Fabio Florindo

Over much of his career Fabio Florindo used the magnetic properties of rocks, sediments and soils to investigate the behaviour of the Earth’s magnetic field, the ages of sedimentary sequences, and the history of the Earth’s climate during the past 40 million years. In the past few years most of his research has been focused on increasing the resolution and understanding of the history of the Antarctic ice sheet and climate, focusing on their role in the evolution and development of global climate. He participated in six scientific expeditions to Antarctica (Cape Roberts Project 1, 2, 3, ODP Leg 188, ANDRILL) and I has been Principal Investigator and Co-Chief Scientist of the successful multinational ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) programme (http://andrill-server.unl.edu/), a collaborative programme aimed to recover cores from sedimentary basins beneath Antarctica’s floating ice shelves and sea ice. He published over 100 papers in leading international journals as well as a book on Antarctic Climate Evolution. He is currently the Director of the Environment Department at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in Rome, Italy,