From the scientific as well as from the financial point of view, national and international partners and institutions support the projects. For example the European Research Council (ERC) agreed in 2010 the prestigious advanced grant for the innovative five-year project remOcean.

The NAOS project has been selected to participate in the program “Investissements d’avenir” in the French governmental call “Equipements d’Excellence (EQUIPEX) 2010”, operated by the National Research Agency (ANR).

And even though such ongoing (and past) projects partly address very specific scientific issues and/or oceanic domains, they all have one effort in common : to strengthen national and international collaborations in order to enhance our understanding of biogeochemical processes and their role within the Ocean functioning.