Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey

Croatian Geological Survey



Geological Evolution of the Western Sava Basin – Ages and Geodynamics (GeoSAVAGE)

The research within the GeoSAVAGE project will focus on studying the geological evolution of the Western part of the Sava Basin based on surface and subsurface data. Despite continuous exploration of the area, numerous unanswered questions persist, such as the spatiotemporal distribution of geodynamic processes, sedimentation dynamics, and interactions with tectonic processes. Through the application and synthesis of modern geochronological, thermochronological, geophysical, biostratigraphic methods, as well as structural and sedimentological analysis of surface and subsurface data and the analysis of active tectonics, this research aims to provide a more precise determination of the timing and mechanism of the Basin opening, dynamics, and timing of sedimentation of syn- and post-rift deposits, along with Plio-Quaternary sediments. Moreover, by applying the abovementioned methods, the project will seek to elucidate better the dynamics of geological processes that have shaped the current structural framework, active faults, and geomorphology of the Western part of the Sava Basin. The project's results will also have practical applications in green energy transition and sustainable underground management or assessing geological hazards related to seismically active faults.

Project leader: PhD Marko Špelić, MGeol.

Croatian Geological Survey, Zagreb:

Matija Vukovski

Ivan Mišur

Marko Budić

Mihovil Brlek

Nina Trinajstić

Katja Mužek

Josipa Maslač

Ana Kamenski

Monika Milošević

Viktória Baranyi

Nikola Belić

Lara Wacha

Branko Kordić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology, and Petroleum Engineering, Zagreb:

David Rukavina

INA d.d., Zagreb:

Šuica Sanja

Comenius University, Bratislava:

Michal Šujan

Czech Academy of Science, Bratislava:

Erhan Gülyüz

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa:

Aneta A. Anczkiewicz

Robert Anczkiewicz


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: 60.720,00 €

    Status: Active

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