ALSIC has done a joint study with De Vlaamse Waterweg nv, called COMEX (RIS Corridor Management Execution) on behalf of the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency.
This project’s objective was to do an analysis for the implementation of a European wide RIS Corridor management system, legal arrangements and collaboration agreement between 13 countries.
Commissioned by De Vlaamse Waterweg nv, ALSIC made a study for the implementation of a Visualization tool and platform for RIS related services, to combine all available data for De Vlaamse Waterweg into one, consolidated platform. This allows the controlled, safe and legal collection, follow-up and management of:
- Inland waterways, inland shipping and itineraries of ships
- Hydro-meteo data
- Messaging to professional shippers, logistics partners, recreational boating, inland waterway assistants, etc…
On behalf of the Management and operations team of Schelderadarketen, ALSIC has made a study for RIS, concerning maritime access ways, in line with European directives. This included an analysis and an implementation plan for the whole trajectory as well as a fully developed architecture and ICT recommendations.
ALSIC is actively involved in several European work groups within CESNI/TI and more specifically the work groups for ERI and NtS, where future European technical guidelines are developed for Inland Waterways.
PIANC is the global organisation providing guidance and technical advice for a sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure to ports, marinas and waterways.
Established in 1885, PIANC is one the oldest technical Associations that has changed noticeably over the years, adapting to the respective contemporary requirements of issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructure. Some of the 21st century’s challenges involve sustainable development, climate change, the need for working with nature and digitalisation.
PIANC works on the basis of working groups which handles a certain topic. ALSIC was, or is still, involved in different working groups, like:
| PIANC Workgroup WG125|
River Information Services (RIS)
| PIANC Workgroup WG156|
e-Navigation for Inland Waterways
| PIANC TG204 – Cyber Security|
in Inland Navigation
The Masterplan Digitalisation Inland Waterways (DIWA)
“The main objectives of the digital transformation of IWT are to make IWT safer, traffic and transport more efficient, the IWT transport activities and logistics connected, integrated, automated and transparent and the IWT domain more sustainable and attractive. DIWA will study and define a common coordinated approach (i.e. masterplan) of the fairway authorities towards the digital transformation of IWT in order to strengthen the position of IWT and modal share in the smart, sustainable and resilient synchro-modal supply chains of 2030.”
The DIWA consist out different Activities in which ALSIC take part of each Activity and Sub-Activities:
- Activity 1 contains the project management related tasks.
- Activity 2 describes the business development subjects.
- Activity 3 describes the technological opportunities and developments in the field. Also, the relation with the activity 2 subjects needs to be addressed.
- Activity 4 describes the facilitating topics. First on itself and then in relation with the subjects in activity 2 and 3. The latter one is a tighter description than in the GA/proposal.
- Activity 5 describes the Masterplan Digitalisation of Inland Waterways, containing the Vision describing the view on IWT regarding digitalisation, the roadmap on the digital transformation initiatives including the basic impact on the organisational, financial, technical , operational and regional consequences and defining general consequences.
- Activity 6 contains the stakeholders engagement with engagement plan, business and technical reference group.