R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French Polar Institute - IPEV (Institut Paul Emile Victor) and TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises). The cruise area included South Indian Ocean. The cruise took place in October-November 2010. One-hundred nine (109) measurement series spanning twenty-four (24) 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) and a crew member Dr. Isabelle Jubert conducted measurements onboard.