International Prize

The Geological Society of Japan International Prize

The Geological Society of Japan International Prize is presented to members or non-members of the Society who have made innovative contributions in geology as well as distinguished achievements in developing geology of Japan through studies of the Japanese Islands and the adjacent areas and/or co-operative researches with Japanese geologists.


Richard S. Fiske (Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History)
Research theme: Transport and deposition mechanisms of pyroclastic debris from submarine eruptions.


Roberto Compagnoni (University of Turin)
Research title:Metamorphic petrology


JAHN, Bor-ming (National Taiwan University)
Research title: Studies of geochronology, isotope and trace element geochemistry, and geological evolution of the earth and planetary materials



J. Casey Moore (Univ. California, Santa Cruz)
Research title: On-land geology and marine geology of accretionary complexes


Juhn G. Liou (Emeritus Professor, Stanford University)
Research Theme: Contribution to Study of Low-Temperature, High and Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism and Development of Japanese Geological Community



Yoshihide Ota (Polar Research Institute, Norway)
Research title: Geology of Polar Regions


David H. Green (Australia National University)
Research theme: Experimental petrology and geochemical studies of magma genesis and evolution of lithosphere

Allan White (La Trobe Univ., Australia)
Research theme: Classification and of I- and S-type granites and study on their genesis by the restite model