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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.

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.