Archive for «News»

Are you our new Maritime specialist?

May 23rd, 2024

We are now looking for a Maritime specialist with a professional and positive mindset who likes to take on different challenges and enjoys working with different people and cultures. Don`t miss out on this opportunity. We offer An exciting position where you will take on tasks related to AECOs maritime portfolio and play a key […]

Glad i tall og analyser?

May 23rd, 2024

  Vi søker nå etter en dyktig og allsidig finans- og økonomisjef til en nyopprettet stilling med ansvar og oppgaver innenfor for hele spekteret av finans- og økonomifeltet. Vi kan tilby Muligheten til å forme og påvirke AECOs økonomiske strategier og praksiser Personlig og faglig utvikling Nye kontorer, internasjonalt miljø og en hyggelig arbeidsplass midt […]

IT Manager on board

May 14th, 2024

AECO welcomes Terje Gabrielsen to the Secretariat team! Terje started on May 13 and entered the position as AECO’s first IT Manager and will be based at the head office in Tromsø. Tell us a bit of your background. I have over 17 years of experience in the IT sector where I have guided organizations through […]

New colleague on board

May 2nd, 2024

AECO’s secretariat is strengthened with Trine Krystad in the position of head of government affairs. Trine will work towards authorities, agencies and consultation bodies and provide strategic advice to the organization, mainly from her office in Longyearbyen. Trine has lived and worked in Svalbard for 30 years and been involved in the establishment of the […]

Survey results show opportunities and challenges

February 9th, 2024

Photo: Denis Elterman, Silversea A positive attitude towards working to mitigate the impacts of climate change, but a need for a joined industry effort. These are the key takeaways from the Climate Change survey that AECO’s members have responded to. Last year, AECO received 600 000 NOK from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund for the […]

“Everyone will leave with lessons identified and lessons learned.”

February 7th, 2024

  “This is a great opportunity for everyone in the room to learn about response” Peter Garapick from Quark Expeditions will lead the “Arctic Samaritan” tabletop exercise (TTX) at the Joint Arctic SAR event in March. – The scenario is an AECO member vessel in need of evacuation, and the only available resource around is […]

“The industry needs predictability”

February 7th, 2024

Frigg Jørgensen, AECO, Knut Arild Hareide, NMA, Einar Vik Arset, NCA and Monica Berstad, CEO, Cruise Norway. Photo: Gro Kibsgaard-Petersen Today, AECO is at the Norwegian Cruise Conference in Ålesund. The conference, organized by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority, is dedicated to maritime safety, emergency preparedness and rescue through collaboration. – […]

Joint Arctic Search and Rescue (JASA) network established.

November 20th, 2023

Photo: Jonas Skotnes and Martin Jystad, ARCSAR LIVEX22 The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operator’s (AECO) initiative for a collaborative network and platform between expedition cruise operators and SAR entities in the Arctic has met for the first time. The Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Arena (JASA) will focus on solving identified SAR-challenges.  JASA is […]

Celebrating the past and looking to the future at AECO’s 20th anniversary

November 9th, 2023

Photo: AECO Increased local value in Arctic communities, future technology for the sake of the environment, and supporting Arctic research. These were prominent topics at AECO’s anniversary conference for responsible expedition cruise tourism.   – Since 2003, AECO’s members have been dedicated to operating according to the highest possible standards in the Arctic. Looking at […]

Joint Arctic SAR Event Report | Turning Findings Into Actions

August 14th, 2023

This week, the report from the most recent Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise was published. The report highlights how the skillset of expedition staff can be leveraged when establishing and evacuating passengers to a shore camp. The report also describes how vessels in distress, vessels of opportunity, search and rescue responders and home offices can work together to use available resources in the best possible way.