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Logistical Platform Available at Station Nord, Greenland National Park, Greenland Summer Season 2006 (July to mid-August)

Application Deadline: Thursday, 30 March 2006

The Danish Natural Science Research Council (FNU) invites scientists to express their interest in using the Council's logistical platform in the area surrounding Station Nord, the Danish military airbase in the north-eastern section of the Greenland National Park, during the summer season of 2006.

FNU is financing and operating a logistical platform which will ensure the presence of a helicopter and a STOL airplane in the region during the summer season of 2006 (July to mid-August). As part of the initiative, FNU has allocated logistical funding to 10 Danish arctic research projects. Further, the Council has hired the Danish Polar Centre (DPC) to co-ordinate the logistical activities.

It is expected that the transport capacity of the helicopter and STOL airplane at Station Nord will exceed the needs of the 10 FNU-financed research projects. Arctic research projects within fields such as geology, biology, physical geography, glaciology, climate research, meteorology or atmospheric chemistry, which are already financed from other sources and which could benefit from using FNU's logistical platform with respect to airborne transport of persons or cargo within the area are therefore invited to send an expression of interest to FNU.

Preference will be given to projects led by Danish researchers. Other projects should have participation from Danish researchers in order to be considered.

It is not at present possible to apply to FNU for additional funding of arctic research activities, and users of FNU's logistical platform will be charged a shared cost price calculated by DPC.

Selection of research projects eligible will take place in open competition on the basis of expressions of interest in accordance with the below mentioned terms and conditions.

Expressions of interest should be made using Form 1 and should include the following mandatory appendices attached in the following order:

1) Short description of the project (1 page)
2) Specification of logistic requirements (i.e. number of passengers, cargo and flight hours with helicopter and/or airplane) (1 page)
3) CV of scientific leader of the project (1 page) and publication list (last 5 years)
4) Documentation for funding of the project (1 page)

Form 1 is available online at the Danish Research Agency's website:

English Website:
http://forsk.dk/pls/portal/url/ITEM/EDC8B3D620314657E030E00A860137C1

Danish Website:
http://forsk.dk/pls/portal/url/ITEM/EDC8E05F278B872FE030E00A82012D12

or by telephone at +45-3544-6200.

The expression of interest must be submitted as a single signed original and 4 photocopies. Please secure each copy, including appendices, with a single staple. The Form 1 should be attached at the front, with appendices behind. Submitted appendices will not be returned.

Expressions of interest must be written in Danish or English.
Expressions of interest in English must be written using the English version of Form 1. The deadline for expressions of interest to FNU is 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 30 March 2006.

Submit applications to:
The Danish Natural Science Research Council Danish Research Agency Artillerivej 88 DK-2300 Copenhagen S Denmark

For further assistance please contact:
Lise W. Kristiansen
FNU Secretariat
Phone: +45-3544-6380
E-mail: lwk@forsk.dk