Kim Crosbie and Jérôme Poncet receives polar medals at Buckingham Palace

April 25th, 2016

On Friday 22 April, IAATO’s Jérôme Poncet (Golden Fleece Expeditions) and Executive Director, Dr. Kim Crosbie, were awarded their Polar Medals at Buckingham Palace in London. Prince William did the honours. The Polar Medal is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to our knowledge of the polar regions. As far as we’re aware, […]

AECO meets the Minister of Justice

April 11th, 2016

AECO, Visit Svalbard, Svalbard Business Council, Spitsbergen Travel and Basecamp Spitsbergen today had the privilege of meeting the Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen, director general, Øystein Mortensen from the Norwegian Ministry of Justice – Department of Polar Affairs, and Governor of Svalbard, Kjerstin Askholt, to discuss potentials and challenges in future […]

SAR entities and operators in one room

April 7th, 2016

Ragnhildur Hjaltadóttir, permanent secretary of the Icelandic Ministry of Interior, opened the Joint Arctic SAR Table Top Exercise (TTX), organized by AECO in cooperation with the Icelandic Coast Guard and Hurtigruten, in Reykjavik April 6-7. The event gathered SAR-responders and cruise operators in the Arctic, including Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Air Force, the Finnish Boarder Guard, […]

Harbor information for Greenland

April 6th, 2016

By visiting, it is possible to see detailed maps of almost all Greenlandic harbors simply by clicking on the harbor icons on the maps. The Danish Geodata Agency (the Danish Hydrographic Office) has a new webpage which will soon be available in English; until then see AECO’s Ilja Leo Lang pays attention while […]

Customized ice services from DMI

April 5th, 2016

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) can provide customized ice services to AECO members (for specific areas), seven days a week throughout the season. DMI has access to satellite radar data for all Greenland waters and the northwest Atlantic Ocean as input to the development of customized ice services. In addition, DMI in the future wants […]