To bring together and animate in France and Québec, in the form of a network, the key actors in research, innovation and higher education in the maritime sector.

To facilitate the establishment of large-scale projects in the maritime sector and increase the potential for scientific cooperation at the national and international levels.

To play an important role in the mobilization of expertise from France and Québec on the issues of sustainable development of maritime resources on both sides of the Atlantic.


To position the Institute as an international leader on all issues related to sustainable and responsible maritime development through the establishment of a long-term scientific partnership between France and Québec.