Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey



Geological Evolution of Synorogenic and Postorogenic Depositional Systems of the Islands of Rab and Krk (GORIK)

The aim of the GORIK project is to investigate the influence of tectonics on the formation and evolution of syn- and post-orogenic sedimentary basins in the area of the islands of Rab and Krk. Synorogenic deposits of the Paleogene are part of a belt that extends northwest-southeast along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. During the Paleogene, due to orogenic processes, Dinaric foreland basins were formed, in which deposits containing a valuable record of the tectonic evolution of the Periadriatic (Dinaric) region were deposited. The tectonic phases that occurred during the Paleogene, as well as the spatial distribution and composition of Paleogene deposits, had a significant influence on the geological and structural framework. In order to achieve a better and more contemporary understanding of the tectonic evolution of the region, research will focus on Paleogene deposits through detailed structural, sedimentological, and paleontological analyses, as well as geological mapping. Mapping will encompass not only the mentioned deposits but also carbonate deposits deposited on the Mesozoic carbonate platform, which are necessary for understanding the broader structural framework. Furthermore, the research will also cover Quaternary sediments containing records of post-orogenic events, which are associated with climate changes and sea level oscillations during the Quaternary. The research results will be published in scientific publications and as a sheet of the Basic Geological Map of Croatia at a scale of 1:50,000 for the island of Rab, which is also a necessary basis for all further directed applied and scientific geological research.

Project leader: Petrinjak Krešimir, PhD


Croatian Geological Survey, Zagreb:

Fuček Ladislav,

Korbar Tvrtko,

Wacha Lara,

Palenik Damir,

Kurečić Tomislav,

Budić Marko,

Bergant Stanislav,

Španiček Jelena


Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, Zagreb:

Vlahović Igor,

Matoš Bojan,

Matešić Darko

Project duration: January 1st, 2024 – December 31st, 2027



Project Category: research project monitored by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021–2026 of the European Union – NextGenerationEU



Financing amount: 60,825.00 € 

    Status: Active

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