AECO& IAATO developing field staff standards for the industry

May 27th, 2020

AECO  in collaboration with IAATO – International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators – and joint members are meeting online these days to develop new polar field staff training standards for the expedition cruise industry . The meeting that was supposed to take place in Iceland a couple of months back had been postponed because of […]

Cruise workshop focusing on COVID-19 and sustainability

May 25th, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the tourism industry in Greenland hard, and the outlook for the 2020 cruise season is uncertain. The pandemic has also changed the premise of many workshops and seminars such as the Cruise Greenland Workshop (originally planned for Kangerlussuaq in May) which instead was converted to a digital cruise workshop that was held […]

Virtual conference: COVID-19 Impacts in the Arctic

May 15th, 2020

On May 19 AECO’s Executive Director Frigg Jørgensen will join as a panelist in a session about Economies of the Arctic as part of a virtual conference organized and hosted by the US Naval War College, the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, and the US Arctic Research Commission about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Arctic. […]

AECO does remote teaching for Campus Kujalleq students

May 4th, 2020

Over the past few weeks, several staff from AECO have been remotely teaching students from Campus Kujalleq in Qaqortoq, South Greenland. The teaching took place as part of AECO’s Community Engagement program which aims at increasing cooperation with communities from Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland and Arctic Canada. Thanks to video conferences, the students received biology lessons […]