Poland is in the process of implementing the River Information Services (RIS) Directive on its waterways of international importance and addressing sections where the existence of a RIS system would be justified to improve the navigation’s safety and efficiency.
The RIS implementation also takes into account economic and environmental considerations, and aims at facilitating interfaces with other transport modes.
This Action is the very first stage of the Polish RIS deployment and consists in the preparation of a RIS feasibility study on the Lower Oder and the launch of its related pilot scheme. In line with the guidelines set up in the abovementioned Directive, the Action plans to test on the Lower Oder an interoperable, reliable and safe RIS information system managed from a new Lower Oder RIS centre to be constructed and based in the Inland Navigation Office of Szczecin.
The pilot includes the testing of different technical specifications that will be harmonised in order to reach European interoperability and to include Polish inland waterways into the pan-European RIS network.
The support to this Action from the TEN-T programme will substantially speed-up the full-deployment of RIS on the Polish inland waterways.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
The feasibility study has started, as well as the pilot with the procurement of the ship. The Action is on track and should reach the expected results as planned.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.
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Member States involved:
Start date: October 2010
End date: December 2013
Ministry of Infrastructure
Inland Navigation Office in Szczecin
European Commission, DG MOVE