Planula IV


The Planula IV operates exclusively in Arcachon Bay, the conditions in the entrance channels exclude all missions on the open sea.


The Planula IV devotes:

  • 3/4 of her time to research and observation
  • 1/4 to teaching activities (themed courses and introduction to oceanography).

Underwater devices regularly used aboard the Planula IV include dredges, grabs, plankton nets, bottles, probes and a sediment profile imager.

Map of the operating zone

Characteristics   Schedule