R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French Polar Institute - IPEV (Institut Paul Emile Victor) and TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Frangaises). The cruise took place in November - December 2010. The cruise area in the South Indian Ocean included the region between Reunion, Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands. Eighty (80) measurement series spanning 22 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Remi Losno from Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) at the University Paris7 (Paris, France) and Dr. Jean Sciare from Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) were Principal Investigators for aerosol optical measurements teaming with 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). Ms. Alexie Heimburger from LISA conducted measurements onboard.