R/V Akademik Ioffe belongs to the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia). The cruise took place in September - October 2011. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from Halifax, Canada to Montevideo, Uruguay. Fifty-eight (58) measurement series spanning 16 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Sergey K. Gulev from the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Moscow, Russia) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements. Mrs. Marina Aleksandrova from the same institution operated the sunphotometer onboard.
The essential logistical help by Dr. Alexei Sinitsyn (Institute of Oceanology) is greatly appreciated.