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PHD Student, Catholic University of Milan

His PhD project focuses on the role played by Italy in Arctic exploration, with particular regard to the relation between polar expeditions and diplomacy. 


PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Dealing with the optical properties of mineral dust in the snow and ice cores in Antarctica, Alps and Svalbard. Analyzing the properties and the stability of the snowpack.

Amaral Wasielesky Ana

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice /OGS

I have a Bachelor's in Oceanography (FURG), Erasmus Mundus Master in Water and Coastal Management (UNIBO/UCA/UALG), and PhD candidate in Polar Sciences. Research focus: Ocean Dynamics in Antarctica

Aulicino giuseppe

research assistant, parthenope university of Naples

PhD in Polar Science (2011). Research interests in oceanography (Seaice; Ocean-ice-atmosphere exchanges; Polynyas; Eddies; AUVs and UAVs; Multiplatform monitoring) and remote sensing (SAR, PMW, TIR, altimetry). Former APECS-Italy coordinator.


battaglia francesca

PhD STUDENT, Cà Foscari University of Venice

PhD Student in Science and Management of Climate Change. Expertise: geophysics, polar science. Research topic: seismic facies analysis and identification of glacial processes at high latitude continental margins: Ross Sea, Antarctica.

bertinetti stefano

post doc, University of Turin

I’m an analytical chemist, and in my PhD, I am studying the transport of atmospheric particulate matter in the polar regions by means elemental and isotopic (Pb, Sr) analysis.

Bianco Elena

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

MSc degree in Climate Change at the University of East Anglia and a BSc at the University of York. Her PhD research is in collaboration with the Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation (ODA) division at CMCC in Bologna

bonomelli sara

MSc student, University of Milan

I carried out my bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, acquiring skills ranging from earth sciences to biology. I'm currently continuing my studies with a master’s degree always in the field of Natural Sciences and in particular I'm concentrating, with my master’s degree thesis, on Arctic glaciology.

Basili Marco

PhD Student, UniBo - CNR IRBIM

Graduated in Marine Biology at the Univpm of Ancona, currently a PhD student and research associate at the CNR IRBIM of Ancona. I focus on the study of the marine environmental microbiomes.

Burgay francois

post-doc, Paul Scherrer Institut

I was born in Aosta and the passion for glaciers led me to study them from a chemical point of view. Currently I am involved in organic analysis on ice cores.

Bramati Gabriele

Student, University of Oslo – Department of Geosciences

Passionate about studying the cryosphere using remote sensing techniques in the optical and thermal bands, both multispectral and hyperspectra. Currently working on surging glaciers in Svalbard.


celli giuditta

PhD STUDENT, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Graduated in chemistry, after spending one year in Antarctica for field research, she is studying how the ozone hole influences the mercury and iodine’s geochemical cycle.

cerri sofia

PhD STUDENT, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

MSc Sciences and Technologies for the Environment and Territory. The interest in glaciology was born during thesis project, focused on mineral dust in RICE ice core and their paleoclimatic interpretation.

Calì Quaglia Filippo

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Graduated in Physics at University of Turin. He is interested in the radiative effects of the aerosols in the Arctic. He participated in more than 16 months of measurements in Antarctica and in the Arctic (Thule and Svalbard Islands).

coppolaro veronica

PHD STUDENT, University of Manitoba and Fisheries and Oceans

Assessing the impacts of increasing vessel underwater noise on marine mammals in the Canadian Arctic using passive acoustics to monitor potential changes in their vocal behavior and movements.

Cucini Claudio

PHD STUDENT, university of siena

I am Molecular Biologist and I am studying Antarctic Collembola biodiversity through bioinformatic methods

cometti valentina

msc STUDENT, University of Genoa

I am a master's student in marine biology. I am working on bryozoans with a focus on morphological, molecular and distributional aspects.

Crosta Arianna

PhD Student, UUniversity of Milan

Dealing with the ecology of glacial environments (especially at high altitudes). Focused on biodiversity, its dynamics and the presence of contaminants.


d'amico marianna

PhD STUDENT, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

PhD student in Polar Sciences. She focuses on emerging pollutants concentrations in polar matrices and on their transport processes in the Arctic and Antarctica.


PHD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

He deals with modifications in Arctic and Atlantic water masses circulation in Kongsfjorden (Svalbard) in response to global environmental changes.

dentico carlotta

early stage researcher, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics

I work on physical and chemical oceanography in relation to the carbonate system. I have investigated ocean dynamics in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

durazzano tiziana

MsC Student, University of Genoa

I am a master’s student from the University of Genoa. When not dreaming of visiting Antarctica I pursue my interest in biological oceanography and planktology.


fisauli giulia

MsC Student, University of Perugia

I’m graduated in geology, currently, I’m a master student in “Geosciences for environmental sustainability” at University of Perugia, I have a strong interest in climate changes in the polar regions

Frassati Stefano

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Master’s degree in environmental chemistry, currently a PhD student in polar sciences. My research project deals with the quantification and photodegradation of micro-nano plastics in alpine and polar snow

Fiorini Deborah

PhD Student, University of Milano-Bicocca

Master’s degree in Physics, PhD student in Polar Sciences regarding optical and microphysical analyses of ice cores and impurities. I worked in the characterization of radioactive sources and contamination


Garofalo Giovanni

Techinician, Italian Institute of Technology

I am currently working as a mechatronic engineer within the Humanoids and Human Mechatronic Centred Research Line at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy.

Grillo Marco

phd student, university of Siena

Marco Grillo research activity focuses on Antarctic Planktology. Currently he is doing his PhD at University of Siena focusing on Antarctic Pteropods.

gai giulia

msc student, university of Siena

I am graduating in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sustainability. During my Bachelor I did an Erasmus in Helsinki, while from January I will be at the Norwegian Polar Institute. I scuba-dive.


PhD student, University of Siena

Currently PhD Student at the University of Siena. I work on Antarctic Echinoderms using morphological and molecular approach with main focus on convergent evolution and cryptic diversity in the ophiuroids.

Galli Giacomo

PhD Student, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

After studying Natural Sciences and Environmental Sciences, I decided to dedicate myself for the study of recent microfossils from Antarctica with the focus on reconstruct marine paleoenvironment.

Genuzio Giulia

Phd Student, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

My PhD project is focused on the analysis of organic compounds and trace elements present in ice cores to reconstruct the evolution of the anthropogenic footprint.


Krauzig Naomi

Researcher Associate, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope" & Università Politecnica delle Marche

Passionate physical oceanographer, currently focusing on water masses in the Ross Sea, which impact, among others, the stabilizing ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the global thermohaline circulation.


leo patrick

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Cellular and Molecular Biologist. PhD project focus on the detection of biosignatures from fossilized and living cryptoendolithic communities from McMurdo Dry Valleys (Antarctica) to be applied in the field of astrobiology.

lodi rachele

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Master’s degree in Applied and Environmental Geology at the University of Turin. She worked as study grant holder on the Nunataryuk (Horizon 2020) at ISP-CNR. Now she studies the POPs distribution in permafrost.


Merialdi alessia

bsc student, university of genoa

I'm a student of Biological Science at the University of Genoa. I’m doing my three-years thesis on Antartic Echinoderms and Porifera.

Moretti Simone

Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Postdoctoral researcher from Italy currently at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, dreaming to come back to Italy to pursue my research on nutrient cycling in the Southern Ocean.

Metzger Martin

Student, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

I'm a master student in physics of Earth system. My studies are mainly in climatology and I'd like to focus on the criosphere changes. Currently I'm searching a master thesis in ice modeling.

Marzaro Jessica

Research Associate, CNR – ISP, Institute of Polar Sciences.

Science communicator. I currently manage the social presence of the European project Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice Core and I support the communication activities of the CNR – Institute of Polar Sciences.

Monzali Matteo

PhD Student, University of Milano-Bicocca

PhD student at Milano-Bicocca University. Graduated in Physics of the Earth System at Bologna University. I deal with snow and ice remote sensing.

Massi Lorenzo

Dottorando, Università ca'foscari venezia

PhD student in Polar Science at Ca’ Foscari University Venice. My PhD project based on chemically characterize the Antarctic and Arctic atmospheric particulate matter in terms of trace metal(loid)s. in termini di metallo traccia (loid)s.


nogarotto alessio

PhD STUDENT, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Master’s degree in Geology and Land Management at University of Bologna. He works with biogeochemical proxies from marine sediments paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Mediterranean Sea

noli nicholas

PhD STUDENT, University of Siena

PhD in Polar Sciences (University of Siena), currently working for MNA (Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide) – Genova section, focusing on the study of Southern Ocean isopods.


Petteni Agnese

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Pulimeno Simone

Ph Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

PhD project on the characterization of atmospheric aerosols thtrough the integration of active and passive techniques (solar and lunar photometry, LIDAR).


Rosso Beatrice

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

My PhD project focus on the assessment of small microplastics (≤100µm) and plastic additives fluxes in the atmospheric compartment and highways stormwater runoff in urban and polar areas.

Rajendran Shobha Ajin

PhD Student, University of Florence

PhD student at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Italy, and researcher at the Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Bandung, Indonesia. He has an M.Sc. degree with honors in Applied Geology at the University of Madras (Chennai, India).


Suaria Giuseppe

Researcher, CNR-ISMAR

Researcher at ISMAR Lerici, he studies the dynamics of accumulation, distribution and transport of plastics in polar, oceanic and Mediterranean environments. In 2017 he participated in the ACE expedition sampling microplastics during the entire circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent.

Segato Delia

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

I’m a PhD student at Ca’Foscari University of Venice. My main topic of research is about past sea ice reconstruction through halogen measurements in polar ice cores.

Spagnesi Azzurra

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Graduated in paleoclimatology, with previous experience in dendrochronology and Surface Exposure Dating (SED), I currently work on paleoclimatic reconstructions through the continuous analysis of alpine ice cores.

Securo Andrea

PhD Student, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

PhD student in Polar Sciences. Studying glaciers through geomatics and remote sensing.

Santin Ilaria

PhD Student, Università di Trieste

PhD student in Applied Geophysics. My research is based on geophysical characterization of glacial and periglacial environments, through electromagnetic techniques. I carry on geophysical surveys both in the Alps and in Antarctica



postdoctoral researcher, insittute of polar sciences - national research council of italy

PhD in Polar Sciences with a thesis focused on Antarctic ablation areas by means of remote-sensing applications. At the moment, his study deals with the effect of biotic and abiotic components at the margins of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, as well as at the glaciers in Svalbard archipelago

tenti martina

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Master’s degree in Exploration and Applied Geophysics. I am a PhD student in Polar Sciences and my research focuses on geophysical data processing and interpretation to detect Pleistocene deposits on the seabed in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

teruzzi luca

PhD STUDENT, University of milan

PhD student in Physics, mountain lover, dealing with the optical properties of aeolian dust in Alpine and Polar cryosphere and in atmospheric aerosols to deepen the understanding of climate-regulating processes

Tosco Monica

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice /OGS

I’m a PhD student from the 39° cicle of Polar Sciences at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I have a master degree in Physics of Meteoclimatic System.


Uboldi Thomas

PhD STUDENT, Université du Quebec à Rimouski (UQAR)

PhD in oceanography concerning the effect of cargo ship noise on the physiology and behaviour of marine invertebrates to assess the impact of new trade routes in the Arctic.


Valle barbara

PhD STUDENT, University of Milano

Naturalist, I study plants and arthropods of Alpine glaciers, focusing on supraglacial environments and their ecological role as refugia during interglacial periods for cryophilic organisms, in particular springtails and carabids

Valenti Giulia

PhD Student, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Biologist graduated in Genoa and in Turin. Currently, I’m a PhD student in Polar Sciences and a CNR-ISP associate. I work on microplastics and plastic additives in polar marine environments.

vecchio maria alessia

phd student, university of genoa

I am a 26 year old girl with a strong passion for science. My field of study is environmental chemistry with particular interest in polar zones.

Vandelli Stefano


PhD in space sciences with previous experience at ESA ESTEC in satellite polar imaging. Post-Doc at CISAS Padua University on climate change. Currently, I'm involved in some arctic exploration programs for science analysis.

Micio Maurizio

MASCOT, University of Genoa

I'm the resident cat and emotional support at the University of Genoa.