Session Sub CategoryUnion
Session IDU-02
TitleJpGU-AGU Great Debate: Geoscience and Society
Short titleJpGU-AGU Great Debate: Geoscience and Society
Main ConvenerNameHuixin Liu
AffiliationEarth and Planetary Science Division, Kyushu University SERC, Kyushu University
Co-Convener 1NameTetsuo Irifune
AffiliationGeodynamics Research Center, Ehime University
Co-Convener 2NameDenis-Didier Rousseau
AffiliationCNRS - ENS
Scope This session is held as a joint JpGU-AGU Union session. What is the role of geoscientists? Do we really need geoscientists? And if so how to foster vocations among young generations? We anticipate that this special session will be particularly stimulating, as they will provide useful comparisons of a single situation in two communities with different educational and societal contexts. The 1st and 2nd sessions were held at JpGU 2016, AGU 2016 Fall Meeting.

This 3rd session at 2017 JpGU-AGU joint meeting will discuss climate change and natural hazard related issues from 3 aspects:
A. Facts: how well do we understand natural phenomena like global warming, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions? What is our ability in predicting them?
B. Communication: how to get the important messages across to the public and policy makers?
C. Education: how to educate the next generation in schools to increase the social awareness of, and ability to cope with climate change and natural hazards?
The panel includes the following experts on these issues from 3 different regions: Europe, Japan, and US.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
Invited authors Moderator:Gaku Kimura
Panelist:Naoshi Hirata, Thorsten Kiefer, Erwan Monier, Terry Nakajima