Ademollo Nicoletta She graduated in Biological Sciences and then obtained a PhD in Polar Sciences in 2003 always at the University of Siena. 
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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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.

Antonelli Giuseppe He comes from ENEA where he gained experience in administration, including being responsible for the administration of the Consortium for the Implementation of PNRA S.c.r.l. and R.U.P. for various procedures, and logistics activities. He had the opportunity to participate in some Antarctic campaigns at Mario Zucchelli Station and aboard the R/V Laura Bassi. In logistics since 2007, he had the responsibility of the ENEA office in Christchurch and the service contract with the shipping/customs agent in Hobart, as well as the management of air, sea and land shipments of PNRA related materials, also taking care of the customs aspects.

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.

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.

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 Director from the 1st May 2020 until the 30th April 2024.
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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