On Wednesday, 25 November 2015, Voies navigables de France aka VNF hosted the RIS Week and its Common Issues Meeting in the beautiful city of Lille in the North of France. Co-organized by the RIS Week Support team of viadonau, this second RIS week witnessed a high participation turnout and over 70 registered participants at the common issues meeting.

This year no less than 18 speakers and 15 presentations were devoted to RIS issues. The event this time was devoted to ERI issues.

While the morning session and a part of the afternoon was devoted to electronic reporting or in expert language ERI, the afternoon session focused on the CoRISMa project and the evolution of RIS until 2020. A well-balanced agenda including keynote speeches, expert group reports, project and technical development updates as well as discussions made the participants look forward to the next steps and of course the next RIS week in June 2016 in Prague.

The agenda highlights were the following:

  • Strategic Developments
  • Technical Developments and Updates
  • Latest Trends in electronic reporting
  • Intermediate Results of RIS-enabled Corridor Management (CoRISMa) – Towards the Creation of a Single Common Information Corridor
  • The Evolution of RIS until 2020  

The presentations of the Common Issues Meeting in Lille can be downloaded here in PDF format.

The next RIS Week will be held in Prague  and hosted by a consortium of the Czech Ministry of Transport, the Czech State Navigation Authority and the Czech Waterway Directorate between the 13th and 17th June 2016.  

Source and Editorial: www.ris.eu