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.
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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.
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.
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.
New community specific guidelines have been developed for Ny-Ålesund, the world’s most northerly community, in response to increasing visitor numbers. These guidelines created by Kings Bay, which facilitates the international research activities that take place in high Arctic settlement. Ny-Ålesund joins the ranks of Longyearbyen (Svalbard), Seyðisfjörður (Iceland) and Sisimiut (Greenland), three Arctic communities that have also created community specific guidelines using a template developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO).
Press release from AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (for immediate release): The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has launched new posters to be displayed on expedition cruise vessels sailing in the Arctic. The posters will inform guests about AECO’s guidelines for responsible Arctic tourism. AECO’s members have committed to following […]
Photo by Tommy Prestø New guidelines have been published outlining information on the variety of Arctic flora and the correct methods of protecting plant life when out in the field, both for the individual, and the group leader. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has released informative guidelines that give an introduction to the vegetation that can be found in Arctic regions. They describe […]