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AECO’s Clean Seas efforts featured in report from Harvard Kennedy School

April 14th, 2020

AECO participated in a workshop the fall of 2019 entitled ‘Policy and Action on Plastics in the Arctic Ocean’, co-hosted by the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Based on the discussions at this workshop, a report by the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center was released with recommendations for researchers and policymakers. We are proud […]

AECO joins Greenland’s Nautical Committee

March 31st, 2020

Earlier this month AECO was adopted as a member of Greenland’s Nautical Committee represented by Assistant Director Anders la Cour Vahl. The Nautical Committee was established in Greenland on May 26, 1998 by then Home Rule Government, and falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Infrastructure. The purpose of the Nautical Committee is to […]

Executive Director’s message on the COVID-19 situation

March 19th, 2020

AECO is extremely saddened by the devastating situation that COVID-19 has caused for people and nations around the world. The situation also pertains to AECO, our members, their employees, customers and owners, in addition to the communities our members visit, local partners and businesses. These are challenging times for everyone, but AECO and our members […]

Polar Field Staff Standard workshop postponed

March 18th, 2020

AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators in collaboration with IAATO – International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, were planning on developing new polar field staff training standards for the expedition cruise industry  later this month. The meeting that was supposed to take place in Iceland has now been postponed because of the COVID-19 […]

Malik Milfeldt joins AECO as Acting Communications Manager

February 5th, 2020

Malik Milfeldt was selected for the position from a pool of highly qualified candidates. He assumed the position on February 1 and stays on until the end of October 2020 when Edda Falk returns to assume her position after her parental leave.

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.