Sépia II

The Sépia is fitted out for coastal fishing and operates up to 20 miles from the coast, mostly in a maritime zone which extends from Dieppe to the Belgian border, while sometimes making crossings to the English coast.


The Sépia is mobilized for various activities relating to observation, research and teaching in the fields of biology, marine ecology, biogeochemistry and bio-optics.

Currentology measurements are also undertaken.

The ship also assesses the impact nuclear power stations and chemical industries have on marine waters and the sea floor.

Map of the operating zone

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