New generation of ship

lmos is currently developing a new kind of multi-missions oceanographic ship
adapted to scientific activities and ocean monitoring.

Our catamarans, made of composite materials,
are designed to navigate along the coast and up
to 200 miles offshore, thanks to their
autonomous navigation. Their size is modular
from 18m to 25m length and they are equipped
with a dynamic positioning system. The security
of the all crew is ensured as they can work on a 50
m² open quarter deck.

The ships are also equipped with many different
areas : a dry and a wetland area, 2 laboratories
and several living spaces adapted to the life on
board. Thanks to an optimized production, our
ships offer a reduced cost of exploitation.

Wide range of missions

Oceanographic expertises

Test, research and innovative technologies

Data captures

Sampling

Biodiversity studies

Marine ecology

Environmental diagnosis

Habitat and seabed mapping

Characterisations of geophysical and sedimentary constraints

Scuba diving platform

Collaborative platform between cross-disciplinary universities

On board equipments

 

    SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT (CONTINENTAL SHELF)

 

1    EQUIPMENT

FUNCTION/USE

TYPE OF INSTALLATION

 2   GPS Antenna

3     Echo sounder

4     Differential DGPS

 5    Inverter

 6    Full HD pan/tilt dome camera

 7    Multibeam sounder mounting plate

  8   Multibeam sound moon pool

  9   Inertial motion unit and multibeam echo sounder

 10  Davit for Sediment and seawater samplers

 11  Hull celerimeter

 12  A-Frame

 13  Brackets for scientific equipment (deck and freeboard)

14   2,5 tonne crane (800 kg at 6 meters)15   Treuil amovible pour          sonar remorqué (5OOm)

15   Removable winch for side scan sonar (500m) Scientific                       Temporary facility
       2 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with hybrid propulsion or 1 RIB               and 1 punt with multibeam echo sounder possibility

16   Grounding keel integrating engine cooling system by                         exchanger « keel cooling »

17   Steering console on afterdeck

18   Satellite communication

Mixed use

Mixed use

Mixed use

Mixed use

Mixed use

Scientific

Scientific

Scientific

Scientific

Scientific

Mixed use

Scientific

Scientific

Mixed use


Mixed use


Scientific

Mixed use

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Temporary facility

Permanent facility

Temporary facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

 

Permanent facility

 

Permanent facility

Permanent facility

 

 

 

    VESSEL OPTION : SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
    (DIVING OPERATIONS)

 

19  Hyperbaric chamber integrating in shipping container »

20   Diving compressor/diving equipment area storage :                           oxygen/diving tanks

21  ROV (50/1000 m)

22 Cold-room and fridge (300L)

23 Wet laboratory integrated in shipping container (lab bench,              sink with fresh water or sea water, binocular microscope, …)

24  Chemical area storage (alcohol, formaldehyde, …)

25  Removable winch for sediment or sea water samplers (grabs ;         Niskin bottles carousel, …) = prof. 20 to 500m)

26   Dive ladder.

 *Mixed use : Useful equipment for navigation and scientists

Scientific

Scientific

Scientific

Scientific


Scientific

Scientific

Scientific

Mixed use

Temporary facility

Temporary facility

Temporary facility

 Permanent facility

Temporary facility


Temporary facility

Temporary facility


Permanent facility

 

Ship characteristics

 

IMOS presents a concept of modular catamarans, with a length which can vary from 18 to 24 meters and a width of 10,5 meters.

The modularity of the work spaces, according to the missions (wetland, dry area, IT area, storage area) allows a cross-discip|inary
team to use the different oceanographic equipments at the same time.

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main technical characteristics

  • Built in composite
  • Overall length: 60 to 82 feet, modular design
  • Overall width: 31 feet
  • Draught: 5 feet
  • Maximum displacement: 45 t
  • Cruising speed: 15-20 knt
  • Diesel and diesel-electric motorisation, dynamic positioning
  • Crew: 3
  • Scientists: 8 – 12
  • 1,St crane
  • Multifunctional and bascule Hydraulic gantry
  • A lookout for observation at 10 meters high
  • A dinghy for diving
  • A dinghy for logistic support
  • An hydraulic winch with 250 meters of cable
  • 1 thematic container
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multipurpose applications

  • Provided for missions in the coastal area from 3m deep (inside the lagoon for example) to 120 meters deep
  • Its range is the Exclusive Economic zone (200 nautical mile zone)
  • It has 10 days of autonomy
  •  Many launching equipments and a winch to tow a ROV (remotely operated vehicle), a net or sonar….
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numerous benefits

  • Dynamically positioned vessel
  • On board and remote Data monitoring
  • The opportunity to board a 10 feet thematic container (a decompression chamber for example)
  • Three areas (working area, life area and resting area) enable to have both comfort and safety conditions for 12 people on board
  • Simplicity of the dinghies launches
  • A quarterdeck open of 50 square meters
  • A passive safety and optimal protection of workers
  • Viewing platform for observation where a lookout can be added.

team

IMOS (Industrial Modular Oceanographic Ship) based in La Rochelle (France) includes different companies specialized in the nautical
sector and work boats. The design of the ships has been made by engineers and oceanic scientists from the “CREOCEAN” company, La
Rochelle University and the climate and oceanic “LOCEAN” laboratory. Their expertises enabled us to be as close as possible to the consumer needs and to the development of ocean research technologies.

L’Équipe opérationelle

Olivier RACOUPEAU

Olivier RACOUPEAU

Naval architect

Alain BALZEAU

Alain BALZEAU

Boatbuilder

Thierry DEMIER

Thierry DEMIER

Boatbuilder

ANNETTE ROY

ANNETTE ROY

Plateforme Recherche & Développement

Fabrice FAURRE

Fabrice FAURRE

Project<br /> coordinator

Scientific Consultants

Créocéan
creocean.fr

Université de La Rochelle
univ-larochelle.fr

Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat
locean-ipsl.upmc.fr

eCONOMIC PARTNERS

 

Patrice Boisgontier – APPEP
appep.org

Antoine Dessirier – Formes et Volumes
formes-et-volumes.fr

Institutional Economic Partners

Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle
agglo-larochelle.fr

CCI La Rochelle
larochelle.cci.fr