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Tag: Dr Kim Crosbie

  • Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 04:04 UTC

    IAATO Executive Director and Falklands' resident awarded the Queen's Polar Medal

    Dr. Kim Crosbie career began in 1991 when she joined the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, as a research student.

    Dr Kim Crosbie, IAATO Executive Director, and IAATO Member Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Expeditions who is a resident of the Falkland Islands, have been awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal. The announcement was made last week in The London Gazette.

  • Monday, October 19th 2015 - 21:46 UTC

    Polar operators keen on conducting citizen science projects

    Kim Crosbie, Executive Director, IAATO, highlighted that after a period of downturn, tourism to Antarctica is recovering and diversifying

    Field staff from the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operations (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) got together in Toronto last month in the first Polar field staff conference ever held. Seventy-five people attended over the three days representing 24 IAATO/AECO members, three governments, three universities and the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 04:29 UTC

    IAATO Environmental Manager is former BAS official and 2013 Queen's Polar Medal

    “Tudor brings with him a wealth of polar experience, with varying perspectives on the tourism industry”, said IAATO Executive Director, Dr Kim Crosbie

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced the appointment of Tudor Morgan to the full-time position of Environmental Manager. Tudor’s overall role is to support safe and environmentally responsible tourism to Antarctica, with a particular focus on field operations.

  • Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 22:08 UTC

    Enhancing safe navigation in polar waters

    “It has taken considerable work and time to set up this system”, said Captain Leif Skog of Lindblad Expeditions, a long-time member of IAATO

    The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International 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.

  • Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:28 UTC

    IAATO Environmental Manager resigns to focus on PhD

    “Claudia (pic) has had a big impact on the association over the last two and a half years with her fresh ideas, knowledge and experience of the Antarctic tourism industry.” said

    Claudia Holgate, Environmental Manager for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), has decided to step down from the position, which has grown to become full time.

  • Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 00:01 UTC

    An estimated 36.500 tourists and 54 vessels expected this coming Antarctic season

    “Since 2011-12, there has been a slight recovery in the overall numbers although there is little change forecast for this coming season” IAATO's Crosbie said.

    During the upcoming Antarctic season, from November through March, 36,545 tourists are expected to visit, according to estimates compiled by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). That’s a slight dip from the 37,405 who visited in 2013-14, which was a 9 percent increase from the previous year.

  • Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 20:53 UTC

    IAATO celebrates 25th meeting with growing membership and review of ports services

     Members voted to re-appoint Marlynda Elstgeest of Waterproof Expeditions as the Chair of the Committee

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) met in Providence, Rhode Island from 27-29 May for their 25th gathering of members and as at previous meetings, the goal was to review the past year and discuss current and future issues for the Antarctic tourism industry in line with the association’s mission to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible tourism.

  • Friday, February 14th 2014 - 07:24 UTC

    Live Antarctic Search and Rescue Exercise by IAATO in conjunction with Ushuaia

    M/V Polar Pioneer from Aurora Expeditions was involved in the exercise

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and two IAATO Member Operators, Aurora Expeditions and Oceanwide Expeditions, took part in a live Search and Rescue Communications Exercise in collaboration with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Ushuaia, Argentina.

  • Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 01:00 UTC

    IAATO expedition vessel helps HCA chart Antarctic waters

    Stephen Wilkins, skipper of the yacht Xplore

    An IAATO sailing yacht has demonstrated that private and commercial vessels on expeditions in Antarctica can perform official hydrographic surveys and produce navigational charts that are still much needed for the region. Results were presented at the 13th Conference of the Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica (HCA) in Cadiz, Spain 3-5 December, hosted by the Spanish Navy.