The meeting discussed the results from the IENE members survey and the organisation of an upcoming planning meeting in Barcelona about the development of the future IENE. The meeting also contained reports from ongoing and planned projects, such as progress reports from the project International map of defragmentation, the IGELI project and the planning of the IENE 2018 conference. The secretariat reported that IENE got 1 new member since the last SC meeting (from Sweden).
*In order to make the work of the Steering committee (SC) more transparent to all members, the SC has decided to regularly publish short summaries of their meetings on the website. IENE members are always free to contact the SC with requests, proposals, questions or issues for discussion.