Archive for «Clean Seas»

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference donates to Tara Ocean Foundation

October 17th, 2019

This year, participants of the 2019 Arctic Cruise Conference were not only invited to enjoy the traditional Annual Dinner of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). Thanks to Silversea Cruises, the dinner was a charitable fundraiser for the Tara Ocean Foundation.

Arctic cruise operators mark World Cleanup Day

September 20th, 2019

Throughout the Arctic cruise season, expedition cruise passengers choose to put away their binoculars and roll up their sleeves to collect litter from Arctic beaches. These volunteer efforts are part of the industry’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution.

Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris donates in support of AECO’s Clean Seas Project

September 20th, 2019

AECO is delighted to announce that Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris has decided to donate the proceeding of the fundraiser to AECO’s Clean Seas Project.

Melissa Nacke joins AECO as environmental specialist

August 12th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Melissa Nacke, who assumed the position of environmental specialist today. Melissa will manage AECO’s Clean Seas project and be involved in a range of tasks connected to AECO’s efforts to safeguard the environment. Melissa is Canadian and will be based in AECO’s main office in Tromsø.

Cleanup for Sarah on 16 June

May 22nd, 2019

On June 16, people around the world will carry out cleanup actions in their local environment. This global effort will mark the birthday of Sarah Auffret, a polar professional who dedicated many years of her life to protecting the environment, and in particular the marine environment in polar regions. A tragic accident has inspired a […]

New Clean Seas Guidelines for Visitors to the Arctic

May 2nd, 2019

New guidelines have been released outlining the necessity of reducing plastic waste on cruise ships and bringing responsible travel to the forefront for Arctic cruise passengers. 

Job opening: Environmental Agent

April 4th, 2019

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associated industries. AECO main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interests of our members. Our almost 70 international members operate more than 50 cruise vessels […]

AECO conference celebrates 15 years of sustainable tourism

October 17th, 2018

This week, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) marks its 15-year anniversary. Sustainable tourism is on the agenda as AECO welcomes 120 participants to is Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo.

Arctic cruise operators celebrate World Cleanup Day

September 14th, 2018

As the Arctic cruise season draws to a close, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) marks World Cleanup Day by looking back on the results of this summer’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution. 

Arctic cruise with less plastic and more beach cleanups

July 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.