Pierre Ozer holds a PhD in geographical sciences from the University of Liège. He has worked for various institutions such as the Università degli Studi di Genova (Genoa, Italy), the University of Luxembourg, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO, Rome) and the Luxembourg University Foundation. In 2009 he was elected full member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels. He led the Belgian scientific delegation to the United Nations international negotiations to combat desertification (UNCCD COP-9, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009). He is the scientific coordinator of the Hugo Observatory, University of Liège.
Pierre’s main research interests include desertification processes, natural risk and disaster management, the impacts of environmental changes on public health, and adaptation strategies to climate change. He teaches these subjects at the University of Liège, the Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy), Università degli Studi di Sassari (Italy), the University of Angers (France), Universitatea din Bucuresti (Romania), the University of Parakou (Benin), and the University of Djibouti (Djibouti). In 2016, he launched the specialised Master degree in risk and disaster management at the University of Liège in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain. He is the author of five books and over 300 scientific and ‘public’ publications. Pierre is part of the HABITABLE research team, contributing to WP 2.