Understanding Nature and being useful for the environment and humankind motivated Sara to become a climate scientist. After graduating in physics, she flew to The Netherlands to pursue a PhD in Atmospheric science, with a main focus on the clouds response to climate change. Afterwards, she moved to Germany to apply her knowledge on climatology and her experience as modeller to various environmental issues, including extreme precipitations and availability of natural resources for renewable energies. She believes that the way to move forward builds on solid understanding and the ability to predict the future.
Since he was young, Marco was interested in several things: music, innovation technologies, and climate issues being the main ones. After his degree in Sound Engineering, he decided to study Information Technology and get a MSc Degree with a focus on Big Data. He has developed a critical and scientific approach while maintaining the original attitude of a little boy, curious and captivated by nature and technology. So, he succeeded in cultivating two of his major interests by becoming a Big Data Engineer at Amigo Climate, where he manages infrastructural engines in order to translate climate data into knowledge. And guess what: he still spares time to play his guitar and sing.
At 11 years old Marcello wanted to become
astronomer and spent most of his nights
watching the stars. One day, he suddenly he
realized that it was planet Earth and its
process what interested him the most. Now
he is a man of science and a father. As a
climate scientist he strives to mix
approaches from different disciplines in
order to solve complex problems. He
believes that the key to finding new solutions
is “perspective”. In his career, he has been
leading scientific research groups and he is
still collaborating with several international
research centers. He likes to think of himself
as a potential karate champion.
Having grown up on a small island, Giacomo always wondered what wonders were expecting him on the other side of the ocean. When he discovered people were willing to pay his rent in exchange for some physics studies, he didn’t think twice: he was off to foreign lands with extravagant customs, where women glow and men plunder. After earning his Ms Degree and PhD in particle physics in Canada and Australia respectively, one day he got fed up with his detector that never caught any dark matter, got tired of staring at matter and antimatter to see if they really differ. So he decided the time had come to do something more useful with his life, and here he was: back to Europe again, to participate in a project about convective clouds in France. And there he is now, trying to make data talk through the language of science: he is confident they have great secrets to reveal, if we only listen with care.
A renaissance woman in the digital era, Giulia can engage in a conversation about climate issues with quotes from Shakespeare, Plato, and the latest superhero TV show. She has been conducting research in Italy and the United States as an educator and a translator, but after serving as project manager in some research initiatives, she left academia to face new challenges. Her expertise as a researcher in communication and her social science background give her a unique perspective in approaching scientific problems and climate change.