The RV Akademik belongs to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is operated by the Institute of Oceanology (Varna). The cruise was conducted in the Black Sea during May 2009. One hundred sixteen (116) measurement series spanning 14 days were acquired.
Dr. Giuseppe Zibordi from the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements and operated sun photometer onboard.
Zibordi, G., J.-F. Berthon, F. Mélin, D. D'Alimonte, Cross-site consistent in situ measurements for satellite ocean color applications: The BiOMaP radiometric dataset, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2104–2115, 2011.