AECO/IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference 2017

October 1st, 2017 – October 4th, 2017

The biennial joint AECO/IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference is aimed at operation managers, expedition leaders and senior field staff, who is working for members of AECO and/or IAATO. This year’s theme is Evolution and New Challenges in the Tourism Industry.

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference and Annual Meeting 2017

October 18th, 2017 – October 19th, 2017

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. This year’s conference takes place in Oslo on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

The program will revolve around current and relevant issues related to cruise operations in the Arctic, and include updates from different Arctic regions, and topics as regulations, search and rescue, research, projects and initiatives. The program is aimed at industry representatives, relevant organizations and everyone with an interest in Arctic cruise industry.

This is an unique opportunity to network with stakeholders and actors within Arctic Cruise tourism.

The program is being finalized and will be published in due course. Should you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Ida Lund Winther ( / +45 25267050).

The conference is followed by AECO's members' only Annual Meeting on October 19.

Third Joint Arctic SAR Event

April 10th, 2018 – April 11th, 2018

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, the Icelandic Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Northern Norway are inviting Arctic expedition cruise operators (AECO-members) and representatives from all relevant Arctic SAR Entities, to join us for the Third Joint Arctic SAR Event.