The finite element program SHYFEM is a program package that can be used to resolve the hydrodynamic equations in lagoons, coastal seas, estuaries and lakes. The program uses finite elements for the resolution of the hydrodynamic equations. These finite elements, together with an effective semi-implicit time resolution algorithm, makes this program especially suitable for application to a complicated geometry and bathymetry.


SHYFEM has been developed at ISMAR-CNR (Institute of Marine Sciences - National Research Council).



Finite elements are superior to finite differences when dealing with complex bathymetric situations and geometries. Finite differences are limited to a regular outlay of their grids.This will be a problem if only parts of a basin need high resolution. The finite element method has an advantage in this case allowing more flexibility with its subdivision of the system in triangles varying in form and size.

The program SHYFEM is open source and is provided under the GPL license. It can be downloaded from this web site in the section Downloads.


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  • Article on water circulation near the Danube Delta The article regarding the recent study about the water circulation in the Black Sea׳ s north-western shelf, particularly near the Danube Delta and the Romanian coast has been recently ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 1:25 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • Article on "Comparative hydrodynamics of 10 Mediterranean lagoons" The article regarding the recent study about comparative hydrodynamics of 10 Mediterranean lagoons is now on line here.Umgiesser, G., C.Ferrarin, A.Cucco, F.De Pascalis, D.Bellafiore, M ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2014, 3:43 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • Kassandra on the Black Sea Kassandra Sorm Surge System is now operative also in the Black Sea.Daily forecast are available at www.ismar.cnr.it/kassandra.
    Posted Jul 26, 2011, 3:44 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • Article on the influence of Mo.S.E on lagoon dynamics. The article regarding the recent study of the Changes in Venice Lagoon dynamics due to construction of mobile barriers is now on line here:Ghezzo, M., S. Guerzoni, A. Cucco ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2010, 12:31 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • Article on the lagoons of Marano and Grado. The article regarding the recent study of the Marano and Grado Lagoons has been published:Ferrarin C., Umgiesser G., Bajo M., Bellafiore D., De Pascalis F., Ghezzo M., Mattassi G ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2010, 12:43 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
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