The 3rd  PLATINA3 Stage Event – ‘the Brussels sessions’ – took place online on the 10th and 11th of February 2022. The full agenda is available here.

Inland waterway transport stakeholders, policy makers, professionals from demand and supply side, barge owners and operators, interested NGOs, research and academic experts and more, were all invited to join for the following themes:

  • Inland waterway transport preparing to adapt to a changing climate
  • Modal shift and decarbonisation
  • Towards an EU emission label and energy index for vessels
  • The regulatory pathway towards a zero-emission fleet

As part of the ‘‘Increased Modal Shift and Decarbonisation Session’’, moderated by Laure Roux from the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, Lisa-Maria Putz-Egger (FH Oberösterreich) made a presentation on ‘‘Containerized Transport on the Danube – Results of the Danube Living Lab of the IW-Net Project’’.

To view a full presentation: Click HERE

The IW-Net project was introduced to the public with its goals being thoroughly explained to the public. Out of 26 project partners from 10 countries, 7 partners from Austria are part of the Danube Living Lab. The specific focus areas are:

  1. Development of new barge designs for different water conditions
  2. Data-driven management of waterway navigation for extreme-weather-periods
  3. Development of a tool which examines the water levels
  4. Creating a pilot to transfer container transport flows from road to the Danube

Also the concept of REWWay Observatory was presented to the audience. It will serve as a long-lasting information platform to exchange the knowledge and insights from the IWT sector. Click HERE to visit the Observatory website!