This NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways video news update features Eva Christopoulou and Ivo Majoor, both simulation consultants at Systems Navigator. This update shows the important work that these talented researchers are doing in the NOVIMOVE project: developing a simulation scenario in which the individual NOVIMOVE innovations are brought together with the aim of assessing the effects at a higher level of analysis. During this two-day summer workshop in Delft, Eva and Ivo met with academic researchers from Delft University of Technology and the University of Antwerp 🌍, which[…]
🌟 Video Update! 🌟 In May, the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways team had the pleasure of gathering in #Basel for our 6th General Assembly. It was a crucial meeting where we came together to ensure that all our work packages are perfectly aligned, fostering a strong sense of unity and camaraderie within our team. We’re delighted to share a retrospective video capturing the highlights of this special occasion, including the valuable insights shared by Prof. Dr. Rudy Negenborn. It was truly an inspiring experience that showcased the remarkable[…]
🎉 Congratulations to Peter Shobayo, a talented researcher involved in the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project and working for the University of Antwerp at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics, on successfully obtaining his PhD title recently! 🎓💼 PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, representing the highest academic degree. Peter defended his research, which he dedicated four years to, before a constructive and critical panel of professors during a publicly accessible gathering in Antwerp. The committee included well-known faces from the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways[…]
On the 28th of March, NOVIMOVE is present during the Maritime Innovation Platform in the Energiehuis in Dordrecht. Our stand ws frequently visited by those who want to find out more about the newest ship concepts for fluctuating water levels. And since it was almost Eastern, the yellow NOVIMOVE Easter chocolate bars could be spotted from a fair distance.
Last week, professor Rudy Negenborn (TU Delft) presented the NOVIMOVE project state of play during the IWT Week. Scheduled to take part on the second day of this week dedicated to IWT, NOVIMOVE covered both two topics on the agenda: resilience (new fluctuating water level-proof ship designs) and automation (Dynamic Lock Scheduling System and Smart Navigation System). With another year to go with this R&D project, the project is about to consolidate some of the main findings soon. A serious game, containing NOVIMOVE innovations and calculating the effects of them,[…]
On the 20th of October, NOVIMOVE CEO prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn was invited to address the PLATINA3 inland waterway professional policy community on the challenge of automation in inland navigation vessels at the PLATINA3 5th Stage Event. His presentation and the video recording can be obtained through this link.
Members of the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways work package concerning the development of Smart River Navigation solutions visited ‘Verkeerspost Nijmegen’. At this place, professionals from Rijkswaterstaat monitor and guide inland vessels on the important trajectory Millingen-Beuningen. Thanks to Henk Van Laar, MBA for sharing his vision on the state of affairs within the sector on this occasion. And a big thanks to Brian Vrijaldenhoven for his warm welcome and introduction to his team at RWS! Earlier that day, during the internal WP3 meeting, further integration of actual water[…]
Watch the video update on model scale tests at DST featuring naval architect Sophie-Elizabeth Martens.
On the 2nd of June the midterm conference took place in Duisburg. It was a special occassion since it was the first time project partners and external stakeholders were able to meet eachother in-persons after two years of remote, online collaboration. The agenda as well as all presentations, including a photo impression can be found at the dedicated midterm section of the project website.
The NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project partners are looking forwards to discussing some recent research findings in the upcoming Transport Modelling Stakeholder Meeting on the 25th of April. To reach the target value of a 30% increase in waterborne freight transportation, six main ideas are being developed and tested. Next Monday, you can learn more about these ideas and provide them with your feedback. The meeting is of special interest to container operators, logistic service providers, and vessel operators. Registration is now open, please use the form below.
Please enjoy our NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways second video update, shot at the recently held conference organised by the International Association of Martime Economists in Rotterdam. What does bringing science to industry look like in practice? Watch and see! Featuring Rudy Negenborn, Danitsja van Heusden – van Winden. Bilge Küçük Atasoy, Frederik Schulte and Edwin van Hassel.
From paper to practice: Technical University of Delft’s Peter Poot is taking NOVIMOVE vessel concepts for adding buoyancy to inland vessels to the next level! Several concepts are currently researched with the aim to develop solutions for the inland waterway transportation sector to deal with reoccurring low water levels. Performing these simulating runs in the laboratory, the computer simulation software, developed at MARIN within this very same H2020 innovation project, can be adequately validated. Results of the model scale test runs are to be expected soon. As we are[…]
An increasing number of innovations and policies are being developed to make freight transport more efficient, sustainable and adapted to the needs of society. These developments might have a noticeable influence on future activities of the European container transport sector. Researchers at Technische Universiteit Delft, working within the context of the NOVIMOVE – smart & sustainable waterways project, would like to open a dialogue with firms active in hinterland container transport in order to represent the needs of the sector better in these developments. In particular, the team is very[…]
NOVIMOVEs professor Edwin van Hassel, University of Antwerp and assistant professor Bilge Atasoy, TU Delft will be guest editors of the upcoming EEE OJ-ITS Special Issue on Innovations to improve the efficiency of inland waterway transport. Papers can be send until 30th of June 2022. In order to achieve successful intermodal transport operations, all forms of transport need to be coordinated so that transport capacity is utilized more effectively and the decisions are adapted to changing network conditions more easily. Inland waterway transport (IWT) represents a critical alternative in the[…]
On the 7th of December the NOVIMOVE project was introduced by Erwin van der Linden at the 2nd Workshop on container liner services organised by the Dionysus project – integrating the Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains. The Dionysus project focuses on addressing main regional challenges in infrastructure governance and planning highlighting key actions needed to support Danube transport, port infrastructure planning. Project results will feed into the elaboration of transport corridor development policies by means of gap analysis reports and recommendations. The December workshop[…]
NOVIMOVEs Danitsja van Heusden- van Winden conducted a series of interviews today at the IAME 2021 conference on Maritime Economics in Rotterdam. She will be collecting good stories on academic dissemination on the topic of Inland Waterways Transportation, more specifically on improving the performance on the Rhine-Alpine corridor, in front of the appropriate scenary of the iconic Erasmus bridge. Contribution to the conference are made by prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn, Bilge Kucuk Atasoy, prof. Edwin van Hassel and Frederik Schulte. For more information on the IAME conference please visit https://iame2021.org
Prof. dr. Rudy Negenborn, scientific project coordinator of H2020 funded IWT innovation project NOVIMOVE, is appointed member of the Advisory Board of PLATINA3, the European policy platform for Inland Waterway Transportation. The EU-funded PLATINA3 project will provide for targeted coordination and support activities to promote inland waterway transport (IWT) in Europe. Started from January 2021, the project will run for 30 months. In this period the project will make the bridge towards future research, innovation and implementation needs within IWT in Europe. The main objective of PLATINA3 is to provide[…]
Below in the pdf file reader you’ll find the second issue of NOVIMOVE NEWS that has been released recently, featuring professor Edwin van Hassel (University of Antwerp) and Menno Menist (Panteia) explaining the 30% project target and its baseline reference. Enjoy the read!