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Realisation VOS

The project Realisation VOS develops a new information and tracking system to support vessel traffic management on the Dutch waterways. The abbreviation VOS stands for ňúVerkeersmanagement Ondersteuning voor de Scheepvaart"(English translation: Vessel Traffic Management Support). VOS replaces the IVS90-system, (currently the Dutch information and tracking system), which is technically outdated. It will be the basis for newly developed information services in the field of vessel traffic management. Hull data travel and cargo information and current position information of vessels (supplied by AIS) will be combined and used as an important source of information during incidents on Dutch waterways. Additionally, VOS will be used as an efficient planning tool for locks and bridges and also for forecasting of traffic at locks, bridges and traffic posts. VOS is part of the program Impuls Dynamisch Verkeersmanagement Vaarwegen (English translation: Impulse Dynamic Vessel Traffic Management). At the end of 2013 the development of reliable travel timetables and an improved traffic flow on Dutch waterways by IDVV will be effective.

Organisation:

Rijkswaterstaat (the Netherlands)

Contactperson:

Karin de Jong, karin.de.jong@rws.nl

URL:

http://www.rws.nl/kenniscentrum/verkeersmanagement/idvv/spoor_1

Costs

More than 5.000.000

Funding:

National

Waterways:

Meuse
Juliana Canal
IJssel
Waal
Merwede
Oude Maas
Neder-Rijn
Lek
Nieuwe Maas
Nieuwe Waterweg
Scheldt (Westerschelde / Oosterschelde / Schelde-Rijnverbinding)
Noordzeekanaal
Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal
Prinses Margriet
Eemskanaal
Twentekanaal

Country:

Netherlands

Technologies:

Inland AIS and/or infrastructure
Electronic Reporting International ERI

Services:

traffic information
traffic management
calamity abatement support
information for transport management
statistics and customs services

Status:

Project ongoing