New Provisional member: Viking Cruises

March 26th, 2018

AECO is pleased to welcome Viking Cruises as a Provisional member (Category B) to AECO.

Are you AECO’s new environmental agent?

March 15th, 2018

AECO is seeking an Environmental agent who will spearhead AECO’s environmental efforts, including CleanSeas and CleanUps. The position is ideal for a someone who is eager to apply their skills in a project that will have concrete outcomes and benefits for the Arctic environment.

AECO represents cruise industry in new Arctic SAR network

February 5th, 2018

Cruise industry, authorities and researchers will join forces to enhance Arctic SAR through the new ARCSAR network. Having secured €3.5 million in EU funding, the ARCSAR project will run for five years and include a live exercise on a cruise vessel.

Affiliate member: Damen Shipyards

January 31st, 2018

AECO is pleased to welcome Damen Shipyards as an Affiliate member to AECO. Damen Shipyards is a global shipbuilding group based in The Netherlands. AECO welcomes the new member and looks forward to a rewarding cooperation.

New Affiliate member: Fathom Marine

January 16th, 2018

AECO is pleased to welcome Fathom Marine as an Affiliate member to AECO.

AECO wins funding for environmental awareness project

January 9th, 2018

AECO has received NOK 200 000 (USD 24,000 approx.) in funding from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund to spread knowledge about what visitors can do to help protect Svalbard’s environment. AECO will use the funding to develop information posters and infographics targeted at cruise tourists. The posters and infographics will be based on AECO’s existing […]

AECO launches Arctic Field Staff Online Assessment

January 8th, 2018

The online assessment gives AECO-affiliated guides and expedition leaders the opportunity to test their knowledge of relevant Arctic regulations and AECO’s guidelines. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators’ (AECO’s) new Field Staff Online Assessment is part of the trade organization’s efforts to manage responsible and sustainable tourism in the Arctic. Field staff are among […]

AECO launches Field Staff Assessment

January 8th, 2018

AECO  launched its new Field Staff Online Assessment. The online tests are available to field staff working for AECO members. AECO is working to ensure that field staff understand and support the association’s values, and that they have both the knowledge and tools they need to carry out responsible and considerate tourism in the Arctic. […]

New site guidelines for Sallyhamna and Fulglehuken

December 27th, 2017

AECO has developed site specific guidelines for two new sites in Svalbard: Sallyhamna and Fuglehuken. With this latest addition, AECO now has site guidelines for 21 locations in Svalbard.

New guidelines for observing Arctic wildlife

November 1st, 2017

Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a major attraction for travelers visiting the Arctic. New Wildlife Guidelines from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) aim to help nature lovers enjoy the Arctic fauna safely and without disturbing the birds and animals that they are admiring.