APECS ITALY

NATIONAL BOARD

The Italian National board is made of 5 PhD students from different Italian universities and from different fields of the polar sciences
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Giacomo

President

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Francesco

Secretary

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Pier Paolo

Member of the board

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Claudio

Member of the board

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Alice

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President GIACOMO TRAVERSA

PhD student: 2nd year in Environmental, Geological and Polar Sciences and Technologies. University of Siena.

Research fields: Glaciology, Remote Sensing

Graduated in Natural Sciences, at the University of Milan, with a thesis on the Antarctic albedo from remote sensing, during the doctorate he deals with the analysis of ablation areas in Antarctica, always remotely, with particular interest on wind areas crust, megadune and blue ice.

Secretary Francesco De Rovere

PhD student: 2nd year in Polar Sciences, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Research fields: Arctic Oceanography
Graduated in Environmental Sciences at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His PhD project focuses on the analysis of oceanographic and atmospheric data acquired in Kongsfjorden (Svalbard) to evaluate its transition from an Arctic to Atlantic fjord.

Member of the board Pier Paolo Alfei

PhD student: 1st year in Institutions and Politics, Catholic University of Milan

Research fields: History of International Relations

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

Member of the board Claudio Artoni

PhD student: 2nd year in Polar Sciences. University Ca’ Foscari of Venice

Research fields: Snow Science, Glaciology 

Claudio has a master degree in Earth Sciences and he’s a professional snowpack observer. His PhD project focus on the optical properties of mineral dust in snow and ice cores. He’s currently working in Svalbard, Alps (OPTICE project), and Antarctica (EAIIST traverse). Ambassador of the citizen science project Community Snow Observations.

Member of the board Alice Guzzi

PhD student: 2nd year in Environmental, Geological and Polar Sciences and Technologies. University of Siena.

Research fields: Marine Ecology

Graduated in Marine Sciences, at the University of Genoa. During the PhD she work on Antarctic Echinoderms using morphological and molecular approach and analyze convergent evolution and cryptic diversity in Ophiuroids.