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O-VRAT – Frequently Asked Questions

January 23rd, 2020

FAQ – Off-Vessel Risk Assessment Tool (O-VRAT) Can anyone use the app? After its launch in the spring of 2020, the O-VRAT app will be freely available for download for iOS and Android in the iTunes App store and Google Play. However, in order to access the functionalities of the app, a username and password […]

New report encourages research to support Arctic tourism management

January 9th, 2020

Arctic tourism stakeholders have contributed to a report that outlines knowledge gaps and research needed to support responsible tourism management in the Arctic. The goal is to encourage researchers to undertake research that can inform decision-makers, local communities and operators in a time of increased interest in Arctic tourism.

Troels Jacobsen joins AECO as field operations manager

January 2nd, 2020

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Troels Jacobsen who assumed the position of field operations manager on January 2.

AECO statement on potential tourism regulations in Svalbard

December 16th, 2019

As an industry association dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and strive to set the highest possible operating standards, AECO welcomes regulations that support this goal.

Ice Tramp LLC joins AECO as Associate Member

December 12th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Ice Tramp LLC as an Associate member to AECO.

Anders la Cour Vahl joins AECO as assistant director

December 9th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Anders la Cour Vahl who assumed the position of assistant director on December 2.

Expedition cruise sector continues to combat plastic waste in the Arctic

November 27th, 2019

New survey results have been released of the Arctic expedition cruise industries efforts to combat marine plastic pollution, including the reduction of single-use plastic onboard and organizing beach cleanups.

Ann Eileen Lennert joins AECO as community engagement specialist

November 25th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Ann Eileen Lennert who assumed the position of community engagement specialist on November 15.

Sermersooq welcomes visitors with four new community guidelines

November 20th, 2019

This week, Sermersooq municipality launched guidelines for visitors to Nuuk, Paamiut, Tasiilaq and Ittoqqortoormiitt, using a template developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). Sermersooq is the first municipality in Greenland to introduce Community Specific Guidelines for all communities at once.

Expedition cruise industry charts course for sustainable Arctic tourism

November 7th, 2019

Following the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ recent Annual Meeting, the association has announced several decisions aimed at strengthening responsible industry practices, including a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic.