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project team


Project coordinator:
Christophe Heyndrickx

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March 2014, the paper 'Climate Change Impacts on Transport on the Rhine and Danube: a Multimodal Approach', written by M. Beuthe, B. Jourquin, N. Urbain, I. Lingemann and B. Ubbels, was published in ScienceDirect, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, volume 27, pages 6-11

December 11, 2012, final ECCONET conference in Rotterdam

October 18, 2012, Juha Schweighofer presented the paper 'Adaptation of Inland Waterways to Weather Extremes (Danube)' at the Climate Change Adaptation in the Transport Sector workshop of the EIB in Luxembourg (agenda)

August 30, 2012, Tim Breemersch gave a presentation at the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation about the ECCONET project

June 21-22, 2012, Michel Beuthe presented the paper 'Estimating the impacts of water depth and new infrastructures on transport by inland navigation: a multimodal approach for the Rhine corridor' at the KUHMO-NECTAR Conference in Berlin.

May 29-30, 2012, Juha Schweighofer presented EWENT and ECCONET results at the EWENT Final Dissemination Seminar in Geneva.

April 23, 2012, Christophe Heyndrickx presented the paper 'Effects of climate change and adaptation of inland waterway transport, findings of the ECCONET project' at the WEATHER Final Conference in Athens.

April 23-26, 2012, Christophe Heyndrickx and Tim Breemersch presented their paper 'The effects of climate change on the inland waterway network' at the Transport Research Arena in Athens.

February 20, 2012, Juha Schweighofer gave a presentation on Extreme Weather Impacts on Inland Waterway Transport at a special event organised by the Society of Naval Architects (SNAS), University of Belgrade.

January 22-26, 2012, Tim Breemersch & Christophe Heyndrickx represented ECCONET at the Transport Research Board 91st Annual Meeting in Washington. Also Juha Schweighofer gave a presentation: Adaptation and mitigation of inland waterways to weather extremes.

October 25, 2011, the ECCONET project was presented at the Klimafolgen-Konferenz KLIWAS with a poster.

September 13-16, 2011, Juha Schweighofer gave a presentation at the Smart Rivers 2011 conference: 'The impact of extreme weather events and climate change on inland waterway transport'.

April 16, 2011, the ECCONET project was presented at the thematic pavilion on inland water transportation at the Federal Horticultural Show Koblenz 2011.

March 26-28, 2011, Juha Schweighofer and Markus Simoner represented ECCONET at the 12th Steering Committee of the Pan-European Transport Corridor VII, Vienna City Hall: Climate change and inland navigation

March 24, 2011, Juha Schweighofer represented ECCONET and EWENT at the Workshop zu Verkehrsinfrastruktur I - Beteiligungsprozess zur Unterstütszung der Erstellung der Österreichischen Kliwawandelanpassungstrategie, Environmental Agency Vienna (agenda)

November 30, 2010, Enno Nilson, BfG, attended Barge-To-Business, Brussels: Low water, high water: what to expect - Navigation in a changing climate.

October 27, 2010, Via Donau prepared and participated at the 5th workshop and kick-off of the participation process II for a national adaptation strategy.

October 13-14, 2010, the International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR) organized the RheinBlick2050 final colloquium Towards coordinated discharge scenarios for the international Rhine basin, Bonn, Germany.
Announcement (pdf)

September 13-17, 2010, the European Meteorological Society (EMS) organized the 8th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Zurich, Switzerland

September 8, 2010, Via Donau attended a workshop in Geneva of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Climate Change Impacts on International Transport Networks

June 25, 2010, Via Donau attended the 1st workshop in Vienna on Adaptation to climate change - activity field traffic infrastructure.

June 22, 2010, Bastian Klein , BfG, presented a paper at the IAD conference, Dresden: Climate change analyses used for river basin management in the rivers Danube and Elbe (extended abstract)

March 25, 2010, Enno Nilson, BfG had a presentation at the Tag der Hydrologie, Bauschweig: Bias-Korrekturmodelle im Vergleich. Eine Berwertung im Kontext der hydrologischen Klimafolgenforschung.


November 7-8, 2012, Erwin van Heumen gave a presentation on Impact of Climate Change and Fleet-related Adaptation Measures at the project meeting of the FP7 project MoVe It (Modernisation of Vessels for Inland Waterway Freight Transport)

October 4, 2012, Juha Schweighofer an Enno Nilson gave a presentation on ECCONET and EWENT at the PIANC Permanent Task Group on Climate Change, Brussels, Belgium (presentation Schweighofer - presentation Nilson)

November 2, 2011, 2nd ECCONET stakeholder workshop

March 28, 2011, Via Donau gave a presentation at the Danube Corridor Steering Committee Meeting, Vienna: Climate change and inland navigation.

March 8, 2011, 1st Stakeholder workshop, Vienna

January 31 - February 1, 2011, Juha Schweighofer represented ECCONET and EWENT at the PIANC Permanent Task Group on Climate Change, Brussels, Belgium (agenda)

June 8, 2010, cluster meeting EWENT, WEATHER and ECCONET, EC, Brussels, Belgium
Presentation of Christophe Heyndrickx