Communication Office Manager
Merola per IRIAE is also a teacher of IRIAE courses. See when they start their courses by CLICKING HERE
Marco Merola was born in Naples on 12th of March 1974 and became a professional journalist in 1998. Since then, he has been extensively working on science and science communication, with a particular focus on repercussions of new technologies in the global economy.
He has been author of reportages for several international magazines (GEO, National Geographic, Focus, BBC Science, Sciences et Avenir, Muy Interesante, Illustreret Videnskab and italian weekly magazines SETTE of Il Corriere della sera and Venerdì of La Repubblica).
As a freelance journalist Merola also had chance to extensively travel in Europe, Middle East,
South America and Africa for reporting in poor countries and describe technology novelties easing
the life of the modern man.
Until 31st december 2016 he has been the Communication manager for several scientific projects of
the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU on behalf of University of Rome La Sapienza.
While, in 2017 and 2018 he hold the same position in the EASME project "ARCHEOSUb" and in
the italian company WSENSE srl.
His work is now specially focusing on promoting technologies and ventures towards medias and
other stakeholders. Sustainable economy is the keyword which drives his job.
Last but not least, on November 2016 Merola has been hired by Italian Government to lead Communication office of prestigious National Committee for Biosafety, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences.
In june 2017 he has run in Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice a workshop aiming at enhancing local
scientists and academic researchers’ communication capabilities.
In that occasion Merola has also launched a huge science journalism project related to climate change topics in collaboration with the Venice Centre for Climate Studies.
Such project titled “Adaptation” aims at describing the way humans are already adapting to climate change, either from a social or technological perspective.