Wärtsilä River Information Systems

River Information Systems (RIS) ensure safe and secure navigation on inland waterways and rivers. They facilitate the comprehensive planning of ship traffic in coastal waters, thereby contributing to a more efficient utilization of inland waterways. RIS are compliant with the relevant European standards and all specific requirements for River Information Services. Moreover, the systems support the Vessel Tracking and Tracing Standard for Inland Navigation and Electronic Chart Display, as well as the Information System for Inland Navigation Standard.

    Key features


    • Inland module displays river electronic charts
    • Inland AIS messages provide advanced information ahead of vessel arrival
    • Automatic Transmitter Identification System (ATIS) VHF helps to identify vessels communicating with the VTS
    • On-route monitoring allows for navigational assistance for the vessel


      River Information Systems - components
      How it works
      River Information Systems - process
      • Sensor sites collect information along the river
      • Control Center integrates sensor data
        and provides the RIS Operator with traffic image

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