Tasks and aims

  • Promoting Quaternary science in research, education and application
  • Representation of Quaternary scientists in the public domain
  • Maintaining and fostering relations with applied sciences, media, public and political authorities with regard to questions of environmental protection and services for the public
  • Establishing and supporting networks of Quaternary scientists and exchange with related organization worldwide



DEUQUA Honorary-Medal

The Albrecht-Penck-Medal is awarded for outstanding scientific merits and achievements, in the field of Quaternary science.


Honorary membership

Awarded to individuals who have significantly supported and promoted Quaternary research or DEUQUA.


DEUQUA-Prize for young academics

Awarded to individuals who have written outstanding theses in the field of Quaternary science. 




The membership fee includes print copies of E&G Quaternary Science Journal as well as Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen (GMIT).



DEUQUA Conferences take place every two years.



The DEUQUA collection of books and journals is located in Halle and can be accessed via the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Books and journal issues can be loaned upon registration on site or ordered as photocopies via Gemeinsame Bibliotheksverbund GBV or Subito. Note that it not possible to perform a literature search of the DEUQUA library itself as it is part of the larger library in Halle.