The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is actively working to improve environmental protection in the polar regions. We are also issuing permits and overseeing activities related to the Swedish Act on Antarctica.
Permits for Stays in Antarctica
Sweden has passed a law to protect and conserve the environment in Antarctica, and to ensure compliance with the international regulations. The Swedish law requires that any Swede who stays or engages in activity there must obtain a permit.
The permit process is intended to ensure that all planned activities are vetted, and that the necessary steps are taken to protect the environment. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is the agency that issues such permits to Swedish citizens, pursuant to the Swedish Antarctic Act (2006:924).