RV Le Suroît was in dry dock in Concarneau from 22 May to 9 July 2010.
The obsolescence of the 11-year-old IT equipment and the installation of a new SIMRAD EM302 high-performance multibeam sounder meant that the ship’s IT network had to be replaced. The work related to the installation of a new Giga-Ethernet network, the replacement of the Sensor PCs and the offline processing computing system. Only the SDIV broadcast system remained unchanged. RV Le Suroît modernisation also afforded the opportunity to upgrade the configuration of embedded TECHSAS, SDIV+, SUMATRA and CASINO+ software. In addition, a ship’s intranet was installed to improve communication between the various on-board departments.