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News announcement26 July 2023Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Euronews OCEAN Season 5, Episode 7 – Virtual reality and ecotourism

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The ocean holds countless archaeological treasures that have found their resting place on the sea floor over the ages. To personally explore these sites, one would need to be a diver, but new technologies are making this remarkable heritage accessible to all. In this episode of Ocean, we join underwater archaeologists as they digitise a historic shipwreck in the Tremiti Islands (Italy) within the CREAMARE project to make its exploration accessible even to non-divers.

We visit the National Superintendency for Underwater Cultural Heritage in Taranto to experience an immersive exhibition of ancient amphoras recovered from a depth of 750 metres. Interactive screens and VR headsets allow visitors to get an unforgettable glimpse into the details of the artefacts and their discovery.

Finally, we find out how the CORALLO project in Malta introduces interactive ocean literacy exhibits at touristic sites and cooperates with eco-tourism associations aiming to make local tourism more sustainable and help preserve pristine Natura 2000 areas along Malta's increasingly urbanised coastline.

OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). It features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.

Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.

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Publication date
26 July 2023
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries