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Dr. Kay Emeis is a geologist and a director of the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Germany (Head of Department Biogeochemistry in the Coastal Seas). He is a Professor of Biogeochemistry at the Universität Hamburg. His expertise covers a broad range of topics revolving around geochemistry and isotope geochemistry in ancient and modern environments, and specifically in oxygen-deficient environments.
He is a Principal Investigator and member of the executive board of the CliSAP Excellence Cluster at Universität Hamburg and co-leads Topic B3 “Marine and Coastal Systems” and is a member of CEN (Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit) at Universität Hamburg. He is currently speaker of the research consortium “Coastal Research in the North- and Baltic Seas”. He coordinated BMBF collaborative research project GENUS (Geochemistry and Ecology of the Namibian Upwelling System) and currently coordinates NOAH (North Sea – Assessment of Habitats). He was ex officio member SSC LOICZ, member LOICZ-IMBER Continental Margins Working Group (until 2015), and is a member of the external scientific advisory board of “Baltic Earth”.
- NOAH - North Sea Observation and Assessment of Habitats (Scientific Coordinator)
- Coastal Research in the North- and Baltic Seas KüNO Küstenforschung Nordsee-Ostsee (Spokesman)
- CliSAP Excellence Cluster at Hamburg University (Member of Executive Board, Principal Investigator)
- GENUS - Geochemistry and Ecology of the Namibian Upwelling System (Scientific Coordinator)
- Consortium of German Marine Research (former Board Member and Spokesman)