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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 Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:00
Looking at the white board in the core laboratory that shows the percentage of core recovery, we often see low numbers. Expedition Project Manager Adam Klaus is here to explain why sometimes the core liners are almost empty.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:52
Of course, I know that there is "water in the sea" but in this post I will tell you something about the fresh water we use onboard.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 01:26
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:24
In every video conference there are always some questions regarding the food and the nutrition on the ship.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 05:42
WHEN WILL WE REACH THE BASEMENT IN HOLE 1500?
GET INVOLVED IN EXPEDITION 367 SOUTH CHINA SEA RIFTED MARGIN!
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 02:12
Some days ago we met the sedimentologist Caroline Robinson, but onboard of JR we have a big group of sedimentologists. Here is the interview of Jessica Hinojosa another of them. A super passionate one!
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:19
With the words "Any collaboration is more than welcome" Cuimei Zhang, a scientist from China,finished her presentation in the conference room.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:32
I'm going to continue introducing to the blog followers the scientists involved in the expedition. This time is the turn of Caroline Robinson. Anytime she helps me during the video connection with the school she is always able to inspire students with her enthusiasm. Here is her interview.
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 23:16
Some posts ago I published a picture asking what was the most important object in this picture that was taken on the rig floor after the casing. It has been a challenge for many persons even here in the ship. Are you ready for the answer?
Behind the Science - Try to guess what is the most important object in the picture/Indovina qual e' l'oggetto piu' importante
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 05:37
This will be a big challenge for people that are not expert about drilling system like me.
The following one is a picture taken in a specific moment on the rig floor, after we finished the casing (if you don't know what the casing is, see a previous post about).