CANAL APPS FOR EUROPE

Canal Boat - - News -

As part of a three-year EU-funded project to ex­plore the use of new phone app tech­nol­ogy on canals, the Canal & River Trust is de­vel­op­ing a pi­lot scheme for re­mote bridge open­ing. The Numer­i­canal project in­volved nav­i­ga­tion au­thor­i­ties col­lab­o­rat­ing on apps for open­ing bridges on the Glouces­ter & Sharp­ness via a cen­tral con­trol cen­tre; re­port­ing in­ci­dents and find­ing fa­cil­i­ties on French canals; show­ing com­mer­cial skip­pers where boat traf­fic is in the Nether­lands, and find­ing sail­ing times, canal di­men­sions and weather fore­casts in Bel­gium.

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