DONIA - Enjoy & protect the sea, together!
Free access to cartography of the seabed and up-to-date regulated areas for a safe anchorage. Anchoring in Posidonia meadows is forbidden and punishable by law.
DONIA is a community marine cartography application for smartphones and tablets. It is intended for boaters, yachtsmen, divers, fishermen and all sea lovers who wish to benefit from accurate maps, enriched with data on marine life and real-time information on surface activities.
DONIA is first and foremost a community of enthusiasts who exchange information to make their sea trips easier, richer in discoveries and who want to help protect the environment.
DONIA works and raises awareness of environmental preservation by providing extremely accurate maps of the nature of the seabed, enabling Mediterranean yachtsmen to anchor outside sensitive ecosystems such as Posidonia meadows and coralligenous reefs. The application provides access to various navigation data and functionalities such as regulatory and navigation tools (port information, anchorages, dive sites, heading and arrow for prediction of time, speed, waypoints and measurement tools, navigation) and safety at sea (skid, entanglement and collision alarm pack); AIS (Automatic Identification System) data from the AISHUb network; weather forecasts every 3 hours up to + 72 hours; sheltered anchorage areas depending on the weather, community tools, local regulations..
DONIA also means greater safety on board, whether sailing or motoring. The application proposes to live the traditional maritime solidarity by sharing your anchorage spots, information on biodiversity, dangers seen at sea (obstacles, accidents, jellyfish, etc.).
Finally, DONIA users can receive free information from managers of protected sites (parks, reserves). Practical to avoid tedious procedures and find local regulations easily.
The Premium version of the application (€ 24.99 per year, € 2.99 per month) gives access to high-definition bathymetric maps allowing you to find new points of interest and marine maps from SHOM (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of la Marine) in the French Mediterranean.
Please note that continuous use of GPS in the background may reduce battery life.
Conditions of use: https://donia.fr/cgu/cgv_en.html
The Community application for navigation and anchoring assistance outside fragile ecosystems DONIA is available and used in the Mediterranean.