BIVAS is an abbreviation for ?Binnenvaart analyse systeem? (translated from Dutch: inland shipping analysis system) and is developed to do network analysis for the Dutch inland shipping network. It is designed to support research to answer policy questions about:

  1. shipping network analysis: what is the usage of each water way?
  2. the effect of planned maintenance or blocked water ways
  3. the calculation of future development scenarios

More information can be found on the BIVAS website: