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PYROSKA - Miocene syn-rift evolution of the North Croatian Basin (Carpathian-Pannonian Region): a multi-proxy approach, correlation and integration of sedimentary and volcanic record (UIP-2019-04-7761)

 

 

Project title: Miocene syn-rift evolution of the North Croatian Basin (Carpathian-Pannonian Region): a multi-proxy approach, correlation and integration of sedimentary and volcanic record (UIP-2019-04-7761)
Acronym: PYROSKA
Principal Investigator: Mihovil Brlek
Duration of the project: 5 years
Begining of the project: 30.12.2019.
Granting agency: Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)


Summary:

North Croatian Basin (NCB) volcano-sedimentary complexes hold valuable information concerning the evolution of the Carpathian-Pannonian Region (CPR, Alpine–Carpathian–Dinaridic orogenic system) and Central Paratethys. However, there are still many open questions. PYROSKA project proposal gathers an international 10-membered research group with the main goal of applying a state-of-the-art multi-proxy approach in refining Miocene NCB syn-rift evolution. In order to make reliable reconstructions and enable project implementation, the functional and referenced PYROSKA team will combine complementary expertise and skills. Timing of the initial Central Paratethys flooding of the NCB will be resolved by conducting time-stratigraphic correlations, that is by using integrated biostratigraphic and high-precision geochronological methods. Tephrochronology and volcanic provenance reconstructions of NCB pyroclastics will require volcanological and petrological determinations, U-Pb and Ar/Ar radiometric dating (EARTHTIME initiative), as well as mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic fingerprinting. Acquired high-resolution data will consequently enable more reliable regional reconstructions, including calibration and synchronization of Central Paratethys bioevents, as well as CPR magmatic evolution. Characteristic project pattern of research objectives (and associated activites) will be: Defining and sampling Miocene volcano-sedimentary stratigraphic sections > Sample preparation for the analysis > Sample analysis, data processing and interpretation. The research idea, being an original, nationally and internationally significant, will enable the production of excellent Q1/Q2 publications. PYROSKA project results will also include: successfull development of a doctoral student research career, supervised training of Croatian research group members, as well as application of new competitive scientific project by a functional, referenced and equipped PYROSKA research group.

Members of the research group:
Croatian Geological Survey, Zagreb:
Mihovil Brlek, Vlatko Brčić, Ivan Mišur, Monika Milošević, Viktória Baranyi, Duje Kukoč, Nina Trinajstić
INA d.d, Zagreb:
Sanja Šuica
British Geological Survey, Nottingham (UK):
Simon Richard Tapster
GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany):
Julie Belo