The Marion Dufresne can carry numerous containers and has a helideck.
- Aanderaa weather station and an acoustic resonance anemometer
- 2 “clean” seawater systems supplying the laboratories
- 2 continuous measurement thermosalinographs, 2 RDI acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP)
From 2020 the Marion Dufresne will be equipped and able to deploy seismic equipment, the Penfeld penetrometer and the Victor 6000 ROV.