The 2020 call of both the Bill Watts 14Chrono Awards and the IQUA Research Awards is now on with a deadline for application on the 18th of December.
See our awards page for futher information and application form.
Our annual symposium is arriving on the 27th of November. Current restrictions means it will be organised online through zoom. Further information on registration will come soon. See the flyer below for the list of our confirmed speakers..
On this historic day marking the retirement of Pete Coxon, the leading figure behind the organisation of the INQUA 2019 congress in Dublin 14 months ago, IQUA wishes to release the video that was produced and that highlights some of the great moments from this conference. Pete wishes to thank all people concerned with the build-up, plan and eventually the runnning of the Congress and associated fieldtrips to such a wonderful success. IQUA also wishes to thank our sponsors for the Congress; Science Foundation Ireland, Geological Survey Ireland, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The IQUA Fieldtrip 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Several members have kindly offered to lead informal regional field meetings for interested parties, subject to individual travel arrangements in the months of September and October. Check the descriptions of the events here and contact the relevant leader to register your interest.
Note: fieldguides will not be produced and published for these excursions.
Despite our current isolation and the slow stream of IQUA related news, I am delighted to officially announce the winner of this year’s Eileen Reilly Postgraduate Research award.
Congratulations to Adrienne Foreman from NUI Galway who is currently undergoing her first year of PhD with Dr Gordon Bromley in Palaeoclimatology.
This award will allow her to expand on her research outputs and we can’t wait to hear about the results in an upcoming newsletter or spring meeting.
Best wishes to her and to you all in these troubling circumstances.
Catch up as soon as we can safely do so.
Due to the ongoing sanitary crisis linked with the Covid-19 virus outbreak, the decision has been made to cancel our spring meeting and AGM due to take place on the 28th of March 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast.
Thank you for your consideration. Stay safe and we’ll let you know as soon as we organise a new event on the other side of this outbreak.
The Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting 2020 will be held at the Elmwood Building at Queen’s University Belfast on Saturday the 28th March. Registration will commence at 9:30am.
The meeting is open to all and will consist of short (20 minute) presentations on any area of new or ongoing Quaternary research. Postgraduate and post-doctoral students are especially welcome and are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to present in an informal and friendly setting. Both oral and poster presentations are invited and there will be a prize for the best postgraduate talk.
Please send abstracts of c. 200 words to Graeme Swindles firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating poster or talk.
The meeting will be followed by the IQUA AGM on the Saturday afternoon.
There will be a small fee to pay to cover at least some of the expenses related to the meeting and to support further IQUA’s activities. The fee will be €10/€5 for members and students/concessions respectively and €20 for non-members. Payments in £GBP will also be accepted.
This year’s symposium entitled “A Selection from INQUA” will take place on Friday the 29th of November 2019 in the Geological Survey Ireland lecture theatre in Beggar’s Bush.
The programme aims to showcase a range of talks delivered at our recent INQUA congress in Dublin on diverse subjects. It highlights talks by Irish based researchers and/or research projects about Ireland. Registration is €20/10 for full/student members and €30/15 for non-members. See schedule below. Everyone is welcome.