EuRIS offers the most user-friendly access to River Information Services (RIS) and Corridor Management. This concept of harmonized services for optimizing the traffic and transport processes on European fairways particularly focuses on safety and optimal use of infrastructure.
The infographic shows what information you can find on this website and how you can benefit from it.
Geographic, hydrological and administrative information about the waterway for VisuRIS users to plan, conduct and monitor a voyage.
Information that effects the skipper's direct navigation decisions: an electronic navigation chart (IENC) with the position and identification of all targets detected by a radar on board, as well as information about unexpected traffic disruptions in the vicinity.
Information relevant for medium and long-term decisions of VisuRIS users in planning a safe and smooth voyage, optimal use of vessels, waiting times and busy locks, (un)expected hindrance (3), operating times (6), and so on.
Activities during incidents and calamities: information about the location and type of an incident (5), contact with emergency services (7) and messages to vessels (3) in the vicinity (4).
Display of electronic navigation charts and additional information. Inland ECDIS contributes to the safety and efficiency of inland navigation and therefore also to the environment. Inland ECDIS combined with information from Inland AIS also offers added value within RIS.
You can report your voyage (15) and cargo details electronically (9) in order to minimize administrative processing at the lock (10) and with other RIS authorities (14). The quality of your own reference data is also increased by means of a link with the European reference databases (16).
Notices to Skippers from national and local (waterway) managers about the status of the inland shipping infrastructure (such as bridges and locks), temporary blockages (3) of the waterways, works, water level and icing.
Inland AIS (Automatic Identification System) (8) is an identification system that automatically transmits information about the name, position, speed and direction of an inland vessel. Shore-based AIS stations (12) allow better use of infrastructure, allow traffic posts to operate more efficiently (10) and allow shippers and terminal operators (15) to improve their logistics planning.
An overview of optimal routes (1) and arrival times (11) for shippers and planners.
RIS authorities gain insight into missing vessel information, for example about dangerous goods or unpaid shipping duties. This makes it possible to inform the skippers in time to still comply. In addition, personal information is treated with maximum respect for privacy (13).