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Danger zoning and use of ICT and Apps for waterway safety

Work on this project has been undertaken by Waterrecreatie Nederland


What makes a danger zone dangerous? Being dangerous is depending on a large variety of factors

  • Strong current sometimes depending on tides or wind depending on strength and wind direction
  • Sand banks and small fairways
  • High speed zone

Knowing how to pass danger zones is very important. Factors to consider here include

  • Communication on the water
  • Rules for speed boats
  • Safety on board
  • Fast and safe passage through locks and bridges


A survey of Numericanal partners has been undertaken, asking for the following information:

  • The most important rules on the inland water
  • The most important rules at sea
  • Basic rules of navigating on inland water (for example staying on the righ side of the waterway and keep your course and navigate at a safe speed.)
  • Understanding of the blind spot of commercial craft used in each country.
  • Range of length and height of the ships, if needed the position of the skipper.
  • Do boaters need a licence before navigating on inland water or sea?
  • What kind of system is used in each country to store this data in a database or on a map?
  • What organization is responsible for mapping your waterways and lakes?