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AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – is an international association for expedition cruise operators operating in the Arctic and others with interests in this industry.

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The association was founded in 2003 and has since become an  important organization representing the concerns and views of arctic expedition cruise operators. AECO is dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and strive to set the highest possible operating standards.

The association’s geographical range is considered to encompass the Arctic area north of 60 degrees north latitude. The core areas are Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland, Arctic Canada and the national park “Russian Arctic”.

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AECO’s Events 2016

ARCTIC SAR WORKSHOP AND TTX 2016

Reykjavik, April 6th – 7th, 2016

FRISKE FRASPARK – REISELIVSKONFERANSE

Longyearbyen, September 5th – 7th, 2016

AECO’S 13TH ARCTIC CRUISE CONFERENCE

Oslo, October 12th, 2016

Our Guidelines

VIDEO: GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS ›

Video presenting general  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

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Visitors Guidelines ›

General  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

Site Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines on selected and specific sites in the Arctic.

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Wildlife Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines for encounters with Arctic wildlife.

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Operational Guidelines ›

Mandatory guidelines for tour operators that are members of AECO.

 

Biosecurity guidelinesBIOSECURITY GUIDELINES

Guidelines for protection of the environment

 

 

25.04.16:

Kim Crosbie and Jérôme Poncet receives polar medals at Buckingham Palace

On Friday 22 April, IAATO’s Jérôme Poncet (Golden Fleece Expeditions) and Executive Director, Dr. Kim Crosbie, were awarded their Polar…

11.04.16:

AECO meets the Minister of Justice

AECO, Visit Svalbard, Svalbard Business Council, Spitsbergen Travel and Basecamp Spitsbergen today had the privilege of meeting the Norwegian Minister…

07.04.16:

SAR entities and operators in one room

Ragnhildur Hjaltadóttir, permanent secretary of the Icelandic Ministry of Interior, opened the Joint Arctic SAR Table Top Exercise (TTX), organized…

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