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I'm a graduate of the University Polytechnic of Marche (Italy) in marine biology. I have a Master degree in nature conservation and management at the University of Camerino (Italy). Since 2000, I have been a high school science teacher. My school is the Liceo Classico "F. Stabili-E. Trebbiani" in wonderful Ascoli Piceno (Italy). I'm also a geology Ph.D. student at the University of Camerino with a focus on teaching Earth sciences. In 2015, I had the great opportunity to be selected, as a teacher, to participate in the XXX Italian Antarctica Expedition with the aim of disseminating Italian Antarctic research in Italian schools.
In 2016 I had another great chance: I took part in School of Rock 2016 in Cape Town (South Africa). It has been the best training course ever for me.
Alessia Cicconi's blog
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:40
Yesterday on the JOIDES Resolution we sent into the deep ocean the Sub Sea Video Camera. Together with the camera, in the system, there were also a beacon, a sonar and ... 86 Styrofoam cups.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:22
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:40
Can you imagine how amazing would be to have a BBQ on a deck of a ship in the middle of the Ocean?
We did on Sunday on board of the JR.
The location was amazing. The weather was enjoyable and the food was really good.
Science on board - Too easy to say "Are you a Geologist?"/ Troppo facile chiedere "Sei un geologo?"(English/Italian)
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 01:47
Another thing I realized being on board the JR is that Geology is a very complex field of study and every scientist on the ship can not be completely defined under the term "Geologist".
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 00:19
One of the first things that I realized living on the JOIDES Resolution is that the people speak using a lot of acronyms.
Some of the most mysterious for me were the ones related to the drilling system.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:21
In this post let me introduce the science party of the Expedition 367. Of course you can find all the scientists at this link<, but I would rather prefer to introduce them with these pictures we took when we left Hong Kong on board the JOIDES Resolution.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 03:26
E' arrivata in superficie la prima carota di sedimento estratta dalla JOIDES Resolution nel Mare della Cina Meridionale durante la Spedizione 367.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:55
Nei laboratori regna il silenzio. I tavoli e gli scaffali sono vuoti. Gli strumenti sono pronti ma fermi. Tutti sono in attesa. Modificando un po' il titolo della poesia di G. Leopardi e' la quiete PRIMA della tempesta.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 06:58
Life on the JR/Vita a bordo- No one will miss the birthday cake/nessuno resti senza torta di compleanno! (english/Italian)
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:53
What will happen if your birthday is when you are in the middle of the ocean, (technically on the South China Sea), during an IODP Expedition faraway from home?! No worries. The JOIDES Resolution crew will prepare for you an amazing birthday cake and you will miss home a little bit less.