Berth Support to Antarctica
Malaysia via the Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme (MARP) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom has long established close scientific linkages regarding research initiatives in Antarctica. To strengthen this cooperation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between YPASM and BAS that reflects the aims of both parties in shaping future scientific cooperation in Antarctica over the 2013 – 2018 period. This scientific collaboration includes the initiation of joint collaborative projects wherein Malaysian scientists will be invited to visit BAS stations at Signy and Rothera in Antarctica. BAS and Malaysian researchers will also work together to mutually identify, design, and implement collaborative projects that support and align with or complement ongoing BAS Research Programmes.