JCRS 22nd meeting
The Japanese Coral Reef Society, 22nd Annual Meetings
The annual meeting of the 22nd Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) will take place at Hokkaido University in Sapporo (Japan) from 8th-11th November 2019. We are welcome all presentations related to coral reefs as well as highly specialized themes proposed from more broad research fields. The meeting will serve as an essential venue for inter-disciplinary discussions and steps toward further collaborations among JCRS members. We welcome all of you to participate in and enjoy the meeting.
Chair: Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Hokkaido University)a
Organizing Members: Saori Ito, Masataka Ikeda, Tsubasa Ohtake, Kazuto Ohmori,
Jun Kawano, Taro Komagoe, Yuri Sasaki, Kohki Sowa, Masahiko Fujii, Satoko Motai,
Tuzumi Miyaji, Takaaki Watanabe, Atsuko Yamazaki
Period：Nov. 8th (Fri) – 11th (Mon), 2019
Access to the venues: Public Symposium on Nov. 8th will take place at
Hokkaido University Museum “Hall (Exchange of intellect)”,
Kita 10-jo, Nishi 8-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, 060-0810.
Main venue for Nov. 9th to 11th will be:
Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building,
Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University. N13 W8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8628 Japan
From New Chitose Airport :
We recommend using the 40-minute JR Rapid Airport Line from the airport to Sapporo Station which runs every 15 minutes. Fare: Adult 1,150 yen/Child 570 yen
21 min walk to the venue.
Take the Namboku Subway Line heading towards Asabu at Sapporo Station and get off at the Kita 12-jo. It’s about a 12-minute walk from there to the Avenue. Once you exit the station, follow the signs to the university. Subway fares are 210 yen for a single trip.
Each participant should arrange your accommodations.
The city of Sapporo has a variety of accommodation options available through common booking platforms.
Booking sooner rather than later is highly advisable (Sapporo is very popular touristic destination.)
The JCRS22 Organizing Committee is planning to provide child care service during JCRS22 meeting (Nov. 9th to 11th noon). Please contact and apply for further inquiries and the service by Sept. 20th, 2019 to the committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). The committee may ask you for the emergency contact and child’s name, age, etc. Children up to elementary school ages can be accepted for the child care service.
Schedule (before registration)
August 9th (Fri), 17:00 (JT)
Deadline for the submission of Theme Session proposals
August 19th (Mon), 10:00 (JT).
Registration and early payment open.
Registration of mini-workshops open.
Registration of poster exhibitions (coral reef conservation activities/studies by students in high school and below) open Registation form（Closed）
Sept. 6th (Fri), 17:00 (JT).
Deadline for registration and early payment.
Deadline for registration of mini-workshops.
Deadline for poster exhibitions (coral reef conservation activities/studies by students in high school and below)
Sept. 20th (Fri), 17:00 (JT).
Deadline for abstract submission
Deadline for registration of mini-workshops
22nd JCRS Schedule (*Tentative version)
November 8th (Friday)
09:00-12:00 Council meeting
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13:00-17:00 Board of Directors/ Delegates
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17:00-19:00 Open symposium（Hokkaido University Museum, Hall (Exchange of intellect)”）
November 9th (Saturday)1st day of the meeting (Venue: Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, Hokkaido University)
Oral presentations, Poster presentations, Junior, and senior high school students’ poster exhibition
November 10th (Sunday)2nd day of the meeting. (Venue: Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, Hokkaido University)
Oral presentations, Poster presentations , NPOs and elementary
16:00-17:30 CRS Prize award ceremony
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November 11th (Monday)3rd day of the meeting (Venue: Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, Hokkaido University)
09:00-12:00 Theme session
*The schedule might be modified according to actual submitted number of oral/poster presentations.
Oral and poster presentation program will be available in the newsletter vol.83
Call for Registration
Registration has opened at Aug. 19 th and deadline is Sept. 6 th. Please register through the following website by Sept. 6 th.
Registration form (Closed)
Payment of fee
Please pay the Early-bird registration fee through bank transfer by Sept. 6th 2019. Oversea applicants, who have difficulties with paying the registration fee through bank transfer and who indicate the situation during their web-registration, can pay the same amount of fee as the early registration fee on-site (JPY cash only). Payment via “PayPal” is available but only for limited countries (Please contact the committee by e-mail: （email@example.com）.
All JCRS members can participate in JCRS22 for Early-Bird fee (see below). To join the JCRS, please contact the JCRS General Office (please see: “Membership Application Page”).
Registration fee (JPY)
Printed Abstract Book
* Registration fee for invited speakers and students in high school and below are also free.
* It is recommended to request printed abstract-book and to pay at early registration, as extra 30 copies might be sold out on the day of the meeting (Electronic abstract-book will be freely available via internet).
Bank name: JP Bank
Type of account: Transfer account
Account Number: 00190-7-354443
Account Name: 一般社団法人日本サンゴ礁学会（ニホンサンゴショウガッカイダイニジュッカイタイカイシ）
Please send the e-mail with this information: Name, Affiliation, Telephone, E-mail address to the JCRS secretariat office (（firstname.lastname@example.org）)
Participants can pay together if they wish. In this case, please write all the necessary information for each participant.
Please fill out the registration form with your participant registration information and submit it to the Organization Committee through the web site indicated above.
If you would like to make a presentation, you should inform us about the presentation type (oral or poster), title of your presentation, name and affiliation in your registration. Please note that all presenters must be members of JCRS except for invited speakers and students in high school and below. The Organizing Committee has the privilege to decide the form of presentation for all participants. You may be asked to change the presentation style form depending upon the number of presentation applications.
Abstract book (electric version) can be downloaded below:（(Not available)).
The Abstract format template (Word format) can be downloaded here（MS-Word format）.
Please paste your abstract on this form, convert it to a PDF file, and send it to the Organizing Committee.
Paper size: A4 (1 sheet), top and bottom margins 3 cm, left and right margins 2.5cm.
Title: Arial font, 14 pt, centered
Second line: All authors’ names, Times New Roman font, 12 pt, centered. Please indicate the presenter with an open circle (○). Middle name should be initialed.
Third line：Affiliations (Abbreviation would be recommended), Times New Roman, 10 pt, centered.
Fourth line: Keywords (1-2 words and less than 5 keywords), Times New Roman, 10 pt, centered.
Fifth line: Abstract, Times New Roman, 12 pt, full-justified
Other details: Figures and tables can be included with abstracts.
Please ensure that any unusual fonts or symbols can be read properly in the PDF file format before sending files. Also, please make sure the format is correct. Please make sure the file size does not exceed 1MB before sending it to the Committee.
submit both the PDF file and the original Word file via following upload URL.
upload URL：Uploading site (Closed)Deadline： Sept. 20th, 2019
Please submit abstracts by Sept. 20th, 2019 to the Organizing Committee via following abstract upload site.
*Due to printing process right after the submission due date, we can’t allow any amendment, correction and edits.
*Please check your abstract carefully before submission.
*Please do not miss the due date.
If you have questions, please contact the committee by e-mail （email@example.com））.
We welcome all of you to participate in and enjoy the meeting.
All presenters must be members of JCRS except invited speakers and students in high school.
Oral presentations：15 minutes are allotted, including set-up and questions. Presenter can use the meeting PC (Win/Mac) and projector. Presentations must be supplied in MS PowerPoint (Win/Mac) or Adobe PDF formats.
Poster presentations：poster size should be prepared within A0 format (panel size: 86 cm width and 176 cm height.
Presentation Award for Young Scientists
Presentation Awards for Young Scientists will be given to young JCRS members less than or equal to 35 years, who take excellent oral and poster presentations, and have never won the award. The candidates who intend to entry for the award must be submit from “Registration form” by Sept. 6th 2019.
Date and Time: 17:00 – 19:00, Nov. 8th (Friday)
Venue: Hokkaido University Museum “Hall (Exchange of intellect)”, Kita(N)10-jo, Nishi(W)8-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, 060 -0810”
Coral continuously produce and deposit their carbonate skeleton, and became one of the leading builders for coral reefs. Therefore, coral is an attractive research target not only for biologist but also for a geologist. The legacies of coral and coral reef provide us the past relationships among coral, coral reefs, and earth environmental changes. The symposium introduces “how to scope the relationships using the coral and coral reef legacies” by geologists.
Hajime Kayane（The University of Tokyo）
Tsuyoshi WATANABE（Hokkaido University）
Akihiro Kano（The University of Tokyo）
Yoichi Ezaki（Osaka City University）
Call for mini-workshops
The Organizing Committee welcomes the organization of associated meetings for specific topics concerning coral reef studies in Japanese/English languages. We offer rooms for the meeting (18:00-19:30, Nov. 9th). The organizers must be the JCRS-member. Please note that NON- JCRS-member can freely have presentations at and participate in the mini-workshop.
If you would like to organize a meeting, please send the following information to the Organizing Committee (（firstname.lastname@example.org）) by 17:00 on Sept. 20th (Fri).
1) Meeting title,
2) Organizer(s) (name, affiliation),
3) Summary (about 150 words)
Call for elementary, junior, and senior high school students’ poster exhibition
The Organizing Committee welcomes poster exhibitions of coral reef studies by elementary, junior, and senior high school students. Students who will make the poster presentation and up to one their attendant (non-JCRS member is acceptable) can attend without registration fee payment. Registration must be done via the web site for JCRS22 registration by 17:00 on Sept. 6th (Fri).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JCRS22 Organizing Committee (email@example.com).
Call for poster exhibition about coral reef conservation activities
The Organizing Committee welcomes poster exhibitions of coral reef conservation activities. Registration must be done via the web site by 17:00 on Sept. 6th (Fri).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JCRS22 Organizing Committee (（firstname.lastname@example.org）).
Title：Field-based coral reef research: Prof. Tatsuo Takahashi Memorial Session
Organizers:Kan, H. (Kyushu Univ.), Fujita, K. (Univ. Ryukyus), Satoh, T. (Univ. Ryukyus)
Topics：In this session, we would like to express our respect to the late Professor Tatsuo Takahashi, who has been a leader in coral reef field research, and hope to convey the appeal of field research on coral reefs. Case studies/reviews of field-based coral reef researches are welcome to present in this session from all disciplines ranging from geomorphology, geology, biology, chemistry, geography, archaeology and social sciences. We also hope to discuss the role of collaborative field research in the history of coral reef studies with recalling the “Summer School” run spontaneously led by the late Professor Tatsuo Takahashi.
Call for Theme Session proposals (closed)
JCRS22 organizing committee is inviting “Theme Session” proposals for discussing specific research topics or interdisciplinary issues. Each session organizer can invite up to two invitation speakers, who are not necessary to be JCRS members and to pay registration fee or banquet fee. Importantly, the main organizer of each theme session will be required to write and submit a session report to JCRS Journal (in Japanese, about 4 pages in print). The schedule for the submission of the manuscript will be the end of March 2020. The session reports will be published in the JCRS Journal.
The Theme Sessions may take place after the regular sessions for increasing the possible number of oral presentations. The time slot for your presentation in a session will be adjusted based on the number of entries. The Theme Session organizers will be requested to arrange the program of their sessions after the close of the abstract submission.
Proposals for Theme Sessions must be submitted by Aug 9 (Fri), 17:00 (JST). Please submit your proposal via e-mail (email@example.com) with title of “JCRS Theme Session” and information of Name(s) of Organizer(s), Affiliation(s), Session title, and Session summary (less than 150 words).
If you have some questions, please do not hesitate to contact the JCRS22 Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
English Session (Oral presentations)
English Session (oral presentations) will be held on Nov 11th a.m.
In this session, presentation language including Q&A is basically in English. This session is as same as ‘Regular session’, wider presentation topics related to coral reef studies are accepted. But of course, you can join regular or other sessions with presentation by English.