The Geological Society of Japan Prize
Yasufumi Iryu (Tohoku Univ.)
Research Theme: Sedimentological, geochemical study of Quaternary limestone and carbonate sediment and of the Ryukyu Island Arc.
Yo-ichiro Otofuji (Kobe Univ.)
Research Theme: Paleomagnetic study of deformation of the continent and the Japan arc.
Island Arc Award
Keiko Hattori (Univ. Ottawa)
Awarded paper: Hattori Keiko, Wallis Simon, Enami Masaki and Mizukami Tomoyuki, 2010. Subduction of mantle wedge peridotites: Evidence from the Higashi-akaishi ultramaficbody in the Sanbagawa metamorphic belt. Island Arc, 19, 192-207.
The Geological Society of Japan Ozawa Yoshiaki Award
Tetsuji Onoue (Kumamoto Univ.)
Research Theme: Global environmental change study using the oceanic rock of the accretionary prism.
The Geological Society of Japan Sakuyama Masanori Award
Atsushi Okamoto (Kumamoto Univ.)
Research Theme: Experimental study of fluid flow and water-rock interaction in the subduction zone.
The Geological Society of Japan Koto Bunjiro Award
Sumito Morita (AIST), Ken Nakajima (AIST), Yasuaki Hanamura (JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp.)
Reference paper: Morita, S., Nakajima, T. and Hanamura, Y. (2011) Submarine slump sediments and related dewatering structures: Observations of 3D seismic data obtained for the continental slope off Shimokita Peninsula, NE Japan. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 117, 95-98.
The Geological Society of Japan Commendation
Awardee: Makoto Okamura (Kochi Univ.)
Awarded contribution: Educational activities and developing new fields of earthquake and tsunami research.
Awardee: Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Awarded contribution: Pioneering initiatives for geological conservation park.