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Institute: Earth Science Institute of the SAS

Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Csicsay Kristián PhD.
Annotation:AlpArray is an initiative to study the greater Alpine area with high-quality broadband seismology experiments using temporary deployments. The main goal is to gather different national efforts and instrument pools into a trans-national collaboration including data acquisition, processing and imaging. The geodynamic interpretation will be based on joint Earth science discipline efforts (geology, seismology, gravimetry, magnetotellurics, GPS, numerical and analogue modelling).
Duration: 1.1.2013 - 31.1.2020

AlpArray Gravity Research Group
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Zahorec Pavol PhD.
Annotation:AlpArray is a large collaborative project with the aim of carrying out cutting edge research using seismological as well as associated Earth sciences data and geodynamic synthesis and modelling in order to better understand the geodynamics of the greater Alpine area and its seismic hazard. The main actions to realise this goal are: 1) collecting top-quality seismological data from a dense network of temporary seismic stations that complements the permanent stations to ensure homogeneous coverage of the greater Alpine area (“AlpArray Seismic Network”); 2) deploying specifically designed temporary geophysical arrays (“AlpArray Complementary Experiments”) along profiles, swaths or networks that are devoted to the resolution of specific structures and targeted questions; 3) acquiring associated Earth sciences data (such as gravity, electro-magnetics, geology, GPS, etc.); 4) analyzing and interpreting the collected dataset in multidisciplinary ways and developing new quantitative geodynamic models of the Alpine area in order to further our understanding of mountain building processes.
Duration: 25.5.2018 - 25.5.2020

Cretaceous – Paleogene boundary in Carpathians – multidisciplinary research
Hranice křída – paleogén v Karpatech – multidisciplinárni výskum
Program: Inter-institute agreement
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Soták Ján DrSc.
Annotation:New project of Geological Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences is focused on the paleomagnetic research of the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary formations. Geophysical methodics is necessary to combine this project with biostratigraphic and sedimentologic research of selected sections through K/T boundary. Accordingly, Geological Institute CAS cooperates with Earth Science Institute of SAS and completes the research team by biostratigraphers and sedimentologists working in Carpathians.
Duration: 1.9.2018 - 31.12.2021

Correlation of Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary sequences in the Tethyan Mediterranean Belt and adjacent regions based on geodynamics (lithostratigraphy, sequence analysis, paleogeography), micro- and nannofossil record and global climate and sea-level change
Korelácia jursko-kriedových hraničných sekvencií v tethidnom mediteránnom pásme a priľahlých oblastiach založená na geodynamike (litostratigrafia, sekvenčná analýza, paleogeografia), mikro- a nanofosílnom zázname a globálnych zmenách podnebia a úrovne mor
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Michalík Jozef DrSc.
Annotation:Recent studies in both countries (Slovakia and Bulgaria – Michalik et al., 2016; Lakova & Petrova, 2013; Grabowski et al., 2016; Stoykova et al., submitted) have demonstrated the availability of suitable geological object for detailed study – well-exposed continuous sedimentary successions across the JKB interval. Our goal aims at complex investigation of two geological locations, comprising the JKB interval – one in Slovakia and one in Bulgaria. The direct integration of regional geology, lithofacies studies, calpionellid and nannofossil biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy would be of crucial importance to make a reliable correlation between the studied locations, as well as to promote the selected sections as auxiliary local stratotypes for the JKB. Background of cooperation and envisaged results and benefit: There are several important JKB sequences exposed on Bulgarian and Slovak territories (both belonging to different parts of the Tethyan Belt), which can contribute to the question of drawing of the Jurassic / Cretaceous boundary. Moreover, there are several Bulgarian and Slovak specialists participating in the project and deeply involved in the work of Berriasian Working Group (BWG) of the International Commission of Stratigraphy solving the question of the GSSP establishing of this important stratigraphical boundary since the end of the last millennium. As the drawing of universally valid Stratotype of the boundary is still matter of vivid discussions, the only possible way is constriction of a net of local, studied in details stratotypes, which can bring a remarkable progress.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

Correlation of magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the Rodopes and Western Carpathians
Korelácia magmatickej a metamorfnej evolúcie Rodopov a Západných Karpát
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Broska Igor DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

Working group on larger foraminifera: stratigraphy, palaeoecology, palaeoenvironment
Pracovná skupina pre výskum veľkých foraminifer: stratigrafia, paleoekológia, paleoprostredie
Program: COST
Project leader: doc. RNDr. Soták Ján DrSc.
Annotation:The main purpose of the COST projec is to build a framework of scientists who can actively work on the taxonomy of LBF throughout the Cenozoic. Taxonomy is an extremely detailed work and requires both expertise and access to extensive collections. Putting together scientists from different countries is possibly the only chance we have to tackle LBF in all their diversity. This can only be achieved by continuous meetings and continuous discussion on species definitions, delineation of characters and, consequently, stratigraphic interpretations and microfacies analyses of all selected taxa to be formally recognized.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2023

Regional conductivity anomalies role in tectonic development of the Carpathians
Rola regionálnych vodivostných anomálií v tektonickom vývoji Karpát
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: RNDr. Vozár Ján PhD.
Annotation:The project is focused on the geophysical study the Earth’s lithosphere of the Carpathians in the area of Slovakia. Newly collected and old magnetotelluric (MT) data and geophysical (gravity and thermal) data available from previous experiments will be modelled by joint inversion algorithms. We will localize the accumulations of the highly conductive fractions, either fluids or electronic conductors related to tectonic disturbances in the crust of Slovakia. The Carpathian Conductivity Anomaly (CCA) will be identified among structures and imaged along the contact zone between the Inner and Outer Carpathians
Duration: 11.2.2019 - 30.12.2021

The total number of projects: 7