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  1. To undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, survey and long term observations addressing key issues of global or fundamental importance that require access to the Arctic/Antarctic or related regions.
  2. To sustain for the Korea an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in the polar affairs.
  3. To maintain an integrated, well-managed national capability to support the overall national science strategy,
    to exploit research outcomes, and to raise public awareness worldwide.
  4. To assist in the discharge of the Korean international responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty System and with the administration of the KOPRI.
  5. To provide reliable and independent advice to the Korean government and other stakeholders, contributing to the effectiveness of Korean public services and policy.
  6. To provide reliable a focus for national and international cooperation, and for coordination of major research programs, especially those addressing complex scientific problems or requiring significant technology or infrastructure.
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