The mission of the Centre National de la Mer is to spread knowledge about the world's oceans and to make the general public aware of the need for it to be managed more effectively.
The resource centre is one of the tools. It processes and manages information - monitoring, analysis, drafting, dissemination and archiving of information - for internal services. This information is also available to the public of Nausicaá, children, schoolchildren, students, teachers, general public, professionals, researchers, etc. Two documentalists will assist you with your research. A vast "marine" documentary collection: 2,900 books, 1,100 articles, 15 periodical subscriptions, 78,000 still and moving pictures, and public bookcases.