Amaral Wasielesky Ana Bachelor in oceanography at Federal University of Rio Grande. Erasmus Mundus double master degree in Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) at University of Bologna, University of Cadiz and University of Algarve. Since 2022 is a PhD student in Polar Sciences at Ca’Foscari University of Venice and at the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS). Currently focusing the thesis in the ocean circulation in the Southern Ocean using ARGO float mesurements.

Amoruso Veronica Environmental scientist, graduated at the University of Bologna.

Since 2022 she is PhD student in Polar Science at the university Ca'Foscari (Venice), with a focus on the photochemistry of mercury at snow-air interface in polar regions.

Artoni Claudio Geologist, graduate in Earth Sciences with specialization in micropaleontology, professional snowpack observer and a PhD student in Polar Sciences at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His doctoral project focuses on the study of mineral dust present in the snowpack and ice cores with a field of action that ranges from Svalbard to Antarctica passing through the Alps. Avalanche educator for the Italian Avalanche Service, he later became an international professional member of the American Avalanche Association.
Since October 2021 he has been the technician of the EuroCold laboratory at the Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (DISAT) of the Milano Bicocca University and deals with the analysis of ice cores and snow samples, as well as all the logistical and operational part of the laboratory. He has participated in numerous sampling campaigns both in the Alps and in Svalbard.

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)

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.

Calì Federico Master’s degree in Marine Biology at the University of Padova; PhD student at the University of Bologna (FishMed-PhD).
Since 2015 he has been working on national fishery monitoring programs, within the EU-Data Collection Framework, funded by scholarships of Ancona National Research Council (CNR). From 2015 he also has been participating in marine research activities of the Padova University, at the Hydrobiological Station of Chioggia. His fields of interest are inherent to the biological life cycles of commercial fish species of the Mediterranean and the Antarctic areas (notothenioids). In particular, he investigated reproductive traits of these species thought histological analyses of gonads, age structure/growth cycle by means of otoliths’ readings and some trophic features using the stomach content analyses.
He collaborated in more than 10 scientific trawl surveys in Italian water and joined the 38th Italian expedition to Antarctica (2022/2023).

Google Scholar    Scopus - Author ID: 57192875066    Research Gate: Federico Calì

Celli Giuditta Polar Science PhD candidate at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice since 2021, she holds a master’s degree with honours in Chemistry from the University of Venice. The overwintering working experience in Antarctica in 2019 allowed the deepening into polar and snow chemistry and field expertise.

For her PhD thesis she works on the photochemistry of halogens and mercury in superficial snow and Antarctic ice cores.

Cescon Paolo The research of Paolo Cescon is currently focused on three main areas:
- Climate impacts on natural and human systems.
- Heavy metal speciation in environmental matrices from areas subjected to various degrees of human activity.
- Chemical contamination on a planetary level.
He is an author of 170 scientific publications in qualified, high impact factor international journals, and has set up important collaborations with many international scientific institutions.
Previous appointments and activities
- Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Institute of Health
- National Coordinator of the Section “Chemical Contamination” of the National Program of Scientific Research in Antarctica (PNRA)
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of the Environment
- Vice-Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Member of the National Scientific Commission of the PNRA
- Director of the national Centre for Environmental Chemistry and Technologies-CNR
- Director of the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes-CNR
- Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical, and Natural Sciences - Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Special Commissioner for the Italian Agricultural Research Council (CRA)

Colombo Roberto Roberto Colombo is professor of Remote Sensing at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Milano Bicocca. The main research interest is to develop remote sensing tools for quantitative estimation of land surface properties. He works with a wide range of Earth Observation data at different scales and geophysical methods, assimilating multi-source, multi-spectral and multi-temporal remote sensing data, from field spectroscopy to satellite level for modelling terrestrial and environmental dynamics, with focus on vegetation fluorescence and snow properties. Current activities include space mission concepts and definition, airborne campaigns and field cal/val strategies, engineering and design of proximal remote sensing instruments, algorithm development, environmental modelling and new applications.

D'Amico Marianna Ph.D. student in Polar Sciences at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. She is a geologist with an M.Sc. in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen and a master’s in Research, Modelling, and Analysis of Environmental Risk from the Technical University of Madrid.
Her Ph.D. project focuses on the presence, transport, and fate of emerging contaminants in different matrices in polar regions, with a particular focus on Svalbard and Antarctica.

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