Doc 3.1a Mar 2012. AMATII Forward.

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Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
"At the fall 2011 meeting of the Senior Arctic Officials (SAO), the SAOs generally expressed support for the Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (AMATII). However, the SAOs requested that the United States provide the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) with additional information about project oversight and outcomes. The United States Government [led by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)], introduced the AMATII proposal in the SDWG during the Danish Chairmanship. FAA and MARAD, with the assistance of their contractor the Institute of the North, would collect data relating to Arctic transportation infrastructure. Iceland is co-leading AMATII with the United States." /.../