His current research investigates the dynamics and history of fluid flow systems in the SW Barents Sea at the Leierdjupet Fault Complex (LFC). In particular, Claudio will work on pore water and sediment geochemistry to determine the origin of the hydrocarbons and the biogeochemical processes occurring in the sediments. He will provide an age constraint for past seepage activity in order to understand if and how the LFC plumbing system was influenced by the glacial history of the Barents Sea. This study will also include mapping of seafloor habitats.
Claudio received his PhD from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with a project focused on sedimentology and geochemistry of methane-derived carbonates and seep-impacted sediments. During his PhD, Claudio spent five months at the University of New Hampshire (USA) conducting research on sedimentary organic matter and sulfur systematics in Miocene marine sediments.