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Dredging

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. Terms for mining seabed materials can be found here (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 [email protected].

Amount of sand and gravel dredged per year*

*  Only reported amounts are shown