About IALA

VTS (Vessel Traffic Services)

Chair: Monica Sundklev (Swedish Transport Agency), Vice Chair: Dirk Eckhoff (Federal Waterways & Shipping Administration)

The VTS Committee produces a range of Recommendations, Guidelines and Model Courses related to the IALA Standards.

The Committee work is organised according to 2 Technical Domains, as follows:

Technical Domain 1 – Vessel Traffic Services
Work domains:

  • VTS implementation
  • VTS operations
  • VTS data and information management
  • VTS communications
  • VTS technologies
  • VTS auditing and assessing
  • VTS additional services

Technical Domain 2 – Training and Certification
Work domains:

  • Training and Certification