Natural World Safaris, Mare Incognita and North Atlantic Agency new members of AECO

June 27th, 2016

AECO is pleased to welcome the following new members in AECO: Natural World Safaris is a U.K. based company that charters and operates the following vessels in Svalbard: M/S Stockholm, M/S Sjoveien, M/S Malmö and M/S Freya – all of which takes a maximum 12 passengers. Mare Incognita is a private organization formed by a […]

Funding to develop online assessment

June 27th, 2016

AECO received 250.000 NOK (approximately 30.000 USD) in funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to develop an online assessment for field staff. Improved, ongoing education of expedition leaders and guides is an area of strong interest for AECO, and the aim is to get the project started this summer and have the assessment in place […]

EPPR/Arctic Council meeting

June 27th, 2016

Following dialogue in connection with the preparation of the SAR TTX, AECO’s executive director has been invited to the next Arctic Council Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR) meeting to present on behalf of AECO. The workshop will take place in Montreal this month.

Svalbard Tourism Conference

June 27th, 2016

AECO, in cooperation with Visit Svalbard, Svalbard Business Council and the University in Svalbard – with funding from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund – will organize a tourism conference in Longyearbyen, September 5-7, 2016. The conference will deal with tourism development in Svalbard with special focus on use versus protection. The conference language will be Norwegian […]

AECO meet with Greenlandic member of Danish Parliament

June 8th, 2016

AECO meet with Aaja Chemnitz Larsen one of two Greenlandic members of the Danish parliament to discuss what Greenland can do to secure sustainability and promote responsible, environmentally friendly and safe Tourism in Greenland.