I am Roberto Guardo
I was born and raised in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Europe, Earth.
I have been being fascinated by earthquakes and volcanoes since I was eight years old, when
I experienced my very first earthquake at school.
I attended both my Bachelor Degree in Geology and my Master of Science in Geophysics at the University of Catania, where I had the chance to study Mt. Etna volcano.
Being also very much interested in computer science, I focused both of my theses on the joint analysis between seismic analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a view to perform a 3D image of the volcano’s interior.
Indeed, due to some difficulties linked to this 3D analysis and visualization, I started to work on the developement of a new volcano-oriented Geographic Information System (VolGIS).
Later, I improved my Geoinformatics skills attending a few courses at Aalborg University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Following my Danish experience, I moved to Patagonia, Argentina, in order to pursue a
PhD in volcano seismology
(mainly attenuation and scattering tomography)
and to keep working on my “VolGIS” project.
Since October 2019 I started a Youtube channel on which I talk about my passions: seismology, volcanology and geographic information science.
It is a pop-science oriented channel, its goal is to make these topics easy to understand for everyone.
The channel is mainly in Italian language but I do not exclude the possibility to do future videos in other languages, such as English or Spanish.
So, subscribe to stay updated!
Along with my studies, I have a few hobbies which include extreme sports and videogames.
Moreover, I love visiting new countries, learning new languages and discovering new cultures, so I am always ready to live out of a suitcase and travel around the world.