Former head of the Italian Arctic Research base “Dirigibile Italia” in Ny Alesund, as well as the Antarctic base Mario Zucchelli station, Roberto is an Arctic and Antarctic veteran and has a deep knowledge of the ITALIA Airship story. Currently directing the historical archives of the Italian research Council (CNR) he supports Polarquest2018 in the strategy and logistics of the wreckage search in the wild territories of Northern Svalbard.