R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French Polar Institute - IPEV (Institut Paul Emile Victor) and TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises). The cruise took place in January 2011 and covered the area in the South Indian Ocean around Reunion Island within the framework of the ERODER 4 Project. Twenty-five (25) measurement series spanning 6 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. Nicolas Villeneuve from Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement /Laboratoire Geosciences Reunion conducted measurements onboard.