AECO

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.

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Site Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines on selected and specific sites in Svalbard.

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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

 

 

20.01.16:

Polar Medals awarded to Dr. Kim Crosbie and Jérôme Poncet

This month Dr Kim Crosbie, IAATO Executive Director, and IAATO Member Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Expeditions was awarded the…

06.01.16:

AECO welcomes Air Greenland and Arctic Adventure as new affiliate members

AECO has the pleasure to welcome the first two new members this year. Air Greenland and Arctic Adventure Aps.  …

28.12.15:

Polar Bear conservation

The Polar Bear Range States (Canada, Denmark (Greenland) Norway (Svalbard), Russia and the United States) all signed the Agreement on…

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