Me.Ri.S. activities are carried out by a team of young people, a huge passion for the sea joins them.
From 2007 to 2019 she carried out research on cetaceans at the University of Genoa. She obtained her PhD in Marine Science (University of Genoa) in 2013. Jessica has participated in numerous national and international projects including two projects of the Life Nature program funded by the European Union ("Arion" and "Whalesafe"). Specialist in population studies (abundance, distribution, movements, social structure), interactions with human activities (fishing and boating) and cetaceans conservation through multiple approaches (photo identification and bioacustics). She is a contract lecturer at the University of Genoa for the teaching of Biology and Monitoring of Cetaceans. She is co-founder and President of Me.Ri.S. Since 2016 Jessica coordinates the research activities of the association.
She holds a master's degree in Nature Conservation in 2014 at the University of Tuscia, with a study on the populations of bottlenose dolphins and seabirds in the north-central Tyrrhenian Sea . She has participated in numerous research surveys in the Tyrrhenian Sea. In 2018 She received her PhD in Ecology and Management of Environmental Resources, at the University of Tuscia. Valentina is a specialist in the analysis of acoustic data relating to cetaceans and to environmental noise. She has a great passion for the sea and diving.
Biological Sciences graduate at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the population of bottlenose dolphins in the Sicilian Channel, she’s now about to graduate form the MSc. degree “Marine Biology and Ecology” at the University of Genoa. She carried out her internships for the bachelor (2017) and master’s thesis (2020) with Me.Ri.S. Since then, she collaborates passionately to research and dissemination activities.
With a great passion for the sea he is engaged in dissemination and in organizing events. Fabrizio collaborates to sea surveys with great passion.
She has been sailing since she was 3 months old, skilled cetacean sniffer and perfect sailor!