Geoadria is an Open Acess scientific journal that primarily publishes research results on the Croatian littoral area and Croatia in general, as well as research results from various geographic and geography-related scientific disciplines focusing on the Adriatic area, the Mediterranean, and Europe. The journal welcomes papers on any topic related to the interactions between the physical and human components of the environment, employing theoretical, methodological, or applied approaches. We particularly encourage the publication of results obtained through geospatial tools and methods, as well as those that build upon previously published research in Geoadria.

 Geoadria is indexed in following databases: Web of Science Core Collection – Emerging Source Citation Indeks (ESCI), Scopus, ERIH PLUS, GEOREF, Current Geographical Publications.

Academic databases and searching engines: DOAJ, EBSCO (Academic Search Complete), Hrčak.

Status: Active

ISSN (Print): 1331-2294
ISSN (Online): 1848-9710

Publisher/s: Croatian Geographical Society - Zadar ; Department of Geography, University of Zadar

Year of publication of the first issue: 1996

Frequency: biannual

Scientific areas: geology; geophysics; social sciences; demography; geography


Journal does not charge article processing charges (APC)


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FIRST CALL Spatializing Sedimentations and Erosions of Time in Urban Landscapes


Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to participate in our upcoming thematic issue of the journal Geoadria [1], "Spatializing Sedimentations and Erosions of Time in Urban Landscapes." The theme of this  issue draws upon  a processual reformulation of Reinhart Koselleck's concept of 'sediments of time' that has recently been proposed [i] as a framework for understanding how societal identities and historical narratives are shaped, preserved, and transformed slowly through time in part through competitive physical transformations of key elements of social landscapes. At the core of this concept lies the recognition that the fluidity of collective identities is viscous, changing slowly because of competing intergenerational, intersecting markers such as kinship terminologies, patterns of preferred marriages, personal and family naming systems, food prohibitions and preferences, and ritual calendars.  In the modern period, such identities have often been linked to religious heritage (which does not necessarily mean religiosity), even during periods of state atheism. Processes of competitive construction, destruction, and modification of religiously-linked edifices such as churches, mosques, synagogues, shrines to saints/ holy men, temples, cemeteries, and monuments to heroes, victims and martyrs can be regarded as spatial-physical identity markers, which as social-physical sediments can accumulate or “erode” (be destroyed, converted), marking and thus (re)shaping the way communities perceive themselves, others and the urban landscape in which members of Self- and Other-differentiating communities interact through time.

[1] Published by University of Zadar and Croatian Geographical Society – Zadar. Indexed in WosCC and Scopus.

[i] See Robert M. Hayden and Mario Katić, “The Fluid Dynamics of Viscous Identities: Sedimentations of Time in Five Late-Ottoman Refugee Towns in Bosnia since 1863,“ Slavonic and East European Review 101 (1): 114-150 (2023) 10.1353/see.2023.a897287

Vol. 28 No. 1 (2023)

Applying two methodologies of an integrated coastal vulnerability index (ICVI) to future sea-level rise

Case study: southern coast of the Gulf of Corinth, Greece

Paschalis Ramnalis, Dimitrios-Vasileios Batzakis, Efthimios Karymbalis

Climate change is an issue of concern and is expected to cause various adverse impacts on human societies in the near and long-term future. Sea-level rise, which is caused by global warming and melting continental ice sheets, in combination with the rising global population and evolution of human activities in coastal areas, tends to make coastal societies more prone to coastal hazards. The Gulf of Corinth in Greece with its diverse coastal landforms and tectonic complexity makes the region unique when considering an assessment of coastal vulnerability. In this study we apply an Integrated Coastal Vulnerability Index (ICVI) to a potential sea-level rise for the southern coastline of the Gulf of Corinth (Greece) consisting of physical and socio-economic parameters. Among multiple different methodologies that have been developed over the recent years, we decided to apply two of the mathematical approaches we believe are best suited for the protection of human activities in our study area. The first one, ICVI_1, is based on the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) by Thieler and Hammar-Klose (1999) with variables of equal relative importance, whereas the second one, ICVI_2, uses the Analytic Hierarchic Process (AHP) with the assignment of relative weight values to each parameter. The parameters were identified and ranked into a vulnerability index with a scale from 1 to 5. The results reveal that both approaches depict more or less the same coastal sections of high or very high vulnerability, but differ in the distribution of extreme values. ICVI_1 shows that 18.3% of the total coastline features very high vulnerability (score 5), while ICVI_2 shows 9.1%. The coastal sections with the highest scores of vulnerability are mostly represented in the eastern part of the studied coastline with low-lying regions of gentle slope and concentrated human activity.


Patterns of international migration among rular households in Edo state, Nigeria

Irenonsen Oyaimare Uddin, Ogbonnaya Eze Ori, Edwin Mbadiwe Igbokwe

This article examines the pattern of international migration among rural households in Edo State, Nigeria. The empirical results are based on a quantitative and qualitative survey of 240 household heads. The findings show that some household heads sourced information with special reference to international migration. This information assisted them in guiding intending migrants from their households on how to go about leaving the country in search of a better life. The information sourced was majorly centred on visa processing and obtaining residency/work permits and job opportunities. Family and friends, the Internet and travel agencies were among various channels where household heads got information to guide their international migration decisions. Migrants from rural households left the country through legal and illegal means. A key factor in their choice of destination country was the presence of either family members or friends, while plans and arrangements for migrants’ departure from the country were largely facilitated by household heads and migrants themselves. Irrespective of the quest of many migrants to leave Nigeria, some sought greener pastures in some African countries. Libya turned out to be the first destination of most migrants from where they later migrated to other countries of choice majorly in Europe.


Recognisability and potential of traditional and artistic crafts as heritage of the city of Zagreb

Marcija Budić, Lana Slavuj Borčić

The topic of this research is crafts in the city of Zagreb, with special emphasis on traditional and artistic crafts. The main objective of this paper is to analyse the extent to which they are recognizable by the citizens of Zagreb, as well as to emphasize their potential for the development of the cultural and creative tourism. The research was conducted in two stages in 2021. The first stage consisted in the mapping of traditional and artistic craft businesses and vacant commercial property in the city centre, and the second stage included an online questionnaire survey on a purposive sample of 179 citizens of Zagreb. In order to understand the topic of research better, additional four semi-structured interviews with selected traditional and artistic craftspeople were conducted. Research shows that the majority of respondents consider traditional crafts an important part of Zagreb’s cultural identity. Furthermore, the majority of respondents believe that traditional craft businesses and their products are not promoted enough in public. Crafts represent valuable tangible and intangible heritage of the City of Zagreb and have a potential for the development of cultural tourism of Zagreb. In this sense, and following the example of similar tourist tours in the world, a craft tour could be designed based on the work of traditional and artistic craftsmen of Zagreb, with the possibility of visiting their workshops and participating in the process of making products or their parts. This would be in line with the increasing demand and desire of modern tourists to be active participants and co-creators of experience rather than just be observers of the heritage.


Mortality trends in Croatia in the first two decades of the 21st century

Vera Graovac Matassi, Adriana Rogić

Negative demographic trends in Croatia (natural decrease, negative net migration and population aging) are increasingly influencing socio-economic development of the country. Already in early 21st century, the long term decrease of live births and the increase of deaths were recognized as destabilizing factors of population development in Croatia. After the Croatian accession to the EU, the concerns regarding future demographic development of the country raised even more due to intensive emigration to other EU countries, which coincided with the historically low birth rates and high death rates. The focus of this paper is on mortality trends in Croatia in the first two decades of the 21st century. In this period, mortality in Croatia was influenced by different socio-economic, demographic, and epidemiological factors. Given the lack of recent papers dealing with mortality in Croatia, the main aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the changes in selected mortality indicators and contribute to the discussion on recent mortality trends in Croatia. The results of this research indicate that Croatia experienced some positive changes regarding mortality (increase of life expectancy at birth and decrease of infant mortality rates in the first period, in particular), but, some of the trends are not favourable, particularly the changes in the causes of death. Although improvements were observed regarding the share of deaths caused by the diseases of the circulatory system, there was a notable increase in deaths caused by the endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases which can be attributed to the unhealthy lifestyle and various behavioural factors.


The tangible heritage of antifascism in southern Istria as a basis of the memorial tourism development

Nikola Vojnović

This paper analyses the spatial layout and possibilities of the antifascism tangible heritage for memorial tourism development in the municipalities and towns of Southern Istria. In the first half of the 20th century, the antifascist struggle in Istria was a crucial part of several political turning points. Those historical turning points had far-reaching consequences and, for the most part, were marked by armed conflicts, individual and mass human casualties and terror over the population. The motive of travel in memorial tourism here is to visit the places where these tragic events occurred and commemorate the victims. The aim of the research was to determine the geographical distribution of the antifascism tangible heritage in Southern Istria and their suitability for the development of memorial tourism. An additional objective was to propose thematic routes of memorial tourism in Southern Istrian municipalities and towns. Methods of analyses of historical research, fieldwork, participant observation, spatial and GIS analysis were used. The survey indicated that six South Istrian municipalities and two towns have 167 well-preserved and marked tangible antifascism monuments. The largest number of monuments are located in the central district of the city of Pula. The main contribution of this article was to provide re-evaluation of antifascism tangible heritage as the potential resource for the memorial tourism development as the innovation in the tourism supply of Istria.


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