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Special Symposia

Schedule of Special Symposia (PDF)

The following special symposia will run during the Congress. These symposia focus on specific and frontier themes and consist of invited oral presentations only. For more information about each symposium, please click the symposium number!

Theme 1:
Tectonics, climate, and sedimentation
SS1-1 Sedimentation in and around magmatic arcs in relation to tectonics and volcanism
Conveners:
C. Busby (UCSB) and Ken-ichiro Hisada (Univ. Tsukuba)
Keynote speaker:
Cathy Busby
Invited speakers:
Wulf Mueller (Univ. Quebec), Il Yong Lee (Seoul Natl. Univ.), Ken-ichiro Hisada, B.P. Roser (Shimane Univ.), Yukinobu Okamura (GSJ), Makoto Yuasa (GSJ), Takahiro Yamamoto (GSJ) and C.L. Moore (Univ. Cambera)
SS1-2 Monsoons and the Himalaya: tectonics-climate and land-ocean linkages
Conveners:
P. Clift (Uni. Aberdeen), H. Zheng (Tongji Univ.) and R. Tada (Univ. Tokyo)
Keynote speaker:
Harutaka Sakai (Kyushu Univ.)
Invited speakers:
Peter Clift, Hongbo Zheng, Ryuji Tada, Harutaka Sakai, Nagender B. Nath, Youbin Sun and Anette George
SS1-3 Continental margin sedimentation and deep-water sedimentary systems
Conveners:
O. Martinsen (Norsk Hydro) and K. Hoyanagi (Shinshu Univ.)
Keynote speaker:
David Piper (BIO/CSG)
Invited speakers:
Trond Lien (Norsk Hydro), Makoto Ito (Chiba Univ.), Takeshi Nakajima (GSJ / AIST), Stephen Flint (Univ. Liverpool), Bruno Savoye (IFREMER), Carlos Primez (Shell), Ben Kneller (Univ. Aberdeen) and Koichi Hoyanagi

Theme 2:
Environmental sedimentology and human society
SS2-1 Coastal environments and human activity
Conveners:
S. Goodbred (Vanderbilt Univ.), S. Chun (Chonnam Nat. Univ.), A. Bartholomae (Senckenberg Inst.) and Y. Saito (GSJ/AIST)
Keynote speaker:
James Syvitski (Univ. Colorado)
Invited speakers:
Alex Batholomae, SeungSoo Chun, Jesper Batholdy (University of Copenhagen), Kazumi Matsuoka (Nagasaki Univ.), Atsuko Amano (Ehime Univ.), Van Lap Nguyen (VAST), Zuosheng Yang (Ocean Univ. China) and Rolf Aalto (Univ. Washington)
SS2-2 Catastrophic sedimentary processes: mechanisms and hazard mitigation
Conveners:
F. Nanayama (GSJ/AIST) and Nguyen Van Lap(VAST)
Keynote speaker:
Tsunemasa Shiki (Kyoto University)
Invited speakers:
Kyoko Kataoka (Niigata University), Vern Manville (Wairakei Research Centre), Hiroshi Ikeda, James White (Univ. Otago), Thi Kim Oanh Ta (VAST), Koji Minoura (Tohoku University), Ken Ikehara (GSJ/AIST) and Shoichi Kiyokawa (Kyushu University)

Theme 3:
New targets and innovation in resource sedimentology
SS3-1 Gas hydrates: origin, exploration and resource potential
Conveners:
T. Collett (USGS), C. Paull (MBARI) and R. Matsumoto (Univ. Tokyo)
Keynote speaker:
Charles K. Paull
Invited speakers:
Timothy Collett, Gerhard Bohrmann (Bremen Univ.), Deborah R. Hutchinson (USGS), Ryo Matsumoto, Tetsuya Fujii (JOGMEC), Char-Shine Liu (Taiwan Univ.), Renat Shakirov (V.I.I. Pacific O.I.) and Scott Dallimore (GSC)
SS3-2 3D seismic technology for exploration and sediment body analysis
Conveners:
B. Hart (McGill Univ.) and O. Takano (JAPEX)
Keynote speaker:
Bruce Hart
Invited speakers:
Jan Sverre Laberg (Univ. Toromso), Simon Lang (Woodside Energy), Takeshi Nakanishi (INPEX), Tatsuo Saeki (JOGMEC), Xianbin Zeng (Univ. Manchester), Hiromi Sawada (INPEX) and Osamu Takano

Theme 4:
Evolution of the biosphere and geosphere
SS4-1 Microbial processes and products in sedimentary systems
Conveners:
J. McKenzie (ETH) and A. Kano (Hiroshima Univ.)
keynote speaker:
Robert Riding (Cardiff Univ.), Pieter T. Visscher (Univ. Connecticut)
Invited speakers:
Gernot Arp (Gottingen Univ.), Miriam S. Andres (Univ. Miami), Kosei Yamaguchi (JAMSTEC), Takeshi Naganuma (Hiroshima Univ.) Judith McKenzie and Akihiro Kano
SS4-2 Boundary events and global change
Conveners:
M. Tucker (Univ. Durham) and Y. Kakuwa (Univ. Tokyo)
keynote speaker :
Paul Wignall (Leeds Univ.)
Invited speakers:
Daizhao Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Ian Jarvis (Kingston Univ.), Yukio Isozaki (Univ. Tokyo), Yoshitaka Kakuwa, John McArthur (Univ. London) and Rie S. Hori (Ehime Univ.)

Theme 5:
Frontiers in sedimentology
SS5-1 Role of sedimentology in Earth drilling projects
Conveners:
A. Taira (JAMSTEC), H. Kudrass (BGR), P. Delany (UCSC), A. Mix (Oregon St. Univ.), W. Soh (JAMSTEC), N. Suzuki (Hokkaido Univ.)
Keynote speaker:
Gregory Moore (CDEX/JAMSTEC)
Invited speakers:
Asahiko Taira, Ursula Roehl (Bremen University), David K. Rea (Univ. Michigan), Juergen Thurow (Univ. College London), James C. Zachos (UCSC), Hermann-Rudolf Kudrass (BGR), Wang Pinxian (Tongji Univ.) and Margaret L. Delaney (UCSC)
SS5-2

Extraterrestrial sedimentology

Conveners:
H. Miyamoto (Univ. Tokyo) and G. Ori (Univ. G. d'Annuzio)
Keynote speaker:
Hideaki Miyamoto
Invited speakers:
Hideaki Miyamoto, Paul Carling, James Zimbelman, Ralph Lorenz and Alexis Rodriguez
SS5-3 Integrated strata analysis
Conveners:
C. Nittrouer (Univ. Washington), S. Berne (IFREMER), J. Syvitski (Univ. Colorado) and Y. Saito (GSJ/AIST)
Keynote speaker:
Fabio Trincardi (ISMAR-CNR)
Invited speakers:
Serge Berne, Bilal Haq (NSF, USA), James T. Liu (National Sun Yat-sen Univ.), Charles A. Nittrouer, Gary Parker (Univ. Illinois), Jeff Peakall (Univ. Leeds), Yoshiki Saito and James P.M. Syvitski