Turetta Clara Degree M.Sc. Geology (University of Padua).
Current position: Researcher at Institute of Polar Sciences-CNR, Venezia; permanent position.
Previously: Researcher at the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes – CNR; scholarship at Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (Italy); fellowship at Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (Italy); research assistant at Institut de Biogeochimie Marine - ENS – CNRS, France.
Fields of interest: trace elements in real matrices (waters, particulate, microlayer, sediments, snow and ice) using ICP-mass spectrometry. Stable isotopes (δD, δ13C, δ15N, δ18O) in water, snow and ice by means of IR-mass spectrometry. Geochemical characterization of oceanic water masses. Rare earth elements as geochemical tracer in natural water systems: in snow and ice for paleoclimatic reconstruction, in aerosol as tracer of source area. Characterization of natural systems (seawater, particulate, sediments) via chemometrics tools.
Recent Research Projects - H2020: Beyond Epica (2019-2025) - Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core: 1,5 Myr of greenhouse gas – climate feedbacks – Researcher and member of the Management Support Team; PNRA project (2017-2019): EvASIon - Mercer and Whillans lakes: Evolution of hydrologically Active Subglacial environments – Project Leader; PNRA project (202-2014): CaBiLA- Geochemical characterization of Antarctic subglacial lakes) – Project Leader.; Progetto Premiale ARCA: Arctic - present Climatic change and pAst extreme events; Regione Veneto: Q-ALiVe - Quality of Venetian Littoral Environment – Project Leader; PRIN15 (2017-2020): RESACC - Responses of sensitive alpine ecosystems to climate change; PRIN09 – Arctica, Referent for WP4. Researcher under Antarctic campaigns on-board Italica vessel (2001 and 2005-2006 as project referent). Her research activity is testified by more than 60 research articles in international journal with peer review and 160 abstracts for communication/poster presentation in congresses. Present Hirsch Index: 20.

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Scopus - Author ID: 6602486850    ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3130-2901    WoS Researcher ID: O-2849-2015    Research Gate: Clara Turetta

Valentini Emiliana Graduated in Biological Sciences (2006) at Sapienza University, Rome and PhD in Ecology and Natural Resources Management (2013),Tuscia, University, Viterbo. She recently joined as researcher the CNR, Institute of Polar Sciences (2020) in Rome (Montelibretti) and she is lecturer in Remote Sensing and GIS for the Master Degree Course in Ecobiology at Sapienza, University, Rome.
Her scientific activities started with studies on the anthropogenic impacts in marine and coastal environments and in 2011 she joined the team of technical research collaborators at the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research as an expert in ecology and geospatial application to environmental monitoring with a permanent position.
Her research spans from terrestrial to aquatic sphere and includes the use of remote sensing principles and methods in the field of ecology, geography and environmental sciences. She develops integrated models for ecosystem services assessment, natural capital estimation and natural resources monitoring, considering bio-geosphere cross scales interaction and addressing landscape spatial patterns and temporal process. She has experience in national and international research and capacity building projects, publications and dissemination in scientific contexts. She actively participates in the GEOBON Ecosystem Structure working group and in the technical roundtables supporting the European Copernicus and National Space Economy programs.

Vardè Massimiliano Born in Vibo Valentia. Currently, he is Researcher (permanent position) at the Institute of Polar Sciences – CNR, since June 2019.
   - Degree (MS) in Chemistry (University of Rome “La Sapienza”);
   - Master's Diploma at the Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Rome “La Sapienza”);
   - Doctoral school in Chemical, Environmental and Safety Engineering (University of Rome “La Sapienza”), and Doctoral school in Chemical Sciences (University of Ferrara) where He obtained his PhD. Previously.

He carried out research activities at the:
   - Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes (CNR-IDPA) in Venice,
   - Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA) in Montelibretti (Rome), and afterwards in Rende (Cosenza),
   - Institute of Hygiene “G. Sanarelli“/Department of Public Health (University of Rome “La Sapienza”).

He taught General and Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" as Adjunct Professor (Professore a contratto) (2008-2019). He collaborated with several research groups, developing and optimizing active and passive sampling strategies and chemical analytical methods for organic and inorganic micro pollutants (PCDDs, PCDFs, PCBs, PAHs, COVs, and heavy metals) as well as major ions. He applied chromatographic methods, in particular, gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry, to matrices such as ambient air, atmospheric particulate matter, atmospheric deposition and natural waters. His interests have been focused on quantifying levels of contaminants, studying their transport, dynamics, fate and environmental impacts, in urban, rural and remote areas. In recent years he has been focusing on the determination of mercury at ultra-trace levels by using atomic fluorescence techniques, in air and atmospheric deposition, as well as in potable waters. He has substantially improved some analytical aspects by eliminating the operational criticalities associated with Hg detection. In the framework of the Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS) project, coordinated by the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA). He was responsible for analytical mercury measurements in bulk and wet-only deposition samples from different remote sites at the CNR-ISP.

He is member of the research group carrying out measurements at the high-altitude Observatory of Col Margherita (MRG) in the Eastern Alps (Belluno Dolomites). This activity is within the scope of the iGOSP (Integrated Global Observing Systems for Persistent Pollutants, strand 3 - Global Change and Environmental Treaties) of the European ERA-PLANET project (2017-2020). He has been involved in several measurement campaigns, in an oceanographic campaign in the Mediterranean Sea on board the research vessel R/V “Urania” as Chief-Scientist, and in research activities (e.g. Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments- iCUPE and Microtracer projects) at the CNR Arctic Station “Dirigibile Italia” as “Acting Station Leader” and “Field Scientist” in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard Islands, Norway (Four expedition, 2018-2022). In 2022, he was appointed as RSU (Trade-Union Representative) and as RLS (Workers Safety Representative) for the CNR Research Institutes of the Venice area.

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Venier Chiara BSc and MSc Degree in Environmental Sciences (Ca 'Foscari University of Venice), PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences (University of Padua). Current position: Technologist at the Institute of Polar Sciences of CNR.
Formerly: Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Technologist (Institute of Marine Sciences of the CNR -Venice 2014-2019); Short Term Mobility Grant (Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2016); courses and master in European project design 2012-2014; Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Ca 'Foscari University Venice 2012-2014); collaboration contract (ARPAV Water Sector, Padua, 2011); "user" researcher for experimental activities at the Total Environment Simulator Facility (University of Hull, UK, 2009); collaboration contract ( International Center of Hydrology "Dino Tonini", University of Padua 2006-2007); Internship Grants at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon, US) 2006 and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (San Diego, California, US) 2005.
Currently involved, as project manager, in the European project H2020 Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core: 1,5 Myr of greenhouse gas –climate feedbacks. Research activity on the ice sheet mass balance topic, including Earth Observation data analyses. Formerly, research and research support activities on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) topic, working on geospatial data management and analysis, developing interoperable spatial data infrastructure. Specific expertise on the application of Marxan decision support tool for multi-objective spatial prioritization. Also, expertise on aquaculture site selection through geospatial analysis, ecosystem services for the MSP, cumulative impact and conflict of use analyses. Supporting coordination activities in the framework of several national and international projects, with interest also to the science to policy aspects.

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Verazzo Giulio He graduated in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He his a research fellow at the National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Polar Sciences. His current position is data manager and system administrator of the National Antarctic Data Center of Italy (NADC) and the Italian Arctic Data Center (IADC). He his involved into the development of software solutions for the IADC, NADC, ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium) and Beyond EPICA projects. Thanks to his experience in data management, he helps researchers publishing and sharing their data, making them compatible with modern standards and adherent to the principles of FAIR data and Open Science. In 2021, he won the SCADM (Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management) prize for his work presented at Polar Data Forum IV.

Viglezio Tessa Bianca Sonya Bachelor in Biology at the Neuchâtel University, Switzerland, and Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Currently working for the CNR – Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR – ISP) in Venezia Mestre. She is Station Leader of the Italian Arctic station Dirigibile Italia in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. As Station Leader, she works daily on the field and in the lab, besides taking care of some parts of the station’s administration.

Viola Angelo In memory (1955 - 2023)
He graduated degree in Physics at the University of Rome La Sapienza a thesis in physical oceanography. Hired in 1984, in the CNR he carried out research in the field of satellite remote sensing of the sea surface. In 1992 he began to deal with processes in the atmospheric boundary layer using acoustic remote sensing from the ground. He collaborated in the development and implementation of sodar (SOund Detection and Ranging) in the development of new methodologies for observing the lower atmosphere. As part of these activities, he participated in several campaigns in Antarctica at the Mario Zucchelli and Concordia stations, for the study of the dynamic characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer in a polar environment.
Since 2009 he has oriented his research activity on the processes relating to climate change in the Arctic polar region, which has seen a strong revival of research in the atmosphere, with the construction of the Climate Change Tower, an important infrastructure to measure physical parameters of the lower atmosphere, for which he is responsible. He currently has a coordination role in the working group of the Italian research activities at Svalbard, he represents the CNR in the NYSMAC and is included in the SIOS coordination working groups for the data management in Svalbard (SDMS) and he is Chair of the WG for Research Infrastructures Coordination Committee (RICC). He is also one of the Italian representative within the Arctic Council's AMAP (atmospheric monitoring) working group. Finally, he is the scientific manager of the IADC (Italian Arctic Data Center) the digital infrastructure for the management of data collected at the Arctic station Dirigibile Italia.

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Vitale Giulia Current position: Ph.D. student at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Ph.D. in Polar Sciences (37° cycle); project-related on the analysis of small microplastics(<100 µm), additives, and plasticizers in the arctic environment.
Master’s degree in environmental biology at the University of Turin in 2018. Intern at CNR ISMAR (Pozzuolo di Lerici) to analyze quantitative and qualitative data of microplastics and microfibers collected in the water column of the Mediterranean Sea.
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Genoa, with a thesis titled Relative abundance of Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale), in Pelagos’ Sanctuary.

Vitale Vito Director of Research at the CNR Institute of Polar Sciences (ISP) in Bologna, involved in polar research and management since 1986, both in Antarctica and in the Arctic. I am an expert of radiative transfer processes into the atmosphere, with research focus on radiation budget and role that atmospheric composition and surface characteristics play in modulating Shortwave (SW) and Longwave (LW) radiation components, determining their seasonal and inter-annual variability. In the last 10-15 years, I also promote implementation of complex and multidisciplinary observing platforms, as the Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower at Ny Alesund, to investigate coupling processes at the air-snow-land interface and in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL).
Research activities in this period included also (i) studies on effects of ozone depletion events in the Arctic on UV surface fluxes and their propagation at lower latitudes, (ii) investigation of snow surface albedo (broadband, spectral) and melting process, (iii) observations of aerosol vertical profiles (stratification) in polar (ABL) with tethered balloon (iv) improvement of polar night aerosol measurements thanks to the new lunar photometric technique. Always interested to improve observation capabilities in/for harsh environments, developing also custom instrumentation. At the moment, efforts are devoted to develop new systems for snow optical characteristics (spectral albedo, BRDF reflectance), as well as to improve atmospheric measurements over the ocean in general, and in particular quality, continuity and accuracy of ship measurements of radiation, cloudiness characteristics, and columnar aerosol (AOT).

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0978-8976   Scholar

Vittuari Luca Full Professor within the Class 08/A4 - Geomatics at the University of Bologna Department DICAM. Coordinator of the PhD@DICAM Doctoral course, composed by four curricula (PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering) of DICAM. Scientific Responsible of the Land Surveying and Geomatics Laboratory (LARIG). Part of the International GNSS Service and member of the University Consortium: UNAVCO.
Main scientific and research activities in the polar regions:
- Researches in Antarctica for the study of geodynamics and for the study of glaciers movements, within the National Program of Research in Antarctica (PNRA) since 1990.
- To date he attended 10 scientific expeditions in Antarctica and one in Arctic (Svalbard Islands) in 2002.
- Responsible of the GPS geodetic network for the study of the ice surface velocity field around the site of the deep ice coring at Dome Concordia (European Project for Ice Core in Antarctica, EPICA).
- Member of the European Project H2020 Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice, with the aim to retrieve a continuous ice core to bedrock in Antarctica, covering the climate history of the Mid Pleistocene Transition and beyond.
- Responsible of the GNSS permanent station installed at Station Concordia.
- Contribution for the installation and data analysis of a tide gauge station at Italian Mario Zucchelli Station (Antarctica).

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