We are obliged to report both marine and terrestrial studies (individual projects or field courses) conducted in the South Sinai Sector of the National Parks of Egypt, affiliated with the Nature Conservation Sector at the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (NCS/ EEAA). Before any field work may be carried out in the National Park or the adjacent protected areas or development areas (e.g., Dahab), a proposal of the intended activities has to be submitted to the before mentioned authorities.
The DMRC will assist you by taking care of the necessary arrangements and mediate the information exchange between you, as an applicant, and the Egyptian authorities. The applicant proposal, for both visiting scientists (e.g. professor, research associate or assistant, MSc or PhD student) or student groups, should contain the following:
- Names and addresses of involved scientists, supervisors and students
- Scheduled period of time for the study at the DMRC
- Field project or scientific work title
- Intentions/ objectives of the project (to stress the project values and concerns regarding the environment protection and conservation is advisable)
- Investigation site(s)
- Description of in-situ observations and experiments, including detailed methods, and the possible requirement of samples from the environment.
On receipt, we will register the proposal in our files and forward it to the National Parks of Egypt (South Sinai Sector).
In order to allow an efficient processing, the proposal must – as a general rule – be received by the DMRC minimum eight (8) weeks before the actual start of the field work.
The applicant will also have to submit an AGREEMENT between the DMRC (as host institution) and the scientific researcher responsible for the field project (usually the applicant).