Polar field staff conference

January 30th, 2015

IAATO in collaboration with AECO will organize a Field Staff Conference in Toronto at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown Hotel from Saturday 26th September to Tuesday 29th September, 2015.

When AECO organized the first Field Staff Conference in 2008 the venue was in Longyearbyen and it had a Svalbard-agenda. When the second Field Staff conference took place in Copenhagen in 2013 it had a (mostly) Arctic agenda. This year’s conference will have a Polar agenda, and we are thrilled with this development as we strongly believe in the advantages of joint polar approach to many IAATO and AECO issues.

Points to note:

  • The conference is aimed at Operation Managers, Expedition Leaders and senior field staff;
  • It will be an ideal opportunity to share best practice, ideas and discuss issues with others in the same situation.
  • The Staff Training Working Group are working on the agenda.   Key themes will be:
    • Field staff skills;
    • Incident management;
    • Procedures and environmental guidelines