To undertake multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research and consultancy projects on natural resources, comprising their assessments, interactions and inter-dependence, their services, and their interactions with the society and policies. Unlike the institutions having strict mandatory work programme or fixed ‘menu’ of professional services, IRAP can offer an ‘ala carte’ and can work for synergies with other professional organizations. IRAP has also built up a professional resource bank in addition to those working at the Institute, and bring them on board as the client requirements demand.