ELIAS is split into two separate sections, one publicly accessible and the other one password protected for registered users. The functions in the public section allow an easy access to the information publically available in distributed external RIS or RIS related systems. The private section comprises functions that process and display sensitive data, such as vessel positions, which are visible only to the data owners and those with proper authorisation.

This document provides an overview on data sources and interfaces to allow interested parties to re-built such a system on own IT infrastructure.