JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

20.05 - 25.05.2017  
Chiba, Japan

The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 will be held in Chiba, Japan, from 20-25 May 2017 at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, International Exhibiton Hall/APA Hotel Resort & Bay Makuhari.


The 2017 Meeting is a first joint meeting of the two Unions- JpGU and AGU. Beginning in 2016, JpGU and AGU colleagues collaborated to hold jointly sponsored sessions. Learning from this experience, representatives from both unions will hold hands to successfully manage the 2017 scientific programs. Moreover, there are some new developments in 2017; extension of the meeting period from 5 days to 6 days, expanded presentation area, two keynote lectures on Sunday, one additional day to the Public Day- the open program to the public participants. 2017 will be a significant and memorial year for JpGU to co-host an international meeting.

Important dates

6 January: Abstract submission starts and registration opens
3 February: Early Abstract Submission Deadline at noon
16 February: Final Abstract Submission Deadline at 5:00pm (JST)
8 March: Acceptance notification
10 March: Program release on the web
8 May: Early Registration Deadline at 5:00pm (JST)
11 May: Abstract PDF release on the web


Abstract submission closes 16 February 2017:

Further information

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Future Earth Ocean KAN session

At the joint meeting of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Future Earth will run a session related to the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Ocean Sustainability.

The session is about “Research for a healthy ocean and a sustainable use of its resources and services (session A-OS20)”, thus directly in the spirit of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network.

If you plan to attend the meeting and feel you can contribute to any aspect of the topic, please submit your abstract before 3 February.

The session is tentatively scheduled for 23 May.

Title: Research for a healthy ocean and a sustainable use of its resources and services (A-OS20)
Co-conveners: Thorsten Kiefer (Future Earth), Toshio Yamagata (JAMSTEC), Ken Furuya (University of Tokyo)

Oceans, including coastal and nearshore areas, provide services essential for life on earth and to the history, culture and livelihoods of people across the globe. However, they are also facing challenges from climate change, overfishing, acidification, de-oxygenation and pollution. Understanding these issues and developing solutions requires knowledge that integrates expertise across a wide range of disciplines and engages stakeholders in framing research questions and resolving the pressing issues. This session invites inter- and transdiciplinary contributions that address large-scale ocean problems, such as those addressed by Future Earth and its core projects.