Digital Inland Waterway Area

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Information exchange is considered a key enabler for the increased use of inland waterway transport. During the past decade the European Commission, Member States and infrastructure operators worked together to define, build and deploy River Information Services (RIS) to facilitate navigation and information exchange between transport operators and infrastructure managers.
Currently a new approach is envisaged to interconnect information on infrastructure, people, vessels, management, operations and cargo. The approach consists of two interlinked concepts: ‘Digital Inland Waterway Area’ (DINA) and ‘Digital Multimodal Nodes’ (DMN). DINA and DMN shall build on the achievements of River Information Services and related developments in other modes of transport. It will be used as input for the upcoming revision of the RIS-directive.

Call for expression of interest launched

Persons or organizations that would like to actively participate in the development of the future vision related to DINA and DMN are invited to express their interest to join the DINA taskforce, to be consulted as an expert or to share the results of a relevant project.
Further reading: Update on the European Policy Developments in connection to River Information Services

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