***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews June Issue
No.312 June 11, 2018***
<< Contents >>
| 1. JpGU Meeting 2018 Report
| -> Overview
| -> Poster presentations by High School Students
| -> JpGU Photo Contest 2018 Award-Winning Photos
| -> From OSPA Committee
| -> Lost and Found
| -> Meeting Certificates
| 2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information
| 3. From Committee
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| 4. Information from PEPS
| -> CiteScore 2017 metrics now available
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 5. What’s new
| (Available in Japanese)
#1. JpGU Meeting 2018 Report
We’d like to thank all attendees for participating in JpGU Meeting
Here is the flash report of this year’s meeting.
Period: May 20(SUN)-24(THU), 2018 for 5 days
Venue: Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall, International
Exhibition Hall 7, Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Organizer: Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)
Sponsorship: 46 organizations
The Astronomical Society of Japan, The Japanese Coral Reef Society,
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, The Japan Landslide
Society, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, Japan Society of Erosion
Control Engineering, The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and
Technology, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Geoparks Network
(JGN), American Journal Experts
* Total Number of Sessions: 230 (253 in 2017, 194 in 2016, 189 in 2015)
U: Union 8 (EE： 4，EJ： 0，JJ： 4)
O: Public 7 (EE： 0，EJ： 0，JJ： 7)
P: Space and Planetary Sciences 23 (EE：12，EJ： 3，JJ： 8)
A: Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences 44 (EE：19，EJ： 7，JJ：18)
H: Human Geosciences 30 (EE：11，EJ： 4，JJ：15)
S: Solid Earth Sciences 66 (EE：26，EJ：13，JJ：27)
B: Biogeociences 9 (EE： 3，EJ： 1，JJ： 5)
G: General and Outreach 3 (EE： 0，EJ： 0，JJ： 3)
M: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary 40 (EE：11，EJ： 5，JJ：24)
Number of Abstracts: 5001 (5645 in 2017, 4515 in 2016, 4037 in 2015)
Oral: 2691 (2867 in 2017, 2435 in 2016, 2545 in 2015)
Poster: 2310 (2778 in 2017, 2080 in 2016, 1492 in 2015)
*Including 78 poster presentations by high school students
(b) Number of Participants
Total Number of Participants: 8450
(8450 in 2017, 7240 in 2016, 6689 in 2015, 7046 in 2014)
-Participants of Scientific Session: 6234
Regular: 3720, School Teacher: 46, Graduate Student: 1488, Senior: 153,
Undergraduate Student: 796, High School Student: 31
-Family Pass attendees: 27
-Outreach and Education and Public: 1124
Public Session: 443
High School Session: 333
Outreach Event for Junior High School Students: 110
Outreach Event for High School Students: 63
Outreach Event for Junior and High School Teachers: 13
-Exhibition Booth: 70 (74 in 2017, 68 in 2016, 65 in 2015)
-University Information Panel: 12 (11 in 2017, 10 in 2016, 11 in 2015)
-Publishers: 26 (30 in 2017, 26 in 2016, 26 in 2015)
-Pamphlet Stand: 8 ( 9 in 2017, 5 in 2016, 7 in 2015)
-Society Area: 13 (13 in 2017, 11 in 2016, 10 in 2015)
-Special Exhibition: 6
-Special Counter Exhibition: 5
(2) Poster presentations by High School Students
Poster presentations by high school students were held on Sunday, May
20. 78 presentations were made and schools listed below were awarded
for their excellent works.
(a) Most Outstanding Presentation Award (1 School)
-Osaka Prefectural Otemae Senior High School (part-time course)/
Osaka Prefectural Kasugaoka Senior High School (part-time course)
(b) Outstanding Presentation Award (4 Schools)
-Sapporo Nihon University Senior High School
-Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School
-Kaijo Junior and Senior High School
-Shizuoka Prefectural Nirayama High School
(c) Incentive Award (7 Schools)
See the URL below for information. (Available in Japanese)
*Honorable mentions will be informed soon.
(3) JpGU Photo Contest 2018 Award-Winning Photos
The JpGU Photo Contest was held during the meeting receiving 16
entries in total.
They competed for “Best Photography Award” and “JpGU Poster Award”.
Below is the result of the award-winning photos.
Best Photography Award
No.14 “Reflection joint”
JpGU Poster Award
No.5 “Folded paradise”
These photos is going to be used for promotion of the 2019 JpGU
Thank you for all contestants and attendees who voted.
(4) From OSPA Committee
The result of OSPA is planned to be reported in the next Mailnews
(July Issue) or as an Extra Issue if is ahead of schedule.
Please wait for a while.
We also would like to express our gratitude for all judges for
(5) Lost and Found
JpGU are keeping belongings left in the conference site.
If you have lost your belonging, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org along
with the detailed information (item, color, date and place of loss,
etc.,) of the item.
We’ll send it to you by cash on delivery. Items are to be disposed of
after Monday, July 2.
(6) Meeting Certificates
JpGU issues certificate of attendance and certificate of presentation to
those who request them. The certificate will be sent in PDF via email.
**Application Deadline: June 30 (SAT)
Details & Application
#2. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information
JpGU Meeting 2019 is scheduled to be held for 5 days, from May 26 (SUN)
– 30 (THU), 2019 in Chiba, Japan. Session proposal is open on September
3, 2018. We are waiting for your proposals.
[JpGU Meeting 2019 (Tentative)]
Date: May 26 (SUN) to 30 (THU), 2019
Place: Makuhari Messe (International Conference Hall,
International Exhibition Hall 8, Tokyo Bay Makiuhari Hall)
2019 JpGU Meeting Chair: President of Japan Society of Hydrology and
Program Committee Chair: Kazuaki HORI (Naogoya University)
#3. From Committee
(1) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
The Committee continuously requests for cooperation for a 5-10 minute
survey regarding harassment. We welcome any researchers who can
answer to the survey in Japanese.
#4. Information from PEPS
(1) CiteScore 2017 metrics now available
We are pleased to announce that the CiteScore 2017 metric of Elsevier
Scopus are available now, and that our 2017 CiteScore is 2.52. And
PEPS was ranked 20th in 182 journals of the same field.
For details, please see the Scopus website at:
(2) Latest Information of PEPS
Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:
#5. What’s new
(Available in Japanese)
Japan Geoscience Union (https://www.jpgu.org/)
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2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
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