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SELFE - Teams & Sponsors

Team Members

SELFE was originally developed at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), through its NSF Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP). SELFE development is now a community activity, coordinated by OHSU and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Primary developers at OHSU and VIMS are: 

Oregon Health & Science University
António Baptista and Tuomas Karna. Formerly: Joseph Zhang (now at VIMS) and Mike Zulauf

Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Joseph Zhang

In addition, many institutions and individuals are  involved in the development of SELFE or modules of a SELFE-anchored interdisciplinary modeling system. These include:

California Department of Water Resources
Eli Ateljevich

National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
Andre Fortunato, Anabela de Oliveira, Marta Rodrigues, Alberto Azevedo, Ligia Pinto

Oregon Health & Science University
Clara Llebot, Jesse Lopez, Mojgan Rostaminia, Pat Welle

Oregon State University
Yvette Spitz

Technical University of Darmsdadt
Aron Roland, Ulrich Zanke

University of La Rochelle
Xavier Bertin



The continued development of SELFE  is possible via grants and contracts from a variety of agencies, including: 

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries


National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program


California Department of Water Resources


Texas Water Development Board


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)