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Riccardo Geletti

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Primo Tecnologo
1998 Geologist Professional Certification at the University of Trieste, Italy.
1993 Ph.D in Geophysics of the Lithosphere and Geodynamics at the University of Trieste, Italy.
1989 (A.A. 1988/89) Degree in Geology at the University of Trieste, Italy. Experimental thesis in applied geophysics: "Elaborazione dati sismici dell'Antartide".
1983 High school: Electrical Engineering Technician (Diploma di Perito Industriale Capotecnico per l'Elettrotecnica) at the I.T.I.S. "A. Volta" of Trieste, Italy.



2009-present: Senior Technologist  in Marine Geoscience at the OGS, Trieste (Italy).
2004-2008: Technologist in Marine Geoscience at the OGS, Trieste (Italy).
2003-2007: Contract Professor in Applied Geophysics at the University of Trieste  (Italy)
2000-2003: Research Fellow at the OGS, Trieste (Italy)
1995-2000: Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Dept. of Geological, Marine and Environmental Science of the University of Trieste (Italy)
1994-1995: Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Dept. of Geodesy and Geophysics of the University of Trieste (Italy)
1994: Member of the Teaching Staff of the Advanced International School on Exploration Geophysics (UNIDO), Trieste, (Italy).
1990-1993: Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Geodesy and Geophysics of the University of Trieste (Italy).
1989-1990:  Pre-doctoral Geophysicist, Scholarship ENI at the Dept. of Geodesy and Geophysics of the University of Trieste (Italy).

Skills & Interests: 

Acquisition and  analysis of multi-disciplinary marine geophysical datasets, including:
•  Seismic reflection data - 2D multi-channel data (Crustal lines and middle resolution profiles)
•  Seabed imagery - multibeam echosounders, sidescan sonar systems and Sub Bottom Profilers

Field Experience (Oceanographic and land Campaigns)
Participant in 15 campaigns: 8 in the Mediterranean Sea, 1 in Greenland Sea (Artic), 5 in the Peri-Antarctic Oceans and 1 in the Antarctic Plateau (Dome C) for over 1 year of shipboard experience and one month in the East Antarctic Continent (Concordia Station); Chief Scientist on 3 campaigns.

Research Interests
• Correlation from halokinetics features to up-ward fluid migration (pre-salt fluids) in Mediterranean Basin from analysis of  multichannel seismic profiles and morphobathymetry data (seepage/venting structures).
• Geophysical study to individuate the relation between recent tectonics and inherited structures in the continental margin.
• Study on the development of mounds, potential biological build-ups in a geological dynamic environment, influenced by gas/fluids and gas/gas hydrate presence (circum-antarctic basins), using geophysical methods.
• Geodynamic systems on Antarctic continental margins.
• Natural gas hydrates in the marine environment.

Major projects: 
• PRA IRIDYA (2021): Integrated Reconstruction of Ice sheet DYnamics during late quaternary Arctic climatic transitions. (Greenland Sea, Artic). Co-proponent.
• IODP 985-Full Proposal FRAME: Eastern Fram Strait Paleo Archive (985-Full2) (Greenland Sea, Artic). Submitted October 1st, 2020. Co-proponent.
• IODP Ancillary Letter EFRAM-ARC: Eastern Fram Strait Paleo Archive (Active APL-954) (Greenland Sea, Artic). Submitted April 1st, 2019. Co-proponent.
• IODP Expedition 374 (2018); reprocessing of MCS profiles ( Ross Sea, West Antarctic.
• IODP proposal 751 (2016); coauthor for SRR report. Ross Sea, West Antarctic.
• MAE (2016-2018), GSLAISS. Global Sea Level Rise and Antarctic Ice Sheet stability prediction: guessing future by learning from past. Italian-USA project. Participant.
• OGS-MIUR (2016-18), FASTMIT project (2017), study area of the Sicilian Channel (one of four areas). Participant.
• PNRA (2016-2019), TYTAN. Totten Glacier dYnamics and Southern Ocean circulation impact on deposiTional processes since the mid‐lAte CeNozoic (Antarctica). Participant.
• PNRA (2016-2018), WHISPERS. West Antarctic Ice Sheet HIstory from Slope Processes – Eastern Ross Sea. Responsible of research unit.
• PNRA (2014), ROSSLOPE II. Past and present sedimentary dynamic in the ROSS Sea: a multidisciplinary approach to study the continental SLOPE. Participant.
• PNRA (2013-2014), VALFLU. Seismic data VALorization: methods for FLUid detection within polar sediments and study for geohazard and environment. Responsible of research unit.
• PNRA (2012), ROSSMAP. Ross Sea Digital Geophysical and Geological Map (Antarctica). Responsible of research unit.
• OGS-MIUR (2015), Otranto Channel Seismic and Sediments – OCSS-15. Responsible.
• OGS-MIUR (2010-2013), Geophysical exploration of West and South Sardinia offshore – WS10. Co-responsible OGS.
• OGS-MIUR (2005-2008), POMO. Central Adriatic Sea: geophysical study. Responsible.
• PNRA (2004), BSR. I gas idrati: impatto su clima e ambiente nelle aree sub-antartiche. Participant.
• PNRA (2003-2004), ELSA. Subglacial lake seismic exploration of the Concordia Lake, Dome C. Participant.
• PNRA (2002-2004),  RIMARS. Reprocessing and interpretation of multichannel seismic reflection data in Western Ross Sea. Responsible.
• PNRA (2001-2002), COHIMAR-SEDANO3. Morphologic and Seismic Signature of Past Ice Streams on the Continental Shelf of the Pacific Margin of the Antarctic Peninsula. Participant.
• MIUR (1999-2000), Cofin. 98 - Stratigraphic-structural reconstruction and geodynamics of the South Apennines-Calabrian Arch-Sicily orogenic system based on the reprocessed new seismic data CROP. Post-Doc.
• PNRA (1994-1995), SERDRAKE. Geophysical study of the Scotia Sea (Antarctica). (PI: prof. I.R. Finetti). Responsible on board of R/V OGS Explora.
• CNR-Comitato 02 (1994). Development and experimentation of computer-geophysics methods to enhance the deep seismic reflection signals. Co-responsible.
• CNR-Comitato 02 (1993). Seismic signal processing to tectonophysics reconstruction of the Apennines thrust system zones. Co-responsible.