“Le Commandant Charcot” is a polar expedition ship state-of-the-art icebreaker (PC2 Class) owned and operated by the company PONANT (France). The vessel is equipped with scientific laboratories and facilities and offers to host up to four scientists to participate in their regular cruises to perform scientific projects.
A collaboration in one and up to five seasons is sought with scientific teams to carry on a research project on board “Le Commandant Charcot” in the Arctic Ocean.
ARICE is managing the application process, the proposal’s evaluation and shortlisting for a posterior logistic evaluation by PONANT.
The scientific berths are offered free of charge, travel and shipping expenses to the port of departure/arrival are at the participant’s cost.
We are now inviting the science community to submit ship-time proposals requesting access to:
Polar expedition ship “Le Commandant Charcot”, owned and operated by PONANT, France
to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine based science (restrictions may apply).
Successful proposals can expect an implementation from the Arctic season 2022 on.