Our company

Geology and geophysics: our services cover all types of onshore, nearshore and offshore site surveys.

Our expertise is mainly focused on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of seismic data. We perform site surveys all over the world and we also work as Client Rep or as expert on geophysical methods. Our high level skills in signal processing allow us to solve complex problems in a very efficient way.

SismOcean was created in July 2003, and offer a wide range of solutions for near surface surveys.

Our solutions are perfectly well integrated in development projects, as well as construction, or non-destructive evaluation.


Édouard MoutonPhD in Underwater Acoustics, from the National Institute of Science (INSA) in Lyon. From 1992 to 2000, 8 years of experience acoustics and underwater acoustics then since 2000 immersed in the geophysics. Started his professional experience in the Underwater Acoustics Department of Lyon University. Managed geophysical and noise monitoring campaigns. Development of data processing software.

Following several years working on underwater acoustics, he worked as a geophysicist for Thalès GeoSolutions France during two years. He then created SismOcean with two partners in July 2003.

His expertise is in the design of data acquisition systems, online and offline data processing software, and data forward modeling or data inversion.

His strong mathematical backgrounds allows him to keep a high level processing and imaging of geological near surface features.

Grégory DurandGeologist from the National School of Geology, Nancy, France. Since 1996 he acquired multiple experiences in the domains of geology and geophysics. Started his professional experience with EDG.
He then worked Geodia, FondaSol, CEBTP, Guyanor, Fugro and Thalès Géosolutions, and then created SismOcean with two partners in July 2003.
He managed a large number of geophysical surveys in France and abroad, in very different environments. He is able to mobilize, run and manage a geophysical survey, offshore as well as inshore.
He easily integrates all geological parameters of the environment in order to obtain the best data quality from the acquisition

Aristide BroquaEngineer in geophysics, graduated from the University of Grenoble Alpes (Master Earth Sciences and Environment Geophysical Specialty). In 2017 he starts to work in geophysics as freelance for several companies all over the world.

These different missions in earth geophysics led him to work with geophysical methods such as geological radar, electrical methods (ERT, PS), seismic refraction and MASW, microgravimetry.

His knowledge of geology allows him to integrate the results obtained with local geological conditions.

Integrated in SismOcean he conducted several studies requiring the coordination between several teams, the planning of measurements and the exchanges with the customer.

Emmanuel VerdierGeologist from the National School of Geology, Nancy, France. Ironworker (lavoiedufer.com) and geophysicist through his company Geo Nemo (geo-nemo.fr),he has extensive experience in geophysics in France and abroad in very variable contexts. Working for some missions with SismOcean he brings his knowledge and experience in geology and geophysics.

And also...Captains, sailors, divers, navigators, helpers… in all the environments and all over the world.
Illustration : Jérôme Studer

The hidden side of SismOceanIllustration : Bruno Liance (facebook)