FEWS-Waterways: tool for sharing data between inland stakeholders

Van der Mark, C.F., J. Dhondia & H. Verheij (2014). , PIANC World Congress 2014 San Francisco, USA.

This paper describes the FEWS-Waterways system for navigation that has been set up for optimizing inland water transport. The operational system computes water depths, flow velocities, and air
clearances below bridges. These data are input for a trip advisor (so-called Economy Planner) that determines and visualizes the maximum laden draught or container height for which it is possible to pass the critical points on the route in addition to the optimal track in the navigation channel and ship speed during the trip to minimize fuel consumption.