Posts Tagged ‘Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)’

AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference examines growth, challenges and opportunities

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Glaciers, ice-filled waters and polar bears are some of the sights that draw tourists to the Arctic. (Photo: Frigg Jørgensen, AECO)

Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth. (more…)

AECO and IAATO Set for Joint Conference

Monday, September 18th, 2017

More than 90 representatives from the Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruise industry will gather in Iceland for the second AECO/IAATO Polar Field Staff Conference, October 1-4, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

AECO develops guidelines for two new landing sites in Western Svalbard

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

This week, experts are conducting inspections of Fuglehuken and Sallyhamna, two sites in Svalbard that are expected to receive an increasing number of cruise tourists. The purpose of the inspection is to develop guidelines that allow tourists to visit the sites without disturbing their unique nature and cultural remains.

AECO’s 15th Arctic Cruise Conference – Registration Open

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is having this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference and annual dinner in Oslo Wednesday October 18th. (more…)

Arctic tourism organizations launch guidelines for community visits in the Arctic

Friday, May 12th, 2017

In April, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), Visit Greenland, Cruise Iceland, Visit Svalbard and the Northern Norway Tourist Board presented a set of Community Guidelines aimed at Arctic tourists. (more…)

AECO to present the program for this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo

Friday, August 26th, 2016

AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.

Arctic Cruise Industry and Rescuers Participate In Joint Search and Rescue Exercise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

An expeditionary cruise vessel with 300 persons on board has sustained an engine room fire close to the coast of remote Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean. Drifting towards the shore, the ship hits a rock and begins taking on water, then settles on the seabed and is in danger of capsizing. (more…)

Polar Tour Operators Hold First Antarctic/Arctic Field Guide Conference

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The poles are combining forces in Toronto next week at a unique conference for polar field staff organized by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) in collaboration with its sister organization in the Arctic, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). (more…)

Tourists and researchers working together in the Arctic

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The valuable cooperation between the tourism industry and researchers is helping to increase knowledge about the Arctic environment during this time of rapidly changing conditions. (expeditioncruising.com)

Bans use of UAV’s in the Arctic

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Cruise passengers travelling with members of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), will not be allowed to bring and use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) when visiting the Arctic. (more…)

Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), receive funding to develop more Wildlife Guidelines

Monday, April 27th, 2015

At a board meeting held in Longyearbyen on April 24th Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund decided to grant Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) 160.000 NOK (approximately 20.000 USD) to develop more Wildlife Guidelines – one of AECO’s many tools to support sustainable tourism in the Arctic. (more…)

Enhancing safe navigation in Polar waters

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the Int. Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica.

Canadian Cruise Requirements Are Out of Control

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

More than 35 different Canadian authorities require more than 50 different applications and permits from cruise operators before they are allowed to visit Arctic Canada. (aeco.no)

New Site Guidelines for Greenland

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has announced that in cooperation with Visit Greenland, they are considering developing site-specific guidelines for Greenland. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Animated Guidelines for Visitors to the Arctic

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Visitors to the Arctic can learn about safe, environmentally friendly and considerate behavior in the Arctic through a new animation developed by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

New Arctic Guidelines To Minimize Spread of Non-Native Species

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Non-native species can spread to the Arctic through human activities, according to the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), which has published a new “biosecurity guideline” for visitors to the Arctic. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise Association Meets with Arctic Command

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has met with the commander and chief of Arctic Command last week. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Arctic Cruise Association Expands

Friday, November 1st, 2013

AECO, which is an association for cruise operators in the Arctic, was established ten years ago by expedition cruise operators with voyages in Svalbard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

AECO: Celebrating 10 years of Sustainable Expedition Cruises

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in Oslo Oct. 15 and 16. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Arctic Expedition Leader Conference in Copenhagen

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has announced that approximately 40 Arctic expedition leaders will meet in Copenhagen in Oct. 17 and 18 to discuss how to conduct sustainable expedition cruising in the Arctic. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

New Cruise Regulations for Svalbard

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) has introduced 11 new site-specific guidelines for selected sites in Svalbard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise industry introduces vessel tracking in the Arctic

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) is introducing a satellite based vessel tracking scheme for vessels associated with the association. (expeditioncruising.com)

Large Svalbard Cruise Donation

Friday, May 18th, 2012

AECO (Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators) has received more than €250,000 ($300,000) from Svalbard’s environmental protection fund to carry out three different environmental projects. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Guidelines for Passenger Landings on Spitzbergen

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The Association for Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) has presented guidelines for landings on Spitzbergen – known as the “Svalbard Site Guidelines.” (cruiseindustrynews.com)