Paolo Gabrielli, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University
Since 2009, Paolo Gabrielli is leading the international program to study climatic and environmental changes on Mt. Ortles (South Tyrol, Italy). His primary interest is in the study of ice cores with emphasis on paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions from seasonal to orbital time scale (100,000 years). Over the years Paolo Gabrielli has developed a program in trace elements analysis in ice cores, with a special focus on cosmic input of extraterrestrial material, trace element geochemical cycles and their relation to past environmental changes such as, variations in climatic conditions and large-scale atmospheric transport. He has participated to 10 major field programs in Antarctica, European Alps, Peru, Papua and Tibetan plateau.
Carlo Barbante is Professor of Analytical Chemistry and actually Director of the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes of CNR in Venice. He has a very high international profile and in the last fifteen years he madesubstantial contributions to the environmental and climate sciences. His particular strength is the ability to span fields by contributing to ice core geochemistry, analytical chemistry, paleoclimate, environmental contamination, atmospheric chemistry, and synthesizing findings from across these diverse fields. He is most noted for his contributions to the fields of paleoclimatology and past biogeochemical cycles. He is an ERC Senior Grant awardee and actually Italian National Representative to EU Horizon 2020 for the Societal Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Raw Material and Resource Efficiency”. He is member of several national academies and got “La Belgica Prize” in 2014 for his researches in Antarctica
B.S., Physics, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy. M.Sc. in Physics of the Earth and the Environment, Università degli studi di Trieste, Italy.
Master final project achieved at the Center for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark. Giuliano joined the ice core paleoclimate group in September 2014 as a visiting scholar. He is working on a two-years project that focuses on the Ortles ice cores that were recovered in the eastern European Alps by this group during 2011. By analyzing the Ortles ice cores, the goal is to study the past climatic and environmental changes at high elevation in South Tyrol, Italy, during the last centuries. He is also working on the development of a continuous flow analysis setup for ice cores by means of a melter system and an ICP-SFMS.
My name is Michele Bertò and I am a PhD student currently working in the frame of the Ortles Project. I was born in Trento in 1987 and the mountains and the glaciers of the Alpine region have always fascinated me. In 2013 I had a Master Degree in Physics at the University of Trento and then I started my PhD in “Science and Management of Climate Change” at the University of Venice. I have been involved in 3 field missions working on stratigraphy and to get samples;. In September 2015 we carried out the last mission on the glacier and I am currently studying the results of the analyses. My research is based on the “continuous flow analysis” of the Ortles core #1. I am analysing the concentrations of trace elements, heavy metals, black carbon and dust and water conductivity.
Valter Carbone, graduated in Agricultural Science from Bologna, High School Natural Sciences teacher in the province of Bolzano, from 1984 to present. Lecturer at the Free University of Bolzano, Faculty of Education Sciences of Bressanone, for courses of the area of the sciences Education, from 2004 to 2013. Research activities, dissemination and training with thematic publications in the field of environmental and science education at the former Pedagogical Institute for schools in Italian language and school stewardship of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Coordinator for Italian language schools of environmental education projects (School Education Environment in Toblach) and the annual Campus of Glaciology (Project Ortles).
Luca Carturan is Research Associate at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Padova. He graduated in Forest and Enviromental Sciences in 2003, and obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Hydronomy at the same university in 2010. His main research interest is the coupling between the atmosphere and cryosphere in the European Alps, with primary focus on climate-related glacier fluctuations. In the framework of the Ortles Project he had the opportunity of improving his experience in the monitoring of glacier mass balance and in process-oriented investigations with automatic weather stations.
is an high school science teacher since 1993. He graduated at the University of Parma and get a Master in ICT at the University of Bologna. In 2006 was selected as italian teacher involved in the EPO (Education and Public Outreach) program of an international paleoclimatic research (www.andrill.org). Then had been worked for MUSE (Museum of Science of Trento, Italy) for 7 years coordinating web based projects to support earth science teachers. Among these: CLAST (ipad App), SPES (Polar School for Teachers), and progetto ORTLES (immersive experience for students in glaciological research) from 2009 to 2013. He’s member of the ExComm of Polar Educators International (PEI http://www.polareducator.org/)
Alessia is a graduate of the University of Ancona (Italy) in marine biology. She has a Masters in nature conservation and management from the University of Camerino (Italy). Since 2000, Alessia has been a high school science teacher (Liceo Scientifico Marinelli di Udine) but now she is a geology Ph.D. student at the University of Camerino with a focus in teaching Earth sciences. Her research is based on the cryosphere, its links with science curriculum, and its dissemination to students. She has been in charge for the outreach and education program of the Ortles Project since January 2016.
I’m a palynologist mainly focusing on how climate change and human impact affected the Alpine vegetation and environment during the last 20.000 years. I am interested in new methodological approaches and exploring the potential of pollen analyses in different kind of archives such as glacier ice cores, lakes, mires and speleothems. Currently, I am working at the University of Innsbruck as Post Doc researcher in the project PAMOGIS – Pollen Analyses of the Mt. Ortles Glacier Ice Samples. The aim of the analyses is to provide a seasonal/annual timescale for the ice cores and to reconstruct past vegetation and land use changes in the Ortles region.
Graduate in biology with an emphasis in botany at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Teacher of natural science at the Social Sciences School in Bolzano, Italy. Since 2011, working as project attendant on innovation and advice for the German education ministries of Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Responsibilities include didactic accompaniments, training, and coordination of projects; additionally, since 2011, the Ortles Glaciology Camp.
Oeggl Klaus, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. is an expert in palynology and archaeobotany at the Botanical Institute of Innsbruck University. He has worked in the Eastern Alps for more than 30 years investigating the role of man and climate on the vegetation development in the past. Recent work has focused on the Neolithic Glacier Mummy “Ötzi” and the palaeo-ecological impact of mining in the Alps. Responsibility in the project: project-leader of pollen analysis, contributing direct dating of the ice cores by detecting seasonal variability of pollen in ice layers.
Roberto Seppi is Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy). His research interests include: glacial and periglacial processes and landforms, glaciology, changes of the alpine cryosphere in relation to climate change; ground and remote based monitoring of glaciers, permafrost and periglacial environments; cartography and GIS analysis of alpine environments. In the Ortles project, he coordinates the research activities on permafrost and collaborates in the activities related to glaciology and to the monitoring of the climatic variables.
Thomas Zanoner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Geosciences Department of the University of Padova (Italy). He received his Ph.D. at the Geography Department of the University of Padova with a research focused on high mountain paraglacial processes in the Italian Eastern Alps. Main research interests are related to the study of high mountain cryosphere: alpine permafrost, glaciers change, mountain geomorphology mapping and to natural hazards in high-mountain areas. He is involved in various collaborative glaciological and geomorphological scientific projects. His activity in the Ortles Project is focused on permafrost monitoring, glaciological and nivological surveys.