Saturday July 28, a polar bear was shot dead in Svalbard after attacking a cruise ship’s polar bear guard. The guard sustained moderate injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Governor of Svalbard. Svalbard, and the high Arctic in general, is a region of the world where wildlife habitats and human settlements overlap. As […]
AECO statement on polar bear incident in SvalbardJuly 30th, 2018
Longyearbyen launches first community specific tourism guidelinesJuly 24th, 2018
This month, Longyearbyen became the first Arctic town to launch its own community specific guidelines. The guidelines instruct tourists on how to be considerate visitors and were developed using a template created by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and partners.
Welcome to AECO Pro FuelsJuly 19th, 2018
AECO is pleased to welcome Pro Fuels as an Affiliate member to AECO. Pro Fuels is a company based in Norway that provides fuel for the maritime industry. AECO welcomes the new member and looks forward to a rewarding cooperation. https://www.pro-fuels.com/
Arctic cruise with less plastic and more beach cleanupsJuly 9th, 2018
This summer, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is working with cruise operators in the field to identify how the expedition cruise industry can drastically reduce the use of disposable plastics on ships. AECO will also continue to engage thousands of cruise passengers in beach cleanups in the Arctic.
Ship to Shore donates to AECO’s Clean Seas effortsJuly 2nd, 2018
AECO’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution get another boost as AECO member Ship to Shore donates USD 3,321 from their 1% for the Planet fund towards Clean Seas education, reduction and cleanups.