The Covadem project (cooperative navigable depth measurements – Coöperatieve vaardieptemetingen) was launched in April 2013. The project is aimed at sharing real-time navigable depth measurements, that skippers can use to navigate more efficiently in the future and make maximum use of the navigable area provided by the waterway.
This is done as follows: Inland waterway vessels are provided with a basic on-board computer to read the data from existing sensors. Sensors such as the echo-sounder, loading gauge, GPS and fuel gauges. This data is combined into a message and send to shore. Based on these measurements, the real-time measured keel clearance is converted into the real-time water depth of the route being navigated. These real-time navigable depth measurements are made available to skippers so that, in future, this data can be used for predicting the water depths of the route to be navigated. Skippers can use real-time, accurate waterdepth to navigate a more efficient route. More efficiently, because sailing on deeper water consumes less fuel.
Bevat de volgende files:
Coverage Rotterdam Waal Area.PNG
CoVadem Interface Specification.docx