Fifth Joint Arctic SAR TTX 2020

December 2nd, 2020 – December 3rd, 2020

The Joint Arctic SAR TTX 2020 (virtual event) will allow participants to engage in discussions and gain valuable insight into the perspectives and operational mode of the entities they will deal with in the event of an emergency. This virtual SAR TTX will gather expedition cruise operators, Arctic search and rescue (SAR) responders and other relevant stakeholders, who will be working in break out groups and in plenary sessions on a following scenario involving a cruise vessel in the Arctic.


October 20th, 2021 – October 21st, 2021

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.

Polar Field Staff Conference

Postponed until further notice

AECO, in collaboration with IAATO, will organize the next AECO IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference, time and 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. This event is postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.