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Melissa Nacke joins AECO as environmental specialist

August 12th, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Melissa Nacke, who assumed the position of environmental specialist today. Melissa will manage AECO’s Clean Seas project and be involved in a range of tasks connected to AECO’s efforts to safeguard the environment. Melissa is Canadian and will be based in AECO’s main office in Tromsø.

AECO is hiring: Field Operations Manager

August 1st, 2019

In line with the growing Arctic expedition cruise industry, AECO is developing and looking to expand our Secretariat. To help us manage and carry out our tasks, we are hiring a Field Operations Manager.

AECO is hiring: Head of Administration

July 19th, 2019

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associated industries. AECO’s main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interests of our members. Our 75 international members operate more than 50 vessels in the […]

AECO is hiring: Community Engagement Specialist  

July 19th, 2019

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for Arctic expedition cruise operators and associated industries. AECO’s main objectives are to ensure environmentally friendly, safe and considerate tourism in the Arctic, and to advocate for the interests of our members. Our 75 international members operate more than 50 vessels in the […]

AECO is hiring: Assistant Director

July 19th, 2019

In line with the growing Arctic expedition cruise industry, AECO is developing and looking to expand our Secretariat. To help us manage and carry out our tasks, we are hiring three new team members.

New guidelines for visiting the world’s most northerly community: Ny-Ålesund

July 18th, 2019

New community specific guidelines have been developed for Ny-Ålesund, the world’s most northerly community, in response to increasing visitor numbers. These guidelines created by Kings Bay, which facilitates the international research activities that take place in high Arctic settlement. Ny-Ålesund joins the ranks of Longyearbyen (Svalbard), Seyðisfjörður (Iceland) and Sisimiut (Greenland), three Arctic communities that have also created community specific guidelines using a template developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).

Nova Logistics joins AECO as Associate Member

July 1st, 2019

AECO is pleased to welcome Nova Logistics as an Associate Member of AECO. Nova Logistics is the company that owns MV Ocean Nova. AECO welcomes the new member and looks forward to a rewarding cooperation.

Report from 2019 Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise published

June 26th, 2019

This week, the report from the 2019 Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Workshop and Tabletop Exercise was published. The report concludes that expedition cruise ships have robust procedures for dealing with a scenario where passengers become stranded on land. However, the exercise also showed that shared situational understanding and communication with rescue authorities can be […]

New posters help educate Arctic cruise passengers

June 18th, 2019

Press release from AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (for immediate release): The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has launched new posters to be displayed on expedition cruise vessels sailing in the Arctic. The posters will inform guests about AECO’s guidelines for responsible Arctic tourism. AECO’s members have committed to following […]

New Arctic Vegetation Guidelines

May 31st, 2019

Photo by Tommy Prestø New guidelines have been published outlining information on the variety of Arctic flora and the correct methods of protecting plant life when out in the field, both for the individual, and the group leader.  The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has released informative guidelines that give an introduction to the vegetation that can be found in Arctic regions. They describe […]