Dr Nikolas Martzikos

Dr Nikolas Martzikos

Research Fellow in ORE Metocean Data Integration

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Nikolas is a Research Fellow in Offshore Renewable Energy Metocean Data Integration. He is working on High-Frequency Radars as part of the Cornwall Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) Accelerator project.

Nikolas holds a BSc in Mathematics, an MSc in Marine Science and Technology from the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and he completed his PhD in Coastal Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering (NTUA). He worked as a research and teaching assistant at NTUA during his PhD and as a mathematics tutor for more than ten years in the private sector. His PhD, titled "Analysis of Coastal Storms for their Application in Harbours and Coastal Structures Design" was completed in the Laboratory of Harbour Works (NTUA). His doctoral research was based on wave datasets of 30 locations in the Mediterranean Sea including the data analysis, the descriptive statistics of storm activity, the study of associated parameters, and the use of copula functions for coastal storms’ modelling, simulation and the return periods.

He has been involved in the research project PEARL (Fp7) working on the case study of Rethymno - Crete, for climate change, the extreme and rare events. His PhD thesis was funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. He also participated in the project “Storms2Coast”, a basic research project for probabilistic representation of coastal storms and their impacts on coastal structures which was funded by the NTUA.

His current role at the University of Plymouth started in December 2021.


BSc in Mathematics spec. in Applied Math and Statistics | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008.
MSc in Marine Science and Technology | National Technical University Athens, Greece, 2013.
PhD in Coastal Engineering | National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2021.



Research interests

  • Metocean data analysis
  • Extreme statistics
  • Coastal storms
  • Copulas modelling



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Martzikos N, Malliouri D & Tsoukala V (2023) 'Shape investigation and probabilistic representation of coastal storms. Applications to Mykonos and Barcelona' Applied Ocean Research 135, , DOI Open access
Martzikos NT, Prinos PE, Memos CD & Tsoukala VK (2021) 'Key research issues of coastal storm analysis' Ocean & Coastal Management 199, 105389-105389 , DOI
Martzikos NT, Prinos PE, Memos CD & Tsoukala VK (2021) 'Statistical analysis of Mediterranean coastal storms' Oceanologia 63, (1) 133-148 , DOI
Martzikos N, Afentoulis V & Tsoukala V (2018) 'Storm clustering and classification for the port of Rethymno in Greece' Water Utility Journal 20, 67-79 Publisher Site Open access
Martzikos NT & Soukissian TH (2017) 'Modelling of the sea surface elevation based on a data analysis in the Greek seas' Applied Ocean Research 69, 76-86 , DOI
Tsoukala VK, Chondros M, Kapelonis ZG, Martzikos N, Lykou A, Belibassakis K & Makropoulos C (2016) 'An integrated wave modelling framework for extreme and rare events for climate change in coastal areas – the case of Rethymno, Crete' Oceanologia 58, (2) 71-89 , DOI
Conference Papers

Malliouri, D., Martzikos, N., Tsoukala, V., 2022. Fully probabilistic reliability and resilience Analysis of coastal structures based on damage-evolution simulation. 39th IAHR World Congress. Granada, Spain. doi://10.3850/IAHR-39WC2521716X20221268

Malliouri D, Martzikos N & Tsoukala V (2022) 'Fully probabilistic reliability and resilience analysis of coastal structures based on damage evolution simulation' Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress From Snow to Sea 6-/-0/20226-/-0/2022International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) , DOI Open access
Giantsi T, Papacharalampous G, Martzikos N & Moutzouris CI (2016) 'Spectral parameters modification in front of a seawall with wave return' 330-337
Martzikos N, Lykou A, Makropoulos C & Tsoukala V 'Cluster analysis and classification of storm events at Rethymno' 10th WORLD CONGRESS. on water resources and environment "Panta Rhei"
Martzikos N, Prinos P, Memos C & Tsoukala V 'Mediterranean Coastal Storms in a Changing Climate' 1st International Scientific Conference on the Design and Management of Harbor Coastal and Offshore Works