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SLOKIN - Geokinematic Model of Slovenian Territory

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.17.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Geodesy   

Code Science Field
2.07  Engineering and Technology  Environmental engineering  
geodetic reference system, GNSS, levelling, PSInSAR, geokinematic model, active tectonic model, Adria-Eurasia collision zone
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on September 29, 2023; A3 for period 2017-2021
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  233  2,001  1,638  7.03 
Scopus  337  2,534  2,042  6.06 
Researchers (26)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  12247  PhD Tomaž Ambrožič  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  670 
2.  29607  PhD Jure Atanackov  Geology  Researcher  2020 - 2023  220 
3.  16309  PhD Miloš Bavec  Geology  Researcher  2020 - 2023  421 
4.  39786  Niko Fabiani  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  58 
5.  32050  PhD Petra Jamšek Rupnik  Geology  Researcher  2020 - 2023  190 
6.  05674  PhD Dušan Kogoj  Geodesy  Researcher  2020  947 
7.  07531  PhD Božo Koler  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  492 
8.  23500  PhD Klemen Kozmus Trajkovski  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  152 
9.  33435  PhD Klemen Kregar  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  332 
10.  10398  PhD Miran Kuhar  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  463 
11.  26122  PhD Aleš Marjetič  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  383 
12.  27940  Albin Mencin    Technical associate  2022 - 2023  34 
13.  35301  Blaž Milanič  Geology  Technical associate  2020 - 2023  226 
14.  14796  MSc Katja Oven  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  159 
15.  19585  PhD Polona Pavlovčič Prešeren  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  313 
16.  05892  PhD Dalibor Radovan  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  536 
17.  51000  Klemen Ritlop  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  45 
18.  13531  PhD Simona Savšek  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  387 
19.  25481  PhD Oskar Sterle  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  179 
20.  10196  PhD Bojan Stopar  Geodesy  Head  2020 - 2023  830 
21.  36874  Gašper Štebe  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  217 
22.  23564  PhD Mihaela Triglav Čekada  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  311 
23.  33455  PhD Tilen Urbančič  Geodesy  Researcher  2020 - 2021  235 
24.  51902  Hamza Veton  Geodesy  Junior researcher  2022  11 
25.  55900  Filip Viler  Geodesy  Junior researcher  2022 - 2023 
26.  15900  PhD Marko Vrabec  Geology  Researcher  2020 - 2023  316 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  10,736 
2.  0246  Geodetic Institute of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051649000  1,776 
3.  0792  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering  Ljubljana  1626981  26,017 
4.  1555  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engeneering  Ljubljana  1627074  20,542 
The aim of the proposed project is to create the geokinematic model of active tectonic deformations in the territory of Slovenia, which is sitting in the north-eastern part of the collision zone between the Adriatic microplate and the Eurasian plate. We will use repeated GNSS observations from about 50 points obtained in the time span of 20 years, and GNSS observations from the continuously operating national reference network SIGNAL comprising 15 stations with 10-year time series of data. We will additionally use the national high-quality levelling network which was measured in two campaigns within 30 years time span, and absolute gravimetric measurements at six stations. Our dataset will be augmented with GNSS observations from continuously operating reference networks of neighboring Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, and from EPN and IGS services. For control and verification, we will use interferometric analysis of ERS (1991 to 2003) and Sentinel-1 (from 2014 onward) radar satellite data covering our entire study area, providing dense point observations with the period of 35 days (for ERS data) and 4-5 days (for Sentinel-1). All available data will be processed according to the procedures for coordinate height and gravity computation at the specific reference epoch. The obtained coordinate sets will be used for time series creation, from which we will determine statistically significant displacements and velocity vectors of geodetic reference points. These will constitute the inputs for horizontal and vertical geokinematic model realization. The geokinematic model will be defined as a continuous nonlinear vector field of geodetic points displacements, obtained by interpolation of discrete velocity vectors of geodetic reference points. We will use statistical interpolation procedures such as least squares collocation and membrane method, which is based on the finite elements method. For most users the geodetic reference coordinate system represents the basis for determination and description of the position, which is the important attribute of all spatial data. Coordinate system has to ensure positioning of entities in space at all levels of detail and precision. The objective is therefore to realize the coordinate system, which will provide fixed coordinates for non-moving objects in space over longer period of time. The geokinematic model will enable the realization of a spatial and temporal fixed coordinate system. The static coordinate system realization can be therefore acquired by using geodetic reference points coordinate changes obtained on the basis of geokinematic model. Objective of its vertical component is to determine the most stable area of Slovenia which will then be used for normal benchmark of national levelling network stabilization. All geodetic points that will be used in geokinematic model creation will be first evaluated with respect to availability and quality of measurements, and regarding their suitability for geodynamic deformation purposes with respect to their location and physical stabilization. Geokinematic model will then be used to create a model of active tectonic deformation. We will utilize various geological and geophysical data such as geological maps, the map of active faults of Slovenia that we produce and maintain as a public service, data about historical and instrumental seismicity, estimates of long-term fault-slip rates derived from tectonic geomorphology, and paleoseismological data about the past seismogenic activity of tectonic structures. Geokinematic model and derived products like the regional strain distribution map and velocity profiles will be used to identify active tectonic structures and to quantify their seismotectonic characteristics. Geological interpretation of the geokinematic model will be used to classify the region into areas according to the degree of tectonic activity and seismic risk.
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