Award to Oceanwide Expeditions

October 24th, 2014

AECO’s Puffin Award 2014 goes to Oceanwide Expeditions. Oceanwide Expeditions has since 2013 collected 13 Puffins, and is a very worthy winner of AECO’s Puffin Award. AECO’s Puffin Award was established in 2013 to encourage members of AECO to contribute to the association and membership. The contribution can be sharing information, helping other members, helping […]

2014 Arctic Cruise Conference

October 24th, 2014

AECO’s 11th Arctic Cruise Conference gathered more than 60 delegates in Oslo last week. Representatives from Norwegian, Greenlandic, Danish, Canadian and British governments and authorities, researchers, tourist offices and others, as well as a majority of AECO’s members had found their way to Oslo. The agenda included updates from different Arctic tourism authorities and regulatory […]

Enhancing safe navigations in Polar waters

October 7th, 2014

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica. AECO and IAATO have long been working on finding a useful hydrographic crowdsourcing system, where […]