JpGU Meeting 2019 Chair
Kaoru TAKARA (Kyoto University)
Socio-economic impacts, which natural phenomena on the earth induce, affect not only a country but also a region and all over the world, as various global risks. Geoscience is a basic science that deals with the cause and related environment of global risks for clarifying mechanisms, predicting phenomena and proposing countermeasures, with aspects of an applied science and a compound science.

In this sense, it is very important that recently the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) has been promoting Joint Sessions with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and successfully hosted the 1st JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting in 2017. I believe such activities should be further encouraged and developed. I understand that the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting will be organized again in 2020 when the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place.

The 2019 JpGU Meeting will be held at the Makuhari Messe, International Convention Complex in Chiba, Japan on May 26-30, 2019. I hope that many participants will continue further their various sessions previously proposed and organized and welcome new innovative, interdisciplinary and international session proposals. Kindly consider the forthcoming JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting in 2020. Active paper submission is also encouraged and welcome to many attractive sessions proposed and approved.

Any endeavors are very important to disseminate information about the research activities and outcomes to be properly recognized not only by scientist communities but also by organizations, policy/decision makers, industries and people in general, who intend to develop a sustainable, safe and secured society. I really hope that the JpGU will play roles of a state-of-the-art event that provides advanced geoscientific activities and of forum for exchanging information and ideas among scientists and various people’s societies, and will continue its activities for further development. Thank you very much for your active participation and cooperation.

2019 Program Committee Chair
Kazuaki HORI (Nagoya University)
The JpGU 2019 annual meeting will be held on the international convention complex "Makuhari Messe" in Chiba from May 26 to 30, 2019.
The “call for session proposal” will be opened from September 3 to October 12, 2018. Abstract submissions will be accepted from January 8 to February 19, 2019.
JpGU covers a wide range of earth and planetary sciences; Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences, and Biogeosciences.
The JpGU annual meeting provides participants with a good opportunity to know cutting-edge research and unique approaches to research object in not only their own special field but also outside their field.
Participants from overseas and the general public including high school students are on an increasing trend, and the JpGU annual meeting has been recognized as international conferences to be held annually in Japan and an important venue for outreach activity and for communication between high school students learning earth and planetary sciences.
In order to enrich the quality and quantity of JpGU2019 and the following JpGU2020 jointly held with AGU, the program committee reviewed the issues raised in the past meetings and revised the regulation on abstract submissions and convener guidelines.
These revisions may cause some inconveniences to participants, but we appreciate your understanding.
We welcome your interesting session proposals and submission of cool researches.


Name of the meeting Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019
Date May 26th (SUN) - 30th (THU), 2019 For 5 days
Venue Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International Exhibition Hall 8 / Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Host Japan Geoscience Union
Contact Contact Form

Important Dates

Sept 3rd (MON) Session proposals open at 2:00 pm (JST)
Oct 12th (FRI) Session proposals close at 5:00 pm (JST)
Nov 21st (WED) Session release on the web
Dec 3rd (MON) Session schedule release on the web
Jan 8th (TUE) Abstract submission starts / Registration opens
Feb 4th (MON) Early abstract submission deadline at 11:59 pm (JST)
Feb 19th (TUE) Final abstract submission deadline at 5:00pm (JST)
Mar 13th (WED) Acceptance notification
Mar 14th (THU) Final program release on the web
May 8th (WED) Early Registration Deadline at 11:59pm (JST)
May 17th (FRI) Abstract PDF release on the web
May 26th (SUN) - 30th (THU) Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

* All dates and deadlines are set in Japan Standard Time (JST).

Session Hours

AM1 9:00 am - 10:30 am
AM2 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch Break 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 Format & Language

Session Presentation Formats

Two formats are available for presentations: oral and poster.

JpGU accepts either orals and posters or posters-only session.
Orals-only sessions is a session format only applicable for Union and Public Sessions.

Presentation formats are assigned by conveners. Oral presentations can not be requested, however posters may be requested and should be given priority.

Oral The duration is fixed 15 minutes/ talk including discussion time
Please bring your own laptop computer. (PC is not equipped in the presentation rooms.)
A projecter is available. The display size is 16:9 (or can be arranged to 4:3). The proper connectors to the projecters are mniD-sub15 pins or HDMI.
*Please contact our staff for the use of HDMI.
We do not have connectors for Mac. Please bring on your own, if necessary.
Poster Board size is W180×H90cm
The posting hour is from 8:30 am to 6:45 pm of the day of your presentation.
Presenters are expected to be at their posters during the core time.
Please leave a sign indicating when you will be at your poster if you cannot stay during the core time.
PCs, tablets or any electric devices that needs a power supply from the venue to operate during a poster presentation are not allowed.

Session Language

Session language is either English and /or Japanese.
Session language is selected by the session convener.
Session Language Code Slides and Posters Oral presentations
E English English
J English or Japanese (presenter's choice) English or Japanese (presenter's choice)

Fee Table

Annual Due

*Consumption tax is not charged to the JpGU Annual Due.
(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 8th (TUE) - Feb 4th (MON), at 11:59 pm (JST), 2019
3,240 JPY/submission
Normal Abstract Submission
Feb 5th (TUE) - Feb 19th (TUE) at 5:00 pm (JST), 2019
4,320 JPY/ submission

Registration Fee

*Tax included.
*JpGU members rate applies for AGU, AOGS and EGU Members.
*Discount on the registration fee does not apply for Nonmember ID holders (the meeting participant ID). A full rate is charged.
Early-bird Registration: Jan 8th (TUE) - May 8th (WED) at 11:59 pm (JST), 2019
Membership category 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
K-12 School Teacher *1 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
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
Early-bird Registration: Jan 8th (TUE) - May 8th (WED) at 11:59 pm (JST), 2019
Membership category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Senior (70 & over) *2 \11,880 \7,560
*1 School Teacher rate applies for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.
Professors of university are categorized and should be registered as 'Regular'.
*2 There is no senior category for Nonmember ID, AGU, EGU and AOGS members.

Normal Registration: May 9th (THU) - May 30th (THU), 2019
(AGU, AOGS and EGU Members)
Membership Category 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
K-12 School Teacher *1 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
Undergraduate Student or younger 0 JPY
Family Pass *3 - - 2,160 JPY 1,080 JPY
Normal Registration: May 9th (THU) - May 30th (THU), 2019
Membership Category Full Meeting Pass One Day Pass
Senior (70 or over) *2 \16,200 \10,800
*1 K-12 School Teacher rate applies for elementary, junior high, high school teachers.
Professors of university are categorized and should be registered as 'Regular'.
*2 Nonmember ID does not have a Senior category.
*3 Family Pass can be purchased at the venue during the meeting.

Changes in registration fees (Oct 3, 2018)
At the council meeting of the Japan Geoscience Union held on 28th September,2018, the proper registration fee was discussed, and the registration fee for regular members, students and teachers was judged to be appropriate.
Up until now, regular members over 70 years old have been granted free of charge as an exception, but it has been decided that it is desirable to apply the same discount rate as graduate students and teachers, so we will revise it here.
We apologize for the mistake that the registration fee up to the 2018 JpGU annual meeting was posted on the website until September 2019. (Chairman of the Finance Committee)

Payment Methods

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