Photo: Violette Vauchelle For expedition cruise passengers and guides who want to leave nature cleaner than they found it, Clean Up Iceland is a great opportunity. The project was put on hold due to COVID-19 but will be revived this summer. Guides and passengers from expedition cruise vessels will be given the chance to land […]
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Clean up Iceland this summer!February 10th, 2023
Polar tour operators participate in third annual Cleanup for SarahJune 1st, 2021
People worldwide will be picking litter on beaches, in cities and in their communities for the third year in a row in memory of Sarah Auffret, a beloved member of the polar travel community
Tour operators’ efforts to tackle Arctic marine litter highlighted in new videoApril 29th, 2021
The Arctic expedition cruise industry has vowed to leave Arctic beaches cleaner than they find them. In addition, they are working to address the problem at its source. The industry’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution is presented in a new information video.
New animation video highlights tourist involvement Arctic beach cleanupsFebruary 17th, 2021
A new animation video will motivate travelers to help clean Arctic beaches and reduce their plastic footprint.
Expedition cruise sector continues to combat plastic waste in the ArcticNovember 27th, 2019
New survey results have been released of the Arctic expedition cruise industries efforts to combat marine plastic pollution, including the reduction of single-use plastic onboard and organizing beach cleanups.
AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference donates to Tara Ocean FoundationOctober 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 DaySeptember 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 ProjectSeptember 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 specialistAugust 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.
Job opening: Environmental AgentApril 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 […]