Ademollo Nicoletta She graduated in Biological Sciences and then obtained a PhD in Polar Sciences in 2003 always at the University of Siena. From 2006 to 2019 she was research fellow and then researcher at the CNR Water Research Institute, from 1 August 2019 she was a researcher at the Institute of Polar Sciences (ISP-CNR) based in the Research Area of Rome - Montelibretti.
The main lines of research are aimed at understanding the sources, flows, distribution and fate of persistent and emerging organic contaminants (POPs) in polar and temperate ecosystems. Recent studies are focused on the study of the transfer of emerging POPs between abiotic (water, sediment) and biotic (trophic networks) compartments and between trophic levels; bioaccumulation and biomagnification and related factors; and on the toxicity risk assessment (TEF method, TEQ) in marine food webs, also through the use of sentinel organisms, to assess the risk for humans and for the ecosystem. She promotes the study of protected species or living in protected areas through the use of non-destructive and non-lethal sampling methods. Development and optimization of methods for the determination of emerging organic contaminants.
She has participated in several expeditions to Antarctica as part of the National Research Program in Antarctica and to the Arctic: Svalbard and Greenland, the latest as part of an international project on the effects of climate change on Arctic organisms (TUNU Program: Arctic Ocean Fishes - Diversity, adaptation and conservation '' UiT The Arctic University of Norway).

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Argiriadis Elena Current position: Researcher at Institute of Polar Sciences-CNR, Venezia; permanent position.
Previously: post-doc researcher at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice after she obtained a PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change from the same university (2016). Study grant holder at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice since 2011, after the master’s degree in Environmental Sciences.
Among her main research interests are atmospheric sampling and monitoring, gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analyses and development of analytical methods for the determination of persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere and of biomarkers in lake sediments. Her present activity is mainly focused on the characterization of organic proxies in sediments, soils and stalagmites, aimed in particular at reconstructing paleofires, human presence and the composition of vegetation during the Holocene.
She collaborated and collaborates to several national and international (EU-FP7, EU-H2020, NSF-DEB) research projects and coordinates the “BioCyCLeS” project, funded under the National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA 2018). She co-authored 14 papers on international journals with more than 240 citations (h-index 7). She co-supervised 12 degree theses and took part in the scientific secretariat and logistical organization of the Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) in 2017 and 2018.

Azzaro Filippo His scientific activity has been devoted to the control of chemico-physical and biological parameters of sea-water, with particular regard to the nutrient evaluation, both by traditional techniques and by means of instruments on line analysis (mobile station, oceanographic buoy) and to the evaluation of trophic parameters (chlorophyll a, ATP).
From 1990 he is responsible of the laboratory of chemical oceanography. He participated in several oceanographic cruises of national and international programs. Mission chief of several oceanographic cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. From 1989 has participated national program for the research in Antarctica.
He participated in the following Italian scientific expeditions to Antarctica: X Italian-Belgian-U.S. within ROSSMIZE (1994/95), XIX VLT (2003/04), XX ABIOCLEAR (2004/05), XXXI CEFA (2015-2016) e XXXII P.ROSE e CELEBER (2016-2017) programme. He produced about 100 scientific publications.

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Azzaro Maurizio He has obtained two degrees (Biological Sciences; Natural Sciences) and a PhD in Marine Sciences and Engineering.
His research activities are mainly focused on the study of the functioning of polar ecosystems with an interdisciplinary approach dedicated to various topics ranging from microbial ecology and the study of the microbial food web, to the study of biodiversity and the functioning of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
During his career he has addressed issues related to the development of new technologies in polar areas (areas marginal to marine glaciers), the effects of pollution (heavy metals, oil, plastics, etc.) and global changes on marine and terrestrial microbial communities. Attention was also paid to the conservation and protection of terrestrial and marine ecosystems with particular reference to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
He in thirty years of research has carried out a fervent field activity in a wide spectrum of marine and terrestrial environments: permafrost, sea ice, lakes (temperate and frozen), fjords, transitional areas, coastal areas, pelagic areas (Epi-, meso- and bati-pelago), marginal seas and polar areas. Overall, it has participated in national and international research projects (> 50), in over 60 scientific expeditions in Arctic, Antarctica (in 3 scientific coordinator of the expedition), China, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea (in 7 as Head of Mission).
During his career he has published more than 100 publications in national and international journals. Since 2019 he is responsible for the section of the Institute of Polar Sciences of Messina.

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Barbante_Carlo Carlo Barbante is Director Institute of Polar Sciences, Full Professor at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, he has been dealing with analytical methods development and paleoclimatic reconstructions since many years. He has participated in several expeditions in polar regions and in the Alps and is author of more than 250 publications in high impact scientific journals (h-index 45).
Professor of Earth's Climate at Ca' Foscari Harvard Summer School, he has been recently granted by the European Research Council with a prestigious Advanced Grant. He has been professor at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2012-2014) and is an elected member of the Accademia delle Scienze detta dei XL and of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti.
He is currently past-President of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences and National Representative in the H2020 Programme Committee on Climate Action, Environment, Raw Material and Resource Efficiency.

Barbaro Elena Ph.D.: Researcher at Institute of Polar Sciences-CNR (ISP), Venice, Italy;
2013 to 2018 - Post-doctoral fellowship, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy and Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes-CNR (IDPA), Venice, Italy;
2010-2012 PhD student in Chemical Sciences.
Research interests:
- Environmental chemistry; Her research is mainly focused on the investigation of chemical markers in several environmental compartments (ice, snow, aerosol, lake water, sediments) to define sources and transport processes mainly in the remote polar areas (Arctic and Antarctica).
- Development of very sensitive analytical methodsusing liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometer (HPLC-MS/MS) and ion chromatography coupled with mass spectrometers (IC/MS) to investigate several chemical compounds at trace and ultra-trace concentration.
She has a deep experience in sample preparation in clean labs to determine organic compounds at trace and ultra-trace concentrations. She has participated in several scientific campaigns in the polar regions (Antarctica and the Svalbard Islands). Publications and bibliometrics H-index: 12 (Scopus); 41 scientific (SCOPUS) papers.
>50 poster and oral communications at scientific meetings; 2 invited oral presentations at international and national meetings National and International Appointments
2019-2015 Researcher under International Arctic Campaigns (Ny Alesund, Svalbard);
2012, 2014 Researcher under Antarctic campaigns (on-board Italica vessel and at Mario Zucchelli Station); Research projects
2018 - 2019 RCN - SSG- Spatial Distributions of Black Carbon and Mineral Dust in Air and Snow Surface Layers upon Svalbard Glaciers: participant;
2017-2019 PNRA - EvASIon - Mercer and Whillans lakes: Evolution of hydrologically Active Subglacial environments: participant;
2016-2017 RCN - SSG– Community Coordinated Snow Study in Svalbard: participant;
2012-2014 PNRA - CaBiLA: Geochemical characterization of Antarctic subglacial lakes: participant;
2012 - 2016 EU – Early Human Impact: participant

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Battistel Dario Associate professor at Ca' Foscari Unvierity of Venice (Italy) since 2019. He holds a PhD degree in Chemistry at Ca' Foscari (2011). The research interests have been focused on the development of electroanalytical methods for sensing and imaging (SECM). Since 2013, the research activity has been focused on the development of analytical methods mainly based on GC/MS and their application in environmental science and palaeoclimatology. He has been the coordinator of the project of Ateneo 2015 "The last tree standing" and of the project INSIDE in the framework of the programme SPIN 2018. Ha has been coordinator unit of the project Evasion in the framework of the PNRA 2016 programme. The research activity led to the pubblications of 39 papers with more than 400 citations (H-index 12). Since 2019 he is member of the editorial board as academic editor of the journal PlosONE and referee of a number of scientific journals.
Since 2013 he has in charged the teaching activity in Climate of the Past (Environmental Science), Chemical Methods for Cultural Heritage Materials (Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage) and Analytical Chemistry (Chimica e Tecnologie Sostenibili).
Since 2016 he has been member of the Didactic Board and member of the Quality Assurance (AQ) Board in Conservation Science and Technology for the Cultural Heritage at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. Member of the PhD Program in Environmental Science of University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Member of the Joint Committee Professors – Students (Commissione Paritetica Docenti – Studenti CPDS)

Beatrici Daniela CTER IV - Staff at the CNR since 1983, always in the field of computer science.
Previously: - 1997 she joined the Technical-Scientific Secretariat of the Antarctic Program, a structure of the CNR (Italian National Research Council) pertaining to the Central Directorate, dealing with the Internet network and related services, carrying out tasks of administrator of Linux systems, of designer and administrator of relational databases, as well as designer and manager of the whole web, including the development of code for the integration of Web technologies and Database consolidating the use of the platform (LAMP-Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and continuing the design of integrated Web/Database systems.
In 2000 she is part of the CNR Polar Research Network, POLARNET taking care of the CNR website She participates in the European Polar Consortium as Web project manager, database administrator, database design and programmer within the EUROPOLAR TASK 2.2 (EPICOM) Synthesis of European Polar Infrastructure Utilization and Strategic Management of National Assets.
In 2006 the Polarnet network, was integrated in the Earth and Environment Department of CNR (CNR-DSSTTA). Since then and until the first months of 2020 she has overseen the Department’s website. From March 2013 she manages the twitter profile of CNR-DSSTTA.
Since October 1st, 2019 she has been part of the Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP) - Research Area of Rome-Tor Vergata
Current activities
- Webmaster of the site
- social media manager - Twitter profile of the Department of Earth System Sciences and Technologies for the Environment - CNR
- webmaster of the site
- webmaster of the site
- scouting activities on the net
- account management on Social Media aggregation platforms: Timeline, Wakelet

Becagli Silvia Graduate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 1991 at the University of Florence, in 1998 Philosophy Doctor in Environmental Science with the thesis Study of Antarctic ecosystem by ice core chemical analysis. Since 1999 she has a permanent position at the Department of Chemistry - University of Florence. In 2013 and 2017 she obtained the National Abilitation for Professor in Analytical Chemistry and in 2017 she obtained the National Abilitation for full Professor in Analytical Chemistry.
Now she works on the application of innovative highly performance analytical methods for the determination of ions and metals in environmental matrices, mainly aerosols, snow and ice. The research activity is focused on the study of the atmospheric aerosol sources and transport processes in areas with different anthropogenic impact, with particular attention to polar areas (Arctic, Antarctica) and marine areas in the central Mediterranean basin. An important part of her research activity is the study of the cycles of natural substances, the anthropogenic contributions and the aerosol-climate interaction for present time, by aerosol measurements, and for the past by chemical analysis of ice cores drilled in Antarctica. She is Editor of the following Journal/issue:
- Special issue jointly organized between Biogeosciences and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric deposition in the low-nutrient-low-chlorophyll (LNLC) ocean: effects on marine life today and in the future.
- International Journal Environmental Research and Public Health – Section “Environmental Chemistry and Technology” (IF 2018 = 2.468).
She is author/co-author of 117 and 122 publications from ISI Web of Science and Scopus respectively and she has H-index of 30.

Becherini Francesca She took her degree in Physics at the University of Padua in 1999 and her PhD in Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Florence in 2007.
She joined the National Research Council of Italy in 2002 where she won a permanent position as a researcher in 2011. From 2002 to 2019 she worked at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate (ISAC), Padua, then she moved to the Institute of Polar Sciences (ISP), Venice, where she is currently researcher.
Her research interests are in the fields of Atmospheric physics, Climatology and Microclimatology, Environmental Sciences.
At ISAC, she started working in microclimatology applied to the preventive conservation of cultural heritage assets, indoor environmental quality and energy saving, developing a large experience in multidisciplinary research projects. Then her research activity was more and more focused on climatology. Currently, her interest is on one side in climatic change research through the recovery, correction and analysis of proxy and instrumental series of climatic data; on the other in the study of atmospheric physical parameters and processes to investigate the energy balance and the polar climatic system. She was member of the coordination team of many FP5, FP7and H2020 European projects, and investigator in international and national projects. She was contract professor for masters and specialized course, tutor of PhD, BSc and MSc thesis.

Scopus - Author ID: 55370745600    ORCID    WoS Researcher ID: AAD-8969-2020    Research Gate: Francesca Becherini

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