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.

Date: September 30th, 2020
Location: Hveragerði, Iceland


Since it was first organized in 2016, the Joint Arctic SAR Workshop and TTX has established itself as the most important forum for exchange and joint training for SAR entities and the Arctic expedition cruise industry. The event allows participants to engage in frank discussions and gain valuable insight into the perspective and operational mode of the entities they will deal with in the event of an emergency. This joint SAR event gathers expedition cruise operators, Arctic search and rescue (SAR) responders and other relevant stakeholders for a tabletop exercise and workshop aimed at enhancing dialogue and cooperation between the cruise industry and the SAR sector in the Arctic. The event also features presentations from practitioners and researchers with updates on the latest developments in maritime preparedness, policy, technology and SAR  cooperation.

Hotel and venue

Hotel Örk

Accommodation with meeting package and 3 courses dinner

In a standard single room. 28.475 ISK. In a Superior single room 31.015 ISK.

In Standard twn/dbl room. 22.838 ISK per person. In a Superior twn/dbl room. 26.210 ISK * per person.

In Junior suite 29.748 ISK* per person. In Suite 42.098 ISK per person.


Visit and use the code AECO2020.

If you experience technical issues when trying to complete your booking online, please contact Hotel Ork at , phone (+354) 483 4700 / 692 1234.


The organisers will arrange for transportations to/from Keflavik International Airport (departure times to be decided).

Cost of the conference without accomodation

Two days conference and conference dinner   20900 ISK

Two days conference 13400 ISK



Previous events

Program 2019

Program 2018

Program 2017

Program 2016 

Reports from previous years 

2019 Joint Arctic SAR workshop and TTX

2018 Joint Arctic SAR workshop and TTX 

2017 Joint Arctic SAR workshop and TTX 

2016 Joint Arctic SAR workshop and TTX