SYNERGETICS – Synergies for Green Transformation of Inland and Coastal Shipping

Inland and coastal shipping face great challenges with respect to a significant reduction of greenhouse-gas and air-pollutant emissions resulting from the requirements stipulated in the European Green Deal and the Taxonomy Regulation as well as the fact that improved environmental performance has become a feature of ever-increasing importance to the sector in order to remain competitive. SYNERGETICS is a Horizon Europe Innovation Action, a particularly application-oriented collaborative project looking at ways to reduce emissions in inland and coastal shipping through retrofit solutions.


LIFE Boat 4 Sturgeon

The overall objective of this LIFE project is to help save the four remaining Danube sturgeon species from extinction: the Sterlet, the Waxdick, the Sternhausen and the Hausen.


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

On the free-flowing Danube east of Vienna, hydraulic engineering measures are being implemented to stabilise the falling water levels, preserve unique habitats in the Danube floodplains and align the waterway infrastructure with the requirements of safe and economic Danube navigation. In order to achieve these goals, maintenance activities are carried out on an ongoing basis and hydraulic engineering optimisation projects are implemented.

Further projects

  • PLATINA 2 (2013 - 2016) was a European action to implement the NAIADES II Action Programme on Quality Improvement in Inland Navigation in a coordinated way.

  • In the course of the Analysis of Navigability project, viadonau statistically analysed long-term gauge and flow data and processed them for various user groups from industry and the logistics sector.

  • The project goals cover the provision of support services in the field of inland navigation. The specific component of Lot 2 is the provision, operation and maintenance of RIS support tools. The participation of viadonau focuses in particular on the operation, further development and technical support for the European Ship Database (EU HULL DB).

  • The bilateral project between the Czech Republic and Austria is dedicated to the elaboration of near-natural flood protection measures in the area of the confluence of the rivers March and Thaya as well as the preparation of a renaturation concept for the Lower Thaya.

  • Inland ENC's are digital maps for inland waterway transportation. The system runs on vector data, which allows detailed display of data and ensures steady and clearly represented information.

  • The working aid is a guideline for a standardised procedure from gathering basic data to the categorisation of flood protection dams and the presentation of priorities for rehabilitation measures.