Policy and technical decisions regarding the LRIT system, including the IDE, on an international level are taken by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). The LRIT Ad Hoc Working Group assists, and also deals with the mainly technical issues.
Oversight of the global LRIT system, including undertaking a review of the performance of the LRIT system, and the operation of the Data Centres, is provided by the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO). IMSO has been appointed by the MSC as the LRIT coordinator.
The IDE is audited once per year by the LRIT coordinator for compliance in terms of performance and security of the system.