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Rune Nilsen joins AECO as head of administration

October 21st, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Rune Nilsen who assumed the position of head of administration on October 15. 

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference donates to Tara Ocean Foundation

October 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.

Lufttransport, AECO and the Governor of Svalbard launch heli-rescue training video

October 16th, 2019

The Arctic expedition cruise industry and search and rescue responders are collaborating to enhance preparedness and collaboration. The latest step in this effort is a new video that explains how crew and staff onboard vessels can assist in a helicopter rescue operation.

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference brings community engagement to the forefront

October 14th, 2019

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is holding its yearly event in Oslo, bringing together leading experts to discuss matters relating to environment, safety and community engagement.

Job opening: AECO seeking acting communication manager

October 10th, 2019

In connection with the parental leave of our communications manager, we are looking to hire an Acting Communication Manager.

Cookson Adventures joins AECO as Provisional Member

October 8th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Cookson Adventures as Provisional Member of AECO. Cookson Adventures is a UK based company that charte yachts and offer trips to Svalbard, Baffin Island and Greenland

Arctic cruise operators mark World Cleanup Day

September 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 Project

September 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.

Polar Expedition Leaders Gather for Responsible Tourism Conference

September 18th, 2019

Responsible field leadership on the agenda at third joint conference of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.

Optimal Balance – tourism management workshop in Longyearbyen

September 13th, 2019

This week a workshop focusing on a balanced approach to tourism development in Svalbard has taken place in Longyearbyen. The event which was spread over three days has seen many speakers and participants join together to discuss, define and pitch research projects that can help Svalbard find the optimal balance in tourist development.