dr.sc. Marko Pola

dr. sc. Marco Pola

Znanstveni interesi

  • Investigation of geothermal aquifers
  • Geological and statistical approaches for the 3D reconstruction of the subsurface
  • Numerical modeling of variable density fluids
  • Impact of geological processes on the hydrogeological properties of sediments and rocks



  • 2018 – danas: Hydrogeologist, Hrvatski geološki institut
  • 2012 –2018: Hydrogeologist, Department of Geosciences – University of Padova
  • 2009 –2011: Research doctorate, Department of Geosciences – University of Padova
  • 2005 -2008: Master’s degree in Geology and Engineering Geology, University of Padova
  • 2002 -2005: Bachelor’s degree in Geological Science, University of Padova



  • Interpretation of hydrogeological data
  • Interpretation of structural data
  • Statistical analysis
  • Geographic information systems (ArcInfo)
  • Geological modelling (gOCad, Move)
  • Hydrogeological numerical modelling (HYDROTHERM, FEFLOW, GMS)
  • Spoken languages: Italian, English, Croatian


Projekti i suradnje

  • Impact of specific surface area on hydrogeological properties of loess deposits and loess-derived soils in eastern Croatia (ISSAH)
  • Hydrogeological modelling of the Euganean Geothermal Field (Italy)
  • A new conceptual model of the Euganean Geothermal System performed using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Review of the Euganean Geothermal Field using new knowledge in hydrogeology and structural geology.



  • 2015: 10th “Elio Botti – Come Acqua Saliente” Award for Research and Communication
  • 2016: “Secondo Franchi” 2014 Award for the best paper published in the Italian Journal of Geosciences in 2014



  • International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
  • Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network (ECHN)





Najznačajniji radovi

  1. Pola, M.; Pavičić, I.; Rubinić, V.; Kosović, I.; Galović, L.; Borović, S.; Wacha, L.; Urumović, K. 2020. First results of multidisciplinary investigations for the hydrogeological conceptual modelling of loess deposits in eastern Croatia. Acque Sotterranee – Italian Journal of Groundwater, 9 (1), 43-49. 10.7343/as-2020-432.
  2. Pola, M.; Cacace, M.; Fabbri, P.; Piccinini, L.; Zampieri, D.; Torresan, F. 2020. Fault Control on a Thermal Anomaly: Conceptual and Numerical Modeling of a Low‐Temperature Geothermal System in the Southern Alps Foreland Basin (NE Italy). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125 (5). e2019JB017394. 10.1029/2019jb017394.
  3. Borović, S.; Pola, M.; Bačani, A.; Urumović, K. 2019. Constraining the recharge area of a hydrothermal system in fractured carbonates by numerical modelling. Geothermics, 82, 128–149. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.05.017
  4. Borović, S.; Terzić, J.; Pola, M. 2019. Groundwater Quality on the Adriatic Karst Island of Mljet (Croatia) and Its Implications on Water Supply. Geofluids, 2019, 1–14. 10.1155/2019/5142712
  5. Dalla Libera, N.; Fabbri, P.; Mason, L.; Piccinini, L.; Pola, M. 2017. Geostatistics as tool to improve the natural background level definition: An application in groundwater. Science of Total Environment, 598, 330-340. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.018.
  6. Fabbri, P.; Piccinini, L.; Marcolongo, E.; Pola, M.; Conchetto, E.; Zangheri, P. 2016. Does a change of irrigation technique impact on groundwater resources? A case study in Northeastern Italy. Environmental Science & Policy, 63, 63-75. 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.05.009.
  7. Fabbri, P.; Pola, M.; Piccinini, L.; Zampieri, D.; Roghel, A.; Dalla Libera, N. 2017. Monitoring, utilization and sustainable development of a low-temperature geothermal resource: A case study of the Euganean Geothermal Field (NE, Italy). Geothermics, 70, 281-294. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.07.002.
  8. Pola, M.; Fabbri, P.; Piccinini, L.; Zampieri, D. 2015. Conceptual and numerical models of a tectonically-controlled geothermal system: a case study of the Euganean Geothermal System, Northern Italy. Central European Geology, 58 (1-2), 129-151. 10.1556/24.58.2015.1-2.9.
  9. Pola, M.; Gandin, A.; Tuccimei, P.; Soligo, M.; Deiana, R.; Fabbri, P.; Zampieri D. 2014. A multidisciplinary approach to understanding carbonate deposition under tectonically controlled hydrothermal circulation: A case study from a recent travertine mound in the Euganean Hydrothermal System, northern Italy. Sedimentology, 61 (1), 172-199. 10.1111/sed.12069.
  10. Pola, M.; Ricciato, A.; Fantoni, R.; Fabbri, P.; Zampieri, D. 2014. Architecture of the western margin of the North Adriatic foreland: the Schio-Vicenza fault system. Italian Journal of Geoscience, 133 (2), 223-234. 10.3301/IJG.2014.04.
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