The more than 20 patrol vessels of Rijkswaterstaat will participate in Climate-KIC start-up CoVadem.

CoVadem maps current water depths by combining a “sailing monitoring network” of ships with smart Big Data techniques. The first ships are already equipped with a CoVadem-Box. On Wednesday 11 March, Nancy Scheijven, director of Shipping Traffic and Water Management at Rijkswaterstaat, and Meeuwis van Wirdum, general director of CoVadem, signed the agreement.

“We welcome innovation and further development,” said Nancy Scheijven. “Sailing is largely done based on experience. But the technology goes further and you can use it in several ways. By collecting and enriching the depth data, more information becomes available.”

Read the full press release here.

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