R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French Polar Institute - IPEV (Institut Paul Emile Victor) and TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises). The cruise area in the South Indian Ocean included the transect between Reunion Island and Singapoure. The cruise took place in April - May 2010. Forty-one (41) measurement series spanning sixteen (16) days were acquired during the cruise.
Mr. Yann Courcoux from L'Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphere de la Reunion (OPAR) at the Universite de la Reunion/ CNRS (Saint Denis de la Reunion, France) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements. Mr. Pierre Sangiardi from French Polar Institute (IPEV) conducted measurements onboard.