Dr Nikolaos Skliris

Organisation: University of Southampton

Position: Senior Research Fellow


Dr Nikolaos Skliris is a Senior Research Fellow in physical oceanography within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton. He has been involved in oceanography and climate research for 20 years. He has extensive experience in ocean modelling and in the design and application of diverse operational ocean forecast systems at regional/coastal scales (ocean circulation, oil-spills, marine ecosystems) through his participation in various EU funded projects concerning operational oceanography of the European Shelf Seas.

Through two recent NERC projects, Nikolaos used global ocean observational datasets and coupled climate model outputs to constrain and investigate changes in the global hydrological cycle. His current research focuses on the impact of global warming and hydrological cycle change on ocean climate at regional scales with various implications, from changes in the large-scale ocean circulation and regional freshwater budgets to changes in marine ecosystems and coastal flooding events.