Prof. Dr. Eric Achterberg

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
Research Unit: Chemical Oceanography
Working Group Water Column Biogeochemistry 

Room # 312 / Build. 12 - 3rd fl
Phone : +49 431 600 1290
Fax : +49 431 600 131290
E-Mail : eachterberg(at)

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel
Wischhofstraße 1-3, Build. 12
D-24148 Kiel


Research interests

  • Open Ocean Biogeochemistry
  • Global Change and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Study of nutrient and (in) organic carbon and trace element distributions
  • Study of trace element behaviour and speciation (incl. colloids and nanoparticles) and the interactions with geochemical and biological processes
  • Development and application of in-situ sensors for nutrients and carbonate chemistry variables

Memberships, Services, Activities

  • Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of The UK Challenger Society for Marine Science
  • Member of The American Geophysical Union
  • Member of American Society for Limnology and Oceanography

Current appointments and awards

  • Since February 2013 W3 Professor in Marine Chemistry at University of Kiel and GEOMAR, Germany
  • 2012-2013 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award Professor

External funding

  • DFG SFB 754 project: Iron stabilization and transfer in tropical oxygen minimum zone
  • DFG Cruise Programme: GEOTRACES GA08 cruise in the South East Atlantic Ocean (with M. Frank).


For a full list of publications please visit OceanRep.