Marturano Laura Graduated in Experimental and Applied Biology, Environmental Biology and Biodiversity curriculum at the University of Pavia with the thesis Biodegradation of polyethylene (PET ) and polylactic acid (PLA) using Fusarium sp. and evaluation of enzymatic activity. During the bachelor degree, she carried out a short period of study and research at the Marine Research and High Education (MaRHE) center, on the island of Magoodhoo, in the Maldivian Archipelago, where she focused on marine ecology and safeguard of biological systems, related to the coral reef. During the master degree, she took part in the monitoring of alien species project, in the Marine Protection Area of the Porto Venere Regional Park at ENEA, implementing the previous knowledge and techniques of sampling, treatment, and analysis of marine samples. Thanks to internships in microbiology and mycology, experienced during bachelor and master career respectively, she was able to learn techniques of microbiological analysis associated with recalcitrant materials, deepening associated with plastics. Currently, she caries out research activities for the identification and characterization of antibiotic resistant and virulent environmental vectors in coastal marine areas and deep environments at the Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP) of Messina.

Marzaro Jessica Graduated in Communication Strategies at the University of Padua, during her studies she could experimented different formats of scientific communication, being part of the Planet Book photobook project (Contrasto editor) and participating several times at the public presentations of the book. She wrote as a volunteer for the CICAP online magazine, Query, deepening the theme of the relations between science, pseudoscience and society.
She graduated at the Master’s in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” at SISSA (Scuola Internazionale di Studi Superiori Avanzati) in Trieste. During the Master experience, she had the opportunity to test her skills trying different medium and formats for scientific communication and to learn the theorical basis. During her traineeship, she carried out support activities for the institutional communication of the Institute of Polar Sciences of CNR, managing and creating the contents and the strategy for the social media channels.
Currently, she is handling the presence of the Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice Core project on social media and she is also involved on outreach and disseminations activities related to the project. She is also taking care of the development of Beyond EPICA communications strategy with partners and the relations with them.

Mazzola Mauro He mainly deals with two research topics: the physical and optical characterization of atmospheric particulate matter, also known as aerosol, and the estimate of the energy balance at the surface. As for the first topic, he uses techniques such as solar and lunar photometry for the estimation of the optical thickness of the aerosols in the atmosphere, the in-situ measurement of the scattering and absorption coefficients and the size distribution, through online optical. This last type of measurement is also carried out on profiles obtained by means of a tethered balloon. As for the energy balance, he uses an integrated approach between measurements and calculation codes for the radiative part, while the heat and mass balances are estimated by direct eddy covariance measurements. These activities take place mainly at the CNR infrastructures in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard) and at the Korean base Jang Bogo in Antarctica, a country in which a close collaboration has been active for years.
He is author of about 100 publications including journal articles and contributions in scientific books.

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Miserocchi Stefano Degree in Geological Sciences in 1987 in Bologna. Researcher at the CNR Institute of Marine Sciences from 1994 to 2019, he has been involved in biogeochemical and sedimentological research in the marine and coastal environment.
Sedimentology, biogeochemistry and dynamics of marine sediments and particles. Main focus on flux and mass balance calculations for carbon, as well as biogenic and terrigenous constituents to understand origins, transport pathways and fates of particles on continental margins. Study of organic matter in the sediment and of nutrient fluxes at the water-sediment interface. His research interests currently are: (a) vertical fluxes of particles and lateral transportation of materials from the continental shelf to deep basins in Arctic and Mediterranean Sea; (b) Non-destructive core logging/scanning methods including XRF Core Scanning.
Participation at EC and Arctic projects (Snow, Arca, Defrost). PI or WP leader of projects funded by ONR and national projects. Participation in more than 75 oceanographic cruises between 1990 and 2019 (on which 20 as Chief Scientist) for a total of 525 days of shipboard experience.
Author and co-author on over 158 publications (+ 120 abstracts) included data and technical reports, of which 62 publications on Scopus, 1513 citations, H index = 23.

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Montagna Paolo Director of Research at CNR-ISP.
Laurea (M. Sc. equiv.) in Geology (1999), University of Padova. PhD (European Doctorate Label) in Earth Sciences (2005), University of Padova, in collaboration with the Australian National University.
His research mainly focuses on the development and application of geochemical proxies for paleoclimate reconstructions on a variety of timescale and aims to address some of the fundamental aspects of the biomineralization mechanisms in calcifying organisms (corals, molluscs, calcareous algae). This includes the analysis of minor and trace elements, as well as stable (11B/10B) and radiogenic (143Nd/144Nd, 87Sr/86Sr, 230Th/U) isotopes in biogenic carbonates.
He has acquired significant expertise in the geochemistry of biogenic carbonates, physical and chemical oceanography and deep-sea habitat mapping while working for extended periods at world leading institutions for geochemistry and paleoclimate related studies (Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Australian National University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Université Paris-Saclay and University of Western Australia). He has participated to 20 oceanographic cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and the Ross Sea off Antarctica (some of them as chief or co-chief scientist), and several SCUBA diving expeditions in the Caribbean Sea, Red Sea, Indian and Pacific Ocean.
He has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 4 book chapters, more than 120 abstracts and 20 invited talks, and he has served as a proposal reviewer for ERC Advanced Grant, NSF-USA, ANR-France, CNRS/INSU-France, NSERC-Canada, FONDECYT-Chile, DFG-Germany, ISF-Israel, Czech Science Foundation, EUROFLEET Plus, Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Professional Fellowship, SCOR WG and Italian Programme for recruitment of young researcher as well as for 25 peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Montaguti Simonetta Degree in Civil Engineering and PhD in Geodetic and Topographic Sciences from the University of Bologna.
She participated in four research campaigns in Antarctica, two of which in summer at the Italian Mario Zucchelli base as part of the Italian Geodetic Observatory project and two in winter at the Concordia international base, managing the experimental activities of the CNR - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC).
She is currently a research fellow at the CNR - Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP) of Venezia Mestre where she deals with the management and logistical support of the Dirigibile Italia Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard Islands) and takes care of routine atmospheric measurements in the Arctic.

Moretti Simone Research associate at CNR-ISP, Bologna.
B.Sc. in Geology (2014) at the University of Bologna, M.Sc. degree (2016) in Earth Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland and PhD (2021) in geochemistry at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
His research is centred around the study of biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in the modern marine environment, and their reconstruction in the geological past. His study addresses some fundamentals aspects of the nitrogen cycle and its interconnections with the trophic structure of marine food webs and ocean oxygenation. In particular, he works on the development and application of geochemical methods aimed at analysis and interpretation of the nitrogen isotope composition (15N/14N) of organic matter trapped within the biomineral crystalline matrix of fossils and modern organisms, as well as on organic matter from phytoplankton and zooplankton and seawater nitrate.
He has been studying and working in research institutes abroad for a total of 8 years and he is currently associated as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. He is involved in 8 publications on international journals, 2 chapters books of the International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and 17 abstracts. He obtained a scholarship award from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and research funding from the International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network and the Max Planck Society. He participated in IODP expedition 383 to the Antarctic Ocean aboard R/V JOIDES Resolution.

Nogarotto Alessio B. Sc. in Geological Sciences (University of Bologna, 2015) and M. Sc. in Geology and Land Management (University of Bologna, 2018).
He starts his research activity in 2018 at ISMAR-CNR in Bologna with an internship and then a fellowship, working on geochemical and biogeochemical analyses on marine sediment cores from the Adriatic Sea.
Currently employed as CTER at ISP-CNR in Bologna, he deals with biogeochemical analyses and the management of the organic geochemistry laboratory.
In September 2019 he started a PhD project in Polar Sciences at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His project focuses on biogeochemical and sedimentological analyses of marine sediment cores from the Arctic and Subarctic region, to study the environmental variability, the carbon cycle and the glacial-interglacial cycles during the Late Quaternary.


Paladini de Mendoza Francesco Dr. Francesco Paladini de Mendoza's research focuses mainly on the dynamic processes at the water-sediment interface triggered by littoral and deep bottom currents. Over time, he has gained much experience in field measurements and management of instruments and platforms for monitoring the chemical and physical properties of the marine environment. He actively participates in the management of some observational network infrastructures (EMSO-ERIC and SiOS). He has published 21 scientific papers emphasizing measurement and multidisciplinary approach in the study of the marine environment. He has participated in oceanographic and geological-marine expeditions in the Mediterranean Sea and Oceans, accumulating more than 400 operational days at sea.


Papale Maria Born in Messina, she obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Messina (2016) presenting the thesis PCB-oxidising bacteria from Arctic and Antarctic environments. She is a member of the eLTER H2020 Starting Communities project group and of the Association of Polar Early Career scientists APECS group.
Currently, she is coordinating the PNRA18_00194 Microbial response to human Pollutants in polAr lakeS-MicroPolArS project and the INTERACT Mercury concentration and tolerant microorganisms in Arctic SNOW: new Bioremediation chALLenges – SNOW BALL project. She actively participates in national and international research projects on topics related to microbial ecology and biotechnology in polar environments. Particular interest is directed to the use of molecular tools for the study of biodiversity and the functionality of microbial communities, with attention to the ability to degrade polluting compounds. As part of projects focused on microbiology in polar environments, she has participated in sampling campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as oceanographic cruises in the Mediterranean.
She specializes in: the treatment of microbiological samples of various origins; the use of molecular tools for bacterial biodiversity and DNA/RNA probe hybridization; analysis of microbial communities (metagenomics) by next-generation sequencing; differential expression and statistical validation of RNA-seq data; estimation of microbial biomass; screening of bacteria for the production of molecules of biotechnological interest and for the ability to degrade polluting compounds. She has had the opportunity to perfect her bioinformatics and laboratory skills also thanks to numerous stays in foreign institutes including Sequentia biotech (Barcelona, ​​Spain), the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), and the University of Valencia (Spain). She is the author or co-author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Scientific Reports, Science of the Total Environment, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, PLOS One, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, and more than 30 communications at national and international conferences.

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