Thu. May 30, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
convener:Yozo Hamano(KOBE Ocean-Bottom Exploration Center, Kobe University), Eiichi Tajika(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Koji Wada(Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology), Ikuro Sumita(Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University), Chairperson:Koji Wada(Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology), Ikuro Sumita
The JpGU meeting 2019 will be the 30th since the start of the Joint Meeting of the Earth and Planetary Science societies, and 15th after the foundation of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU).Today, JpGU is becoming indispensable for the Earth and Planetary Science community due to the significant increase in the number of participants and the progress towards one of the International Organization of Geosciences. However, since the voluntary group that originally started aggregating the individual's intentions of the community, grew to a huge organization of about 10,000 members, it becomes rather difficult to reflect requests and opinions as individuals. In addition, by becoming a public interest corporation, it is rather difficult to operate as an academic organization under the constraints of the public interest corporation law. In aiming for further development of JpGU in the future, we would like to invite all the participants of the meeting to express their strict opinion and constructive proposal for the future of JpGU. The opinions of participants will be valuable materials for considering the direction of JpGU after 2020. We would like to invite many participants to present opinions and recommendations from various viewpoints, returning to the bottom-up spirit which is the basic philosophy of the science community.