ShellCast Team

ShellCast is run by a team of researchers in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at NC State University led by Natalie Nelson (Assistant Professor). Sheila Saia (Lead Data Scientist), Stanton Parham (Web Developer), Laura Gomez Rodriguez (Undergraduate Research Assistant), Eshwar Chandra Vidhyasagar Thedla (Web Developer and Data Scientist), and Carrie Clower (Communications Researcher) were part of the original team that created ShellCast for North Carolina. Makiko Shukunobe (Full Stack Developer) is currently leading the expansion of ShellCast beyond North Carolina, and improving our existing algorithms.

ShellCast Support

ShellCast is funded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.

We would also like to thank collaborators at the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, National Weather Service, North Carolina State Climate Office, North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, Outreach, Communications, and Consulting (OCC) Unit of the NC State Office of Information Technology Office, NC State High Performance Computing (HPC) Services, and NC State Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) Services. We are grateful for help from Everette Allen, Walt Turner, and Crystal Tenan of OCC, Lisa Lowe of HPC, and Aaron Peeler, and Josh Thompson of VCL.

Contact Us

If you have any questions for us or feedback regarding the ShellCast web application, please email us at