The work boat Packcat belongs to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. A number of one-day cruises was conducted in 2011. The cruise area included parts of northwestern Atlantic off the coast of Nova Scotia. Seventeen (17) measurement series spanning 10 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Edward Horne from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO) was the Principal Investigator for aerosol optical depth and operated sunphotometer onboard.