L’Atlante was commissioned in 1989, it has been modernized in 2009. It hosts up to 30 technicians and scientists for cruises up to 45 days. It is the only ocean global fleet vessel to be deployed on all oceans and is present in the Pacific on average one year every 4 years. The multi-purpose research vessel L’Atalante is dedicated for research in: Marine geosciences, Physical oceanography nd Marine biology. L’Atalante can operate a manned submersible such as Nautile (-6000m) and the remote operated vehicle Victor 6000.