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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Events

AECO’S ARCTIC CRUISE CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING 2017

OCTOBER 18TH, 2017 – OCTOBER 19TH, 2017

Our Guidelines

VIDEO: GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS ›

Video presenting general  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

visitors

Visitors Guidelines ›

General  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

Site Guidelines ›

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

wildlife

Wildlife Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines for encounters with Arctic wildlife.

operational

Operational Guidelines ›

Mandatory guidelines for tour operators that are members of AECO.

 

Biosecurity guidelinesBIOSECURITY GUIDELINES

Guidelines for protection of the environment

 

 

10.07.17:

New affiliate member: Aker Arctic

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators is pleased to welcome Aker Arctic as an Affiliate member to AECO. Aker…

10.07.17:

New provisional member: Arctic Explorer

AECO is pleased to welcome Arctic Explorer as a new Provisional member to AECO. Arctic Explorer is a company based…

05.07.17:

AECO develops guidelines for two new landing sites in Western Svalbard

This week, experts are conducting inspections of Fuglehuken and Sallyhamna, two sites in Svalbard that are expected to receive an…

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