AECO receives large funds

January 13th, 2013

AECO was in April 2012 the proud receiver of almost NOK 2 million from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to carry out three different projects related to protecting the environment in Svalbard. The Fund has its main income from a visitor fee all visitors to Svalbard pay as part of their airline – or cruise ticket. Up to NOK 10 mill per year has been allocated to different project aiming at protecting the environment. AECO this time received funding to develop site specific guidelines, develop a cruise database and to carry out a pre-project related to fauna registrations in Svalbard.