***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews July Issue
No.369 July 11, 2022***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Yukihiro Takahashi, President of JpGU
| 2. Post 2022 Meeting Announcements
| -> Post-meeting Survey Report
| -> Extension of On-demand streaming
| -> Certificates of attendance and presentation
| -> Announcement from Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| -> Contact tool between conveners and presenters
| -> Public Release of 2022 Meeting Participation Site (Confit)
| 3. Announcement of 2022 OSPA Winners
| 4. Report on Poster Presentation by High School Students at JpGU 2022
| 5. About the Quiz Rally in JpGU 2022
| 6. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Receives new Impact Factor (IF2021) = 3.875, 5-YarsIF = 3.841
| -> Featured Articles
| -> Latest Articles
| 7. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Yukihiro Takahashi, President of JpGU

The first “joint meeting”, the predecessor of JpGU, was held in April
1990, and started with 5 academic societies and about 1000 participants.
I remember, as a master’s student at the time, feeling great hope that
Japan would also move toward a coalition of earth and planetary sciences.
In the next 30 years or so, I think each person’s thought that cooperation
as a community to another will lead to greater scientific achievements
has been the driving force behind evolving into a large organization
today in which 50 academic societies participate, while there may have
been various external factors and social conditions.

On the other hand, in the last 30 years, major changes have occurred
in “Earth and Planetary Science” itself, both in terms of academic and
social relations. It is an academic field that started from the category
of “earth science” in conventional high school textbooks, but today,
in addition to them, the whole world where human beings are active or
knowledgeable is becoming the subject of research. Today, the challenges
facing humankind are becoming more complex and large-scale, and it is
becoming difficult to overcome them with a single field or technology
alone. Earth and planetary science can be rephrased as a discipline
that understands all things in the world by making full use of all
other science subjects, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, as
purpose and means. There are still limited papers on the existing global
life science such as ecology and agriculture, compared to AGU and EGU.
But for example, when considering the carbon cycle, it is essential
to understand the dynamics of vegetation distribution including fields,
which at the same time, directly links to food and environment. In
addition, the increase in the number of AGU and EGU sessions is in no
small part attributed to disaster-related studies. Especially for
emerging and developing countries, disaster prevention is often the
gateway to scientific research, and the role of the disaster prevention
field in promoting and improving the level of international science
cannot be ignored.

Looking back from this perspective, JpGU’s research presentation fields
cover a wide range of elements, but the expansion of the community may
still be limited. I feel that the promotion of international cooperation,
including the perspectives and methods of earth and planetary science,
is very important for overcoming the challenges common to all humankind,
rather than the intention of expanding the territory of the earth and
planetary science. I also think that research on solutions such as food
and disaster prevention is not only important from social contribution
aspect, but also as a cutting-edge basic science. We hope that JpGU
will be extensively utilized as a crossover with such related fields.

#2. Post 2022 Meeting Announcements

(1) Post-meeting Survey Report

We conducted a post-meeting survey from June 4 to 30. We would like
to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who responded to the
survey and gave us valuable feedbacks.

The results of the survey are summarized below.

We will consider your opinions and requests carefully and make use
of them for the next meeting. Thank you.

(2) Extension of On-demand streaming

We will extend the on-demand streaming period of some contents on
the meeting portal site (Confit) from the end of June to the end of

Available contents:
* Lunchtime special lectures etc.
* On-demand streaming is available for the participants of JpGU 2022.
Please log in to Confit to view them.

(3) Certificates of attendance and presentation

If you would like to request a certificate, please visit the following
website and fill out the form.

Application deadline: August 31, 2022

(4) Announcement from Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool

The fees for children’s daycare centers and other facilities used to
participate in the 2022 convention are eligible for subsidies.

Excerpt from JpGU 2022 | NEWS & INFO No.25 (2022/05/16)
Childcare support during JpGU 2022

The childcare support will not be provided in the venue for this year
but will be available at your convenience.

Those who wish to use this service should first carefully read the
guidelines and make their own childcare arrangements. In addition to
the area near the meeting venue (Makuhari), you may also use childcare
facilities near your home or other locations.
Extended daycare on Sundays and early mornings and evenings are also
eligible for support, but the fees for regular hours at the childcare
facility you usually use are not covered.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the
contact form below.

When you apply, please send us your receipt or other documents
by postal mail. Also, please send us an e-mail for confirmation.

E-mail address:

Postal mail address:
Japan Geoscience Union 
4F Gakkai Center Bldg., 2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan

(5) Contact tool between conveners and presenters

The mailing list that was provided as a tool for communication between
conveners and presenters at the 2022 meetinmg will be closed on
August 31.

(6) Public Release of 2022 Meeting Participation Site (Confit)

The 2022 meeting participation site (Confit) will be open to the
public after the viewing period of the meeting contents (abstracts,
presentation materials, etc.) for the meeting participants only.

Browsing period for the meeting participants: until March 31, 2023

After April 1, 2023, the security of Confit will be removed and login
will not be required to view the site. All presentation materials
except for the abstracts will be deleted.

#3. Announcement of 2022 OSPA Winners

It’s a great pleasure to announce that the following 57 students
have been chosen as this year’s Outstanding Student Presentation
Award recipients.
We have received more than 550 entries and 5-10% presentations
of each section were awarded according to our regulation.
Congratulations to all recipients!. Winners will receive a certificate
and a commemorative gift at a later date.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the judges
who took time to help us with the judging.

[Space and Planetary Sciences Section (10 winners)]
Eito Hirai, Kaori Hirata, Shobuzako Kensuke, Tsubasa Kotani,
Keitaro Matsumoto, Sora Nakada, Kensuke Shobuzako, Kenyo U,
Tomotsugu Yamakawa, Nao Yoshida, Koki Yumoto

[Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section (13 winners)]
Haruka Imamura, Ryo Inoue, Shuei Kaizuka, Mizuki Komatsu,
Masaya Kuramochi, ZHEN LIN, Wataru Nakamura, Hideki Ninomiya,
Haruka Okui, Yota Sato, Yuka Sugiura, Yusuke Terada, Huang Zihan

[Human Geosciences Section (7 winners)]
Masahiro Ishizuka, Yoshiya Iwasa, Ryoma Kobayashi, Komoriya Masaya,
Jumpei Sugioka, Ryunosuke Tojo, Tatsuki Watanabe

[Solid Earth Sciences Section (23 winners)]
Shun Fukushima, Ayumi Ishiguro, Yuta Ishikawa, Yushi Itatani,
Chinatsu Kanazawa, Shinya Katoh, Hirokazu Kawahara, Shozo Kawashima,
HyeJeong Kim, NAHYEON KIM, Shiori Matsubara, Saki Minami,
Masaki Nakazato, Yuka Niwa, Kazuya Shimooka, Shogo Soejima,
Kota Suzuki, Goru Takaichi, Taisuke Yamada, Ken Yamaoka,
Nao Yoshida, Natsumi Yoshimoto, Takeru Yoshimoto

[Biogeosciences Section (4 winners)]
Hironobu Harada, Yusuke Kuwahara, Akihiro Masuoka, Tenga Yokoyama
#4. Report on Poster Presentation by High School Students at JpGU 2022

This year, poster presentations by high school students were held in
online format and 80 presentations were delivered.
With cooperation of the JpGU science sections, the presentations
were evaluated and the Publicity and Outreach Committee members
decided the following awards.

(a) Most Outstanding Presentation Award (1 School)
– Experimental study on the liquid-solid transition of phenocryst-rich
basaltic lava: A case of Suijin lava, Fuji volcano, Japan
(Shizuoka Prefectural Fuji High School)

(b) Outstanding Presentation Award (3 Schools)
– Isolation and identification of Extreme Halophiles in worldwide rock
salts with a specific carbon source (Seiko Gakuin high school)

– The Abundance and Composition of Microplastics in Lake Biwa
(Ritsumeikan Moriyama High School)

– What? A miraculous plant in the Tottori Sand Dunes! : A study of
wasabi growth in Arid Climates. (Tottori Prefectural Tottorihigashi
High School)

(c) Incentive Award (11 Schools)
See the URL below for information. (Available in Japanese)

#5. About the Quiz Rally in JpGU 2022

From JpGU 2022 Exhibition Team

Thank you for your participation to the exhibition at JpGU Meeting

The winners of the quiz rally prizes are published below.
Congratulations to all the winners! We are planning to send out the
prizes in July.

The answers to all the questions of Quiz Rally and the percentage of
correct answers are published below.

Thank you very much to all the exhibitors who provided questions and

#6. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS Receives new Impact Factor (IF2021) = 3.875, 5-YarsIF = 3.841

We are delighted to announce the 2021 Impact Factor for PEPS has
increased to 3.875 and received new 5-year Impact Factor of 3.841.
In addition, CiteScore increased from 4.7 to 6.4.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting PEPS and we welcome
your excellent paper submission and your proposal for SPEPS special
issue for the further development of PEPS.

(2) Featured Articles

We will introduce the featured articles selected by the editor-in-
chief from the papers published in the past every month.

@ Nian Wang et al.: NanoSIMS and EPMA dating of lunar zirconolite.

This paper shows the dating of zirconolite grains by using the U-Th-Pb
method known as the CHIME method and Pb-Pb dating by NanoSIMS.
This paper showed that the two ages provided consistent ages within
the uncertainty.
This work demonstrates the potential application of the combined
EPMA dating and REE analysis of lunar zirconolite have merits for
non-destructive age survey and geochemical study of zirconolite
grains from the lunar mare basalts newly returned by Chang’E-5

@Haruka Tsunetaka et al.: Comparison of length and dynamics of
wood pieces in streams covered with coniferous and broadleaf forests
mapped using orthophotos acquired by an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Landslides in sub-watersheds of coniferous and broadleaf forests were
targeted for detection of downed tree fragments by UAV remote sensing
and field validation. The length of wood pieces could be detected with
high accuracy for coniferous trees, while it was underestimated for
broadleaf forests, and the wood pieces showed little movement after
the landslide.

(3) Latest Articles

The following articles were published.

@Ikuo Katayama et al.: Depth profile of frictional properties in the
inner Nankai accretionary prism using cuttings from IODP Site C0002.

@Yojiro Yamamoto et al.: Seismicity distribution in the Tonankai and
Nankai seismogenic zones and its spatiotemporal relationship with
interplate coupling and slow earthquakes.

@Junko Iwahashi et al.: Global polygons for terrain classification
divided into uniform slopes and basins.

@Norio Shigematsu et al.: Fabrication of dense albite aggregates by
hot pressing.

@Mohammed Magdy Hamed et al.: Climatic zonation of Egypt based on
high-resolution dataset using image clustering technique.″

#7. What’s New

(1) Event Information
*Events may be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.
Please check the event website for the latest information.

GeoSciEd IX 2022
Date: Aug 21 – 25, 2022

(2) Career Opportunity

Associate Professor Position Announcement Department of Earth Resources
Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
[Application deadline: JUL/15/2022]

Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute(JASRI)Research Scientist
[Application deadline: JUL/20/2022]

The University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary System Science |
One position at the Assistant Professor level |
Formation and evolution of planetary systems
[Application deadline: JUL/25/2022]

The University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary System Science |
One position at the Assistant Professor level | Dynamics of the Earth system
[Application deadline: JUL/25/2022]

Assistant Professor Position in the Center for Advanced Marine Core
Research, Kochi University
[Application deadline: JUL/29/2022]

Hokkaido University Position Open: Associate Professor, Location: Sapporo, Japan
[Application deadline: SEPT/30/2022]

Hokkaido University Position Open: Assistant Professor, Location: Sapporo, Japan
[Application deadline: SEPT/30/2022]

Recruitment of Senior Researcher or Researcher (Ⅱ) in Volcanoes and
Earth’s Interior Research Center (VERC), JAMSTEC
[Application deadline: OCT/31/2022]

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