Subject: New Application Forms Required for Requesting
Authorization to Conduct
Marine Scientific Research in the Republic of Maldives.
Released by the Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental
and Scientific Affairs, December 1998.
Following this summary, please find a copy of the new form required by the Republic of the Maldives for requesting authorization to conduct marine scientific research within their jurisdiction. The form requests information generally in compliance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. This document is required in addition to materials required by NTRVO No. 67. Since there is no stated prior notice requirement for research vessel clearance requests for the Maldives, it is required that all clearance requests for the Maldives be submitted to the Department of State at least three months prior to the proposed start of research, and in compliance with the "UNOLS Handbook for International Operations of U.S. Research Vessels." ----------------------------------------------------------- APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION FOR MARINE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN THE MARITIME ZONES OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES 1. Name and address of research organization, and its director. 2. Name and address of sponsoring organization, and its director. 3. Whether the Organization is a government agency or a private institution. 4. Full title of the research project, program or activity. 5. Nature, objectives and schedule of research project and activities. 6. Name and address of persons in charge of the project, personnel details of all research. Submit CVs wherever appropriate. 7. The precise geographical areas/locations in which the research project is to be conducted. 8. a) Complete schedule of research activities, including expected date of commencement and termination of the Research project. Arrivals and departure or removal of personnel, installations and other equipment and vessel to be used. (b) Details of the equipment to be used for the research (the make and capabilities of the equipment should be given). (c) Detail information on the amount of samples to be taken for scientific analysis, (indicate whether the samples will be analyzed locally or exported to another country). (d) After the samples are taken, where do you intend to conduct research proper. 10. Number of persons that could be represented or participated in the marine scientific research project without payment of any remuneration and without delegation to contribute towards the cost of the project. 11. Provide information on similar research carried out by the Applicant elsewhere. (Provide relevant literature.) 12. a) Impact on marine environment if any, as a result of the activities specified in this application, and (b) Measures that will be taken for the protection and preservation of the marine environment during the completion of the research project. 13. If local participation is to be involved in the research project, please give details, the nature and the extent of their participation and their proposal. 14. Please indicate if the result of the marine scientific research project carried out would be made available internationally and whether it would be used for commercial purposes. I hereby confirm that the above information provided by me is true. In case the said information is known to be false I understand that legal action will be taken against me, in addition to any other appropriate action taken by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. I also undertake, if given permission to obey and comply with all the terms and conditions subject to which the permission for Marine Scientific Research in the Republic of Maldives is granted. Name: Signature: Note: Wherever the space provided is not adequate, please supply the required information fully in a separate sheet, giving reference to the number in the application form and attach same to the form. [end of document]
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