The Channel Program is a framework that aims at merging scientific work and unifying developed research projects focused on the Channel marine living resources under a common label.

This unifying ambition implies the rapid creation of a scientific committee that will support the Franco-British interregional political structure "Channel Arc Manche".

This committee intends to gather together specialists in marine science implicated in existing or future research projects and will facilitate the transfer of scientific breakthroughs towards local and European decisional structures.