• To sustain Malaysia’s presence in polar research and strengthen its research capacities in global frontier sciences.
  • To initiate and promote scientific research programmes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions and to raise awareness on the role of polar regions in Earth’s ecosystem.
  • To provide research grants and fellowships encompassing R&D activities to Malaysian scientists pursuing post-graduate studies in the polar regions.
  • To develop Malaysia’s scientific capacity, specifically amongst young scientists, to promote the embedding of Antarctic science in the education system, and to disseminate polar-related scientific information.