Qualified guides are key to responsible tourism in the Arctic. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators has taken steps to ensure that guides have the relevant skills and training by introducing recommended field staff standards.
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – AECO’s efforts to tackle marine plastic litter in the Arctic have been recognized globally; AECO’s Clean Seas project was selected as the winner of the 2020 National Energy Globe Award for Norway. For nearly two decades, members of AECO have been organizing beach cleanups involving cruise passengers travelling to Svalbard. […]