Arctia joins AECO

May 28th, 2014

AECO has this week welcomed Arctia Shipping as new Affiliate member of AECO. Arctia Shipping is a Finnish company that carries over 100 years of icebreaking and ice management know-how. They own and operate the Finnish icebreaker fleet. Their multipurpose icebreakers are working in the Arctic waters to ensure safe operations in the offshore oil- and […]

Russian Arctic and AECO project-partners

May 22nd, 2014

The national park «Russian Arctic» (member of AECO), has initiated a project idea called “Art Expedition – Fine Art.”  AECO has joined as a partner in this project, which concept-note has been approved by Kolarctic. The Joint Managing Authority of Kolarctic has offered the possibility to get help to develop the project-idea. May 22, Alexander […]

Authorized tour operators?

May 22nd, 2014

Should tour operators in Svalbard be required to employ authorized guides to operate in the archipelago – or should the tour operator itself be required to be authorized? The Department of Polar Affairs (Ministry of Justice and Public Safe…ty) has been assigned to research the questions and are in the process of finalizing a recommendation. […]

AECO at SAR exercise

May 9th, 2014

AECO has this week presented at and participated in Arctic ZEPHYR – a multinational tabletop exercise for Arctic nations, focusing on Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) command, control and coordination. The purpose of the exercise was to strengthen Arctic nation partnership by advancing mutual understanding for Arctic SAR capacities and by supporting information sharing. In […]