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  Third joint ARCTIC Sar event

April 10th, 2018 – April 11th, 2018
Reykjavik

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.

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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

 

 

16.01.18:

New Affiliate member: Fathom Marine

AECO is pleased to welcome Fathom Marine as an Affiliate member to AECO. Fathom Marine is a company that specializes…

09.01.18:

AECO wins funding for environmental awareness project

AECO has received NOK 200 000 (USD 24,000 approx.) in funding from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to spread knowledge…

08.01.18:

AECO launches Arctic Field Staff Online Assessment

The online assessment gives AECO-affiliated guides and expedition leaders the opportunity to test their knowledge of relevant Arctic regulations and…

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