2019-2021 A.D.

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



Belén Alonso
Gemma Ercilla