Loutre awarded INQUA Medal

marie france loutre bigPAGES' Executive Director Marie-France Loutre will be awarded the INQUA Distinguished Service Medal at the 20th INQUA Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

The Medal is awarded to individuals with a recognized record of sustained and outstanding contributions to the maintenance or development of INQUA’s important functions such as organization, operations, outputs, or publicity.

Dr. Loutre was Secretary of the INQUA Commission on Palaeoclimate from 1995 to 1999, the first female President of an INQUA Commission (on Palaeoclimate) from 1999 to 2003, and the INQUA Treasurer from 2007 to 2015.

Dr. Loutre was also heavily involved in the Belgian branch of INQUA for almost 20 years.

She said it was a great honor to be selected. "It really came as a surprise. I am pleased and humbled to receive this Medal and to join Nat Rutter as a recipient."

Prof. Rutter, the previous recipient from 2015, founded Quaternary International, the official journal of INQUA.

The 20th INQUA Congress runs from 25-31 July 2019.