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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 Russian Arctic National Park.

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Events

AECO’S ARCTIC CRUISE CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING 2018

October 17th, 2018- october 18th, 2018
Oslo

Our Guidelines

 

wildlifeWildlife Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines for encounters with Arctic wildlife.

Community Guidelines

Guidelines when visiting communities

VIDEO: GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS ›

Video presenting general  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

visitors

Visitor 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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Operational Guidelines ›

Mandatory guidelines for tour operators that are members of AECO.

 

Biosecurity guidelinesBIOSECURITY GUIDELINES

Guidelines for protection of the environment

 

 

09.05.18:

New nautical charts available for Storfjorden, Helysundet/Ormholet and Freemansundet

AECO’s push to speed up the chartering in Eastern and South Svalbard has given results. A shipping lane through Storfjorden,…

02.05.18:

AECO hires environmental agent

The Arctic expedition cruise industry steps up efforts to combat marine plastic pollution as AECO hires seasoned polar tourism professional…

23.04.18:

AECO to combat marine plastic litter

Armed with NOK 2.43 million in funding, UN backing and thousands of volunteers, AECO is taking on one of the…

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