General Information

Date : 23 - 28 May 2010, Sunday - Friday
Venue : Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall,
             (Nakase 2-1, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, 261-0023 Japan)

The JpGU Meeting 2010 provides an opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space. This meeting will cover all the topics of Earth and space sciences.

Meeting Calendar : Deadlines

16 Sep - 30 Oct, 2009
Session proposal
12 Jan - 5 Feb, 2010 at noon 9 Feb, 2010 at noon JST [Feb. 9 at 3AM UTC]
Abstract Submission
19 Jan - 9 Apr, 2010 at 23:59 JST


English or Japanese. (no simultaneous interpretation provided) Either of the two languages is used in a single session. In oral or poster sessions proposed by foreign researchers, Only English is used.


Session proposals for JpGU Meeting 2010 are divided into 9 sessions.
They are Public Session (ex-special symposium), Union Session, 5 categories (Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences and Biogeosciences), Miscellaneous Session(ex-Joint Session etc) and General Geosciences Session.
Miscellaneous Session is the one treating categories not belonging to 5 categories or the one belonging to not only one category.
Joint symposiums with other scientific societies belong to Miscellaneous Session.
Recruitment for International Sessions is actively promoted.

Oral Sessions

There are four 1.5-hour blocks of oral sessions each day. Normally lecture time for one presentation is a 15 minutes.
0900h - 1030h and 1045h - 1215h
1345h - 1515h and 1530h - 1700h

Oral Session locations:
The JpGU Meeting has been held in 15 session rooms (IC, 101, 201A, 201B, 202, 301A, 301B, 302, 303, 304, Function Room A, Function Room B, exibition hall 7-subroom 1, exibition hall 7-subroom 2, exibition hall 7-subroom 3) in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall.
>> Session Rooms in the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall

For the oral presentations, basically, speakers must use a projector provided at the venue and their own laptop computer (for single-screen projector). We will only accept computer-based PowerPoint presentations. Please connect your computer to the projector and confirm the proper operation before your presentation. Ensure that your computer is equipped with the proper monitor connector (mini D-sub 15 pins) as shown below.
mini D-sub 15 pins
(mini D-sub 15 pins)

If your computer does not have this connection, please bring an appropriate converter with you. Be sure to bring an AC adaptor with you. Japanese standard AC voltage is 100V 50 Hz. The secretariat is not responsible for any projection troubles caused by computer technical difficulties.
Your computer can be placed on a podium for your presentation. Please pick up your computer at the podium after your presentation.

Slide and overhead projectors will not be available.

Postar Sessions

Poster Sessions are active for one day, although authors must put up displays between 0900h and 1000h in the morning and remove them between 1900h and 1930h. Authors are expected to make the presentation to the audience at 1715h - 1845h in front of their poster.
10:00 - 19:30
Core time:
17:15 - 18:45

Poster Sessions Locations:
Convention Hall in 2nd floor. The last four digits of each poster presentation indicate the board number.
>> Session Rooms in the International Conference Hall

For some sessions, the core time is fixed differently from the common core time.
For details, please see the program for the meeting.

The poster board surfaces measure W90cm X H210cm. A poster number card (15 cm x 10 cm) is displayed at the top left of the board. A supply of pushpins will be available in the poster area for mounting your poster. Each poster must have a label at the top that indicates the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s) as shown below. The presenting author should be marked with a circle.

Authors are required to mount and remove their materials after your presentation. Posters not removed by the removing time (19:00-19:30) will be removed and discarded by the congress secretariat.

Join JpGU - Membership subscription

Japan Geoscience Union was incorporated on December 1, 2008. If you are interested in JpGU and agree with our objectives, you can be one of our regular members by making membership registration.
Once you become a regular member, you can get many benefits like real-time delivery of earth planetary science related latest information and participation fee discount at JpGU Meeting.

Qualification for membership / Membership Fees

Qualification for membership

Member :
Individuals dealing with earth planetary science or interested in it and agree to this juridical person’s aims and concerns and are willing to join.

Student Member :
University students and those who are equivalent to this status or younger deal with earth planetary science or interested in it and agree to this juridical person’s aims and concerns and are willing to join.

Membership Fees

Member :
( 2,000 JPY/year )

Graduate students or researchers who are equivalent to this status without steady income
( 1,000 JPY/year ) **Student Discount Application is necessary.

Student Member :
Under graduate student or younger :
( free of charge ) **Student Discount Application is necessary.

*Accounting year stars on April 1 and ends at the end of March.
*Graduate students or younger are free of charge to become a member and participate in JpGU Meeting.
*Members classified as Regular, School teacher, Aged 70 or over are necessary to pay annual fee of 2000 yen.
(Jpgu Meeting Registration fee is free for members aged 70 or over)

Abstract submission(fees)

Abstract submission will start on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 and the deadline is Friday, February 5, 2010Tuesday, February 9, 2010. You can submit your abstract through the designated website. The meeting abstracts will be available on CD-ROM.

until 29 Jan. 2010
at 17:00 JST
JPY 1,500 per one

until 05 Feb. 201009 Feb. 2010
at noon JST
JPY 3,000 per one

Figure upload
until 05 Feb. 2010
JPY 500
Max 500KB


All the participants and those who have submitted their abstract must pay registration fee and abstract-submission fee by cash (Japanese yen) at the reception desk on the first floor during the above hours.
Undergraduate and high school students and those aged seventy and over won't be charged anything for participation regardless of whether they make a presentation or not.


Start: January 19, 2010
Close: April 9, 2010 at 23:59 JST

  Full Conference TicketSingle Day Ticket
RegularJpGU MemberJPY 11,000JPY 5,000
NonmemberJPY 18,000JPY 12,000
TeacherJpGU MemberJPY 5,500JPY 2,000
NonmemberJPY 11,500JPY 8,000
JpGU MemberJPY 5,500JPY 2,000
NonmemberJPY 11,500JPY 8,000
RegularJpGU MemberJPY 13,000JPY 6,000
NonmemberJPY 20,000JPY 13,000
TeacherJpGU MemberJPY 7,000JPY 4,000
NonmemberJPY 13,000JPY 10,000
JpGU MemberJPY 7,000JPY 4,000
NonmemberJPY 13,000JPY 10,000


A name badge will be issued to all the registrants that make a payment of participation fee. All Meeting registrants are required to wear their name badge in order to gain entry to the scientific sessions.

JpGU Meeting Information Desk

Information Desk (General guidance and information) :1st floor

Various consultations, Rewrite of receipts, Cloakroom, Various information ... etc

General Guidance Desk

  • Site:
    • Desk facing the 1st floor entrance
  • Time:
    • May 23(Sun.) - May 25(Tue.) 8:00-17:00
    • May 26(Wed.) - May 28(Fri.) 8:30-15:00
  • Contents of work:
    • General guidance
    • Issuance of name tags for junior, senior and university students and the aged 70 and over.
    • Correspondence with news media
    • Correspondence with the participants to the Public Sessions (Only on May 23)
    • Correspondence to the lecturers (Only on May 23)
    • Fill-in the time and the day on 24-hours tickets.

General Information Counter

  • Site:
    • Counter at the back of General Guidance Desk
  • Time:
    • May 23(Sun.) - 25(Tue.) 8:00-17:00
      (excluding recess: 11:45-12:30, 15:00-15:15)
    • May 26(Wed.) - 28(Fri.) 8:30 - 15:00
      (excluding recess: 11:45-12:30)
  • Contents of work:
    • Various registrations and payments
    • JpGU Membership subscription / Confirmation of IDs and personal information
    • JpGU Meeting registration (full conference or 24-hours tickets)
    • Correspondence to the pre-registered participants (adjustment of differences / Handover of programs and CD-ROMs)
    • Application for the party
    • Cloakroom
      • May 23(Sun.) - 25(Mon.)
        8:00 - 19:00
      • May 26(Wed.) - 27(Thu.)
        8:30 - 19:00
      • May 28(Fri.)
        8:30 - 17:30
      (Please be punctual. We can't keep your PCs and valuables.)
    • Reception of the meeting
    • Reissue of name tags
    • Reissue of receipts after adjusting differences

  • Services available

    Wireless LAN is available on the 1st floor around information desk and on the 2nd floor around elevators and the lobby by free for your convenience.
    Charged Spot Service by the provider is available except for the wireless LAN shown above.
    Please access

    • Wireless LAN is available on the 1st floor around information desk and on the 2nd floor around elevators and the lobby by free for your convenience. Specification of LAN is 11b/11g.
    • Accessibility, settings and movements are not ensured.
      Please change the wireless LAN setting, take measures for virus and security setting on your own responsibility.
    • Wireless LAN is not always accessible.
    • There are NO electric power sources and desks prepared.
    • Charged Spot Service by the provider is available except for the free wireless LAN.
      Please be sure to check the URL shown above and sign on with Service Provider by yourself.
    • Access key for wireless LAN is shown on the Bulletin Board on the first day of JpGU Meeting 2010.


Party is held during JpGU Meeting 2010. (May 26, Wednesday, 2010)
Discounted ticket for the party : By April 9, Friday, 2010
Ticket for the party : By the day

<< Party Ticket >>
(Discounted) Regular・Teacher・70 years old or over : 4,000 JPY,
Graduate student・Undergraduate student : 1,500 JPY
(Normal) Regular・Teacher・70 years old or over : 5,000 JPY,
Graduate student・Undergraduate student : 2,000 JPY

Child care

Child care is available everyday during JpGU Meeting 2010 at "Little Garden WBG", a nursery school at 5-minutes-walk from the venue. They have English speaking staff.
>> Details

Child care Lunch time Meeting

Date: May 26 (Wed.) 12:40-13:40
Venue: Marive Ocean Garden (1st floor at Marive Dining)
*Seats at the right side out of the cash register one step up from the 1st floor.

Let’s have a talk about managements of child care room and related matters having lunch. Everybody can participate in this lunch time meeting even if you use child care room or not.

Application in advance is NOT necessary. Please feel free to attend this lunch time meeting. If you need further information, please feel free to contact the following persons in charge.

JpGU Meeting 2010, Child care members
Haruko Sekiguchi :Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University
Tomotaka Iwata :Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University
Akiko Nakamura :Kobe University


A wide range of accommodation options are available near Makuhari Messe with different rates, levels of service, and locations. For further details, visit the website of each accommodation and please make a reservation by yourself.
We can provide some accommodations at reasonable prices for the participants of the meeting.

>> Accommodations Guide(PDF)


Several restaurants are opened in and around the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall.

>> Restaurants in the Makuhari Messe
>> Makuhari New City Guide


>> to the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall
Makuhari Messe is conveniently located halfway between central Tokyo and the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). Both Narita and Haneda airports can be reached by bus or car in approximately 60 minutes. Tokyo Station is also only 30 minutes away by train (the JR Keiyo Line).

By train

the JR Keiyo Line
5 min. walk from Kaihin-Makuhari Sta. (30 min. from Tokyo Sta. / approx. 12 min. from Soga Sta.)

the JR Sobu Line (the Keisei Line)
15 min. by bus -Take the bus bound for Makuhari Messe or Kaihin Makuhari Sta. at Makuhari Hongo Sta.- (approx. 40 min. from Akihabara Sta.)

By airport bus

Airport bus that goes directly from Haneda Airport to Makuhari Messe -Get off the bus at the stop "Apa Hotel & Resort". Then it takes 1 min. on foot to Makuhari Messe.- (approx. 60 min. / 1,120 JPY)