Anchored to France's maritime past, the Académie de Marine works to shed light on maritime issues through studies, publications, and the organization of conferences , in the strategic, scientific and technical, cultural, legal and economic fields.

Through its annual awards, it aims to encourage research, initiatives and experiences that may be of interest to the entire maritime sector.

Founded in 1752, abolished during the Revolution and restored in 1921, the Académie de Marine is a national public institution under the protection of the President of the Republic. Its elected members come from all sectors of civil and military maritime activities. Two hundred permanent guests accompany its work by bringing it the benefit of their expertise.