Here our efforts to explain to the public and other scientist what we do, either through outreach activities or by interacting with the media. Jump to our outreach activities or check out the media covering our research.

Outreach activities

2019 Guest of the MiniGeology podcast on the KPFT Houston radio. The interview can be found at on youtube

2019 Invited speaker at the 2019 FISV Days in Naples, to speak about the co-evolution of Life and planet. The talk, in Italian, will soon be available on YouTube

2018 Together with Peter Barry (WHOI) and Karen Lloyd (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) we participated in a Facebook live event organized by the University of Oxford, UK, and Oxford Sparks entitled “Sampling Earth Interior” highlighting our work in Costa Rica as part of the Biology Meets Subduction project

2017 Invited guest at the “What is Life?” series organized by New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer, at Caveat, New York, USA –

2017 One of the underwater picture I took during the Strytan shallow-vent expedition appeared on the AGU Tumbledir blog

2017 With the Biology Meets Subduction science party, a project for whcih I am one of the PI, we submitted a Postcard from the field that was selected for the EOS magazine backcover –

2016 Wrote an article for the IAS Institute Letter, Spring 2016 edition entitled “Deep-Sea, Origin of Life and Astrobiology” –

2016 Gave a lecture for families and kids at the Institute for Advanced Studies Family Science talk about “Hidden World: The Deep Sea” currently available as a recording on youtube –

2016 Wrote a blog post entitled “Visiting the EON satellite program at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton” for the ELSI Science Blog –

2016 Wrote an article together with Katie Pratt (URI and DCO) and Fatima Viveiros (University of Azores) entitled “Early-career scientists tackle deep carbon” appeared in Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO046699. Published on 24 February 2016.

2015 Published a post entitled “Why Open Science?” DCOECS15 Open Science Blog –

2014 Wrote for the Italian Science Blog OggiScienza an article entitled “” featuring the 2012 Mescal Cruise Oceanographic Expedition to the East Pacific Hydrothermal Vents –

2014 Shared a GoPro video of the 2014 Oceanographic Expedition to the East Pacific Hydrothermal Vents on board on the R/V Atlantis –

Media coverage

2019 The new book from Robert Hazen, the Director of the Deep Carbon Observatory, entitled Symphony in C (buy it on amazaon here, it’s a fantastic read) features a picture of myself and Karen Lloyd (UTK) while we sample a hotsping in Costa rica during the 2017 field campaign. The same picture appeared on the book review published in Science

2019 A great post appeared on the website highlights our recent Nature publication in the context of other publications discussing their role in changing our view of geo-bio interaction and the search of life on other planets

2019 Our paper on a new sink of carbon in volcanic arc published in Nature was picked up by a number of International News sites and newspapers including the online science blogs,, the international news websites XXXXXXXX, and the newspapers Gazzetta del Mezzoggiorno, La Repubblica,

2018 My December 2017 interview with New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer is finally online. Part of the “what is life?” series at the Caveat, NYC, USA. Listen to it at “Warm Ponds Or Hellish Vents–Where Did Life Begin?

2018 A recording of a Facebook live event to speak about our ongoing DCO-supported work in Costa Rica. The interview, organized by University of Oxford Sparks is together with Peter Barry (WHOI, USA) and Karen lloyd (UT, USA)

2018 An interview (in spanish) with the Colombian RCN Radio (Radio Cadena Nacional, “National Radio Network”) from Bogotá, part of the press release done by the Deep Carbon Observatory during the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall meeting

2017 Two of my pictures from Yellowstone National Park and from the Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Vents of Vulcano Island (Aeolian Archipelago, Italy) were used on the cover of the December edition of The Biochemist, featuring our article on the connection between extreme environments and pathogens. Download the full issue (PDF) or just the cover

2017 Strýtan Expedition Postcard from the Field appears on the AGU Tumbledir blog

2017 My paper on the mosaic structure of Thermovibrio ammonificans genome and its implication in reconstructing the evolution of metabolism is featured on the DCO website. You can read the paper here

2017 The research on origin of life at the Earth-Life Science Institute is featured in an article on the NASA blog and my research on extremophiles is in there too!

2017 Our Postcard from the Field from the Costa Rica expedition submitted to the AGU blog is printed on the backcover of EOS magazine

2017 Deep Carbon Observatory website. Katie Pratt (University of rodhe Island and DCO Communication director) kept a live blog during our expedition in Costa Rica. “Live From Costa Rica, Where Biology Meets Subduction” –

2015 The Azorean Regional Newspaper (Portugal) is featuring an interview with myself about the scope and activities of the Second Deep Carbon Observatory Early Career Scientist Workshop of which I am the president of the organizing committee

2015 The Portuguese Azorean Television broadcasted a service on the DCOECS15 workshop I organized with some colleagues. The section starts at 4:50!

2014 The scientific e-journal covered our 2014 Oceanographic Expedition and its implication for the study of the origin of life

2014 Jennifer Barone and others kept a blog during our 2014 Oceanographic Expedition on the R/V Atlantis

2012 The Scientific e-journal Almanacco delle Scienze, covered the my research on Thermovibrio ammonificans in collaboration with Costantino Vetriani

2010 National Geographic (Italian edition) covered in the August issue our BIOFUN 2009 Oceanographic Cruise in the article “Abissi Mediterranei” and dedicated to the scientific cruise the cover