Permit for Antarctica

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you want to organise activities in Antarctica from within the Netherlands? For example, scientific research, tourism or fishery activities? You must apply for a permit to Rijkswaterstaat Sea and Delta (in Dutch). You may have to prepare an environmental impact assessment (milieu-effectrapport, MER). In your application you must indicate, among other things, whether you will be visiting specially designated areas (pdf).

Assistance with your application

The process to grant a permit takes 7.5 months. A Rijkswaterstaat licensing specialist can advise and help you with the application procedure. This way you can complete your application timely and in the right way. The season for visits to Antarctica is between the beginning of Novmener and the end of March. Do you have a visist planned? You should contact Rijkswaterstaat Sea and Delta, permit department, as soon as possible by sending an email to Antartica@rws.nl.

Digital application with Message Box

Using Message Box, you can apply digitally for your Antarctica permit to Rijkswaterstaat. Message Box is a secure email system which allows you, the entrepreneur, to exchange digital messages with Dutch government organisations.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO