Institutes and departments

Geophysical Exploration and Mine Surveying

Head of department: prof. dr. sc. Franjo Šumanovac

Deputy head of department: doc. dr. sc. Jasna Orešković

Administrative service: Tatjana Rendulić

Phone: +385 1 / 5535748

Fax: +385 1 /

Email: tatjana.rendulic@rgn.hr

Employees

Tenured professor

TITLE FIRST NAME, SURNAME DEPARTMENT PUBLIC PHONE INTERNAL PHONE EMAIL WEB CABINET
dr. sc.Franjo Šumanovac55357493749siteV218

Assistant Professor

TITLE FIRST NAME, SURNAME DEPARTMENT PUBLIC PHONE INTERNAL PHONE EMAIL WEB CABINET
dr. sc.Jasna Orešković55357473747siteV219
dr. sc.Ivan Medved 

Assistant

TITLE FIRST NAME, SURNAME DEPARTMENT PUBLIC PHONE INTERNAL PHONE EMAIL WEB CABINET
Nataša Balaško55357503750 V216
Josipa Kapuralić 

Technician

TITLE FIRST NAME, SURNAME DEPARTMENT PUBLIC PHONE INTERNAL PHONE EMAIL WEB CABINET
Saša Kolar55357423742 V220

Activities

Activities

The Head of the Department:
Prof. Franjo Šumanovac, PhD

In the last few years, the scientific work of the Department’s members has been based on the data acquired during passive seismic exploration within the ALPASS-DIPS international scientific project, enabling the application of the seismic tomography and receiver functions analysis. In the initial phase, the recorded data were interpreted using the method of receiver functions to determine the discontinuities of seismic velocities in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Further analysis and interpretation of the data is performed using the seismic tomography methods. The data recorded at permanent seismic stations available in databases (ORFEUS and similar) were also used. The goal was to solve the problem of potential Adriatic subduction The results of the current geophysical exploration achieved using the teleseismic tomography in the area of Dinarides and southwestern part of the Pannonian basin were published in two CC scientific papers. The lithosphere model encompassing the area of northwestern Dinarides was published in the “Journal of Geodynamics” whereas the lithospheric model at the point of contact of the Adriatic microplate and the Panonian tectonic segment for the entire Dinarides belt was published in the journal “Tectonophysics”.
Within the scope of the doctoral thesis, a method o tomography of local earthquakes will be applied. Its objective is to define the 3-D model of seismic velocities of sufficient resolution to detemine the structures of different velocities, crust thickness and, using the current information, define the main structural characteristics of the crust. Initial results of the exploration encompassing the northern part of the Dinarides were presented at the “13th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studies –  Émile Argand Conference (EGU Series)".
The application of the magnetotelluric method (MT) has also being developing and the data acquired during field measurements are interpreted using inversion and forward modelling methods. Therefore, in 2016 the University of Zagreb granted the financial support for exploration to the project entitled “Magnetotelluric exploration of deep aquifers” and this research continued in 2017 via the project entitled “Exploration of deep carbonate aquifers using the magnetotelluric method“.
The Department cooperates with various economic subjects because the development of geophysical exploration methods and mining measurements is unimaginable without their application in exploratory projects. Students of undergraduate and graduate levels also participate in the field measurements which helps them acquire necessary field experience and skills. All available geophysical methods are used in the scope of these explorations: electrical, electromagnetic, seismic (reflection and refraction), gravimetric, magnetic and well logging. Equipment maintenance and upgrade was made possible by the projects of economic cooperation with various economic subjects. The area of cooperation is the geophysical exploration as a part of wider structural and geologic exploration, hydrogeological explorations, drinking water exploration in alluvial and karstic terrains, geotechnical and geological engineering exploration, environmental exploration and monitoring in the environmental protection, geodetic and mining measurements.
In the academic year 2016/2017, geophysical explorations were done within the scope of water research in Istria, near Pula and on the Pelješac peninsula. The geophysical exploration was done for Vodovod Pula d.o.o. (Pula waterworks Ltd), and Hrvatske Vode. Geophysical explorations using the magnetometric method were carried out in the area of the Korana-Kupa canal.

 

Staff

6

Departments activity

 

Teaching staff

2

Scientifi c projects

1

Research associates

2

New professional projects

2

Administrative-technical staff

2

PhD supervising

3

 

 

BSc supervising

1

Subjects

Undergraduate - subjects

Subjects
TITLE SEMESTER STUDY
Geodesy3University undergraduate Geological Engineering
Fundamentals of Geophysical Exploration 14University undergraduate Geological Engineering
Geodesy & Mine Surveying4University undergraduate Mining Engineering
Well Logging4University undergraduate Petroleum Engineering
Fundamentals of Geophysical Exploration 25University undergraduate Geological Engineering

Graduate - subjects

Applied Geophisics 11University graduate Waste Management and Disposal
Applied Geophysics1University graduate General Petroleum Engineering
Applied Geophysics 11University graduate Geotehnical Engineering
Applied Geophysics 11University graduate Mining Engineering
Applied Geophysics 22University graduate Mining Engineering
Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Environmental Protection
Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Waste Management and Disposal
Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Energy Production and Supply
Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Geotehnical Engineering
Engineering Geophysics2University graduate General Petroleum Engineering
Environmental and Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
Environmental and Engineering Geophysics2University graduate Environmental Geology
Geophysical Exploration2University graduate Geology of Mineral Resources and Geophysical Explorations

Projects

Projects

Project numberProject titleHead of projectSci. area