PLOTO aims at increasing the resilience of the Inland Waterways (IWW) infrastructures and the connected land- infrastructures, thus ensuring reliable network availability under unfavourable conditions, such as extreme weather, accidents and other hazards. The goal is to combine downscaled climate change scenarios (applied to IWW infrastructures) with simulation tools and actual data, to provide the relevant authorities and their operators with an integrated tool able to support more effective management of their infrastructures at strategic and operational levels. In particular, PLOTO aims to:

  • Use high-resolution modelling data to assess the climatic risk of the selected transport infrastructures and associated expected damages;
  • Feed existing data from novel sources of sensor-generated data into the project’s simulation tool;
  • Use tailored weather forecasts from all available data sources for specific hotspots, to provide early warnings with corresponding impact assessment in real-time;
  • Develop improved multi-temporal, multi-sensor Unmanned Areal Vehicles (UAV) and satellite-based observations with robust spectral analysis, computer vision and machine learning-based assessment for diverse transport infrastructures;
  • Design and implement an integrated Resilience Assessment Platform environment as an innovative planning tool that will permit a quantitative resilience assessment through an end-to-end simulation environment, running “what-if” impact/risk/resilience assessment scenarios.

The PLOTO integrated platform and its tools will be validated in three case studies in Belgium, Romania and Hungary.

Project information




Exus Software Monoprosopi Etairia Periorismenis Evthinis - Exus Software Single Member Limited Liability Company

Budapesti Muszaki Es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem - Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Univerza V Mariboru – UM

Diadikasia Business Consulting Symvouloi Epicheiriseon AE - Diadikasia Business Consultants SA

Radios Segelyhivo es Infokommunikacios Orszagos Egyesulet - RSOE 

Universite De Liege – ULIEGE

Regia Autonoma Administratia Fluviala a Dunarii de Jos Galati - River Administration of the Lower Danube Galati

Universitatea Danubius Din Galati - Danubius University of Galati

Asociatia Romanian River Transport Cluster - 

Mav Magyar Allamvasutak Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszveny Tarsasag - Mav Hungarian State Railways

Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion - National Technical University of Athens – NTUA

Risa Sicherheitsanalysen Gmbh – RISA

Budapesti Szabadkikoto Logisztikai Zartkoruen Mukodo RT 

Ilmatieteen Laitos – FMI

Societal Resilience and Climate Change Center Of Excellence - SORECC

Service Public de Wallonie - SPW

Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation - Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe - ERTICO ITS EUR

Satways-Olokliromenes Lyseis Asfaleias Kai Amynas-Idiotiki Epicheirisi Parochis Ypiresion Asfaleias (Iepya)-Etaireia Periorismenis Efthynis - SATWAYS


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Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 2, 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12, 2023

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