Q: Should the list of all participants and their institutes be given?
A:Yes. All the participants, except the organizator of the expedition (Declarant) should be declared, it can be institutions, organizations and physical persons (citizens) , participating personally . It must be stated in the required paragraphs of the Declaration.
A: All the ports of access in the RF and the routs in the EEZ and territorial sea are necessary to declare . If the port of the end of expedition is not in RF , it is ok not to declare it . Nevertheless, it will not be worse if it is declared as well. It will be useful for understanding the whole run of the expedition .
Q: What is request for special hydrometeorological support? Is it the request for weather forecast?
A: It means the specialized hydrometeorological support , individual forecast, etc. If the expedition has its own sources for such information , then the specialized hydrometeorological support is not needed.
Q: How detailed should the list of tools and equipment be?
A: Information about the tools and equipment must be detailed enough (technical characetristics, etc.) If there are many tools and equipmnet then in the Declaration the ID numbers of tools, and the description and technical characteristics may be attached on the separate paper. All these detailed proccedure is in the interests of the Declarant as a lot of questions might arise thus resulting in waste if time.
Q: Who has applied for IPY cruises, when decisions will be made, and if there are any extenuating circumstances ?
A: At this moment only rv "Polarstern" from Germany (AWI) is going apply via Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Permission to carry out research within Russian EEZ among other foreign rv's.
Russian Ministry of Education and Science (represented by Federal Agency for Science
and Innovations) is responsible for Permission issue which is an integral of conclusions about Application from several involved Ministries and Agencies (DoD, Border Guard, FSB, Ministry of natural resourses, Roshydromet, Regional Authorities etc), depending on specific features of Applications.
Polar Acronyms - Acronyms and abbreviations are extensively used in science, and any programme, institute or organisation with respect for itself has one - IASC (International Arctic Science Committee)
Rules of presenting the letters of Inquiry on carrying out the marine scientific research in the exclusive economic zone
of the Russian Federation