Person: Monica Giona Bucci

Monica is a postdoctoral fellow within the Marine Geology and Seafloor Surveying Group at the University of Malta. Her research focuses on geohazards, emphasizing the integration of onshore and offshore datasets. She uses digital topography tools for detailed geomorphological mapping of subaerial and marine environments. Her work investigates markers for landscape development, especially following significant … Continued

Person: Claudia Morales

Claudia Morales Garrido is a master’s student in Oceanography at the University of Valparaíso and the Catholic University of Valparaíso, supervised by Dr. Manuel Castillo. At the same time, she is part of the Laboratory of Physical and Satellite Oceanography (LOFISAT) at the University of Valparaíso as a data analysis technician for oceanographic and satellite … Continued

Person: Constanza Perales

Constanza Perales is a geologist from the Volcano Surveillance Network of SERNAGEOMIN (Geological and Mining Survey of Chile), which is the country’s official institution in charge of instrumental monitoring and hazard mapping of all active volcanoes. Her work has been focused on geological studies from a field perspective and hazard volcanic assessment employing several methodologies, … Continued

Person: Rebecca Totten

Dr. Rebecca “Becky” Totten is a micropaleontologist and sedimentologist who specializes in glacial marine and coastal environments as an associate professor of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama. Dr. Totten is excited to lead the Marine Biology Team on this expedition, and she will also work closely with the Coring Team to investigate the … Continued

Person: Rodrigo Fernandez

Rodrigo is a Chilean professional geologist with a broad background in geosciences. After obtaining his BSc degree and professional Geologist Title at Universidad de Chile which mostly included tectonics and economic geology specialization courses, he did his MSc at the same university on Tectonics and Paleomagnetism, studying the Eocene deformation in Cordillera Domeyko in northern … Continued

Person: Ivan Sunyé Puchol

Ivan Sunyé Puchol is a volcanologist and researcher at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). His research focuses on reconstructing volcanic histories through the characterization of eruption deposits, including stratigraphy, geochronology, petrology, geochemistry and geological mapping.  Previously, he did a Postdoc in Tephrochronology at the University of Oxford (UK). His expertise in tephra correlation through glass … Continued

Person: Jacob Helgeson

Jacob Helgeson is a Masters student in Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama, supervised by Dr. Rebecca Totten. His research focuses on the impacts of glacial melting and volcanic inputs on biological systems during the Holocene. His study area includes the Getz Ice Shelf, Antarctica and the fjords of southern Patagonia. Jacob specializes in … Continued

Person: Kerys Meredew

Kerys Meredew is in the final year of her PhD in Volcanology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research investigates how magmatic systems are perturbed by volcanic sector collapse and subsequent edifice regrowth, focusing on the 2018 collapse of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia. As part of this project, she combines GIS-based structural investigations with … Continued

Person: Macarena Pérez

Macarena Pérez is a PhD student at the University of Playa Ancha (Chile) under the supervision of Dr. Céline Lavergne. Her research focuses on determining the sources and processes that influence the release and transformation of mercury as an indicator of natural and anthropogenic events in south-central Chile using an interdisciplinary approach. In this expedition, … Continued