Dr. Jerome Harlay is an environmental scientist who obtained his PhD from the University of Brussels, Belgium, in 2009, in the field of Oceanography. He studied the impact of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) on calcifying phytoplankton in a climate change perspective, and expanded his research activities towards greenhouse gas measurement and the processes that affect their distribution, including biological pelagic processes, air-sea exchange, and bentho-pelagic coupling. He is an expert in marine carbonate chemistry and a reviewer for several international scientific journals in his domain.
Dr. Harlay has been working in different universities and institutes worldwide, including the University of Liege (Belgium), the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium), the University of Hawai’i (USA). At the University of Seychelles, as a senior lecturer, Dr. Harlay is teaching environmental sciences with emphasis on the marine compartment. As an environmental researcher, he is interested in the processes occurring in the land-coastal ocean continuum and as a climate change expert, in ocean acidification.