At 17:30 on 9 January 2014 at an open meeting at the 31st Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, the Nordic Union for Quaternary Research (NORDQUA) was reborn.

All present supported restarting the association, as proposed by Eiliv Larsen (NGU) and Helena Alexanderson (Lund University) and an email list of members was created. It was decided to keep membership free and Norwegian members from the University of Bergen and NGU volunteered to organise the ‘first’ excursion into Sunnmøre, Norway. A ‘second’ excursion to southern Sweden was organised in 2015 by Mark Johnson and colleagues from Gothenburg University. Excursions to Finnish Lapland and Iceland have also been planned.

In 2018, at the 33rd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Copenhagen, a secretariat team took over leadership of NORDQUA comprising Anna Hughes (University of Bergen), Ívar Örn Benediktsson, (University of Iceland), Matthew Owen (GEUS), and Carl Regnell (University of Bergen).

Since its rebirth in 2014 through to 2022 NGU kindly covered the annual running costs of the NORDQUA website. Since 2022, NORDQUA has been proudly sponsored by the journal Boreas.