He is a marine chemists and his main research interests include the biogeochemistry emissions of climate-relevant trace gases (N2O, CH4, DMS, CO), biogeochemical time-series observations and measurements of short-lived intermediates of the nitrogen and sulphur cycles such as NH2OH, NO, DMSP and DMSO.
His working group operates worldwide and regularly takes part in ship campaigns in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as in the Baltic Sea. PETRA is his first project in the Arctic Ocean.
Within PETRA, Hermann will coordinate the contribution of GEOMAR which include measurements of DMS/P/O and CO as well the participation of PETRA in the R/V Polarstern cruise PS114 to the Fram Strait in July/August 2018.
UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science
For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean. The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have jointly invested almost £8 million in 12 new projects to carry… Read more03 July 2018