The member universities, Université Laval, UQAR, McGill University and UQAC, support the group financially and contribute to the equipment and infrastructure pool. The benefits provided by Québec-Océan to their researchers and students vary according to their membership category.

In addition, certain researchers and students from the institutional partners (INRS-ETE, UQAM and the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute) participate in Québec-Océan’s scientific program and can have access to some of these benefits.