The EAB was invited to attend research presentations delivered by members of the Consortium during the meeting held in Brazil. Project achievements and the main challenges faced during 2016 were reported. Prior to the meeting, the research team submitted responses to the EAB report from the second annual meeting, held in Beijing, China, in October 2016. The EAB provided new recommendations and highlighted the main actions to be taken by the Consortium. The EAB members who could not attend the meeting in person sent their contributions electronically.