River Information Services

River Information Services

Actions on River Information Services

The following action for achieving the targets regarding River Information Services in the Danube region is specified in the Action Plan (SEC(2010) 1489 final) which accompanies the Communication of the European Commission on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (COM(2010) 715 final) of 8.12.2010:

  • To implement harmonised River Information Services (RIS)
    Key tasks: implement River Information Services along the entire Danube and on its main navigable tributaries and canals


Projects and project ideas

Aimed at the implementation of the above-mentioned action, the following projects and project ideas have been reported to or identified by the Priority Area Coordinators:


RIS on the Danube:

Austria: River Information Services Corridor Management Execution (Status: 18/10/2016)

Serbia: Implementation of River Information Services in Serbia (project completed)

Bulgaria: Implementation of River Information System on the Bulgarian part of the Danube river (BULRIS) (Status: 15/09/2011)

Romania: Traffic vessel management and information system on the Danube, Danube–Black Sea Canal and Poarta Alba–Midia Navodari Canal (RoRIS) (project completed)

Ukraine: Creation of River Information Services on the Ukrainian part of the Danube River (Status: 08/05/2013)


RIS on tributaries and canals:

Croatia: Full implementation of River Information Services on the Sava River Waterway (Status: 13/01/2014)

Romania: Traffic vessel management and information system on the Danube, Danube–Black Sea Canal and Poarta Alba–Midia Navodari Canal (RoRIS) (project completed)


Maritime (VTMIS):

Bulgaria: Vessel Traffic Management Information System - Phase 3 (VTMIS-3) (Status: 24/04/2014)


Research and development:

IRIS Europe II - Implementation of River Information Services in Europe (project example in EUSDR Action Plan) (project completed)

IRIS Europe 3 - Implementation of River Information Services in Europe (project completed)

RIS Services for Improving the Integration of Inland Waterway Transports into Intermodal Chains (RISING) (project completed)