RMIFC organization

The RMIFC uses a combination of different types of information sources to ensure maximum reliability in the production of deliverables.

The human sources of information

    • International Liaison Officers of States Parties and Partners are the primary sources of information for RMIFC. Their physical presence within the center helps to accelerate the flow of information coming mainly from agencies of their State of origin. They will centralize and secure their national data and, if necessary, feed the database of RMIFC in the context of its missions while respecting their confidentiality rules.
    • The Voluntary Community Reporting is a RMIFC collaboration with shipping companies whose ships transit regional maritime routes in order to allow the captains of the said vessels and the CSOs to get in contact and to exchange information with the center when they enter the general area of the interest of the RMIFC. Voluntary vessels usually correspond by email with the RMIFC but also by telephone in case of emergency.
    • National, Regional and International Maritime Operations Centers: The RMIFC collaborates closely in the exchange of information with MOCs or MRCCs at the national, regional or international level.

Online sources of information

    • RMIFC operators consult more than 600 open online websites on adaily basis. In addition, maritime databases accessed by the RMIFC are also available online.

Electronic and satellite sources of information

    • These are mainly theaccess to satellite AIS and satellite imagery..