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Research projects in the National Park in North East Greenland

Permit
If you are NOT a permanent resident in Qaanaaq (Thule) or Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), or performing duties for a public Greenlandic authority, or an employee at a permanent station within the National Park you must obtain – through contact to DPC – a special permit from the Greenland Home Rule Authority for admission to the National Park.

Please note that a research project operating onboard a vessel closer than 3 nautical miles from the baseline outside the National Park is considered a land-based activity, and you will therefore have to submit an access permit form.

The completed application form must be submitted to DPC which acts as a liaison between applicants and the Greenland Home Rule administration. The application form must be received at DPC no later than 3 months prior to the departure for Greenland.

Notice: Special rules for research projects funded by US National Science Foundation. See VECO Polar Resources.

Insurance

When you plan to operate in the National Park you must take out a Search And Rescue (SAR) insurance as well as an evacuation insurance covering all participants of your expedition.

An Insurance Statement must be completed, signed by the insurance company and mailed to DPC no later than 3 weeks prior to the departure for Greenland.

Firearms
If your project will take place within the National Park you are recommended to bring firearms and polar bear deterrents.

You will need to have a valid firearm permit for each of your firearms. A special form must be completed and submitted to

Chief Constable of Greenland
P.O. Box 1006
DK-3900 Nuuk
Greenland
+ 299 32 14 48
+ 299 32 41 94

A copy of the issued license must be sent to DPC at least 3 weeks prior to the departure for Greenland.

Radios
The use of transmitting radio equipment in Greenland requires a special permit. You will have to send the completed Radio Permit Application Form to:

TELE Greenland
Radio Administration
P.O. Box 504
GL 3920 Qaqortoq
Greenland
+299 64 31 22    +299 64 31 23
rfv@tele.gl

Upon issuing the permit, TELE Greenland will send a copy to DPC.

Please note that a research project operating onboard a vessel closer than 3 nautical miles from the baseline outside the National Park is considered a land-based activity. Therefore you need an access permit to the park and the project leader will have to apply for a separate permit for activities in these waters too.

Projects or expeditions headed by US citizens
Please observe that special procedures apply, if you are a US citizen and plan to head a research project in Greenland. See VECO Polar Resources.

The completed and signed application form must be received by the U.S. Department of State at least 4 months prior to the initiation of the field period for the proposed project.