October 8th, 2020 – October 15th, 2020

Every year since 2003, AECO's Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholders connected to Arctic cruise tourism. Due to covid-19, there will not be a conference organised in 2020, but AECO's Annual Meeting will be organised on a digital platform.

Fifth Joint Arctic SAR Workshop and TTX, 2020

POSTPONED (until further notice)

!Postponed due to the COVID-19 situation!: The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Northern Norway (JRCC NN), in collaboartion with ARCSAR (Arctic and North Atlantic Security and Emergency Preparedness Network) invite cruise operators, SAR responders and other relevant stakeholders to join us for the Fifth Joint Arctic SAR TTX and workshop.

Polar Field Staff Conference 2021

POSTPONED (until further notice)

Postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. AECO is please to announce that AECO, in collaboration with IAATO, will organize the 2021 AECO IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference, March 23-25, location to be confirmed.
This is an important meeting for IAATO and AECO field staff members to gather and discuss the shared missions of advocating and promoting safe and environmentally responsible travel to the polar regions.
The conference gathers guides, expedition leaders and operations managers working for both polar trade associations to support their shared mission of advocating and promoting safe and environmentally responsible polar travel.