- Animateur: G. Seingre (Switzerland)
- Vice Animateur: M Shimokawachi (Japan)
- Tutor: P. Grasso (Italy)
The meeting was attended by 11 members from 9 different countries: Argentina, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to project presentations. An extended presentation was given on the Bioceanic Central Corridor Project between Argentina and Chile.
The report of the WG17 has been published. The ITA-ExCo will decide on the future of the WG.