EMBRC-FR caters for the scientific and industrial community with a comprehensive set of services to access and study the marine biodiversity, in the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal locallities of France. On site services include access to state-of-the-art technology platforms (bioinformatics, imaging, crystallography, etc.),equipped laboratories and accommodation facilities. Access to the ecosystem can be direct, through diving and boats. Remote access services are also possible, with shipping of marine organisms from the collections or natural samples form the three national operators: the marine stations of Roscoff, Banyuls and Villefranche.