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    ** Progress in Earth and Planetary Science is the official journal of the Japan Geoscience Union, published in collaboration with its 51 society members.

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    13. Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Climate and Humans

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    Submission start: December 1, 2019

    Submission deadline: March 31, 2020

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    Proponent:

    Min-Te CHEN (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan)

    Associate Editors:

    Min-Te CHEN (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan)

    Hai XU (Tianjin University, China)

    Francisco William da CRUZ (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)

    Hasrizal Bin SHAARI (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)

    Understanding past and present Earth system processes is one of the most important key toward prediction, mitigation, and adaption of future climate change and impacts to human societies. The main objective of the proposing special issue for SPEPS is to collect newly advanced research results relevant to the hot scientific issue presented in the “3rd International Conference on Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Ocean and Humans (June 11-13, 2019, Keelung, Taiwan)” and “1st International Symposium of Multiscale Climate Variability and Dynamics, Oct. 10-19, 2019, Xian, China)” (See Programs in Appendix) and aim to publish a collection of thematically coherent original research articles related to geological/biological studies for Quaternary ocean and climate variability with modern analogues, new proxy climate records with new observations and calibrations, biological ecosystem and environmental changes that are implicative of anthropogenic impacts to coastal and ocean environments, etc.. We will invite in particular authors to contribute original articles and review articles that bring results related to global change from disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints and anticipate to draw attentions from wider readerships with policymakers and researchers sought to emphasize an inter-disciplinary approach in studying this important topics, and use this as a seed to pair geologists and oceanographers and other scientists with environmental and bio-geological expertise to tackle the environmental crisis that we will face by the end of this century.

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    12. Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact – VarSITI – 5-year summary review

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    Submission start: January 1, 2020

    Submission deadline: March 31, 2020

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    Proponents:

    Kazuo Shiokawa (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University,Japan)

    Katya Georgieva (Space Research and Technologies Institute (SRTI), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

    Nat Gopalswamy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)

    Associate Editors:

    Kazuo Shiokawa (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University,Japan)

    Katya Georgieva (Space Research and Technologies Institute (SRTI), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

    Nat Gopalswamy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)

    The Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact (VarSITI) was the SCOSTEP’s 5-year international program in 2014-2018. VarSITI focused on the recent and expected future solar activity and its consequences for the Earth, for various timescales from the order of thousands years to milliseconds, and for various locations and their connections from the solar interior to the Earth’s atmosphere. Four scientific projects were carried out under the VarSITI program: (1) Solar Evolution and Extrema (SEE), (2) International Study of Earth-Affecting Solar Transients(ISEST/MiniMax24), (3) Specification and Prediction of the Coupled Inner-Magnetospheric Environment (SPeCIMEN), and (4) Role Of the Sun and the Middle atmosphere / thermosphere / ionosphere In Climate (ROSMIC). These four projects were carried out in collaboration with relevant satellite and ground-based missions as well as modeling efforts to facilitate the implementation of these projects. This special issue mainly invites review papers on scientific achievements obtained from the 5-year VarSITI activities and the relevant topics to address possible future directions of these fields.

    11. Projection and impact assessment of global change

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    Submission start: June 1, 2019

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2019

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    Proponents:

    Michio Kawamiya (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)

    Associate Editors:

    Tatsuo Suzuki (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)

    Masayoshi Ishii (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan)

    Kenji Tanaka (DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan)

    Roy Rasmussen (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)

    Anthropogenic forcings on global environment are expected to cause intensification of extreme events, sea level rise, ocean acidification, as well as large-scale ecosystem changes. The CMIP6 experimental protocol has been established, based on which modeling groups across the world are starting to provide environmental projection data toward 6th IPCC assessment report due in 2021. Various new types of studies, such as event attribution and coupling of socio-economic processes and Earth system dynamics, are also emerging in the field of global change projection. In addition, impact assessment studies using downscaling technique are becoming increasingly more important for grasping the significance of environmental changes for our society. Interactions and collaborations beyond boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines are desired for dealing with the issues of global change.

    In this special issue SPEPS, we invite authors to contribute latest researches or reviews on global change from disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints. The scope ranges over, but not limited to, development of climate/Earth system models, their applications on projections on global and regional scales, impact assessments with a particular emphasis on Asia, and cross-cutting studies with social scientists.