Within the scope of the EU INTERREG project NON-STOP, we are developing a concept for a smart sediment and water management system at the Port of Emden. The pilot project is committed to three project goals:

a) Reduction of the influx of materials from the River Ems into the port,

b) Improvement of the drainage of the hinterland of Emden, and

c) Long-term support of maintenance dredging.

This takes special knowledge of microbiology and sedimentology, the development of a suitable water monitoring system, and a streamlined interaction of infrastructural elements (such as locks and a pumping station). On the basis of a comprehensive understanding of the system and with the aid of digital technologies, we want to integrate and link in natural processes even more to help preserve the sustainability of the Port of Emden and its direct surroundings.

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Daniela da Rosa

Driveways and berths (survey, GIS)

NPorts Branch Emden
Friedrich-Naumann-Straße 7-9
26725 Emden

T:+49 4921 897 122


Martina Ritter

Strategic Business Development

NPorts Head Office
Hindenburgstr. 26-30
26122 Oldenburg

T:(+49)441 35020-122

Project Funding