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

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

 

 

25.08.16:

AECO’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference 2016

AECO is proud to present the program for AECO’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference 2016 which will take place in Oslo on…

15.07.16:

Paying Guests voluntarily clean 16m3 of Garbage in the Northwest of Svalbard

Environmentally-Minded Tourists onboard Oceanwide Expedition vessel Ortelius has once again been Cleaning Beaches in Northwest Spitsbergen. The clean up cruise…

07.07.16:

AECO donation to Longyearbyen hospital

Following the tragic avalanche in Longyearbyen last December, AECO members have raised money for a gift to Longyearbyen Hospital. Quark…

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