Ralf Ebinghaus is an analytical and environmental chemist and head of the Department for Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, near Hamburg. He is also Professor (h.c.) at the Faculty of Sustainability Sciences at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
His research fields include transport, deposition and air/sea-gas exchange of atmospheric trace constituents, such as mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with special emphasis on substances of emerging concern for the coastal, marine, and polar environment. He has crossed the traditional border between inorganic and organic environmental chemistry. He concentrates on the crucial question of evaluating the persistence and long-range transport potential of environmental chemical compounds.
He has co-edited three books and is editor of the CSIRO Journal “Environmental Chemistry“, co-editor of the EGU Open Access Journal “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics“ and associate editor of “Chemosphere”.
Ralf has published more than 200 articles in peer reviewed journals (h-Index = 48) and several book chapters.
In the EISPAC project, Ralf will contribute to Work Package 1 Contaminants in the Arctic: entry and fate in the sea ice system of the marginal ice zone (MIZ).