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JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting being held May 20-25 in Chiba, Japan

American Geophysical Union

WASHINGTON, DC - Discover the latest in Earth and space science research at the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 taking place May 20-25 at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall in Chiba, Japan. The meeting will bring together researchers from the American Geophysical Union and the Japan Geoscience Union.

Included in this advisory:

1. About the meeting
2. Press registration and hotel information
3. Press room information
4. Keynote and special lectures
5. Press releases and research highlights
6. Information for PIOs

1. About the meeting

The inaugural JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting is an international assembly of scientists, engineers, students, educators and policy makers, gathering to share and discuss new scientific findings, research applications, education and policy about the Earth and space sciences.

The scientific program includes more than 5,500 oral and poster presentations that span the Earth and space sciences. Topics include space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid Earth sciences, biogeosciences, education and outreach.

The online program is available here. Session information, abstract titles and abstract presenter information is now online. Full abstracts will be posted online about a week before the meeting.

All scientific sessions take place in the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall. Sessions denoted by EE will be presented in English. Sessions denoted by EJ will have slides and posters in English with oral presentations in either English or Japanese depending on the presenter's preference. Sessions denoted by JJ will have slides, posters and oral presentations in either English or Japanese, depending on the presenter's preference.

2. Press registration and hotel information

Eligible members of the media should register for the meeting on-site at the help desk at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall. There is no pre-registration. Press registrants will need to present identification and valid press credentials. For more information about press registration, please email press@jpgu.org.

Please visit the meeting website for housing information.

3. Press room information

A press room will be available for reporters at the meeting, with workspace, power strips, telephone, Internet connections, and space to conduct interviews with attending scientists.

4. Keynote and lunchtime special lectures

Nobel prize-winning physicist Takaaki Kajita, director of the Institute for Cosmic Radiation Research at the University of Tokyo; and noted seismologist Lucy Jones, founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech and USGS Scientist Emerita; will deliver the keynote lecture 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 in the Convention Hall of the International Conference Hall.

World-class researchers will deliver lectures about the latest hot topics from 1:00 - 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the meeting in Room 103, on the first floor of the International Conference Hall.

  • Shawn McGlynn, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, will present "Microbial Individuals and their roles in Biogeochemistry" on Saturday, May 20.
  • Peter van-Keken, of the Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, will present "The water cycle in subduction zones" on Sunday, May 21.
  • William Lau, of University of Maryland College Park, will present "The Asian Aerosol-Monsoon Climate System: A New Paradigm" on Tuesday, May 23
  • Ralph Lorenz, of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will present "Exploring Titan: An Earth-Like Moon" on Wednesday, May 24.
  • Eddie Bernard, of Survival Capsule, LLC, will present "New Frontier of Tsunami Science - Deep Ocean Observations" on Thursday, May 25.

5. Press releases and research highlights

The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting press office will issue a media advisory with additional information for press and highlights of research being presented at the meeting about a week before the conference begins. The press office also plans to issue press releases highlighting research being presented at the meeting during the conference.

6. Information for PIOs

Public Information Officers who are planning to issue press releases or other publicity about research being presented at the meeting should contact Nanci Bompey in the AGU press office at nbompey@agu.org.

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JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting being held May 20-25 in Chiba, Japan

Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall
2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku,
Chiba-city, 261-8550 Japan
20-25 May 2017

AGU Contact:

Nanci Bompey
+1 (202) 777-7524
nbompey@agu.org

JpGU Contact:

Kayoko Shirai
+81-3-6914-2080
press@jpgu.org

This media advisory is also available online at: http://news.agu.org/press-release/jpgu-agu-joint-meeting-being-held-may-20-25-in-chiba-japan/

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