Product Specification / S-212 VTS Digital Information Service
Scope: The S-212 According to IALA Guideline 1089 on Provision of Vessel Traffic Services provides guidance on the delivery of different types of services provided by a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). VTS is a service implemented by a Competent Authority, designed to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel traffic and to protect the environment. The service should have the capability to interact with traffic and to respond to traffic situations developing in the VTS area.
VTS Digital Information Services should not be limited to information exchange between ship and shore but also other service providers.
S-212 Edition 0.6.4 is currently under development. See IALA Data Modelling page
Responsible body: IALA