House of Lords’ Arctic report

February 27th, 2015

House of Lords Arctic Committee concludes that the UK should follow the example of nations including France, Singapore and Japan in appointing an Ambassador for the Arctic.This is part of several conclusions in a report on “A changing Arctic”. AECO met with the committees during their visit to Svalbard last year. Read more at

New office in Copenhagen

February 9th, 2015

AECO’s Copenhagen office will from today be located at “Nordatlantens Brygge” (The North Atlantic House) The North Atlantic House is a Greenlandic, Icelandic and Faroese center for art and culture. It is also the offices for Faroe Iceland representation, the Icelandic Embassy, the Greenlandic Representation (Greenland’s Self-Government), Visit Greenland, Greenland’s Nature Institute, Arctic Council, […]

Heavy fuel oil ban

February 5th, 2015

A heavy fuel oil ban expansion in Svalbard entered into force January 1st, 2015. In addition to national parks and nature reserves it is now prohibited to use or carry heavy fuel oil in Kongsfjorden/Ny-Ålesund and Magnalenefjorden. Kongsfjorden and Magdalenefjorden are within Northwest-Spitsbergen national park where the heavy fuel oil ban has been in place for some time, […]

AECO – NINA cooperation

February 2nd, 2015

AECO has played a major part when the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) together with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) recently published the “Handbook for vulnerability assessments for landings sites in Svalbard”. The method has been developed in close contact the tourism industry, and especially AECO’s site guideline projects have been […]