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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 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.

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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

 

 

18.09.17:

Two poles, one mission: Joint AECO/IAATO conference promotes responsible polar tourism

Press release from AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)…

18.09.17:

Joint AECO/IAATO conference promotes responsible polar tourism

October 1 – 4, more than 90 representatives from the Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruise industry will gather in Iceland…

05.09.17:

AECO meets with the Canadian Hydrographic Service

Photo: Denis Hains, Director General, Canadian Hydrographic Service (left) and Frigg Jørgensen, Executive Director, AECO –…

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