Expert Groups > Introduction

The technical work towards European standardization is performed by RIS Expert Groups. They are international technical platfoms ensuring the harmonized development of standards in Europe.

The RIS Expert Groups (EG) produce the standards and up-dates, but also technical clarification documents and other relevant documents..

The RIS EG's are:
  • composed of various representatives, active in inland navigation, such as governmental bodies, branch organizations, research institutes, consultants and industry.
  • international technical platforms ensuring the harmonized standards development in Europe
The EG  proposal for standards and other documents are delivered to the EU, the CCNR or other international bodies. These are the authorities that can give the documents a legal basis.

The expert group function on a genuine Terms of Reference (ToR), which specifities for every EG.

There are four expert groups (click for more information): Go to Expert Groups portal (members only)