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IRIS Europe 3

The project IRIS Europe 3 – Implementation of River Information Services in Europe 3 – started in January 2012 and ended in December 2014. The project was co-funded by the European Commission within the TEN-T programme. Partners of 7 EU Member States were actively participating and in addition cooperation partners of 7 more countries observed and contributed to the project. After three years of executing investigations, elaborating specifications and documents, tendering and contracting, implementing, testing and evaluating of pilots as well as documenting all results, the Project Management Team can proudly state, that the project was successfully executed and almost all planned results were achieved by the very actively contributing and motivated project partners.

Some of the key successes were:
- Conclusion of multilateral legal agreements as legal basis for International Data Exchange
- Start of pilot operation of the International RIS Data Exchange among several countries
- Pilot implementation of mobile RIS applications in several countries
- Pilot implementation of specific services for logistics users based on national and international RIS data exchange
- Enhancement of IENC / ECDIS related processes in several pilots (bathymetric IENCs; operational requirements for water level model web service pilot; IENC facility data editor; IENC data exchange based on web services)
- Detailed investigation of RIS quality issues (identification and documentation of gaps and deficits within existing RIS key technology standardisation based on operational experiences with NtS, ERI, VTT and Inland ECDIS; definition of quality requirements for international RIS data exchange)
These results supported and will support the on-going harmonised implementation of RIS in Europe towards safe, secure and efficient transport as well as to utilise inland waterways to their fullest potential.

Organisation:

via donau (coordinator), Austrian Ministry of Transport, Polish Ministry of Transport, Slovak Ministry of Transport, Hungarian Ministry of Transport, Romanian Ministry of Transport, Czech Ministry of Transport, Bulgarian Ministry of Transport

Contactperson:

Mario Kaufmann (project coordinator) email: mario.kaufmann@via-donau.org

URL:

http://www.iris-europe.net, http://inea.ec.europa.eu/en/ten-t/ten-t_projects/ten-t_projects_by_country/multi_country/2011-eu-70001-s.htm

Costs

More than 5.000.000

Funding:

National
EU

Waterways:

Danube
Elbe
Vltava

Countries:

Austria
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Hungary
Poland
Slovakia
Romania

Technologies:

Inland AIS and/or infrastructure
Inland ECDIS
NtS Notice to Skippers
Electronic Reporting International ERI

Services:

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

Status:

Project finalized