Dredging of sand and gravel

The Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (MLSA) is the responsible authority for dredging of sand and gravel in Greenland, while the Government of Greenland is issuing the approvals for dredging.

Standard terms for mining seabed (in Danish only).

To apply for dredging, please use the application form below (in Danish only):

Dredging has a long tradition in Greenland, but the materials are mainly used in the local industry. The chart shows the reported amount of sand and gravel dredged per year.

If you have any questions regarding dredging activities in Greenland, please contact mlsa@nanoq.gl.

Amount of sand and gravel dredged per year*

*  Only reported amounts are shown, and under the assumption that the density of sand and gravel is 1.6 tons/m2

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