Common Issues Meeting on June 13 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

News > Common Issues Meeting on June 13 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

We are looking back to an exciting RIS Week from 11 to 15 June in Rotterdam! The traditionally biannual RIS Week took place in Rotterdam this time, a Dutch harbor city with one of the largest seaports in the world. In addition to the RIS expert groups, the Common Issues Meeting took place on 13 June 2018. A high participation of around 125 delegates showed the ever growing interest in RIS developments and updates.

The Common Issues Meeting aimed at discussing on how River Information Services (RIS) contribute to a digital environment for multimodality. In addition, an update on the European policy developments in connection with RIS and DINA were given.

During the Common Issues Meeting, Peter Stuurman was thanked for his dedicated work as chairman of the ERI Expert Group. Brian Vrijaldenhoven as newly elected chairman will take over the position as chair of the ERI Expert Group. Peter Stuurman was actively facilitating the technical developments for the imminent introduction of the electronic reporting obligation (as of 1 December 2018) for tanker vessels on the river Rhine.

The RIS Week was hosted by Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands, co-organized by the RIS Week Support team of viadonau. The full documentation of the Common Issues Meeting can be downloaded from the box on the right in PDF format, including all presentations and the minutes of meeting.

The upcoming RIS Week takes place in Vienna and will be hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology in cooperation with viadonau. Special attention will be given to the ‘Digital ecosystem for inland waterways’.

Source and editorial: viadonau (risweek [a] via-donau.org)
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