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.
From January 2013 to December 2016 he has been the Communications manager for several scientific projects of the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU on behalf of University of Rome La Sapienza.
On November 2016 Merola has been hired by Italian Government to lead Communications office of prestigious National Committee for Biosafety, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences. While, in 2017 and 2018 he hold the same position in the EASME project "ARCHEOSUb" and in the italian company WSENSE srl.
In 2019 he has been hired as a Communications manager by Centro E. Piaggio of University of Pisa.
His work is now specially focusing on promoting scientific researchs, technologies and ventures towards medias and other stakeholders. Sustainable economy and climate change adaptation are the key concepts which drive his job.
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” www.adaptation.it aims at describing the way humans are already adapting to climate change, either from a social or technological perspective.
Merola is a TEDx speaker, author of several successful podcast series as an AMAZON Audible’s talent, and he also gives each year dozen of talks in international Festivals, conventions and Universities.
Furthermore, he teaches “Climate change compliance reporting and communication” at the 2nd Level Master on Climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions of the Polytechnic University of Turin and also “WebDoc and advanced journalistic storytelling in the digital environment” at the 2nd Level Master on Science communication of the University of Siena.
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