17.07.2015

FAIRway Danube

Up-to-date, reliable and harmonized information on shallow sections, on water levels and water level forecasts should be made available all along the Danube. Not only are they important for the planning of transports on the waterway, but also for its maintenance, the design of river engineering measures or the relocation of the fairway.

08.06.2017

Integrated River Engineering Project on the Danube East of Vienna – Catalogue of Measures

At the free-flowing section of the Danube east of Vienna river engineering measures are implemented in order to stabilize the decrease in water levels, preserve the unique habitats of the Danube floodplains and create a waterway infrastructure that fulfills the requirements of safe and economic navigation. In order to achieve these goals, we continually carry out maintenance and conservation activities and implement river engineering optimisation projects.

Further projects


Project title Short description Date PID
PLATINA 2 - Platform for the implementation of NAIADESPLATINA 2 (2013-2016) was a European Action supporting the coordinated implementation of the NAIADES II Action Programme “Towards quality inland waterway transport”. 01.09.2013 active
FAIRway DanubeUp-to-date, reliable and harmonized information on shallow sections, on water levels and water level forecasts should be made available all along the Danube. Not only are they important for the planning of transports on the waterway, but also for its maintenance, the design of river engineering measures or the relocation of the fairway. 17.07.2015 257
REWWay – Research & Education in Inland NavigationREWWay is the result of a cooperation between Logistikum Steyr and viadonau. The aim of the project is to promote the topic of logistics in inland waterways in national and international research and educational facilities. In fact, the main focus is to train logisticians with knowledge of eco-friendly inland navigation and its connection to other modes of transport. 28.07.2015 active
HINT– Harmonized Inland Navigation Transport through education and information technologyThe main objective of HINT is the implementation of harmonisation actions in the field of education and training for the inland navigation in the Danube region and to strenghten the existing "Danube-Knowledge-Network" consisting of education and training institutions, authorities and inland waterway companies. It is planned to carry out joint activities like the harmonisation of nautical education and training based on European initiatives, the integration of knowledge on inland navigation into the transport and logistics education sector and the further development and deployment of the e-Learning services and platforms INeS Danube for the Danube navigation. 28.07.2015 active
WANDA 01.01.2012 259
Waterway monitoring and inspection tours (Naufahrten)Waterway inspection tours contributes to the waterway management, the water surveillance and the operation of locks. 01.05.2015 active
Rehabilitation of hydraulic structuresOne groyne was extended and renovated at the ford Petronell-Witzelsdorf to ensure the complete functionality of the hydraulic structure. 01.05.2015 259
Further development of WAMSIn the course of the research project WAMS II the existing Waterway Asset Management System (WAMS) is being developed further. 01.05.2015 active
Hydraulic engineering measures WitzelsdorfThe objective of this optimisation project was to moderately adapt the existing hydraulic structures, in order to revive bedload transport in the fairway. 01.05.2015 259
Adaptation of gauging data transferSince the beginning of 2016 the remote maintenance of the existing measuring network is no longer possible due to changes in the provider system. A new way to transfer gauging data was established that requires changes in the measuring network and the management of necessary purchases. 01.05.2015 259
DoRIS Website – Extended informationThe DoRIS Website is continuously being updated and enhanced, in order to provide the users of the waterway with accurate and updated information at any time. 01.05.2015 active
Gauging, data collection and processing of measuring dataThe measuring network operated by viadonau constantly records various data and is continuously being enhanced and optimised. 01.05.2015 active
Hydrodynamic modellingThe aim of this activity is the maintenance and enhancement of the hydrodynamic models for the Danube, the March and the Thaya as well as their provision to other viadonau departments and external partners. 01.05.2015 active
Rehabilitation of public berthing placesIn the course of the project at hand, both rehabilitation and development works are being conducted on public berths in order to further ensure their functionality and to successively adapt the infrastructure to the user needs. 01.05.2015 active
Pilot project bedload management 2015In 2015 a pilot project was implemented in the river stretch east of Vienna in order to obtain information for the development of a bedload management system. 01.05.2015 259
Transfer of the tasks concerning the marking of the waterwayIn the course of a two-year transfer project viadonau has undertaken and simultaneously modernised all operative tasks regarding the marking of the waterway. 01.05.2015 259
Innovation and operation of locksIndividual measures to ensure the functionality and safety of the locks and to improve customer-orientation regarding lock operation are continuously taken. 01.05.2015 active
RIS COMEX - RIS Corridor Management ExecutionThe project aims at implementing compatible transnational RIS services and systems according to unified quality standards and ensuring a maximum benefit of RIS operation through coordinated data exchange. 01.05.2015 active
RIS Corridor Preparation (RISCOV)The project closes the technical gap between the project CoRISMa and the European implementation project RIS COMEX and prepares the Austrian DoRIS system for the operative corridor management. 01.05.2015 active
transport logistic trade fair in MunichEvery other year the transport logistic, the international trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, takes place in Munich. viadonau, the IGÖD partners and WienCont were represented at the transport logistic 2015 and 2017 with a joint booth. 01.05.2015 259
RIS developmentIn the course of RIS Development, new national requirements of the services are being evaluated, coordinated with the DoRIS operation and the involved teams (e.g. Hydrology) and implemented with the help of external software service providers. 01.05.2015 active
PROMINENT - Promoting Innovation in the Inland Waterways Transport SectorProminent further develops promising technologies in inland navigation. The research results feed into a roll-out plan which will pave the way for the application of innovative solutions on a large scale. 01.05.2015 active
Danube Business Talks 2016On 27th and 28th of June 2016 the second edition of the Danube Business Talks took place in Linz. viadonau was responsible for the thematic and organisational planning as well as the execution of the event. 01.05.2015 259
Removal of administrative barriers along the DanubeThe project supports the working group “Administrative Processes” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in implementing the elaborated recommendations on the acceleration and simplification of border controls in the Danube region. 01.05.2015 active
RIS Enabled IWT Corridor Management (CoRISMa)The main focus of this project has been on the inspection of the transport and traffic management in inland waterway corridors. This corridor approach led to new findings on the optimisation and interoperability of River Information Services (RIS) and the underlying national infrastructures (e.g. DoRIS in Austria). Action plans for the optimised use of RIS in inland waterway corridors were elaborated for the period 2016 - 2020. 01.10.2013 active
LIFE SterletThe project's objective is the establishment and preservation of viable sterlet populations in the last free flowing sections of the Austrian Danube, namely east of Vienna and in the Wachau. 01.05.2015 active
Quality initiative infrastructure developmentThe objective of this activity was the elaboration of decision-making bases for the improvement and development of the waterside infrastructure under the responsibility of viadonau (public berths, viadonau owned properties, other hydraulic structures, etc.). 01.05.2015 active
ENERGY BARGEThe overall objective of ENERGY BARGE is to foster sustainable usage of biomass for energy production in the Danube Region and to increase the share of environmentally friendly biomass transports on the Danube. 01.01.2017 active
Cooperation national / internationalIn the course of this continuous activity to foster cooperation on a national and international level, viadonau is regularly present at various networking activities. 01.05.2015 active
Danube SKILLSBy fostering joint transnational skills and competences in the areas of nautical education and public development services for Danube navigation logistics, the professional capacities in Danube navigation will be enhanced on an institutional level. 01.02.2017 active
Management and documentation of the natural environmentThis continuous task serves as steering instrument for the ecologically relevant corporate activities. For example, In the course of the 01.05.2015 active
Annual Report on Danube NavigationIn the “Annual Report on Danube Navigation in Austria” data and facts regarding Danube navigation are being summarised in a clear format and interpreted by the experts of viadonau. 01.05.2015 active
LIFE+ Restoration of the Lower Morava floodplainsIn the course of the EU co-funded project “Restoration of the Lower Morava floodplains” ambitious renaturation measures and species protection projects are being implemented. 01.03.2015 active
Ecological maintenance of riverbanks and water bodiesIn the course of the continuous activity hydro-ecological structures are being created and maintained in order to improve the ecological functionality of habitats along the Danube, March and Thaya. 01.05.2015 active
InfoservicesThe provision of logistics information for the shipping industry complements the information for skippers available on the DoRIS-Website. 01.05.2015 active
Restoration Steinmetzplatzl Linz-UrfahrSince the gravel bank at Linz-Urfahr was destroyed by the flood in June 2013, viadonau conducted a hydro-ecological landscaping project which aimed at restoring the gravel bank, while actively involving the local population. 01.05.2015 259
Danube STREAM - Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway ManagementThe project seeks to improve the quality of Danube waterway infrastructure and information services by enhancing transnational cooperation between waterway authorities and by harmonising waterway management along the Danube. 01.05.2015 active
Fish passage Nussdorf (DHK weir)The fish ladder Nussdorf resolves the barrier of the weir and power plant Nussdorf and connects the two habitats of the Danube Canal and the Danube. 01.05.2015 259
Overarching maintenance concept Morava-ThayaIn the course of the project the future alignment of the maintenance activities conducted by viadonau in the border sections of Morava and Thaya was elaborated, including a position statement for the negotiations in the Transboundary Water Commissions. 01.05.2015 259
AEOLIX - Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchangeThe objective of this project is to overcome the interoperability issues that result from different individual logistics information systems used by different actors in the supply chain (both intra- and cross-company), by developing the cloud-based AEOLIX Platform. 01.05.2015 active
Integrated River Engineering Project on the Danube East of Vienna – Catalogue of MeasuresAt the free-flowing section of the Danube east of Vienna river engineering measures are implemented in order to stabilize the decrease in water levels, preserve the unique habitats of the Danube floodplains and create a waterway infrastructure that fulfills the requirements of safe and economic navigation. In order to achieve these goals, we continually carry out maintenance and conservation activities and implement river engineering optimisation projects. 08.06.2017 257
The History of Austria‘s Federal Inland Waterway Administration (1918-1955)The project provides a substantial research of the history of Austria‘s Federal Inland Waterway Administration in the first half of the 20th century in the context of its changing institutional anchoring. 01.01.2017 active
Relocation of the Danube berth HainburgThe Danube berth 30 Hainburg will be moved upstream and rebuilt at river kilometre 1884.0 to 1884.2. 01.05.2015 259
DoRIS - Renewal of infrastructureThe Austrian Danube River Information Services - DoRIS have been operational since 2006. The infrastructure and the deployed technologies for one of the main functions of DoRIS, the support of traffic information on the basis of the Inland-AIS standards, are accordingly outdated. Therefore, viadonau is steadily working on the gradual renewal of relevant system elements. 01.05.2015 active
PlasticFreeDanube - Macro plastic waste in and along the DanubeAt the free-flowing section of the Danube east of Vienna river engineering measures are implemented in order to stabilize the decrease in water levels, preserve the unique habitats of the Danube floodplains and create a waterway infrastructure that fulfills the requirements of safe and economic navigation. In order to achieve these goals, we continually carry out maintenance and conservation activities and implement river engineering optimisation projects. 01.10.2017 active
Alpine Carpathian River CorridorIn the framework of the project “Alpine Carpathian River Corridor” the habitat network of aquatic organisms in the Slovakian-Austrian border area shall now be protected and improved. 01.10.2017 active
Root management towpathsIn the course of this project, and in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU Vienna), possibilities to reduce root damages to towpaths were elaborated. 01.05.2015 259
Demand-based berth developmentThe project aims at further developing the public berths that are available for usual, operational purposes of cargo and passenger vessels (e.g. resting periods, staff changes, shore leaves) according to user needs and legal requirements. 01.05.2015 active
LIFE+ Mostviertel – WachauAs one of the last two free flowing sections of the Austrian Danube, the Wachau is of particular ecological importance. By means of several renaturation measures, viadonau has improved the riverine habitat in the Wachau in light of the EU Water Framework Directive and thereby facilitates gefährdete Tier- und Pflanzenarten der Fauna-Flora-Habitat- und Vogelschutzrichtlinie. Von 2009 bis 2014 wurden von viadonau im Rahmen des LIFE+ Projektes Mostviertel - Wachau umfangreiche ökologische Maßnahmen an der Donau umgesetzt. 01.08.2016 259
Active participation in expert committeesviadonau participates in several expert committees, in order to actively shape rules and regulations in the field of inland navigation. The aim is the sharing of expertise regarding nautical-technical innovations in inland navigation (with a focus on Danube navigation). 01.05.2015 active
Reconnection of a side arm KG AngernIn the course of this already concluded project a silted-up side arm of the Morava was reconnected to the flowing water system. 01.03.2015 259
LIFE+ TraisenThe new riverbed of the Traisen received an ecologically valuable delta area along a stretch of 9.4 km, including morphological dynamics, extensive lowerings of the surrounding area and numerous newly established standing water bodies. 01.05.2015 259
LIFE+ TraisenIn the course of the project the river Traisen received an ecologically valuable delta area along a stretch of 9.4 km with a morphological dynamic, extensive lowering of the surrounding area and numerous newly established standing water bodies. 01.05.2015 259
Evaluation and revision of the „Flood Service Regulation"The revised "Service Regulation for Flood Service" was put into effect in 2018. 01.05.2015 active
Contribute to research agendas for inland navigationThe aim of this continuous activity is the promotion of inland navigation (need for innovation regarding infrastructure, digitalisation, education and training as well as fleet modernisation) in the European research agendas and its consideration in various funding schemes. 01.05.2015 active
Danube Flood Control Agency (DHK) reformIn the course of this activity an administrative reform of the Danube Flood Control Agency (DHK) is being prepared, for which viadonau is the legally defined managing authority. 01.05.2015 active
Intelligent buoysFrom mid-2018 the correct location of each buoy shall be monitored remotely and in real time. The information on the current position of the floating navigation signs is important for waterway administrations, in order to improve the task of fairway marking, as well as for vessel operators directly on board. 01.05.2015 active
ProDaM - Protect Danube and MoravaBy implementing the INTERREG project ProDaM, the joint flood management for the border rivers Danube and Morava (March) will be optimised. 17.10.2017 active
Digitally supported Operations Management System (DuBEM)By means of the new system, the operation of flood protection facilities during dry weather and the management/coordination of flood services during flood events will be digitally supported. 01.05.2015 active
Revision of the "Operating regulation flood protection facilities Morava-Thaya"The operating regulation for the flood protection facilities along the Morava and the Thaya was evaluated and revised. 01.05.2015 active
Standardisation emergency and crisis managementIn the event of a crisis, it is crucial to be able to fall back on already prepared procedures and checklists in order to avoid mistakes. The internal process „Crisis Management“ and the necessary documentation were comprehensively revised in 2017. 01.05.2015 active
Interactive operational map Danube-March-ThayaIn 2017, viadonau started a project for the standardisation of the operational maps used by various authorities and emergency services in the event of floods, ship accidents or similar incidents. 01.05.2015 active
Thaya 2020The project's objective is the integration of the two Thaya meanders D18 and D9 into the flow regime of the Thaya, thus creating dynamic natural river bank areas. 01.05.2015 active
Triumph II - Trimodal Hub Port IIIn TRIUMPH II a concept was developed for an intelligent multimodal communication hub that digitally links all process participants in the multimodal chain of transport. This was done using new standards for electronic data exchange as well as information gathered from intelligent transport systems. 14.05.2018 active
Revitalisation Schildorfer floodplainWithin this project two cut-off backwaters were reconnected to the flow regime of the Danube. The project was concluded in 2017. 01.05.2015 259
LIFE Auenwildnis WachauThe LIFE project Auenwildnis Wachau started in 2015 and will be concluded in 2020. Between Rossatz and Rührsdorf, on the right Danube river bank, a new 1.4 km long side arm will be established, extending the existing side arm system. The enlargement of a bridge and an additional overflow section will guarantee the connection of the existing side arm system to the flow regime of the Danube. At Schönbühel and Rossatz approx. 50 ha of the namesake floodplains will be established as a nature conservation area. Furthermore, the project also includes species conservation measures in the entire Wachau for the sea eagle, the black poplar and amphibians. 01.01.2015 active
NOVIMARThe project investigates to what extent automatisation is possible and feasible for convoys. 01.05.2015 active
Study Good Navigation StatusThe aim of this "Good Navigation Status" study, commissioned by DG MOVE, was the specification of this term of the TEN-T Regulation. 01.05.2015 259
Optimisation of the Danube stretch downstream of the lock Abwinden-Asten and the mouth of the EnnsThe project's objective is the establishment of an approx. 700 metre long system of islands and sidearms in the Danube stretch between the powerplant Abwinden-Asten and the mouth of the river Enns as well as the optimisation of the mouth of the Enns. 01.05.2015 active