Using technology for more efficient management of inland waterways

The Numericanal project aims at connecting regional and national strengths, knowledge and experience of 7 organizations active in the field of ICT and waterways management to create a transnational strategy for the development of e-services along waterways.


Scalability of embedded systems and IoT networks 

Co-creation for digital 



Numericanal aims at developing innovative approaches using ICT in order to improve sustainable modes of transport and tourism along waterways. The project will help to strengthen waterways management systems through use of ICT and e-services. In addition, the project will help strengthen the economic influence of the waterway within the territory. CETIC is the ICT partner of the project. Its role is to recommend, validate and coordinate the ICT solutions of the project.


Several ICT solutions will be developed during the project, including:

  • A transnational framework in North West Europe in relation to mobile access and Internet connectivity in rural and urban areas;
  • A series of model approaches for online services and information (geolocalisation of the place of interest, online booking...);
  • A series of model approaches of Intelligent Transport Systems (management of the stopover and nautical ports, management of traffic and bottlenecks...);
  • Local pilot actions to implement the above approaches and to increase the potential of commercial and leisure along the waterways, and waterways as a tourism destination.

Added value

The project will provide innovative tools to effectively manage waterways while respecting their social, economic and environmental needs. These innovative tools will help strengthen the water-based economies of and water-side industries e.g. leisure, industry and therefore of local areas. In addition, the project will help to reinforce the boating potential and the tourism economy by offering innovative e-services along waterways.

The expertise acquired during the project will allow CETIC to better support SMEs to develop interconnected e-services that allow data exchange, especially in areas where communication technologies are less available.