According to the law, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources has as its main task:
- To develop the scientific basis for the living resources in and around Greenland,
as well as to protect the ecosystem and the biological diversity of Greenland.
- To give advice to Greenland’s Home Rule within Its area of expertise.
- To make public the results of its research.
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources develops and puts into practice the main goals and strategies which, through its active programs will ensure the quality and continuity of the Institute’s work.