View webinar recording from Stopping Arctic alien species – travel industry perspectives

June 7th, 2021

On June 3, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) organized a  webinar that examined the challenge of invasive alien species in the Arctic and what can be done by travelers to prevent the introduction of potentially harmful alien species. This event targets tour operators, expedition field staff, travelers, travel industry, researchers, Arctic communities, environmental organizations, authorities and others with an interest in protecting Arctic ecosystems.



The recorded webinar is available for viewing here.


Webinar presentations

You can find PDF version of the webinar presentations below.

Are you travelling alone? – Presentation of the Stop Arctic Aliens Campaign
Jørn Thomassen, Scientific Advisor, NINA

With remote destinations comes great responsibility – Experiences from the Arctic expedition cruise industry
Melissa Nacke, Environmental Specialist, AECO

The status of Arctic alien species, and what can be done – Research findings, preventive measures and citizen science
Kristine Bakke Westergaard, Researcher NINA

Arctic Invasive Alien Species – Strategy and Action Plan
Inga Elise Bruteig, Research director, NINA


Other resources 

Stop Arctic Aliens website and campaign video

AECO’s Biosecurity Guidelines