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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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

 

 

02.12.16:

New member, Polar Kreuzfahrten

AECO is pleased to welcome Polar Kreuzfahrten as a Provisional member to AECO. Polar Kreuzfahrten is a tour operator that…

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Next AECO-IAATO Field Staff Conference will be held in Iceland October 1-4, 2017

Save the dates! The biennial joint AECO/IAATO Field Staff conference dates have been set. Please save the dates 2-4 October,…

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AECO receives funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund

AECO is proud receiver of funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to develop additional site specific guidelines for selected sites…

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