.

(6) Business Meeting & Student Working Program (part time job)
We will start the applications after the program schedule is finalized,
around the end of March.

(7) About JpGU Membership
The 2018 JpGU fiscal year starts on January 10, 2018.
Please note that any membership payments received before or on
January 9, will be applied towards 2017 membership year and annual due
for the 2018 year will also be charged.

(8) Call for Exhibitors
At the JpGU Meeting, the largest meeting on geoscience in Japan, the
number of exhibitors has been increasing.
Exhibition is very popular with not only exhibitors but also participants.
The number of booths is increased from the last year. Please be a
part of JpGU 2018 Meeting to promote your products, projects and
sevices, and to expand your communication network.

We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken and
We have accepted many application.
We are waiting for your application.

#3. 2018 JpGU Fellowship Program (Deadline approaching)

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations
for candidates for the 2018 JpGU Fellowship Program.
We encourage your early submission of the recommendation as the
deadline (December 31st)is approaching in less than a month.

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

#4. From Committee

(1) Awards Committee
Prize-winners who belongs to any of our Society Memebers are listed
on our website.

(2) Global Strategy Committee
We are just about to start our exhibit at the AGU Fall Meeting in

We hope to see you at the #845 booth!
Period: December 11-15
Booth Number: #845

(3) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
The Committee requests for a response to a survey (5-10min)regarding
harassment.We welcome any researchers who can cooperate to the survey
in Japanese.

(4) Publicity and Outreach Committee
JpGU will co-host a Seminar for High School Students with the University
of Tokyo on 28 December.

Name:2018 Winter Seminar for High School Students
Host:Japan Geoscience Union
Co-Organizer: Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Date and Time:December 28(THU) 13:00-16:00
Venue:Room 1220, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Capacity:180 people
Fee:Free of Charge

(5)Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
The preliminary round of the Japan Earth Science Olympiad, and
12th International Earth Science Olympiad in Thailand, will be held
on Sunday,December 17.
The number of the applicants is 2211(last year 1924) and they will be
competing in 74 sites. 60 of the candidates will win the prize to go
to the next round being held on March 11 – 13.

#5. 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:
“Conservation of geoheritage and cultural heritage: properties, weathering processes, damage assessment and non-destructive evaluation”
Submission deadline: March 31, 2018

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

We are also accepting your submissions on:
“Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses”
Submission deadline: December 31, 2017

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

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

#6. What’s New

(1) Event Information

JAXA Space Exploration Open Innovation Forum
Venue:Tokyo Convention Hall, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

The 36th Skill Salon
Date: Dec 16 (SAT), 2017
Venue: Hukite Second Building,The Institution of Professional Englneers,Japan
(Available in Japanese)

Initiative for High-Dimentional Data-Drive Science through Deepening of
Sparse Modeling
Date:December 17(SUN) – 20(WED)
Venue:Takeda Hall, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Date:December 18(MON)13:30-17:30
Place:Osaki Bright Core Hall, Tokyo
(AVailable in Japanese)

JpGU: 2018 Winter Seminar for High School Students
Date:December 28(THU) 13:00-16:00
Venue:Room 1220, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Blue Earth Science/Tech 2018

Date: 2018 Jan 16 (Tue) ? 17 (Wed)
Venue: Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama, Kanagawa
(Available in Japanese)

2nd IRIDeS Action-oriented Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium
Date: January 17(THU) 15:00-18:30
Venue:Tokohu University, Miyagi
(Available in Japanese)

The 33nd International Symposium on Okhotsk Sea & Polar Oceans, 2018
Date: Feb 18(SUN) – 21(WED)
Place: Mombetsu, Hokkaido


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