Discovering marine protected areas

The BLUE DISCOVERY service is an innovative and powerful technology platform that allows for the deployment of an efficient and low-cost Access Control and Visitor Information System to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). It aims at developing a new and more efficient control model, by means of a real-time management and automatic support to all visitors during their visit, guiding them to ‘discover’ the hidden jewels of the marine area in an easy and immediate way and allowing for an overall optimization of the MPA resources. It also aims to promote environmental conservation through a cooperative and conscious use of the Nature Reserve by the visitor. Main costumers are MPA, tourist ports of the Mediterranean Sea, and visitors. The service uses EGNOS and GALILEO to generate GEO-referenced augmented reality contents absolutely precise and reliable, which will guide the tourist along its route in a simple and, above all, safe way.

ESA
TIA
Environment
Maritime
Natural resources
Safety
Security
Tourism
Wildlife
Africa
Europe
Demonstration Project
Ongoing
business@esa.int
Blue Thread http://www.blue-thread.eu/