The Albacore cruise is a French project led by U. Sorbone which address the study of South Alboran Sea, with special emphasis on:
1. The understanding of the present-day morpho-structural pattern. The source and nature of the Xauen-Tofino Banks and to date the tectonic pulses and associated sedimentary systems.
2. The Late Pleistocene-Holocene stratigraphic pattern of contourites and their paleoceanographic implications.
3. The factors of slope instability processes and the evaluation of geological hazard associated with tectonic pulses.
4. The recent high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of the Al-Hoceima shelf