Geospatial analysis laboratory

Department of Geography - University of Zadar

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Team Where the Passion Begins and Ideas Develop

Ante Šiljeg, PhD Head of the Lab

Ante is Associate Professor at Department of Geography, UNIZD. As project manager and head of the research team he is responsible for coordination of the project, supervision of project implementation and financial matters. In addition, due to his extensive experience in working on numerous international projects, he is an expert in GIS and remote sensing, responsible for selecting test site for scientific research based on multi-criteria analysis, as well as for creating high resolution digital relief models (DMR) using LiDAR technology and aero-photogrammetry. He will participate in the development of new methodological approaches to the study of tufa and gullies based on the application of modern technology (TLS and unmanned aircrafts) for precise monitoring of the intensity of gully erosion within selected gullies as well as for the publication and interpretation of the scientific research results of the project and the dissemination of the project.

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Nina Lončar, PhD research collaborator

Nina is Associated Professor at Department of Geography, UNIZD. She is an expert in the field of karst geomorphology and palaeoenvironmental changes, responsible for monitoring travertine sampling, preparing and processing of travertine samples, and measuring its growth in the Krka River area. She will co-mentoring students and participate in the development of new methodological approaches in the environmental geomorphology studies of tufa deposition and gully erosion, based on the application of modern technology (TLS and unmanned aircrafts) for precise monitoring of the intensity of dredging within selected gullies. She will be responsible for the dissemination of the project through participation at international research conferences and the organization of research workshops.

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Ivan Marić, MSc PhD candidate

Ivan is assistant at Departmant of Geography, UNIZD. He is GIS Analyst, who focuses on the application of GIS and remote sensing in various scientific areas. His project responsibility will include collecting data by various methods (TLS, unmanned aircrafts, multispectral camera), creating a database (tree inventory, watercourses), creating models (2D and 3D models of the reference state of the defined microplate) and interpreting data (identifying the critical danger zones) and developing a variety of thematic maps. He will participate in carrying out the field research by perfecting the use of 3D scanners and unmanned aircrafts in order to develop a precision agriculture system for which he will create models of vegetation health and in the project “The development of a new methodological approach to studying gullies” where he will participate in the process of data collection.

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Fran Domazetović, MSc PhD candidate

Fran is MSc in Applied Geography, who focuses on geomorphology and GIS, During his studies, Fran Domazetović applied GIS in the study of climate change (an analysis of the influence of the rise of the Adriatic Sea on the Croatian coast) while in his graduate thesis he is applied GIS and multicriteria analyses for the study of gullies on the Pag Island. During the first year of this project, Fran Domazetović will become a doctoral student at the University of Zadar, and thus, the research proposed under sub goal 2.2. represents a continuation and upgrading of the research which he is currently conducting in his graduate thesis. Thereby, Fran Domazetović is responsible for the application of our a newly developed methodological approach for precision monitoring of the intensity of dredging within selected ravines, through periodical data collection by using terrestrial laser scanners and unmanned aircrafts. Working on this part of the project, he will perfect his knowledge of using modern technology in scientific research (sub goal 2.2.) and the achieved scientific contribution will form the basis of his doctoral dissertation.

Vedrana Glavaš, PhD research collaborator

Vedrana is assistant at the Departmnent responsible for carrying out activities for sub goal 2.3. In her previous work, Dr. Vedrana Glavaš has already researched, documented and interpreted cultural landscapes through remote sensing (air photography and satellite imagery) and GIS technology. Therefore, the use of high resolution digital models (DMRs) made using LIDAR technology and aero-photogrammetry will be the continuation of her research and professional development in the field of non-destructive research methods in archaeology. Since Dr. Vedrana Glavaš has extensive experience in the interpretation of remote images, her responsibilities will include detecting and documenting the cultural elements of the landscape using LIDAR technology and aero-photogrammetry as well as their temporal and cultural classification. Based on the results, Vedrana Glavaš will choose a location for the 3D shoot.

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Ivan Plaščak, PhD research collaborator

Ivan is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department for Agricultural Technics Faculty of Agriculture at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. In our Team he is responsible for carrying out activities for sub goal 2.3. In his work so far, he has applied GIS in creating thematic GIS maps and plant cultivation manuals. By working on this project, the respective researcher will participate in the process of determining the agricultural test area appropriate for developing a precision agriculture model by conducting a multiple criteria analysis and field research. As a member of the research group, his expertise lies particularly in the integration of geospatial technologies and analyses with his experience and knowledge related to previous research in the field of applied agronomy.

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Neda Kulenović, Msc PhD candidate

Neda is a research assistant employed on the GAL project and is working on activities regarding the application of geospatial technologies in archaeology. Neda Kulenović was awarded B.A. and M.A. degrees in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Zadar. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Zadar and University of Ljubljana. Neda is an experienced researcher in archaeology, her research being focused on karst areas and archaeology of karst, landscape archaeology and field survey methodology. The interpretation of aerial and satellite imagery in the context of human-nature interactions in karst areas is an important part of Neda’s research interests. Her research on the GAL project covers activities under sub-goal 2.1. ‘’The application of geo-spatial analyses in archaeology and agronomy’’. The research Neda will conduct on the project is primarily focused on historic landscape characterization. The methodology for historic landscape characterization will be developed for karst areas specifically and tested at the island of Pag. Methods commonly deployed in landscape archaeology will be complemented with multiscale modelling of anthropogenic features in karst landscapes.

Luka Babić, PhD research collaborator

Luka Babić is a postdoctoral researcher of the Faculty of Geodesy. His work has involved the application of laser scanning in geodesy and geoinformatics. Given the expertise of the respective research team member, which is additionally confirmed by his works that are thematically related to the application of different measuring devices for monitoring erosion and developing 3D models, his competencies will be needed in the analysis of equipment specifications and procurement recommendations in establishing laboratories and purchasing the necessary equipment. Furthermore, the respective member will participate in the scientific research (2.3) through the use of unmanned aircraft with multispectral and thermal camera, terrestrial laser scanner and aero LiDAR in archaeology and agronomy.

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Ante Šiljeg, PhD Head of the Lab
Nina Lončar, PhD research collaborator
Ivan Marić, MSc Phd candidate
Fran Domazetović, MSc Phd candidate
Vedrana Glavaš, Phd research collaborator
Ivan Plaščak, PhD research collaborator
Neda Kulenović, Msc PhD candidate
Luka Babić, PhD research collaborator