Published On: Ven, Mar 15th, 2019

Un’area marina protetta per Vallegrande, uno dei pochi tratti di mare rimasti allo stato naturale in Liguria

Propongo, a distanza di 15 mesi dalla presentazione del progetto in Comune di Sestri Levante, questa bozza di progetto presentata -tramite Paolo Della Sala da Alessandro Bocconcelli, uno dei migliori esperti mondiali di cetacei, residente a Boston ma originario di Cavi di Lavagna (pescatore da ragazzo per passione, poi giovanissimo comandante di navi dopo aver studiato al Nautico di Camogli, poi armatore di pescherecci atlantici a Boston). Bocconcelli a un certo punto ha deciso di laurearsi in “Ocean engineering”. E lo ha fatto, al MIT, in 3 soli anni. Da allora studia e segue i cetacei in ogni parte del mondo. (biografia in basso).
Ci chiediamo come mai non ci siano state risposte né altro su questa ottima proposta che -a costo praticamente zero- permetterebbe:
1. La creazione di un “piccolo santuario” ittico;
2. Lo sviluppo di un turismo sostenibile e culturale, in collaborazione con Enti scientifici e culturali (Acquario di Genova, Università…);
3. la ridiscussione sui danni ai pesci e altre specie marine, compiuti lungo le nostre coste. Parliamo di reti abbandonate a Punta Manara o Punta Baffe, che continuano a imprigionare pesci. Parliamo di pesci ributtati morti in acqua, e della strage di polpi fatta con le nasse.

AREA MARINA PROTETTA A VALLEGRANDE
Opportunità
– visite guidate via terra e via mare (con battello ecologico a vela e/o motore elettrico), con biologo/geologo/esperto dell’ambiente;
– snorkeling- esplorazione con base a terra o in mare;
– fotografia subacquea, organizzare corsi e competizioni;
– pulizia del mare: raccolta e classificazione dei detriti e di attrezzi da pesca abbandonati;
– escursioni con kayak;
– escursioni con stand -up surf boards (SUP)
– visite con studenti per prelevare campioni del fondo/vegetazione/benthos;

In piu’ il ripopolamento naturale  di Vallegrande avra’ l’effetto “spill-over” e ripopolerà le aeree contigue.

Si potrebbero creare posti di lavoro qualificato per i giovani di Riva Trigoso e Sestri Levante.

Si potrebbe fare una base-ufficio a Riva o Sestri, iniziare la collaborazione con Universita’ di Genova e Acquario per progetti scientifici ed educativi.
Si potrebbero organizzare visite guidate da Sestri con un biologo locale, facendo snorkeling, fotografia subacquea, etc.

Io sono a disposizione! Torno la prima settimana di Aprile dalla Patagonia.
Alessandro

EDUCATION:

1998    Captain’s License for motor and sail vessels (100 ton; USA)

1991    M.S. in Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1986    B.S. in Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1982    Unlimited Master License for ocean-going vessels (Italy)

1980    Captain’s License for charter and pleasure sailboats and motor yachts (Italy)

1977    Radar Observer License, G. Marconi Institute (Italy)

1975    Deck Officer Diploma, C. Columbus Technical Nautical Institute (Italy)

AWARDS:

2000    UNCW Information Technology Innovation Awards (2)

2000    SIGMA XI Award for outstanding contributions in support of scientific research

1986    Dean Horn Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1985    UROP Sea Grant Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1984    UROP Sea Grant Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1975    Valedictorian of Senior Class, C. Columbus Technical Nautical Institute

EMPLOYMENT:

2017-present    Guest Investigator at CIMA Foundation, University of Genoa, Italy

2003-present    Research Specialist, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2012-2015       Project Manager, Ship Operations Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic      Institution

2002-2003       Marine Engineering Consultant

1995-2002       Operations Director, Center for Marine Science Research, UNCW

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, UNCW

1995 & 1997    Captain, R/V Gemini Lab, Tethys Institute (3 months)

1994-1995       Research Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1992                Assistant Scientist, Sea Education Association (3 months)

1989-1994       Engineer II, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1986-1989       Ocean Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1985                Engineering Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1984-86           Fisheries Engineer Assistant and Mate (R/V Edgerton), MIT Sea Grant

1972-83           Captain, Deck Officer, Mate, Deck Hand, Motorman, Merchant Marine

1985-present    Participated in more than 100 oceanographic cruises (30 as Chief Scientist)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2017-present    Guest Investigator at CIMA Foundation, University of Genoa, Italy

2017                Volunteer teacher for Falmouth STEM program

2009-present    Judge for the Science Fair, Falmouth Public Schools

2008-present    Volunteer teacher for the Children’s School of Science, Woods Hole, MA

2004-present    Volunteer teacher in the Falmouth Public Schools (VIPS)

1996-present    UNCW Department of Biological Sciences, Adjunct Lecturer

1995                Tethys Institute; marine mammal survey techniques, navigation

1992                Sea Education Association, Sea Semester on R/V Westward and R/V Cramer

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Marine mammal behavioral research, including tagging and impacts of noise, fisheries technology and engineering, mariculture, dynamics of moored and towed arrays, underwater sensor packages, surface and sub-surface mooring systems, data telemetry from oceanographic moorings, electromechanical cables and terminations, marine operations with research vessels.

PUBLICATIONS

      In Press, peer reviewed

Saddler, M.R., A. Bocconcelli, L.S. Hickmott, G. Chiang, R. Landea-Briones, P.A. Bahamonde, G. Howes, P.S. Segre, and L.S. Sayigh. (In press) Characterizing Chilean blue whale vocalizations with DTAGs: a test of using tag accelerometers for caller identification. J. Exp. Biol.

Segre, P.S., A. Bocconcelli, L.S. Hickmott, G. Howes, J.D. Warren, and G. Chiang (In press) Offshore hummingbird sightings in Chilean Patagonia. Wilson J. Ornithology.

      Submitted papers, peer reviewed

Kleivane, L., P. Kvadsheim, P. Miller, A. Boccomcelli, and N. Øien (Submitted) A review: 20 years with the whale tag launcher ARTS and the radio direction finder DFHorten. Anim. Biotelem.

Moore, M., J. van der Hoop, B. Chiang, A. Bocconcelli, L. Hickmott, and J. Durban (Submitted) Unmanned Aerial System Imaging of Blue Whales – An Apparently Benign Tool. J. Unmanned Vehicles Journal.

      Published papers, peer reviewed

Saddler, M, A. Bocconcelli, L.S. Hickmott, G. Chiang, R. Landea, P. Bahamonde, G. Howes, and L. Sayigh (2017) Characterizing Chilean blue whale vocalizations with digital acoustic recording tags: A test of using tag accelerometers for caller identification. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 141(5): 3945.

Bocconcelli, A., L. Hickmott, G. Chiang, P. Dahamonde, G. Howes, R. Landea-Briones, F. Caruso, M. Saddler, and L. Sayigh (2016) DTAG studies of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 27(1), 9 pp.

Parks S.E, D.A. Cusano, A. Bocconcelli, A.S. Friedlander, and D.N. Wiley (2016) Noise impacts on social sound production by foraging humpback whales. Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 27(1), 8 pp.

Perrtree, R.M., L.S. Sayigh, A. Williford, A. Bocconcelli, M.C. Curran, and T.M. Cox (2016) First observed wild birth and acoustic record of a possible infanticide attempt on a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Mar. Mammal Sci. 32(1): 376-385.

Bocconcelli, A., L. Hickmott, R. Landea Briones, G. Howes and L. Sayigh (2015) Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Canal Moraleda and Golfo Corcovado, Chile. In: OCEANS 2015 – Genova, MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, Genova, Italy, 18-21 May, pp. 1-9.

Van der Hoop, J., M. Moore, A. Fahlman, A. Bocconcelli, C. George, K. Jackson, C. Miller, D. Morin, T. Pitchford, T. Rowles, J. Smith, and B. Zoodsma (2014) Behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement. Mar. Mammal Sci. 30(1): 282-307.

Ware, C., D.N. Wiley, A.S. Friedlaender, M. Weinrich, E.L. Hazen, A. Bocconcelli, S.E. Parks, A.K. Stimpert, M.A. Thompson, and K. Abernathy (2014) Bottom side-roll feeding by humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the southern Gulf of Maine, U.S.A. Mar. Mammal Sci. 30(2): 494-511.

Wiley, D., C. Ware, A. Bocconcelli, D. Cholewiak, A. Friedlaender, M. Thompson, and M. Weinrich (2011) Underwater components of humpback whale bubble-net feeding behaviour. Behaviour 148(5-6): 575-602.

Palmer, K., S.E. Parks, D. Wiley, M. Weinrich, J. Tackaberry, A. Bocconcelli, and A. Friedlaender (2010) Vocal behavior of North Atlantic humpback whales during reunion events on Stellwagen Bank. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 127(3): 1894.

Parks, S.E., D.N. Wiley, M.T. Weinrich, and A. Bocconcelli (2010) Behavioral differences affect passive acoustic detectability of foraging North Atlantic right and humpback whales. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128(4): 2483.

De Soto, N.A., M. Johnson, P. Madsen, F. Díaz, I. Domínguez, C. Aparicio, A. Bocconcelli, C.M. Militello, and A.B. Hernández (2007) Nuevos descubrimientos sobre cetáceos de buceo profundo en Canarias: relación con su conservación. Makaronesia 9: 70-85.

Haviland-Howell, G., A.S. Frankel, C.M. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, R.L. Herman, and L.S. Sayigh (2007). Recreational boating traffic: A chronic source of anthropogenic noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122(1): 151-160.

Madsen, P.T., M. Wilson, M. Johnson, R.T. Hanlon, A. Bocconcelli, N.A. de Soto, and P.L. Tyack (2007) Clicking for calamari: toothed whales can echolocate squid Loligo pealeii. Aquat. Biol. 1(2): 141-150.

De Soto, N.A., M. Johnson, P.T. Madsen, P.L. Tyack, A. Bocconcelli, and J.F. Borsani (2006) Does intense ship noise disrupt foraging in deep-diving Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris)? Mar. Mammal Sci. 22(3): 690-699.De Soto, N.A., M. Johnson, F. Díaz, I. Domínguez, C. Aparicio,

A. Bocconcelli, A.B. Hernández, and P. Tyack (2003) Cetáceos de hábitos profundos en Canarias. Makaronesia 5: 46-57.

Bocconcelli, A., J. Murray, and C. Powell (2001) A low cost real-time link for a coastal research vessel. In: OCEANS 2001, MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition, Vol. 2. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp.980-982.

Haviland G.M., L.S. Sayigh, A.S. Frankel, C.M. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, and R.L. Herman (2001) Mapping total environmental sound exposure of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wilmington, North Carolina intracoastal waterway. In: OCEANS 2001, MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition, Vol. 3. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1392-1394.

Bocconcelli, A.,C. Powell, J. Murray, R. Beavers, and L. Cahoon (2000) The South Atlantic Bight monitoring program. In: OCEANS 2000, MTS/IEEE Conference and Exhibition, Vol. 3. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1997-2000.

Johnson, M., A. Bocconcelli, and P. Domenichini (2000) Shallow water acoustic communication: a reality for the control of outfall operation. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharge, Genoa, Italy, 1 Dec. pp. 213-214.

Bocconcelli, A. and C. Powell (1998) Converting a Fishing Vessel Into a Research Vessel. In: MTS Ocean Community Conference ’98 Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 276-279.

Bocconcelli, A. (1996) Marine science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In: OCEANS ’96 MTS/IEEE, “Prospects for the 21st Century,” Conference Proceedings, Vol. 3. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1409-1411.

Paul, W., A. Bocconcelli, and P.B. Boutin (1994) The SSAR Drifting Buoy System; a New Approach for a Reliable Telemetry Link to a Suspended Sensor Package. In: MTS ’94 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 398-408.

Paul, W., A. Bocconcelli, and M. Grosenbaugh (1994) Drifting buoy systems using elastic rubber stretch hoses. In: Behaviour of Offshore Structures Vol. 2: Hydrodynamics and Cable Dynamics. Chryssostomidis, C. (ed.). Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 213-225.

Stephen, R.A., D.E. Koelsch, H. Berteaux, A. Bocconcelli, S. Bolmer, J. Cretin, N. Etourmy, A. Fabre, R. Goldsborough, M. Gould, S. Kery, J. Laurent, G. Omnes, K. Peal, S. Swift, R. Turpening, and C. Zani (1994) The Sea Floor Borehole Array Seismic System (SEA-BASS) and VLF ambient noise. Mar. Geophys. Res. 16(4): 243-486.

Frye, D., A. Bocconcelli, S. Liberatore, and E. Hobart (1993). Inductive telemetry on a deep ocean surface mooring. In: MTS ’93 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 393-401.

Berteaux, H., A. Bocconcelli, C. Eck, S. Kery, and P. Wansek (1992). The DYNAMOOR Experiment. In: MTS ’92 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 931-942.

Kery ,S. and A. Bocconcelli (1992) Development and evaluation of electromechanical terminations for deep sea buoy applications. In: MTS ’92 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 971-976.

Bocconcelli, A., H.O. Berteaux, and D.E. Frye (1991) Engineering Surface Oceanographic Mooring (ESOM) Results from Long Term Exposure Testing of Mooring Components. In: MTS ’91 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC.

Bocconcelli, A., H.O. Berteaux, D.E. Frye, and B. Prindle (1991) A long-term evaluation of new mooring components and underwater telemetry techniques. In: MTS ’91 Conference Proceedings. MTS, Washington, DC, pp. 848-857.

Koelsch, D.E., H. Berteaux, R. Stephen, A. Bocconcelli, and R. Goldsborough (1990) An autonomous borehole seismic array and recording system for the deep sea floor. Proc. of 6th SEG/USN Deep Ocean Technology Symposium, Stennis Space Center, MS, Feb.

Bocconcelli, A. (1989) Engineering Surface Oceanographic Mooring (ESOM). In: OCEANS ’89, Proceedings, Vol. 5. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1381-1385.

MEETING PRESENTATIONS:

Bocconcelli A., Francesco Caruso, Laela Sayigh, Rafaela Landea-Briones , Gustavo Chiang, Paulina Bahamonde, Gloria Howes, Paolo S. Segre, Joseph D. Warren, and Leigh Hickmott (2017) Day and night diving behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Chiloense Ecoregion of southern Chile.  22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Canada, 22-27 October 2017. Poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., F. Caruso, L. Hickmott, G. Chiang, R. Landea-Briones, P. Bahamonde, G. Howes, P. Segre, D. Zitterbart, J. Warren and L. Sayigh (2017) Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) behavior in the Chiloense Ecoregion of southern Chile, as recorded on digital acoustic tags. 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, 4-8 Sept. 2017. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., M. Horn, J. Kuo, and D. Bogorff (2017) A novel modular tag for marine mammals. 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Middelfart, Denmark, 29 Apr.-3 May 2017. Poster presentation.

Español-Jiménez, S., N. Pérez-Gimeno, A. Paredes, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, and G. Chiang (2017) Maritime traffic and whales in the Cocovado Gulf, Chile. 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, 4-8 Sept. 2017. Abstract and poster presentation.

Saddler, M., A. Bocconcelli, L.S. Hickmott, G. Chiang, R. Landea-Briones, P.A. Bahamonde, G. Howes, and L. Sayigh. “Characterizing Chilean blue whale vocalizations with digital acoustic recording tags: using tag accelerometers for caller identification.” Acoustical Society of America Acoustics ’17 Meeting, Boston, MA 25-29 June. Poster presentation.

Colpaert W., A. Bocconcelli, W. Zimmer, R. Landea Briones, and L. Sayigh. “Interracion de ruido antropogenico y llamadas de ballenas azules en el area Chiloé- Corcovado, Chile.” Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Conception, Chile, 23-27 May. Poster presentation.

Durban, J., M. Moore, G. Chiang, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, W.L. Perryman, and D.J. Leroi. “Fotogrametria de ballenas azules por medio de un hexacoptero.” Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Conception, Chile, 23-27 May. Poster presentation.

Wood, M., G. Howes, R. Landea, A. Carroll, A. Bocconcelli, and L. Sayigh. “Ver lo no visto: estudiando la diversidad, distribucion y estacionalidad de ballenas en la costa de Chiloé – Corcovado mediante boyas de monitoreo acustico pasivo.” Congreso de Ciencias del Mar, Conception, Chile, 23 -27 May 2016. Poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A. “Following the Whales.”(2015) Festival della Scienza, Genova, Italy, 22 Oct.-1 Nov. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A. “Seals and Ecosystem Health,”(2015) Northwest Atlantic Research Consortium, Woods Hole, MA, 9-10 Sept. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., L. Hickmott, R. Landea Briones, G. Howes, and L. Sayigh. “Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Canal Moraleda and Golfo Cocovado, Chile” (2015). MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15 Genova Conference, Genova, Italy, 18-21 May. Oral presentation.

Carroll, A., L. Sayigh, M. Baumgartner, J. Partan, A. Bocconcelli, T. Silva, and M. Moore. “Development of an acoustic mass stranding alert system in Wellfleet Harbor.” The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Poster presentation.

Carroll, A., L. Sayigh, M. Baumgartner, J. Partan, A. Bocconcelli, T. Silva, and M. Moore. “Development of an acoustic mass stranding alert system in Wellfleet Harbor.”(2015) Watkins Memorial Marine Mammal Bioacoustics Symposium, New Bedford, MA, 27-29 Mar. Poster presentation.

Colpaert, W., A. Bocconcelli, W. Zimmer, R. Landea Briones, G. Chiang, and L. Sayigh. “Potential effects of anthropogenic noise on blue whale calling behavior in the Chiloé-Corcovado region, Chile.” (2015) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Poster presentation.

Moore, M. J. Durban, G. Chiang, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, J. Gilpatrick Jr., D. LeRoi, and W. Perryman. “Photogrammetric and respiratory assessment of blue whales using small drones.” (2015) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Poster presentation.

Wood, M., R. Landea-Briones, A. Carroll, A. Bocconcelli, and L. Sayigh. “Seasonality and distribution of baleen whales in the Chiloé-Corcovado region, Chile, using passive acoustic monitoring.” (2015) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Oral presentation.

Van der Hoop, J., M. Moore, A. Fahlman, A. Bocconcelli, C. George, K. Jackson, C. Miller, D. Morin, T. Pitchford, T. Rowles, J. Smith, and B. Zoodsma (2012) “Behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement.” World Society for the Protection of Animals 1st Global Symposium on Entanglement in Marine Debris, Miami, FL, 4-6 Dec. Oral presentation.

Wiley, D. and A. Bocconcelli. “DTag Case Study for Marine Mammal Tracking.” (2012)Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network Technologies for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Research and Beyond, Fall River, MA, 16 May. Oral presentation.

Hickmott, L., P. Tyack, A. Bocconcelli, A. Cañadas, L. Sayigh, E. Revelli, J. Vazquez, and F. Jensen (2011) “Foraging behavior of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the Alboran sea, western Mediterranean.” European Cetacean Society Annual Conference, Cadiz, Spain, 21-23 Mar. Poster presentation.

Jensen, F.H., A. Bocconcelli, A. Cañadas, L.S. Hickmott, N. MacFarlane, L. Sayigh and P.L. Tyack. “Acoustic coordination mechanisms in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas).” (2011) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Oral presentation.

Kleivane, L., A. Bocconcelli, P.H. Kvadsheim and M. Pelletier. “The Aerial Rocket Tag system (ARTS) for tagging marine mammals.” (2011) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Poster presentation.

Kleivane, L., A. Bocconcelli, P.H. Kvadsheim, M. Pelletier and P. Miller. “The Aerial Rocket Tag System (ARTS) – A novel tool for tagging marine mammals.” (2011) Effects of Sound in the Ocean on Marine Mammals (ESOMM) Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5-9 Sept. Poster presentation.

Parks, S.E., C.F. Hotchkin, D. Wiley, M Weinrich and A. Bocconcelli. “Behavioral differences of foraging North Atlantic right and humpback whales: implications for passive acoustic monitoring.” (2011)The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Poster presentation.

Sayigh, L., F. Jensen, A. Cañadas, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, W. Lange, N. MacFarlane and P. Tyack. “Contexts of stereotyped call production in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas).”(2011) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Oral presentation.

Shorter, K.A., L. Howle, M. Johnson, D. Nowacek, A. Bocconcelli, T. Hurst and M. Moore. “Modeling and analysis of fluid flow around a suction cup bio-logging tag.” (2011)The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Oral presentation.

Tyack, P., A. Bocconcelli, A. Cañadas, L. Hickmott, N. MacFarlane, L. Sayigh, J. Vazquez, and F. Jensen. “Extreme dive synchrony and acoustic coordination in a pair of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the western Mediterranean.”(2011) European Cetacean Society Annual Conference, Cadiz, Spain, 21-23 Mar. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A. “Mediterranean ‘09 Project.” (2010)European Union Agency for the Protection of Marine Mammals in the Mediterranean Sea (ACCOBAMS) Scientific Committee meeting, Casablanca, Morocco, Jan. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., M. Johnson and T. Hurst. “A Low Cost Digital Acoustic Monitoring Device (DMON).” (2009) The Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, Oct. Poster presentation.

Tyack, P.T., A. Hansen, and A. Bocconcelli. “Studying response of beaked and other whales to sonar and other sounds.” (2007) The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program’s (ESTCP’s) Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop, Washington, DC, 4-6 Dec. Poster presentation.

Biassoni, N., P. Miller, M. Podesta, M. Johnson, A. Sturlese, P. Tyack and A. Bocconcelli. “Behavioral observations and non-invasive tagging of Cuvier’s beaked whales, Ziphius cavirostris, in the Ligurian Sea.”(2003) Meeting of the European Cetacean Society, Gran Canaria, Spain. 9-13 Mar. Oral presentation.

Haviland, G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli and R. Herman. “Noisome noise: Recreational boating traffic and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus,in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway.” (2002) Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS), Conway, SC, 12-14 Apr. Oral presentation (G. Haviland, presenter).

Haviland, G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli and R. Herman. “Recreational boating traffic and environmental noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway: potential implications for bottlenose dolphins.” (2002)Marine Technology Society Oceans 2002 Conference, Biloxi, MS, Oct. Oral presentation (A. Frankel, presenter).

Bocconcelli, A., J. Murray and C. Powell. “A Low Cost Real-Time Link For A Coastal Research Vessel.” MTS/IEEE Oceans 2001 Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5-8 Nov. Oral presentation (C. Powell, presenter).

Haviland, G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli and R. Herman. “Mapping Total Environmental Exposure of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wilmington Intracoastal Waterway.” (2001)Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS) 2001, Beaufort, N.C., Apr. Poster presentation.

Haviland, G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli and R. Herman. “Mapping Total Environmental Sound Exposure of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway.” (2001) 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, Canada, 28 Nov.-3 Dec. Poster presentation.

Avanzini, C., N. Bazzurro, A. Bocconcelli et al. “Aquarius: Aqua-Receiving Information From Underwater Sensors.” (2000)International MWWD Conference, Genoa, Italy, 1 Dec. Poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., C. Powell, J. Murray, R. Beavers and L. Cahoon. (2000)“The South Atlantic Bight Monitoring Program.” Marine Technology Society Conference, Providence, RI, Sept. Oral presentation (C. Powell, presenter).

Johnson, M., A. Bocconcelli and P. Domenichini. “Shallow Water Acoustics Communication: A Reality for the Control of Outfall Operation.”(2000) International MWWD Conference, Genoa, Italy, 1 Dec. Oral presentation (A. Bocconcelli, presenter).

Bocconcelli, A. and C. Powell. “Converting A Fishing Vessel Into A Research Vessel.”(1998) Marine Technology Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A. and C. Powell. “The Research Vessel Cape Fear.” (1998) Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Georgetown, SC, 15-17 Oct. Poster presentation.

Sayigh, L., K. Urian, A. Bocconcelli, D. Koster, G. Jones, K. Halbrook, A. Read. “Photo-identification and acoustic monitoring of bottlenose dolphins near Wilmington, NC: Evidence for residency and extended home range”. (1998)World Marine Mammal Science Conference, Monaco, Jan. Poster presentation.

Sayigh, L.S., K. Urian, A. Bocconcelli, G. Jones, D. Koster, K. Halbrook and A. Read. “Photo-identification of dolphins near Wilmington, NC.” (1997) 5th Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, Wilmington, NC, 5 Apr. Oral presentation (L. Sayigh, presenter).

Bocconcelli, A. “Marine science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.” (1996) Marine Technology Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Oral presentation.

Sayigh, L.S. and A. Bocconcelli. “The potential for use of acoustic recordings as a supplement to photo-identification.” (1995)Fourth Annual Atlantic Coastal Dolphin Conference, Charleston, SC, 23 Mar. Oral presentation (L. Sayigh, presenter).

Paul, W. and A. Bocconcelli. “A new electromechanical compliant link for use with buoy moorings.” (1994) Marine Technology Society’s Undersea Cable and Connector Conference, Monterey, CA. Oral presentation (W. Paul and A. Bocconcelli, presenters).

Bocconcelli, A. “A novel hemispherical surface buoy.” (1991)Buoy Technology Workshop, Woods Hole, MA. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., H. Berteaux, D. Frye and B. Prindle. “A long-term evaluation of mooringcomponents and underwater telemetry techniques.”(1991)  Marine Technology Society OCEANS ’91 Conference, New Orleans, LA. Oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., E. Denton, D. Frye and S. Kery. “Low-cost solar powered satellite telemetry buoy designs.” (1990) Ocean Sciences Meeting (AGU-ASLO), New Orleans, LA. Poster presentation.

Kery, S. “Severe environment surface mooring (SESMOOR).” (1990) Deep Ocean Technology Symposium (SEG-USN), Stennis Space Center, MS. Oral presentation (A. Bocconcelli, presenter).

Bocconcelli, A. “Engineering surface oceanographic mooring (ESOM).” (1989) Marine Technology Society, Seattle, WA. Oral presentation.

ABSTRACTS

Warren, J.D., G. Chiang, P. Segre, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, and J. Goldbogen (Submitted) Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) foraging movements in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile are closely related to the distribution and abundance of krill. 22nd Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 22-27 Oct. 2017. Abstract and poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., M. Horn, J. Kuo, and D. Bogorff (2017) A novel modular tag for marine mammals. 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Middelfart, Denmark, 29 Apr.-3 May 2017. Abstract and poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., F. Caruso, L. Hickmott, G. Chiang, R. Landea-Briones, P. Bahamonde, G. Howes, P. Segre, D. Zitterbart, J. Warren and L. Sayigh (2017) Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) behavior in the Chiloense Ecoregion of southern Chile, as recorded on digital acoustic tags. 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, 4-8 Sept. 2017. Abstract and oral presentation.

Español-Jiménez, S., N. Pérez-Gimeno, A. Paredes, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, and G. Chiang (2017) Maritime traffic and whales in the Cocovado Gulf, Chile. 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, 4-8 Sept. 2017. Abstract and poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., F. Caruso, G. Chiang, L. Sayigh. and W.M.X. Zimmer (2016) The DTAGs: instruments to investigate the acoustic behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract and poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., F. Caruso, G. Chiang, L. Sayigh. and W.M.X. Zimmer (2016) The DTAGs: instruments to investigate the acoustic behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract and poster presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., L.S. Sayigh, M.A. Daher, J. Allen, H. Gordon, K. Joyce, and P.L. Tyack (2016) The Watkins Marine Mammal Sound Database: creating an online, freely accessible resource. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract and poster presentation.

Caruso, F., A. Bocconcelli, G. Chiang, L. Hickmott, and L. Sayigh (2016) Acoustic behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile, recorded on DTAGs. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract.

Colpaert, W., W. Zimmer, R. Landea-Briones, G. Chiang, A. Bocconcelli, and L. Sayigh (2016) Blue whales increase call rate in the presence of ship noise in the Chiloé-Corcovado region, Chile. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract and poster presentation.

Sayigh, L., A. Carroll, M. Baumgartner, J. Partan, A. Bocconcelli, T. Silva, K. Moore, and M. Moore (2016) Development of an acoustic mass stranding alert system. 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Funchal, Madeira, 14-16 March 2016. Abstract and poster presentation.

Carroll, A., L. Sayigh, M. Baumgartner, J. Partan, A. Bocconcelli, T. Silva and M. Moore (2015) Development of an acoustic mass stranding alert system in Wellfleet Harbor. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California,

       13-18 Dec. Abstract and Poster presentation.

Carroll, A., L. Sayigh, M. Baumgartner, J. Partan, A. Bocconcelli, T. Silva and M. Moore (2015) Development of an acoustic mass stranding alert system in Wellfleet Harbor. Watkins Memorial Marine Mammal Bioacoustics Symposium, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 27-29 Mar. Abstract and poster presentation.

Colpaert, W., A. Bocconcelli, W. Zimmer, R. Landea Briones, G. Chiang, and L. Sayigh (2015) Potential effects of anthropogenic noise on blue whale calling behavior in the Chiloé-Corcovado region, Chile. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Abstract and poster presentation.

Moore, M. J. Durban, G. Chiang, L. Hickmott, A. Bocconcelli, G. Howes, P. Bahamonde, J. Gilpatrick Jr., D. LeRoi, and W. Perryman (2015) Photogrammetric and respiratory assessment of blue whales using small drones. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Abstract and poster presentation.

Wood, M., R. Landea-Briones, A. Carroll, A. Bocconcelli, and L. Sayigh (2015) Seasonality and distribution of baleen whales in the Chiloé-Corcovado region, Chile, using passive acoustic monitoring. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Francisco, California, 13-18 Dec. Abstract and poster presentation.

Van der Hoop, J., M. Moore, A. Fahlman, A. Bocconcelli, C. George, K. Jackson, C. Miller, D. Morin, T. Pitchford, T. Rowles, J. Smith, and B. Zoodsma (2012) Behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement. World Society for the Protection of Animals 1st Global Symposium on Entanglement in Marine Debris, Miami, FL, 4-6 Dec. Abstract and oral presentation.

Hickmott, L., P. Tyack, A. Bocconcelli, A. Cañadas, L. Sayigh, E. Revelli, J. Vazquez, and F. Jensen (2011) Foraging behavior of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the Alboran sea, western Mediterranean. European Cetacean Society Annual Conference, Cadiz, Spain, 21-23 Mar. Abstract and oral presentation.

Kleivane, L., A. Bocconcelli, P.H. Kvadsheim, and M. Pelletier (2011) The Aerial Rocket Tag System (ARTS) for tagging marine mammals. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, Florida, 27 Nov.-2 Dec. Abstract and poster.

Tyack, P., A. Bocconcelli, A. Cañadas, L. Hickmott, N. MacFarlane, L. Sayigh, J. Vazquez, and F. Jensen (2011) Extreme dive synchrony and acoustic coordination in a pair of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the western Mediterranean. European Cetacean Society Annual Conference, Cadiz, Spain, 21-23 Mar. Abstract and oral presentation.

Van der Hoop, J., M. Moore, A. Bocconcelli, J. Smith, T. Pitchford, C. George, and D. Morin (2011) The behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement. North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting, New Bedford, MA, 2-3 Nov. Abstract and oral presentation.

Bocconcelli, A., T. Hurst, and M. Johnson (2009) A Low Cost Acoustic Monitoring Device – DMON. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, 12-16 Oct. Abstract and poster presentation.

Parks, S., A. Bocconcelli, C.W. Clark, M.P. Johnson, D. Nowacek, P.L. Tyack, M. Weinrich, and D. Wiley (2009) Simultaneous acoustic tag and bottom mounted acoustic recorder detection of right whale calls in the Bay of Fundy and Cape Cod Bay. North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting, New Bedford, MA, 17-18 Nov. Abstract and oral presentation.

Parks, S., A. Bocconcelli, M. Johnson, P. Tyack, and D. Nowacek (2009) Evidence for Changes in Vocal Behavior of Individual North Atlantic Right Whales in Response to Increased Noise. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, 12-16 Oct. Abstract and oral presentation.

Revelli, E.M.S., T.L. Pusser, M. Johnson, N.A. de Soto, A. Bocconcelli, M. Ballardini, and P. Tyack (2009) First Integrated Study on Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris) in the Northern Ligurian Sea (Italy, Mediterranean Sea) Using DTAG and Photo ID. European Cetacean Society 23rd Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 Mar. Abstract and poster presentation.

Summer, E., A. Loer, A. Bocconcelli, B. Woodward, J. Winn, L. Morris, L. Conger, L. Ganley, and C. Pekarcik. 2009. Determination of Diving Behaviors of Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, Over Rocky Bottom Habitats Using DTAGS. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, 12-16 Oct. Abstract and poster presentation.

Wiley, D., C. Ware, A. Bocconcelli, D. Cholewiak, A. Friedlaender, M. Thompson, and M. Weinrich (2009) Underwater Kinematics of Bubble-net Feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). The Society for Marine Mammalogy 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, Canada, 12-16 Oct. Abstract and oral presentation.

De Soto, N.A., M. Johnson, P. Madsen, P.L. Tyack, A. Bocconcelli, and F. Borsani (2005) Does Intense Ship Noise Disrupt Foraging in Deep-Diving Cuvier’s Beaked Whales (Ziphius cavirostris)? The Society for Marine Mammalogy 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA, 12-16 Dec. Abstract and oral presentation.

Nowacek, D.P., K. Barton, A. Bocconcelli, M.P. Johnson, K.C .Moore, S.E. Parks, K.A. Shorter, and P.L. Tyack (2005) Response of right whales at the surface to alert/alarm signal. North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting, New Bedford, MA, 2-3 Nov. Abstract and oral presentation.

De Soto, N.A., M. Johnson, C. Aparicio, I. Domínguez, F. Díaz, A.B. Hernández, M. Guerra, A. Bocconcelli,andP. Tyack (2004) Small island, deep whales: high concentration of beaked whales observed close to the shores of El Hierro. European Cetacean Society 18th Annual Conference, Kolmården, Sweden, 28-31 March. Abstract and poster presentation.

Biassoni, N., P. Miller, M. Podesta, M. Johnson, A. Sturlese, P. Tyack, and A. Bocconcelli (2003) Behavioral observations and non-invasive tagging of Cuvier’s beaked whales, Ziphius cavirostris, in the Ligurian Sea. European Cetacean Society 17th Annual Conference, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, 9-13 Mar. Abstract and poster presentation.

      2002

Haviland G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, and R. Herman (2002) Noisome noise: Recreational boating traffic and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus,in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS) 2002 Conference, Conway, SC, 12-14 Apr. Abstract and poster presentation.

Haviland, G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, and R. Herman (2002) Recreational boating traffic and environmental noise in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway: potential implications for bottlenose dolphins. Marine Technology Society Oceans 2002 Conference, Biloxi, MS, Oct. Abstract and oral presentation.

Haviland G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, and R. Herman (2001) Mapping Total Environmental Exposure of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wilmington Intracoastal Waterway. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEMAMMS) 2001 Conference, Beaufort, NC, Apr. Abstract and poster presentation.

Haviland G., L. Sayigh, A. Frankel, C. Powell, A. Bocconcelli, and R. Herman (2001) Mapping Total Environmental Sound Exposure of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Wilmington, North Carolina Intracoastal Waterway. The Society for Marine Mammalogy 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 28 Nov.-3 Dec. Abstract and poster presentation.

Avanzini, C., N. Bazzurro, A.Bocconcelli, et al. 2000. AQUARIUS: Aqua-Receiving Information from Underwater Sensors. 1st International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharge, Genoa, Italy, 1 Dec. Abstract and oral presentation.

Magazine Articles

Bocconcelli, A. (2000) Marine Science Institutes of the World: Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Ocean News 12: 5.

Paul, W. and A. Bocconcelli (1994) Drifting buoy systems using rubber stretch hose. Sea Technology 35(11): 37-44.

Berteaux, H.O., A. Bocconcelli, C.F. Eck, and S. Kery (1993). The dynamic mooring experiment. Sea Technology. 34(3): 30-36.

Bocconcelli, A. and H.O. Berteaux (1992) ESOM: Long-term evaluation of new mooring components. Sea Technology, 33(2):15-23.

Technical reports

Leigh Hickmott, Alessandro Bocconcelli, Paulina Bahamonde, Gustavo Chiang,Gloria Howes, Paolo Segre, Joseph Warren, Daniel Zitterbart and Laela Sayigh (2016).  Investigating the ecology and behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. The Open Ocean, Technical Report 2016.

Bocconcelli A., Michael Moore, John Durban, Leigh Hickmott, Gustavo Chiang,Gloria Howes, Paulina Bahamonde and Laela Sayigh (2015). Investigating the ecology and behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus)in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. WHOI cruise report.

Bocconcelli, A., L. Hickmott, R. Landea Briones, G. Howes, and L. Sayigh (2014) A preliminary investigation into the ecology and behavior of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Gulf of Corcovado, Chile. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI-2014-05.

Kvadsheim, P., F.P. Lam, P. Miller, A.C. Alves, R. Antunes, A. Bocconcelli, S. van Ijsselmunde, L. Kleivane, M. Olivierse, and F. Visseur (2009) Cetaceans and naval sonar – the 3S-2009 cruise report. Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt/Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), FFI- rapport 2009/01140. Horten, Norway, 133 pp.

Revelli, E., T. Pusser, A. Bocconcelli, M. Ballardini, A. Sturlese, and M.P. Johnson (2008) Photoidentification catalog of Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) in the Ligurian Sea. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution online publication, http://hdl.handle.net/1912/2165, April 2008.

Frye, D., S. Merriam, B. Eastwood, J. Kemp, N. McPhee, S. Liberatore, E. Hobart, A. Bocconcelli, and S. Tarbell (1996) Atlantic Long-Term Oceanographic Mooring (ALTOMOOR). Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI-96-02. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, 88 pp.

Berteaux, H.O., A. Bocconcelli, C. Eck, and S. Kery (1993) In Situ Measurements of the Dynamics of A Full Scale Bottom Moored Mine Model. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI-93-21. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 73 pp.

Stephen, R.A., D. Koelsch, H. Berteaux, A. Bocconcelli, S. Bolmer, J. Cretin, N. Etourmy, A. Fabre, R. Goldsborough, M. Gould, S. Kery, J. Laurent, G. Omnes, K. Peal, S. Swift, R. Turpening, and C. Zani (1993) The seafloor borehole array seismic system (SEABASS). Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Memo. WHOI 01-93. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 116 pp.

Bocconcelli, A. (1991) A Novel Hemispherical Surface Buoy. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Preprint. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA.

Bocconcelli, A. (1991) Development and Evaluation of Electromechanical Cables for Deep Sea Buoy Applications. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI-91-02. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 47 pp.

Bocconcelli, A. (1991) Flow-induced vibration of an oceanographic mooring. MS thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, Cambridge, MA, 108 pp.

Bocconcelli, A. (1991) Real-time Environmental Arctic Monitoring (RTEAM): Final Report. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Preprint. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA.

Bocconcelli, A., H. Berteaux, D.E. Frye, and B. Prindle (1991) ESOM I and II Final Report. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI-91-34. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 85 pp.

Bocconcelli, A., H. Berteaux, and R. Stephen (1991) Bottom array specifications for the low frequency acoustic seismic experiment (LFASE). Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Memo. WHOI 5-91. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 24pp.

Berteaux, H., A. Bocconcelli, D. Koelsch, and R. Stephen (1990) A sea floor winch system for wire line re‑entry of deep sea boreholes. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Memo. WHOI 5-90. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 24 pp.

Bocconcelli, A. (1990) Real-time Environmental Arctic Monitoring (R-TEAM): Cruise Report. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. WHOI 1990.A4. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 6 pp.

Bocconcelli, A. and H. Berteaux (1990) ESOM cruise report R/V Weatherbird II, November 7th – November 13th, 1990, Bermuda. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. WHOI 1990.B6. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 5 pp.

Berteaux, H., A. Bocconcelli, M. Gould, and S. Kery (1988) Testing and evaluation of SURLYN foam and SPECTRA fiber ropes for buoy systems applications Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI‑88-32. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA.

Bocconcelli, A. (ed.) (1987) Real-time Environmental Arctic Monitoring (R-TEAM): Interim Report. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept. WHOI-87-50. Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst., Woods Hole, MA, 66 pp.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Marine Technology Society

LANGUAGES:

Fluent in Italian, proficient in Spanish

INVITED LECTURES:

2017    Martha’s Vineyard public Library

2017    New Bedford Whaling Museum

2016    Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile), Marine mammal research in Patagonia

2016    Andres Bello Universidad (Santiago, Chile), Marine mammal research in Patagonia

2015    National Research Council’s Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (Campobello di Mazara,            Sicily), DTAG instrument: a technology to study the acoustic behavior of cetaceans during    diving

2012    CIMA Research Foundation (Savona, Italy), Latest discoveries on the ecology of the Cuvier’s   beaked whale

2010    WHOI (for Science Made Public series), lecture on The Right Whales of Cape Cod

2009    WHOI (for Science Made Public series), lecture on Deep-diving Beaked Whales with DTAGs

2009    Aquarium of Genoa (Italy), Deep-diving Whales of the Ligurian Sea

2009    Friends of the Sea Association, Sestri Levante (Italy), Marine Mammals of the Ligurian Sea

2001    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Center for Marine Science inauguration

2000    U.S. Power Squadron: lecture on Marine Research Operations

2000    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Marine Mammal class

1998    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Marine Chemistry class

1998    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Research Methods in Geology

1998    University of North Carolina at Wilmington Summer Ventures: lecture to Oceanography

1998    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: two lectures to Undersea Technology class

1997    Bald Head Island Conservancy Annual Meeting

1997    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Marine Mammal class

1997    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lecture to Honors Oceanography class

1997    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: two lectures to Undersea Technology class

1996    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Biology department seminar

1996    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Undersea Technology class

1995    University of North Carolina at Wilmington: lectures to Marine Mammal class

1992    Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA; two lectures on ocean engineering

1987    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Ocean Engineering seminar series

MEDIA

Collaborated with the production of the documentary “Patagonia Azul” about our project with the blue whales in Patagonia. The documentary won  two 1st place awards for short science documentary.

Patagonia ecology project featured several times on Chile Tv news and media.

Worked with New Bedford whaling museum on DTAG exhibition.

Work with Woods Hole Public library for marine mammals science presentation

Worked with WHOI Elderhostel program

Work with WHOI museum

Ziphius project featured on Italian media.

HOBBIES AND RELEVANT ACTIVITIES:

Sailing: I have owned a sailboat since I was 12 years old. I now own a 24 trimaran which I have sailed and raced extensively. I have competed in many regattas in Italy, USA, and Bermuda. I am a member of the Woods Hole Yacht Club, MA.

Rowing: I rowed for several years on my own town rowing team in Italy, 4 plus on fixed seat racing launches.

Boatbuilding: I built a wooden Seagull dory which I row daily during the summer.

I also enjoy gardening, walking, and exploring the world with my family.

2016-present     Member of the Town of Falmouth Energy Committee

2013-present     Member of the Sustainability Committee at WHOI

2012-2014       Member of the Woods Hole Yacht Club Board of Directors

2009-2014       Member of the Diversity Committee at WHOI

2000-2003       Trustee for the Friends School of Wilmington, NC

1997-2002       Trustee for the Masonboro Island Society, Wilmington, NC

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