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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 the download page.


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  • Article on "Tidal dynamics in the inter-connected Mediterranean, Marmara, Black and Azov seas" The article regarding the study of the tidal dynamics in the inter-connected Mediterranean, Marmara, Black and Azov seas using the SHYFEM model over an unique grid representing the whole ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:44 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • Article on tidal dynamics in the Adriatic Sea The article regarding the study of the tidal dynamics in the Adriatic Sea, highlighting the back effects of lagoon on the open sea circulation.Ferrarin, C., G. Umgiesser, A. Roland ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:42 AM by Shyfem Finite element model
  • 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
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