Session Sub-categoryUnion
Session IDU-08
TitleDeveloping the Future Plan and Road Map for Earth and Planetary Science Research
Short TitleRoadmap for Earth and Planetary Science
Main ConvenerNameRyoichi Fujii
AffiliationResearch Organization of Information and Systems
Co-Convener 1NameShigeko Haruyama
AffiliationDepartment of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University
Co-Convener 2NameEiichi Tajika
AffiliationDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 3NameHodaka Kawahata
AffiliationAtmosphere Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
Session LanguageJJ
ScopeThis session offers an opportunity for scientists from across the country to discuss what it takes to advance earth and planetary science research. This comes at a time when the Science Council of Japan is preparing to revise the Masterplan for Advancing Major Academic Research in 2020. In order to advance earth and planetary science studies, it is essential to have an action plan that provides the framework for building upon basic and applied research work by individual scientists to further expand the scopes of the studies. Thus, this session aims to engender discussions and ideas that would help further flesh out the Dream Roadmap for Science and Engineering Research as part of the masterplan. Cognizant of the importance of defining steps to reach its goals, the Science Council of Japan has created the masterplan, which includes the roadmap. In earth and planetary sciences, there is a separate roadmap for each of the following: Space and planetary science; hydrospheric atmospheric science; human geosciences; solid earth sciences; and earth life sciences. This segmentation corresponds with how the Japan Geoscience Union subdivides the field. The masterplan 2017 calls for large-scale research projects on 12 different themes. Of those, seven projects were selected for hearings before the Council chose one of them as the Focus large-scale research project. This Union Session kicks off the project to take a close look at the changes that occurred in the field of earth and planetary sciences since 2014 and update each of those roadmaps with the nuts and bolts. The new roadmaps should reflect the large-scale projects being considered in each research segment as well as cross-segment projects. The session should spur ambitious proposals and active discussions about the future of earth and planetary sciences and roadmaps for research in all of the five segments as well as cross-segment research.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Invited Authors
  • Ryoichi Fujii (Research Organization of Information and Systems)
  • Shigeko Haruyama (Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University)
  • Kazuyoshi Endo (Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo University)
  • Yukihiro Takahashi (Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)
  • Toshitaka Gamo (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute The University of Tokyo)
  • Eiji Ohtani (Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)
  • Ryoichi Fujii (Research Organization of Information and Systems)
Time Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Oral Presentation May 21 AM1
09:00 - 09:15 U08-01The aim of the Union Session Developing the Road Map for Earth and Planetary ResearchRyoichi Fujii Abstract
09:15 - 09:40 U08-02Road map for future Human geosciencesShigeko Haruyama Abstract
09:40 - 10:05 U08-03Revision of the Roadmap in the Biogeosciences Section of JpGUKazuyoshi Endo Abstract
10:05 - 10:30 U08-04Dream research roadmap in space and planetary scienceYukihiro Takahashi Abstract
Oral Presentation May 21 AM2
10:45 - 11:10 U08-05Developing the Road Map for Hydrospheric Atmospheric Science ResearchToshitaka Gamo Abstract
11:10 - 11:35 U08-06Roadmap for research and education in Solid Earth ScienceEiji Ohtani Abstract
11:35 - 12:15 U08-07General DiscussionRyoichi Fujii Abstract
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 21 Core Time
U08-P01 Planetary Exploration Roadmap from Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences Hiroki Senshu Abstract
U08-P02 Mission plan for exploration of the space weather and climate at Mars Kanako Seki Abstract
U08-P03 New frontier of Earth, Space and Life Sciences pioneered by the Science-oriented developments of innovative mass spectrometer Kentaro Terada Abstract
U08-P04 Study of coupling processes in the solar-terrestrial system Mamoru Yamamoto Abstract
U08-P05 Current status and future vision of the geomagnetism and earth, planetary and space sciences: SGEPSS Future survey working group Yuto Katoh Abstract
U08-P06 Innovative 4D imaging of subduction-zones through real-time observatories, ultra-deep drilling and high-pressure experiments Naoshi Hirata Abstract
U08-P07 The activity of the Volcanological Society of Japan in its 60th anniversary: the state of the art and the way to go Mie Ichihara Abstract
U08-P08 Implementation of Satellite based Earth Observation System in Japan Teruyuki Nakajima Abstract
U08-P09 Global deployment of Deep Argo floats toward accurate prediction of future climate and ecosystem changes Toshiyuki Hibiya Abstract
U08-P10 Applying flying boat for Geosciences Urumu Tsunogai Abstract
U08-P11 Frontiers in hydrology and water resources research - Future perspectives from early career researchers – Tomohiro Tanaka Abstract