This project aims to maintain the AERONET measurements at Amsterdam Island. These measurements provide optical and microphysical properties of aerosols in the atmospheric column. Very few clean marine stations are currently in operation in the AERONET network. Observations initiated since 2002 at Amsterdam Island thus represent an important component of AERONET and will continue in this new IPEV project.
Most of the work on site concerns for the installation (once / year) and monitoring (maintenance, data) of the measurements provided by a sunphotometer CIMEL. Data is shared and publicly accessible in near real time in the AERONET database. This project was previously managed by the IPEV program AEROTRACE (415) led by Jean Sciare (LSCE).