EPPR held its first meeting under the US Chairmanship in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. 43 participants attended representing all eight AC countries, one Permanent Participant (AIA), two observer states (Singapore and South Korea) and 3 three observer organizations (WWF, CCU and UNECE).
The meeting focused on follow-up activities from the last EPPR meeting in Seattle and the Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit. Project updates and project proposals were discussed. Member States provided country updates on search and rescue (SAR) and other EPPR relevant activities.