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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.

“Expedition cruise ships can be a great resource”

August 9th, 2023

There were many discussions about sustainable cruise tourism during the trip along the west coast of Greenland. Photo: AECO What does expedition cruise tourism look like? AECO and Hurtigruten expeditions invited local and national Greenlandic stakeholders on a trip along the west coast. Focus was on better understanding about the industry and to open a […]

AECO strengthens relations with Iceland stakeholders

July 7th, 2023

Local value and growth management were the most important topics when AECO meet with local stakeholders on an expedition cruise around Iceland. Starting in Reykjavík, AECO visited nine different destinations during a weeklong stakeholder cruise in the beginning of June. The vessel stopped in Patreksfjörður, Akureyri and Grímsey, among other places, where local stakeholders were […]

AECO søker «Head of international and government relations”

June 20th, 2023

For å styrke samspillet og samarbeidet vårt med relevante offentlige etater, partnere og interessenter, skal AECO ansette en «Head of international and government relations». Dette er en nyetablert stilling i AECO.   Beskrivelse og arbeidsoppgaver Vår nye «Head of international and government relations» vil få en sentral rolle i arbeidet opp mot sentrale myndigheter, etater […]

We are hiring a Head of international and government relations

June 6th, 2023

To strengthen our interaction and collaboration with relevant ministries, agencies, partners, and stakeholders, AECO is hiring a Head of international and government relations. This is a newly established position at AECO. Description and duties The Head of international and government relations will spearhead AECO’s work with government relations and oversee regulatory and policy issues affecting […]

Clean Up Iceland has started!

May 15th, 2023

The cleanup in Malmey in northern Iceland. Photo: Photo: Tim Hoffman and Laura Gledhill The first cleanup from AECO’s Clean Up Iceland project has been completed. On the premier, 80 people picked up rubbish on a shore on Malmey. After a pandemic pause, the Clean Up Iceland project has finally been launched and is now […]

AECO receives large grant from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund

April 26th, 2023

Melissa Nacke, AECO’s Head of Operations, manages the Climate Change project that just received NOK 600 000 from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund. Photo: AECO AECO’s Climate Change project received over half a million Norwegian crowns when Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund distributed their grants for this year.  The money will be used to support efforts to […]

Are you our new Environmental specialist?

April 25th, 2023

AECO is now hiring an Environmental specialist (ES) who will take on tasks related to our environmental portfolio and play a key role in projects and initiatives with tangible environmental benefits together with AECO`s members, partners, and other stakeholders. The Environmental specialist will report to the Head of Operations. Description and duties The Environmental specialist […]

A milestone for cruise tourism in Svalbard – all cruise operators met with local community and authorities

April 25th, 2023

Photo: Visit Svalbard There was an overwhelming interest in the digital pre-season meeting, arranged by Svalbard Cruise Forum, on Tuesday April 18. Representatives from all cruise operators, planning to operate in Svalbard in 2023, were among the 200 participants. Making sure that the upcoming season becomes a positive experience for both community and guests; that […]

Changing the perspective – from problem to resource

March 27th, 2023

“We want to ensure the safest possible cruise operations in the Arctic, and the best possible response if there is an incident.” This was the opening statement of the Joint Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) event in Reykjanesbær this week. The topic was turning findings, from exercises and experiences, into action. Working together – industry, […]