***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews November Issue
No.317 Nov 12, 2018***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance
| 3. The JpGU Meeting 2019 Information
| -> Important Dates
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| 4. The 3rd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary
| 5. 2019 JpGU Fellowship Program
| 6. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| -> Global Strategy Committee
| 7. Information from PEPS
| -> APC (Article Processing Charge) to be changed
| -> Latest Articles
| 8. What’s new
| -> Event Information
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance
Due to a preparation for meeting registration and abstract submission,
the JpGU members website will temporary be closed and all services
associated with it will be unavailable from December 17-January 8, 2019.

Period: December 17- 2:00pm on January 8, 2019 JST
Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

#3. The JpGU Meeting 2019 Information

(1) Important Dates

The session proposal period for the JpGU Meeting 2019 was closed on
October 15 receiving 244 proposals. We’d like to thank all conveners
who have proposed a session. The session list will be available online
on November 21. On January 8, the abstract submission will open.

Session Details: November 21 (WED)
Session Schedule: December 3 (MON)
Abstract Submission: January 8 (TUE) , 2019

We are waiting for your submission.

(2) 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
services, and to expand your communication network.

We welcome exhibitors who bring and announce information on job
searching for students.

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

We are waiting for your application.

Details are available at:

#4. The 3rd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary

Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for
candidates for the 3rd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and

JpGU has created the “Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary”
to honor internationally recognized mid-career researchers under the
age of 45 in 2014.

Application deadline:December 15 Saturday, 2018
Reference: The Nishida Prize Recipients List

#5. 2019 JpGU Fellowship Program

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations
for candidates for the 2019 JpGU Fellowship Program.
Nominees should be individuals who have contributed to the field of
geoscience by making significant discoveries or breakthroughs, instigating
a paradigm shift in our understanding, or making other significant
contributions to the development and dissemination of geoscientific
knowledge in Japan.

Nomination deadline: December 31 Monday, 2018
Reference: JpGU Fellowship Recipients List

#6. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

Call for participants
a) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee Outreach Lecture
Date: Nov 24 (SAT) 13:00- 16:30
Place: Josai University, Tokyo
For: Junior high and high school students

b) The 11th Japan Earth Science Olympiad Candidate
Application Deadline: Nov 15 (THU)

Details are available at:

(2) Global Strategy Committee
Japan Geoscience Union is going to exhibit at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting
in Washington D.C.
We will provide the 2019 JpGU Meeting session list, joint session
information and other meeting information related to JpGU-AGU Joint
Meeting 2020.
Please drop in on JpGU booth!

Period: December 10-14
Booth Number: #1347

Sessions co-sponsored with JpGU at AGU Fall Meeting 2018 are
available at:

#7. Information from PEPS

(1) APC (Article Processing Charge) to be changed
Thank you very much for your contribution and cooperation to PEPS.
We would like to inform you that the APC will be changed from January
2019 due to the renewal of contract with the publisher (Springer-Nature).
At this time the new APC has not been finalized, but basically is going
to increase. The new APC will be applied from January contribution.
Please take notice of the date of submission if you are preparing to
submit manuscripts to PEPS.

(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published.
You can download and read interesting articles from the PEPS website

< Space and planetary sciences>
@ Nakata H et al.:
Observation of equatorial plasma bubbles by the airglow imager on

< Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences>
@ Katsumata M et al.:
Diurnal cycle over a coastal area of the Maritime Continent as derived
by special networked soundings over Jakarta during HARIMAU2010.
@ Satoh M et al.:
Toward reduction of the uncertainties in climate sensitivities due to
cloud processes using a global non-hydrostatic atmospheric model .

< Human geosciences >
@ Masuda H:
Arsenic cycle in the Earth’s crust and hydrosphere -interaction
between naturally occurring arsenic and human activities-.
@ Schneider C et al.:
Role of the capillary fringe on the dilatation of a low porosity
limestone submitted to unidirectional freezing.

< Solid earth sciences>
@ Iio K et al.:
Surface deformation and source modeling of Ayaz-Akhtarma mud volcano,
Azerbaijan, as detected by ALOS/ALOS-2 InSAR.
@ Tajima F:
Earthquake Early Warning: What does “seconds before a strong hit” mean?.
@ Ikeda T et al.:
Temporal change in seismic velocity associated with an offshore MW
5.9 Off-Mie earthquake in the Nankai subduction zone from ambient noise ….
@ Moore G et al.:
Geometrical dependence on the stress and slip tendency acting on the
subduction megathrust of Nankai seismogenic zone off Kumano.
@ Koge H et al.:
Dynamic formation process of thick deformation zone on the shallow
plate boundary fault of the Japan Trench: insight from analog experiments….
@ Hamada Y et al.:
In-situ mechanical weakness of subducting sediments beneath a plate
boundary décollement in the Nankai Trough.

# 8. What’s new

(1) Event Information
Geological Museum Special Exhibition
– Time of the Earth, Time of Human-
Date: Aug 21 (TUE) – Nov 18 (SUN), 2018
Place: Geological Museum, Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Tokyo Geographical Society Medal Recipients Lecture
Date: Nov 16 (FRI) 15:00-17:00
Venue: Room 210, Gakushikaikan, Tokyo
(available in Japanese)

NUMO Seminar “Explanatory Meetings on the Nationwide Map of Scientific
Features for Geological Disposal”
Date: Nov 18 (SUN) – Dec 18 (SUN), 2018
Place: Hyogo, Yamaguchi, Kochi, Akita, Kyoto, Aichi, Shizuoka, Kanagawa
(available in Japanese)

Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
Next-generation technology for ocean resources exploration Symposium
Date: Nov 19 (MON) 13:00-17:15
Venue: Iino Hall, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Female Graduate Students Laboratory Tours and Round Table Talk with Women Researchers in AIST
Date: Nov 19 (MON)-20 (TUE)
Place: AIST, Ibaraki
(Available in Japanese)

Earthquakes Historical Materials Symposium
Date: Nov 30 (FRI) 13:00-17:30
Place: The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
(Available in Japanese)

Kochi Core Center 15th Anniversary Symposium
Date: Nov 30 (FRI)-Dec 1 (SAT)
Venue: Otepia, Kochi
(Available in Japanese)

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