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 Indonesia and Reunion Island. The cruise took place in July-August 2010. One-hundred ninety six (196) measurement series spanning fifteen (15) 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. Valentin Duflot from the same institution conducted measurements onboard.