Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

RIS 2011-EU-70003-P 

Implementation of RIS on the Westerscheldt River II


The Westerscheldt is a very busy navigation area used by both sea-going and inland barges. The monitoring of the traffic has to be gradually increased and made more accurate through improved communication with the different players. At the same time, cross-border data exchange has become more important due to the increased traffic and routes.


In this context, the proposed action which follows up on the previous TEN-T funded Action RIS in the Westerscheldt (2008-EU-30001-P) aims to strengthen safety in an increasingly dense mixed traffic area (where both sea-going vessels and inland barges navigate) by improving the monitoring of vessel traffic in the River Scheldt region. This will be achieved by implementing a better performing Vessel Traffic Management and Information Services (VTMIS) software, integrating maritime and inland vessel traffic services. The action will also extend the range of available RIS technologies such as an enhanced Fairway Information Service Portal, and a "state of the art" tracking and tracing software application based on Radar and Automatic Identification System (AIS) according to the RIS guidelines.


Some of the main activities will be based on the outcome of other EU funded projects such as Platina (FP7), implementing tools for a better cross-border exchange of data between the different authorities in the River Scheldt and the neighbouring regions.



This project has been completed.



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Member States involved:

Belgium, the Netherlands


Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2012

End date: June 2014



 Flemish Government

 Kingdom of the Netherlands


Implementing body:

 Beheer en Exploitatieteam Schelderadar


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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