Invitation on 9th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA9)

We are pleased to invite you to the 9th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA9) that will be held on 25-27 October 2021 via Virtual and Physical Presentations (hybrid mode). MISA is a biennial event which brings together researchers from various polar and non polar nations to share their research findings as well as to generate interest on Antarctica or polar in general. The theme of MISA9 is ‘Polar Regions Matter in Our Climate Crisis’. The programme includes sessions on Policy and Governance, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, a webinar, as well as two concurrent workshops.

This conference is jointly organized by Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM) and National Antarctic Research Centre (NARC), Malaysia.

The key aim of MISA9 is to provide a platform to share and discuss polar climate variability, atmospheric dynamics, polar oceanography, climate and sea ice modeling, as well as biological response and adaptation. We hope that the papers presented and shared data can be used towards creating mitigation measures, policies and international cooperation and networking.

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah
(National Antarctic Research Centre, Malaysia)
Topic : Polar regions matter to the tropics: Acase of continuity of the global system

Plenary Speaker I : Policy and Governance
Assoc. Prof. Dr Daniela Liggett
(University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand)
Topic : Unprecedented, unexpected and unbidden: The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for Antarctic governance and research

Plenary Speaker II : Biological Sciences
Prof. Dr Satoshi Imura
(National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan)
Topic: Transition of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem after the last glacial maximum –a view from lake bottom

Plenary Speaker III : Physical Sciences
Dr Thomas Bracegirdle
(British Antarctic Survey)
Topic: Winds of change: the past and future of winds over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica

Important dates:
15th July2021 : Deadline for submission of abstracts
1st August 2021 : Notification of acceptance of papers
30thSeptember 2021 : Deadline for Early Bird registration
28th February 2022 : Submission of full papers

Submit your abstract here:
Kindly click the link below for more info and registration:

For any inquiries, please contact us at:

Mrs. Nurulakma Hairoman
(+603 5544 2138;

Mrs. Noor Nadia Mohd Nasir
(+603 5543 7873;