Funding for Arctic oil spill response project

June 29th, 2020

A sum of NOK 360 000 has been awarded to the Norwegian Coastal Administration and AECO  through the Arctic Council’s Emergency, Prevention,  Preparedness and Response (EPPR) working group  This will contribute towards the launch of NEPTUNE, a project to investigate if expedition cruise vessels can be used in Arctic oil spill preparedness and response.    A project to enhance the collective preparedness in the Arctic through utilizing the resources of the […]

AECO represented in a Committee appointed by the King and Council of State

June 19th, 2020

Today, in a meeting in the Council Chamber at the Royal Palace the Norwegian King and the Council of State have appointed a new official committee that will provide advice and recommendations on maritime safety and preparedness challenges related to cruise traffic in Norway, including Svalbard. We are proud and honoured to announce that AECO’s […]

Half a million NOK grant to AECO to combat marine plastic pollution

June 18th, 2020

The Norwegian Retailer’s Environment Fund (Handelens Miljøfond) has awarded 500,000 NOK (≈ 53,000 USD) to secure AECO’s continued efforts to combat marine plastics pollution within AECO’s Clean Seas Project, which has been running since May 2018. AECO members have been conducting beach cleanups for decades, and the secretariat has recorded thousands of passengers, staff and […]

Norway leads way – reopening of Svalbard for expedition cruises

June 12th, 2020

Norway leads way – reopening of Svalbard for expedition cruises Today, the Norwegian Government announced that expedition cruise operations will be allowed again in Svalbard with certain rigorous conditions. The decision is based in part on thorough work on providing infection control guidelines for the expedition cruise industry which has been carried out by several […]