Dec. 13, 2010

Dear Colleagues,


We invite you to the Japanese-Russian workshop symposium
Supported by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Tohoku University Global COE Program gGlobal Education and Research Center for Earth and Planetary Dynamicsh, and Centre for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University


gNorthern Pacific-Rim Ophiolites and their Ocean-Floor Analoguesh


that will be held at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University

Kawauchi 41, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 Japan

Monday-Thursday, February 7-10, 2011 (Sendai is 300 km to the north of Tokyo)


[Ishiwatari's English Page] [Ishiwatari Lab Page] [Ishiwatari's Japanese Page]



Organizers: Akira Ishiwatari1), Naoto Hirano1), Yasutaka Hayasaka2), Sumiaki Machi3), Sergey D. Sokolov4) and Galina V. Ledneva4)


1)Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University

2)Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science,  Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University

3)Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kanazawa University

4)Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow



Following the successful workshop of June 15-16, 2010 in Moscow, we organize the second and last workshop of the Japanese-Russian scientific cooperation project gOphiolites and associated rocks at the northeastern end of Asia: Petrology, geodynamics and regional geological correlations of Eastern Arctich. The workshop is concentrated on the northern Pacific-rim ophiolites in Japan, Far East Russia, Alaska and Western North America, their relationship to the analogous ocean floor rocks in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana area, and development of ophiolite and oceanic lithosphere from the continental rift zone to the subduction zone. Topics on ophiolites, ocean floor rocks, and related rocks of other parts of the world are also welcome. Later half of the workshop incorporates a two-day field trip to the Boso Peninsula to the southeast of Tokyo to study Cenozoic subduction-accretion complexes and the Mineoka ophiolite therein. Naoto Hirano serves as the field leader. The workshop is held for summarizing the results of the joint Japanese-Russian research project and discussing future research projects, supported by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science and Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

The deadline of the abstract submission and registration is Tuesday, December 28, 2010 (extemded).

A single page abstract (title, authors, affiliations, keywords, text, and references; 12 pt font) should be written in English, and all oral and poster presentations should also be given in English. Abstract submission and registration are free of charge. Please indicate your oral/poster preference and yes/no of your participation in the field trip on registration. Abstract submission, registration, and other correspondence: Akira Ishiwatari (



Established: Nov. 1, 2010;  Revised: Nov. 1, 2010