4 September 2014 – Matteo Ichino
Report of a cruise to the Hadal Zone
In this talk Matteo will focus on the current understanding of the ecology in Hadal Trenches, mostly focusing on his experience on the R/V Thompson during a research cruise that took place in April and May this year at the Kermadec Trench, where the HROV Nereus was lost.
Matteo will introduce the history of hadal explorations and he will address the technological constraints that still today slow down the research in this area. Finally he will show some of the material obtained during the expedition.
Matteo Charlie Ichino is a PhD student at NOCS, and his research is on the effects of topography on deep sea benthic ecology at local and global scale. He is completing now his second year of study, mostly focusing on hadal trenches, and underwater seamounts. Before joining the PhD program he obtained his master degree at Southampton University, with a thesis on the reproductive physiology of shrimps, and his undergraduate degree in Genova (Italy) with a thesis on the seasonal cycle of zooplankton.
Next Marine Life Talk
2 October – tbc
Free admission – these talks are open to the public
This talk will be in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, Level 4 and will start at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm.
Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.
The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton’s Town Quay and Ocean Village).