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Marine Park Enhanced applications baseD on Use of integrated GNSS SErvices

Objective

Marine parks are areas which deserve an extremely accurate care of the ecosystem and as such are usually subject to severe restrictions applied to their end users, first of all leisure boats and local operators.
Those restrictions are often different in different areas depending onto the level of threat that anthropogenic activities may exercise on local environment. As an example, in some areas boat transit may be fully prohibited, in others fishing and anchorage, in others night anchorage, etc.
In order to limit and control the access to restricted areas, very often parks management organisations force users to request for a permit (e.g. daily or weekly, free of charge or not) without which the boats are not allowed to enter the marine park. In compliance with the different ways for accessing the park, also permits are different (e.g. transit and anchorage, shore fishing, sea fishing, scuba diving…).
The main objectives of the Meduse Project can be summarised as follows:
a) To develop a prototype service infrastructure for the delivery of location based services within restricted access maritime areas (parks, reserves) to the following customer categories:
i. Institutional – Marine parks and restricted marine areas management institutions;
ii. Private - Marine parks and restricted marine areas users (leisure boats);
iii. Commercial – Commercial operators acting within restricted areas (e.g. cruise boats);
iv. Law Enforcement – Maritime police authorities (Coast Guard).
b) To demonstrate a subset of services and applications (with limited functionality) that shall be enabled by the service infrastructure for all the above listed customer categories;
c) To analyse commercial sustainability of the service infrastructure in order to identify and characterise the critical mass of applications and services that shall bring sustainability and define associated service models towards the different customer categories.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2011-GSA-1-b
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NEXTANT APPLICATIONS & INNOVATIVE SOLUTION SRL
Address
Via Andrea Noale 345A
00155 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 139 240
Administrative Contact
Massimo Pichini (Mr.)

Participants (4)

VITROCISET BELGIUM SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 175
Address
Rue Devant Les Hetres 2 Transinne 2
6890 Libin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Barro (Mr.)
BLUE THREAD SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 55 280
Address
Via Castroregio 19
00178 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Mangani (Mr.)
ANESTI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 840
Address
First Avenue Robin Hood Airport
DN9 3GA Doncaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eutimio Tiliacos (Dr.)
ENTE PARCO NAZIONALE DELL'ARCIPELAGO DE LA MADDALENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 42 240
Address
Via Giulio Cesare 7
07024 La Maddalena
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianpaolo D'angelo (Dr.)