Global Science adventurers
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Project leader & science communicator
Paola Catapano is a science communicator at CERN, science journalist, arctic and antarctic reporter, Polarquest project manager and much more.
Technical Coordinator & Aerial photographer
Mike Struik is an aeronautical engineer, adventure photographer, arctic reporter, delta and drone pilot.
Stefano Aliani is the scientific leader of the Microplastic project, as well as a marine biologist, Microplastic international expert, and member of POLARNET.
Gaspard Durieux is a water management specialist and sailing instructor. He has been investigating water issues in Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Engineer and Diver
Kevin Monneron is an engineer and free diver with a passion for adventure.
Cosmic Ray Scientist
Ombretta is a researcher at INFN Bologna and working at CERN as an expert in detector control systems. She is also an expert mountaineer and amateur sailor.
Katarina Anthony is a science comminicator, arctic journalist and website developer.
Scientific Drone Pilot
Gianluca Casagrande is an Associate Professor and the Scientific Director of Geographic Research and Application Laboratory (European University of Rome).
Microplastic Mantanet operator
Safiria Buono is an experienced sailor and student for Polarquest’s microplastic project.
Our Talks & Educational programmes
Our team of science adventurers love sharing their experiences and knowledge with people 9 to 90! Through partnered public talks, classroom sessions or science events, the team has a wide range of experience sharing their enthusiasm.
Interested in having a Polarquest adventurer at your next event? Get in touch!
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