The Institut Nicolas Baudin is building a resolutely innovative 45-metre exploration vessel. It is designed as a projection platform for our robotic technologies and scientific teams, and as an awareness tool for the general public. The vessel will also be equipped with the data management solutions necessary to process scientific data at sea without waiting for the return to shore, and with Internet communication solutions necessary for real-time communication of scientific results and films shot by our production team.

Both a laboratory for life and a laboratory for clean technologies, the Scientist is also a real demonstrator in the field of energy production and consumption for propulsion and life on board: wind, solar, hydrogen, biofuels.