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What is Calipso?

CALIPSO ©, is the result of NAIS effort in the research and development, through research projects in the European context; those actively involved some European MPAs with which it was possible to define the functional requirements of the current service but also to draw the line for future development. An innovative platform of information based on location services and design through ICT technologies, satellite navigation, wireless communication, mass-market terminals and GIS; addressed to managers and end-users of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

CALIPSO © platform with the aim of:

  1. Support turists and yachtsmen with accurate information and allow them to communicate sightings of marine protected species or to report the infringement and / or dangers.
  2. Assist operators of the MPA, with a system of monitoring and management of the area, able to give them useful information about access control and assistance in the area of the visitors.
  3. Assist the Institutional bodies responsible for safety and security of the area, making the information available on the positioning of the tourists and yachtsmen in the area.

The service platform enables the creation, collection, management and visualization of geo-referenced information by using GPS signal on graphical maps. Information such as warnings and advice to skippers, local ordinances of Marine Protected Areas – MPA, reports of protected marine species and violations of the rules of access and navigation; are crucial for access to protected and regulated areas. Managers of marine protected areas, fishing zones, anchorage or tourist attractions and point of interest, can take advantage of CALIPSO innovative information service, based on a simple communication way, direct and efficient.