The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) was founded in the 1970s to co-ordinate and energise all aspects of Quaternary research in Ireland and to pass on existing expertise through conferences and field excursions. See below our leaflet describing who we are and what we do (click on the image to access the pdf).

We were delighted to organise the International Quaternary Union (INQUA) 20th Congress in the Dublin Convention Centre in July 2019. This conference hosted a record number of experts from all over the world for the largest geoscience event ever hosted in Ireland. Find out more here.

Events and News

  • IQUA symposium 2021 programmeIQUA symposium 2021 programme
    Friday the 26th of November is our annual symposium on Abrupt Climate Change with seven speakers lined up. The welcoming speaker, IQUA president Gill Plunkett, will begin at 9:45 and the webinar will open to attendees at 9:55. Click here to join the Zoom webinar, (registration-free). https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/j/91265571333?pwd=Zms1TlVUcmVUb2pYQU9zRzZqS1UrUT09 See the programme below:
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  • IQUA annual symposium 2021IQUA annual symposium 2021
    Due to the high incidence rate of COVID19 and difficulties in securing a suitable venue capable of supporting a hybrid event, this year’s Autumn Symposium will again be online. The event will be held via Zoom (details to be confirmed) on Friday, 26 November. We invite short talks (15 minutes) on the symposium theme of ...
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  • IQUA Bill Watts, Research and new Valerie Hall awards 2021 – Call now onIQUA Bill Watts, Research and new Valerie Hall awards 2021 - Call now on
    IQUA is proud to launch our new award: The Valerie Hall award  for the best student or early-career researcher-led paper published by an IQUA member. The Award is for early career researchers or postgraduate students who have written a top-quality research publication that puts Irish Quaternary science on the international stage. We hope that the award ...
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