At the Council Meeting of 2  August 1988, France's application for membership was approved by unanimous vote. The IPA welcomes France as a member. The French Permafrost Association was formed on 22 April 1988.

The Executive Committee is composed of:

  • J. Aguirre - Puente, President
  • J. Malaurie, Vice - President
  • J. P. Lautridou, Treasurer
  • A. M. Cames - Pintaux, Secretary