, March 29, 1970. Degree in Marine Environmental Science at the University of
Bologna in 1996 and Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Parma in 2001,
expert in ecology of benthic soft and hard bottoms, natural and artificial
reefs, and techniques of underwater scientific research at the
Interdepartmental Research Centre for Environmental Sciences (CIRSA)
University of Bologna in Ravenna, where he is employed as a research manager.
He is co-author of 7 books and numerous articles, both popular and scientific
(13 with impact factor) and referee for 5 international journals. He has done
scientific diving in different parts of the
and tropical seas. Within several collaborative research projects with Italian
institutes and international research centres including: Centre for Estuarine
and Marine Ecology (NIOO-KNAW, NL), Institute of Oceanography (HCMR, GR),
Institute of Marine Biology of Crete ( HCMR, GR), Institute of Oceanology of
the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Varna, BG), Fisheries Research Institute of
Kavala (GR), Ruder Boskovic Institute in Rovinj (HR), Marine Biology and
Ecology Research Centre in Plymouth (UK) Natural History Museum of London (UK).
He is a member of the Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E.), the Italian
Society of Marine Biology (SIBM), the National Interuniversity Consortium for
Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), Reef Check
association (RCI) and Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA).
Collaborates in teaching courses on "Methodology of Research Diving"
for the degree course in Marine Biology,
, and "Scientific Diving Methods for the degree course in Marine Biology
Polytechnic University of Marche and of course. Teaching in the master "Tropical
Marine Biodiversity and Natural Products", held in 2007 and
. Active diver since 1992 (M3 FIAS / CMAS), Director of
Technical Centre of the Italian Federation of Underwater Activities from 1999
to 2008. Among the specialties: cave diving, high altitude and under the ice.
Carlo Cerrano, zoologist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Born - 21.05.1967 in Turin, Italy. Since 01.09.2000 (Current position) is Assistant Professor at the Department for the study of the Territory and its Resources (DIPTERIS) at the University of Genoa.
Author of 250 scientific papers. 130 on peer-reviewed journals. Referee for 15 international journals with impact factor.
Scientific diving activities are performed in the framework of both national and international projects, focusing on benthos ecology, not only in the Mediterranean basin but also in Antarctica and tropical regions. Since 1986 diving Instructor M3 FIAS/CMAS.
Areas of interest - Autoecology and taxonomy of the hard bottom zoobenthonic organisms, with particular reference to Porifera and Cnidaria. He studied the effects of sedimentation on hard bottom communities, focusing on the uptake processes of sponges. His results allowed to put in evidence a selective behaviour of incorporating sponges, leading to the definition of the biomineralogy, the science that takes in account the interactions between biological systems and mineral substrata. Its scientific activity considers also the bioerosive processes and the study of life histories in relation to climate change.
He is lecturer for the following courses:
- Scientific Diving Methodologies
- Laboratory of Zoology
- Marine organisms and climate change
- Marine Fauna of Marine Protected Areas
Stefano Acunto, marine biologist (email@example.com)
Born in Rho (Milan), Italy, October 18, 1965. He obtained the MS Degree in Biological Science and the Qualification to practise the profession of Biologist. He was appointed as "Specialist of Ecology" at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Pisa (Italy) and in 2001 he obtained the PhD in "Environmental Science: Marine Ecology". He worked as collaborator of the University of Pisa from 1992 to 2012 and performed Scientific diving activities in the framework of both national and international projects, focusing on benthos ecology both in the Mediterranean and in tropical seas. He was Contract Professor of "Underwater Science" and "Applied Ecology", and Teacher of several Professional Training Courses. Also, he has a deep experience in the field of environmental surveys, biological sampling, geophysics and oceanography obtained working with private enterprises and research centers in Italy and abroad. He is author of 45 scientific papers and 30 technical reports.
Since 2004 he is in the control board of the "International School for Scientific Diving - Anna Proietti-Zolla"(ISSD). He is legal representative of the partnership "OIKOS - Environmental studies in aquatic ecosystems".
As science writer and video-maker he is the author of articles published by national magazines and web sites, of 3 scientific pamphlets and 10 underwater themed naturalistic documentaries aired on RAI (Italian National Television).
He is Diving Instructor CMAS (specialized in NITROX and Underwater Photography), Scientific Diver CMAS, Underwater Video Operator, BLS operator and Diving Safety Supervisor CMAS.
Antonio Terlizzi, zoologist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
, March, 31, 1968. Msc in Marine Biology, Phd in Basic Ecology. Senior
lecturer at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
and Technology (DiSTeBA),
. His research activity is focused on the ecology of both vagile
(macrofauna, with special emphasis on molluscs) and sessile
invertebrates of marine hard substrates and seagrasses systems.
Fouling, the detection of the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on
marine systems and monitoring the effects of Marine Protected Areas
are among his major items of research. He is actively involved in
research programs and consultancies for environmental impact
assessment and monitoring. He also teaches undergraduate and PhD
courses in Zoology, Applied Zoology and Experimental Marine Ecology at
, Italy. He has organized three international course of statistic for design
and analyses of biological experiments. He has published more than 90
scientific articles, of which 55 on ISI journals and 9 book chapters.
He is actively involved in editorial activity of 22 ISI journals as a
component of the board of referee and he is a reviewer for
international funding agencies.
Giorgio Caramanna, geologist (email@example.com)
on 16th February 1970 he is a scuba diver since 1992.
Geologist, passionate about the sea and diving, he unites this passion
with scientific research activity.
In 2001 he achieved
his master degree in Hydrogeology in the Earth Sciences Department of the
“Sapienza”. The dissertation was focused on the hydrogeological and water
chemistry study of some flooded sinkholes in
. Scientific diving techniques were widely applied for the field-data
collection. In 2002
he joined the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)
and worked, as scientific diver, on the study of the underwater gas vents
offshore of the volcanic
Southern Tyrrhenian Sea
). In 2004 he
achieved the professional qualification of Advanced European Scientific Diver
and IDSA- Commercial Diver. He is also member of the
of Underwater Sciences (USA) and of the Society for Underwater Technologies
(U.K.). He has been a scientific diver for several Research Institutes in
(CNR, INGV, ENEA, ICRAM) and has also been involved in several international
, German Geological Survey,
). In 2009 he
achieved his PhD in the Earth Sciences Department of the
“Sapienza”. The main topics of his dissertation were a general review of
Global Warming causes and climate modifications, carbon capture and storage
methods. The experimental work of its dissertation was focused on lab models
and field study of the effects of carbon dioxide on the marine realm in an
area with natural emission of CO2 that was considered as an
“analogue” for sub-seabed CO2 leakages. The fieldwork was
performed by means of SCUBA diving techniques and ROV (Remote Operated
Vehicle) surveys. From 2010 to 2012 he is a member of the Board of Directors
of the Italian Scientific Divers Association. Research interests:
techniques and lab experiments for the detection of CO2 leakages
from Carbon Geological Storage sites both on inshore and offshore (sub-seabed)
diving techniques. Karsts
and caves idrogeology.