Services for scientists and staff in scientific organizations.
I teach courses in science communication (writing, speaking, adding visuals to address different audiences, presenting at meetings, policy briefings writing). I support the design of activities that reflect the need for awareness, information, knowledge, interaction, participation of the public or within the organization.
I support institutions, academies, museums in activities and events requiring support on communication of the environment, the sciences, and nature.
I care of moderation of panels, conferences, focus groups.
Media and Communication Advisor: Horizon 2020 project QUEST – Quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication. EU SwafS action – Science with and for Society, re-examining the role of Science Communication. Venice International University (Italy). 2019-2021.
Courses and Lectures (the list is limited to selected highlights)
Workshop. Writing techniques, social media writing, storytelling for scientists. Science Stories. Ca Foscari University, Venice. Italy.
Seminar. “Sciagure o soluzioni? Due decadi di comunicazione delle aree polari“, at CNR Institute of Polar Sciences.
2022. Lecturer: Effective Writing and social media for scientists (Workshop). Geology Department, University of Pisa, Italy.
2021 (and almost yearly since) 2011. Lecturer: Science Communication (part of ‘Plant Sciences and Policy’ program). (Plant Science, ETH, UniZurich, Unibas ).
2021 – 2020 – 2019 – 2017 – 2016. Lecturer: Public speaking. (Il Rasoio di Occam, Torino ).
2021 Trainer: Using images / Social media for scientists, ETHZ – ETH for Development (ETH4D).
2021 – 2020 Trainer. School for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy). Introduction to science communication: how to get across your message.
Trainer: Science Communication lecture. Water Scarcity Communication Course, cross-KIC Initiative Finding innovative solutions to Water Scarcity in Southern Europe.
Trainer: introduction to science communication; disruptive event on dealing with controversies in science. Climate-KIC Summer School.
Lecturer: Dealing with the Media. (Ca’ Foscari, Graduate School, Venice).
2019 – 2018 – 2016 – 2015. Lecturer– Science Journalism. International School of Science Journalism, Erice, Italy
Lecturer: Science communication (Workshop). University of Venice, Ca Foscari – Venice (IT).
Lecturer– Science Journalism. “How to turn a research paper into a compelling story”. Bootcamp – Jacobs Social Entrepreneurs Inception Week. Jacobs Journalism Fellowship, Zurich, Switzerland.
Lecturer – Science Communication Accelerator. CMCC Annual Meeting 2018, Ugento, Italy
Short Course – Public Speaking for Scientists. 15th Summer School Solvation Science, Bochum, Germany
Lecturer– Science Communication. Workshop preparation: Out of the Lab. South Tyrol’s technology park, Bolzano, Italy
Lecturer: Vincoli e possibilita’ della comunicazione ambientale. MUSE, Trento.
Lecturer: Science Communication: Writing Skills Practice. (Ca’ Foscari, Graduate School, Venice).
Invited Lecturer: Science Journalism (at International Conference on Risk and Mitigation of Disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia). see the advertisment.
Lecturer: Science Journalism (at ‘Journalism Workshop at the Shadow of K2’ program – Ev-k2-CNR). (cover page).
Invited Lecturer: Public Speaking (Workshop). CNR – Roma.
Invited Lecturer: Public Speaking. EMBL Hamburg (DE).
Lecturer: Environmental reporting, techniques and practices. School of Journalism “Walter Tobagi”, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy. See the seminar basic topics.
Lecturer: Science Communication in theory and practice. Plant Science, ETH Zurich/Unibas (www.plantscience.ethz.ch).
Conference and Meeting Moderation
Moderator. Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, interview to CMCC Giovanni Coppini. Festival della Scienza di Roma.
Moderator. Policies and incentives for science communication. Expert-based. Venice International University, Venice.
Moderator. Art & Climate – Alternative discussion moderated by Jacopo Pasotti, journalist and photoreporter . Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.
Moderator. Dal Mediterraneo al Madagascar, la pesca del futuro. Trieste Next 2017, Trieste.
Moderator. Safer Transport in the Mediterranean . Organized by Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici .
Roundtable Moderator Science in Dialogue. , ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Public Lectures and Conferences
Speaker. Inspiring Biodiversity Talks: “La comunicazione ambientale: cosa è e chi la fa“. Università di Ravenna.
Keynote speaker. ELSI International Symposium 2021, Science in Society. Online Youtube.
Speaker. How (not) to communicate science. 2019 Associazione Meteorologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Associazione Italiana dei Ricercatori in Australia (2020).
Invited speaker – Special lecture on Science Journalism. 15th Summer School Solvation Science, Bochum, Germany
Invited speaker – Breaking the Ice. 19th Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM), Milan, Italy
Invited speaker – Science journalism roundtable. Festival Youris.com, Milan, Italy
Invited speaker – La Ricerca italiana in Karakorum. Presentation. Incontro con l’alpinista Agostino Da Polenza. Festival della Montagna, l’Aquila 2014, Italia.
Invited speaker – La Ricerca italiana in Antartide. Presentation. Triestenext 2014, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italia.
Invited speaker – Perche’ i media non sanno comunicare il rischio?. Presentation. Convegno Nazionale sul Rischio Sismico. Ordine Nazionale dei Geologi, Italia.
Invited speaker – Comunicare la Scienza: per gli scienziati e’ una corsa ad ostacoli. Seminar, Pavia, Italy
Balanced or unbalanced reporting? Controversial issues in the media Invited Lecturer. . University of Basel.
La Controversia Scientifica Nei Media Invited Speaker. L’innovazione biotecnologica e la tutela dei diritti fondamentali. Universit? degli studi di Milano-Bicocca.
Are the Maldives rising or sinking? Public event at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
“Il polo nord tra idea e realtà. Il polo visto dagli scienziati di ieri e di oggi”. Presentato a WhiteStar Adventure. Oganizzato da Quark Expeditions.
Short course on Storytelling for social media at Science Web Festival.
Taste of Science. Event design, management, and chair. Media event, promotion of biological research in Italy. European Science Open Forum (Turin, Italy). See: Tasteofscience.
Fellow. Science Communication Department , University of Western Australia.
Fellow: 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting. Rhode Island (USA).
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Fellowship. Master of Science in Science Communication. Australian National University, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science . Australia.