The project was conducted between 2013 and 2015 in order to overcome the system boundaries between the individual national RIS implementations and to adapt the information services to the (transnational) inland navigation. For that purpose, a novel service approach named “Corridor Management” was defined, examined and tested as well as evaluated in a project-specific testing environment. Generally, three levels of Corridor Management can be distinguished. Level 1 covers the corridor-wide information on infrastructure, level 2 additionally considers current and future traffic flows within the managed corridors, and level 3 offers an enhanced portfolio of services for logistics users in the transport chain of inland navigation.

CoRISMa was a joint project of five states (Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxemburg) and was co-financed within the European TEN-T Programme. In the course of the project, the international exchange of RIS data with partners in the Rhine corridor, as piloted in the project IRIS Europe 3, was evaluated and adapted in order to deal with respective legal issues. CoRISMa laid the foundation for the cross-border use of RIS services for inland navigation. Another focus of the project aimed at the harmonised preparation, transmission and presentation of infrastructure data on a European fairway information portal and a traffic information portal. Due to the strong involvement of German and Dutch experts, significant impulses for the future could be set.

During the project runtime viadonau undertook the following tasks:

  • Management of (Sub)Activities, international
  • Implementation of all work priorities essential for Austria, national
  • Active information policy towards the Danube riparian states not participating in the project


  • Austria (viadonau, Ministry of Transport)
  • Netherlands (Rijkswaterstaat)
  • Belgium (De Scheepvaart)
  • Germany (Ministry of Transport, Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (WSV))
  • Luxembourg (Ministry of Transport)

Duration and budget

01.12.2013 – 31.12.2015

AT Budget: ca. EUR 670.000 
 thereof EUR 275.000 (41%) EU funding (TEN-T Programme)

News and project status

The project was successfully concluded by the end of 2015; the necessary further developments are being implemented in the course of RIS COMEX.

The project made a substantial contribution to the implementation of measure 09. Develop River Information Services further of the Action Programme for the Danube 2022.