The EU-funded PLATINA3 project provides targeted coordination and support activities to promote inland waterway transport (IWT) in Europe and will make the bridge towards future research, innovation and implementation needs within IWT in Europe.
Its main objective is to provide the knowledge base for the implementation of the EU Green Deal in view of further development of the European Commissions’ IWT action programme (NAIADES) towards 2030.
The platform will be a catalyst for awareness, stakeholder engagement and uptake of outcomes from related national and European projects and initiatives. PLATINA3 will consolidate their findings, assess their impacts and gaps.
Stakeholders are invited to participate actively in a series of 6 Stage events, each of which will accentuate relevant topics.
The project addresses priority topics for the success of IWT according to 4 segments:
- Integration & digitalization of IWT in view of modal shift & synchromodality;
- Zero-emission, automated & climate resilient fleet;
- Skilled workforce anticipating to zero-emission & automation;
- Smart & climate resilient waterway and port infrastructure with clean energy hubs.