AECO is pleased to welcome new staff member Rune Nilsen who assumed the position of head of administration on October 15.
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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.
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.
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.
AECO is pleased to welcome Cookson Adventures as Provisional Member of AECO. Cookson Adventures is a UK based company that charte yachts and offer trips to Svalbard, Baffin Island and Greenland
Throughout the Arctic cruise season, expedition cruise passengers choose to put away their binoculars and roll up their sleeves to collect litter from Arctic beaches. These volunteer efforts are part of the industry’s efforts to combat marine plastic pollution.
AECO is delighted to announce that Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris has decided to donate the proceeding of the fundraiser to AECO’s Clean Seas Project.
Responsible field leadership on the agenda at third joint conference of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators.
This week a workshop focusing on a balanced approach to tourism development in Svalbard has taken place in Longyearbyen. The event which was spread over three days has seen many speakers and participants join together to discuss, define and pitch research projects that can help Svalbard find the optimal balance in tourist development.
A new study of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Svalbard shows that expedition and conventional cruise ships made a substantial contribution to the local economy by purchasing goods and services for more than USD 12 million last year.