The Oceanic Encyclopedia is a project of more than ten years. Five maritime expeditions of two years each will sail all the seas around the globe aboard an exploration ship specially built for INB: the Scientist.

The INB deploys the most advanced marine research technologies. In particular robotic technologies so that our research is as non-intrusive as possible for the environment studied: size, weight, noise, consumption for transport and operations, zero carbon footprint.

The Oceanic Encyclopedia is structured around three complementary poles of study that interact strongly with each other: Biosphere, Climate, Mankind.