Dr. Helmke Hepach

Research Division 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
RD Biological Oceanography

Office:
Room: DW-027/028
Tel.: +49 (0)431 600 4286
Fax: +49 (0)431 600 4448
E-Mail: hhepach(at)geomar.de

Address:
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

Research interests

  • Organic matter in the Baltic Sea → Project CoastSens
  • Continuous monitoring of biochemical variables
  • Brominated and iodinated compounds in the ocean
  • Air-sea gas exchange

Education

  •  November 2009 - June 2014  PhD student at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, topic: "Marine Emissions of Halogenated Trace Gases from the Tropical Ocean"
  • October 2004 - September 2009  Marine Environmental Sciences (German Diplom) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
  • January - June 2009  Diplom thesis at the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences of the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada
  • February - June 2008  Erasmus studies in Scienze ambientali at the Università degli studi di Perugia, Italy

Career

  • Since May 2018 PostDoc at GEOMAR in the Biological oceanography (working group of Prof Dr Anja Engel), CoastSens project
  • August 2016 - December 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of York (Environment Department), working group of Dr Claire Hughes
  • July 2014 - July 2016 PostDoc at GEOMAR in the Chemical oceanography (Halocarbon working group)
  • November 2009 - June 2014  PhD student at GEOMAR in the Chemical oceanography (Halocarbon working group)
  • July 2007 - August 2009  Student assistant at the Postdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in the Research division III Sustainable Solutions
  • November - December 2008  Internship at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Research division Potsdam) in the Atmospheric Circulation Section

Expeditions

  • February - March 2019: Pos533 (Mindelo, Cape Verde - Las Palmas, Spain - Funchal, Portugal - Las Palmas, Spain, RV Poseidon)
  • October 2018: AL519 (Kiel, Germany - Kiel, Germany, RV Alkor, Chief Scientist)
  • October 2015: ASTRA-OMZ (Guayaquil, Ecuador - Antofagasta, Chile, RV Sonne)
  • July - August 2014: OASIS, SO234/2 (Durban, South Africa - Port Louis, Mauritius, RV Sonne), SO235 (Port Louis, Mauritius - Malé, Maldives, RV Sonne)
  • December 2012: M91 (Callao, Peru - Callao, Peru, RV Meteor)
  • November 2011: SHIVA-Sonne (Singapore, Singapore - Manila, Philippines, RV Sonne)
  • June - July 2011: MSM18/3 (Mindelo, Cape Verde - Libreville, Gabon, RV Maria S. Merian)
  • May - June 2010: Pos399/2 and 3 (Las Palmas, Spain - Mindelo, Cape Verde, Las Palmas, Spain - Vigo, Spain, RV Poseidon)