Vessel Dream Island belongs to the diving company Dream Divers. The reef ecology cruise took place in July 2011. The cruise area included Red Sea. Forty-six (46) measurement series spanning ten (10) days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Georgiy Stenchikov from the Earth Sciences and Engeneering Program within the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical depth measurements. Mr. Pedro De La Torre from the Marine Sciences Program within the Division of Chemical, Life Sciences and Engineering at KAUST conducted measurements onboard.