The "IPA Lifetime Achievement Award” has as a goal to acknowledge the lifetime contribution of individuals for outstanding permafrost science and engineering research. and/or for exceptional contributions to the international permafrost research community.
The first of these awards was made during the European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP III) in June 2010. The second was awarded during the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (TICOP) in June 2012. The third was awarded during the Fourth European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP4) in June 2014, and the fourth was awarded in June 2016 during the 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) in Potsdam, Germany.
The nomination process for the award have to be supported by a citation and letters of support. The nominations are made directly by the IPA member countries and need to be supported by at least three individuals from three different countries. If you are interested in nominating an individual, please contact the relevant country representative and use the nomination form to prepare your nomination.
The recipient of the IPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 is Prof. Hugh French (shown receiving his award from Antoni Lewkowicz, IPA President 2012-2016).
The recipient of the IPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 is Prof. Cheng Guodong.
The recipient of the IPA Lifetime Achivement Award 2012 is Prof. Nikolai. N. Romanovskii.
The recipient of the IPA Lifetime Achivement Award 2010 is Prof. J. Ross Mackay.