This paper describes the use of Delft-FEWS as part of a tool for navigating on Inland Waterways economically and efficiently. Delft-FEWS, as developed by Deltares, is an operational real time forecasting system which links data and models in real time. FEWS-Waterways forecasts water depth, , flow velocity, air clearance based on measured and forecasted hydrological and metrological data and current state of the waterway system. This feature of Delft-FEWS is used in an economy planner giving advice to ship masters with respect to: maximal cargo volume, minimum fuel consumption and the optimal ship speed in order to arrive in time at the destination, e.g. reliable Expected Time of Arrival.
Dhondia, Juzer F.; van der Mark, Rolien; van Wirdum, Meeuwis; and Smits, R, "FEWS-Waterways For Economically And Efficiently Navigating On Inland Waterways." (2014). CUNY Academic Works.