Greetings and General Information


Director of JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Hisayoshi YURIMOTO
(Hokkaido University)

As you may already know, the 2017 Meeting is a first joint meeting of the two Unions- JpGU and AGU. Beginning in 2016, JpGU and AGU colleagues collaborated to hold jointly sponsored sessions. Learning from this experience, representatives from both unions will hold hands to successfully manage the 2017 scientific programs. Moreover, there are some new developments in 2017; extension of the meeting period from 5 days to 6 days, expanded presentation area, two keynote lectures on Sunday, one additional day to the Public Day- the open program to the public participants. 2017 will be a significant and memorial year for JpGU to co-host an international meeting.

To make it a successful meeting, attractive session proposals and a large number of abstract submissions are essential. I really appreciate your kind and positive cooperation to make our meeting a fruitful one having presentations and active discussion with prospects for future generations.

Thank you.

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Huixin LIU
(Kyushu University)
(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University)

Greetings! We are Huixin Liu and Tetsuo Irifune, co-chairs for JpGU-AGU joint meeting, May 20-25, 2017. The meeting covers frontier research in all areas of Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmosphere and Hydrosphere Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences, and Biogeosciences. Call for session proposal is open during Sept. 1 – Oct. 13, 2016. Abstracts submission is open during Jan. 6 – Feb. 16, 2017.

As in any good science meeting, we emphasize high-quality presentations and friendly idea-exchange atmosphere that benefits all our attendees. The program committee, consisting of members from both Unions, strives for high science return to our attendees via insights from keynotes and invited speakers, emerging new ideas from young researchers, and diverse views from various research groups. At the same time, we endeavor to continue improving the language environment by further increasing the number of English sessions and reinforcing English slides in Japanese sessions. Through these measures, we would like you to return home with updated information, new ideas, and an expanded science network.

Being the first meeting of its kind there are bound to be some issues. However, we will try our best to minimize them using lessons learned before and strive to serve you a beneficial meeting. Please join us to make the first JpGU-AGU joint meeting a successful and rewarding one with your positive attitude and high-quality presentations.


Name of the meeting JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017
Date May 20th (SAT) – 25th (THU) ,2017 For 6 days
Venue Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International Exhibiton Hall /
Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Host Japan Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union
Contact See Here

Important Dates

Sept 1st (THU) Session proposals open
Oct 13th (THU) Session proposals close at 5:00 pm
Nov 14th (MON) Sessions time slots release on the web

Jan 6th (FRI) Abstract submission starts
Registration opens
Feb 3rd (FRI) Early Abstract Submission Deadline at noon
Feb 16th (THU) Final Abstract Submission Deadline at 5:00pm
Mar 8th (WED) Acceptance notification
Mar 10th (FRI) Program release on the web
May 8th(MON) Early Registration Deadline at 5:00pm
May 11th (THU) Abstract PDF release on the web
*All important dates are in JST.

Time table

AM1 9:00 am ~ 10:30 am
AM2 10:45 am ~ 12:15 pm
Lunchtime 12:15 pm ~ 1:45 pm
PM1 1:45 pm ~ 3:15 pm
PM2 3:30 pm ~ 5:00 pm
PM3 5:15 pm ~ 6:30 pm

Session Presentation Formats and Language

Session Presentation Formats

Two formats are available for presentations: oral and poster.
JpGU accepts a session either as orals and posters or posters-only according to conveners' request.
Orals-only sessions may be accepted only for Union and Public Sessions.

Oral 15 minutes/ talk including discussion time
Please bring your own laptop computer.(Pc is not equipped in the presentation room.)
Projecter is available. The proper connectors to the projectors are mniD-sub15 pins or HDMI.
*Please contact our staff in your room for the use of HDMI.
The set up size of the screen is 16:9 (can be arranged to 4:3).
Poster Board size is W180×H90cm
New for 2017:
Board size has been changed!
Poster should be in landscape position.

*PCs, tablets or any electric devices that needs a power supply to operate during your poster presentation are not available in the Exhibition Hall.

Session Language

Session language is either English and /or Japanese.
Conveners are to select their preferred session language.

Session Language Code Slides and Posters Oral presentations
EE English English
EJ English English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)
JJ English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)
English or Japanese
(presenter's choice)


Annual Due

*Consumption tax is not charged to the JpGU Annual Due.
Regular(Including school teacher and senior members) 2,000 JPY
Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Student 1,000 JPY
Undergraduate Student 0 JPY (Free of charge)

Abstract Submission Fee

*Tax included.
Early-bird Abstract Submission :Jan 6th (FRI) – Feb 3rd (FRI) ,2017 at 11:59 am JST
Abstract Submission Fee 3,240JPY / submission

Normal Abstract Submission : Feb 3rd (FRI) at noon – 16th (FRI) at 5:00pm (JST) , 2017
Abstract Submission Fee 4,320JPY / submission

Registration Fee

*Tax included.
*JpGU members rate is applied for AGU, AOGS and EGU Members.
Early-bird Registration : Jan 6th (FRI) – May 8th (MON) at 4:59pm (JST), 2017
(AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 22,680 JPY 14,040 JPY 32,400 JPY 22,680 JPY
School Teacher 11,880 JPY 7,560 JPY 19,440 JPY 14,040 JPY
Graduate Student 11,880 JPY 7,560 JPY 19,440 JPY 14,040 JPY
Senior (70 & over) 0 JPY
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
*School Teacher rate is applied for elementary, junior high, high school and career college teachers.

Normal Registration: May 8th (MON) at 5:00pm- 25th (THU), 2017
(AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Regular 30,240 JPY 19,440 JPY 43,200 JPY 27,000 JPY
School Teacher 16,200 JPY 10,800 JPY 25,920 JPY 19,440 JPY
Graduate Student 16,200 JPY 10,800 JPY 25,920 JPY 19,440 JPY
Family Pass - - 2,160 JPY* 1,080 JPY*
Senior (70 or over) 0 JPY
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
*School Teacher rate is applied for elementary, junior high, high school and carrer college teachers.
*Family Pass may be purchased at the venue during the meeting.


We accept credit cards only.
See HERE for more details.