The M/Y Vasco is a diving vessel, equipped for the purpose of atmospheric research. The cruise took please in September 2011. The cruise area included the Palawan archipelago of the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. Twenty-seven (27) measurement series spanning two measurement days were acquired during the cruise.
Drs. Nofel Lagrosas from the Manila Observatory and Jeffrey S. Reid from Naval Research Laboratory (Monterey, California) were Principal Investigators for aerosol optical depth measurements and conducted measurements onboard.