Please fill in the form carefully. This will make both our and your work easier and also speed up the procedure.
Submit application documentation in due time, i.e. depending on scope of activity, at least three to six months prior to the start of your journey to the Antarctic!
The following four examples will help you to select the appropriate questionnaire:
1. You want to do research south of 60° south latitude:
Please complete the "research" questionnaire. If your research involves the use of acoustic measurement equipment, please also complete the associated annex to the application.
If you aim to introduce soil or plants and animals not native to the Antarctic, please complete the annex "Application for a special permit according to Article 18 paragraph 2 AIEP." If you plan to enter an Antarctic Specially Protected Area, please complete the "Application for a special permit according to Article 29 paragraph 2 AIEP for entering, moving within or flying over Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs)".
Please also see the flyer about flying over animal colonies: Compliance with crossing altitudes (in German).
2. You are carrying out a touristic cruise in the region south of 60° south latitude:
Please fill in the questionnaire "Cruise", which consists of four parts. Prior to the journey, please complete (1) Part 1, Particulars of planned cruise, (2) Part 2, Basic ship data, and (3) Part 3, Proof of experience or crew in charge. Part 4, Post-visit report, must be completed after conclusion of the journey. Please also note the Instruction Sheet “Requirements for an Initial Environmental Study (IES) regarding touristic cruises in the Antarctic”.
3. You would like to enter the area south of 60° south latitude in a sailboat/yacht:
Please fill in the questionnaire "Yacht cruises", which consists of three parts. Prior to the journey, please complete (1) Part 1, Particulars of planned cruise, (2) Part 2, Proof of experience of crew in charge. Part 3, Post-visit report, must be completed after conclusion of the journey.
4. You want to travel to the Antarctic to compile media (photos, film material, interviews, etc.) which will not be used exclusively for private purposes:
Please fill in the questionnaire for self-organised tourism.
The list below features all of the questionnaires necessary, according to type of planned activity.
Research project Research project with Acoustic measurement methods Introduction of soil, animals or plants not native to the Antarctic Entering, moving within or flying over Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) Application for a permit for exceptions from the prohibitions according to Article 17 paragraph 1 AIEP
Individual travel / media
Use of aircraft
Cargo ships & Icebreaker