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IPEV has several ships to ensure accessibility of bases, oceanographic research and local logistical support:


  • The Marion Dufresne is a multipurpose vessel: it ensures the supply of the Austral Islands from the island of Reunion and for 2/3 of the year, participate in oceanographic cruises on all seven seas.
  • The Astrolabe is a vessel suitable for navigation in ice. It refuels Adelie Land from the port of Hobart in Tasmania and also of coastal oceanography campaigns.