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This is the place which co-ordinates all the contacts, procedures and information relating to research projects and sport expeditions in Greenland. Go to the top bar of this page or our front page to get an overview of what we have to offer in this context.

Strandgade 100 H, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone +45 3288 0100  |  Fax +45 3288 0101  |  

This agency is the home of all topographic maps and sea charts for Greenland as well as geophysical information on seismics and gravity.

Rentemestervej 8, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Phone +45 3587 5050  |  Fax +45 3587 5051  |

Øster Voldgade 5-7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone + 45 3532 2345  |  Fax +45 3532 2325  |  

Luftfartshuset, Ellebjergvej 50, P.O. Box 744,
DK-2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
Phone +45 3644 4848  |  Fax +45 3644 0303  |

Please note that a research project or a sport expedition operating onboard a vessel closer than 3 nautical miles from the baseline is considered a land-based activity, and treated as such.

Furthermore, the ministry partakes in the procedures in relation to projects and expeditions in Greenland headed by US citizens.

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Section N 5, attn.: Ms. Birgit Nybæk
Asiatisk Plads 2, DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone +45 3392 0421  |   Fax +45 3392 1585  |   E-mail

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Section JT2
Asiatisk Plads 2, DK-1448 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone +45 3392 0315  |   Fax +45 3392 0303  |

If you, or any of your project or expedition participants, are a non-Nordic citizen and need to stay in Greenland for longer than 3 months a permit to do so must be procured from the Danish Immigration Service.

Ryesgade 53, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Phone +45 3536 6600  |  Fax +45 3536 1916  |

GEUS is the Danish institution in charge of geological and glaciological mapping of Greenland. A large number of maps on geology themes and covering all areas of Greenland are available for sale at GEUS.

Thoravej 8, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV 
Phone +45 3814 2000   |  Fax +45 3814 2050  |

This agency is in charge of oceanographic mapping in Greenland waters and of tide prediction tables for Greenland ports and other selected navigable areas.

Oceanographic Division
Overgaden oven Vandet 62 B
P. O. Box 1919, DK-1023 Copenhagen K
Phone +45 3268 9500  |  Fax +45 3157 4341  |

The chief of police is the SAR authority in Greenland and also has the jurisdiction to issue firearms permits.

P.O. Box 1006, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 321448  |  Fax +299 324194  |  no e-mail

The ministry administers the Greenland Home Rule jurisdiction of environment issues, including the marine environment and protected areas, such as the National Park. The ministry handles National Park applications as well as permits for tagging / ringing / marking or sampling of animals or plants, and it has the authority to issue CITES export permits.

P.O. Box 1614, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 345000  |  Fax +299 325286  |

This Greenland Home Rule ministry hosts the function of a science co-ordinator for the Greenland government. The co-ordinator's office has a Danish / Greenlandic language homepage with news, publications and funding information. If you master either of the two languages you should take a look at the publication "Uppik" (means 'snowy owl' in Greenlandic) which disseminates information about science in Greenland to the people of Greenland.

Ministry of Culture, Education, Research and Church
P.O. Box 1029, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 345000  |  Fax +299 322073  | 

Ministry of Industry
The responsibilities for the Greenland Home Rule juridiction and management of e.g. fisheries and hunting, renewable resources, agriculture and tourism. This is also the authority handling leisure hunting certificates.

Ministry of Industry
P.O. Box 269, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 345000  |  Fax +299 324704  |  no e-mail

Ministry of Taxation

If you plan to import special goods like chocolate or alcohol to Greenland you are required to see that special import taxes levied by the Greenland government are paid to the Ministry of Taxation. Please contact the ministry to receive latest details on the needed transactions.

P.O. Box 1605, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 345000  |  Fax +299 322042  |  

All matters on emergency transmitters, radio communication and operation of radio and other telecommunication equipment in Greenland must be settled with TELE Greenland before you initiate your project or expedition. Following your application(s) TELE Greenland is the authority that issues permits to communication equipment in Greenland.

P.O. Box 1002, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 323120  |  Fax +299 323130  |

Protection and conservation of all historic and prehistoric monuments, relics, artefacts and documents as well as unique fossils of national value and meteorites found in Greenland, are all the resorts of this institution. As the national curator of archaeology in Greenland, the museum has the authority to issue permits to excavate (or handle in other ways) historic or prehistoric sites anywhere in Greenland. Without a permit from the museum you are not allowed to take or move any historic or prehistoric relics, that you may encounters in the field.

If, during your sojourn in little known areas of Greenland, you observe archaeological sites, you are strongly recommended to report your observations to the museum at your earliest convenience.

Hans Egedes Vej 8, P.O. Box 145, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 322611  |  Fax +299 322622  |

If your project or expedition plans to involve the use, by chartered aircraft(s), of airfields or airports in Greenland the aircraft operator chartered by the project or expedition is required to apply for permission to land in accordance with the 'Aeronautic Information Publication (AIP) for Greenland and the Faroe Islands'.

Greenland Airport Authority
P.O. Box 1036, DK-3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 326005  |  Fax +299 326010  |  no e-mail


Kangerlussuaq Airport
DK-3910 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Phone +299 841300  |  Fax +299 841360  |

Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum
If you plan to collect or sample minerals or fossils while you are in Greenland, and to do so in quantities of more than "a pocket full" you are required to contact the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum to find out whether your planned sampling will be interpreted as a commercial activity. If so, the mineral resource administration system will act accordingly and you may eventually be granted a permit to sample up to a certain quantity within a given area.

P.O. Box 930, DK-3900 Nuuk,  Greenland
Phone +299 346800  |  Fax +299 324302  |

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Updated August 14, 2002