Training webinar on Ramsar Sites Information Service


The Ramsar Convention Secretariat invites you to join a training webinar on the Ramsar Sites Information Service (RSIS) for Ramsar National Focal Points and registered Ramsar Site compilers. The webinar is intended to help you designate and update Ramsar Sites by showing the different aspects of the system in action.



The Ramsar Sites Information Service (RSIS) provides online information on wetlands that have been designated as internationally important. All Site information is provided by the Contracting Parties to the Convention and is managed by the Ramsar Secretariat.

Read more about RSIS here.




After a short presentation of the RSIS and an overview of the public part, the presentation will guide you through the back end of the system by broadcasting live the view of a user working with the system. The following points will be covered:
1. How to create a new Ramsar Site or launch an update
2. Explanation of the different parts and functionalities of your dashboard
3. How to navigate through the RIS online form
4. Details about the site location and GIS
5. How to complete data for criteria and their justification
6. How to submit an RIS to the Secretariat and respond to comments
7. How to use the RIS offline form
During the webinar you will be able to ask questions; some of these will be answered at the end of the session and the rest will be followed up by email.



Click on the registration link below for the Webinar in the language of your choice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. All registrants will receive a link to the recording – so please register even if you cannot attend the live event.


DateLanguageTarget time zoneRegistration
1st Nov, 9am CETEnglishAfrica / Asia / OceaniaClick to register
6 Nov, 4pm CETFrenchAfrica / EuropeClick to register
8 Nov, 4pm CETSpanishAmericas / EuropeClick to register
13 Nov, 4pm CETEnglishAfrica / Americas / EuropeClick to register


Source: Ramsar Secretariat

More information

Instructions to help Contracting Parties designate a new Ramsar Site, update the information on an existing Ramsar Site and check the status of an ongoing designation:
Using the Ramsar Sites Information Service
RSIS Tutorials on Youtube
How to use the offline RIS Word form

This webinar is in line with Resolution XII.6: The status of Sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, paragraph 12 and 13



KERN Manuel
IT Officer, Ramsar Secretariat