FINAM -- Introduction

FINAM is an open-source component-based model coupling framework for environmental models. It aims at enabling bi-directional online couplings of models for different compartments like geo-, hydro-, pedo- and biosphere.

The framework is built in Python, with well-defined interfaces for data exchange. This approach allows for coupling of models irrespective of their internal structure, architecture or programming language.


  • FINAM principles -- Explains basic principles of the FINAM framework that are of interest for users as well as developers.
  • Using FINAM -- Guide for users that aim at coupling existing models.
  • Developing for FINAM -- Guide for developers on how to prepare models for FINAM, and how to implement adapters.

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