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The stations and the ships: The scientific research stations provide operational platforms with instrumentation facilities that are continually adapting so that research can be pursued over the long term.

In Antarctica

  • Adelie Land,in the coastal zone Dumont d’Urville Station and annex station of Cap Prud’homme
  • Dome C, on the Antarctic plateau, Concordia Station, Franco-Italian
  • The convoy supplying Concordia from Cap Prud’homme

In Arctic

  • AWIPEV, Franco-German Arctic Station, Svalbard

In Subantarctic Islands


The scientific stations offer operational platforms with constantly changing instrumentation to conduct research on the long term.


The IPEV possesses several ships to serve the bases, accomplish the oceanographic research and provide local logistical support: Marion Dufresne and Astrolabe.