The new permanent working group for information technologies set up by CESNI, the European Committee for drawing up standards in the field of inland navigation, began work on 13 and 14 June.
Representatives of the relevant authorities of the European Union (EU) and Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) Member States, the European inland navigation associations, the river police forces, the European Commission, Danube Commission and the CCNR mapped out the work programme for the next three years and set to work implementing it.
The discussions focused inter alia on integrating the currently independent European RIS (River Information Services) expert groups into CESNI’s processes and structures. The working group will submit the proposals developed at this meeting to the Committee, which will decide on them on 15 October this year.

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