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About the Atlas

The European Atlas of the Seas  provides information about Europe’s marine environment, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more.

Users can benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 200 map layers to explore, collate and create their own marine and coastal maps. These maps can be printed, shared and embedded in articles or presentations. The Atlas is the ideal tool for schools, researchers and professionals, or anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge.

The Atlas aims to raise awareness of Europe's seas and coasts in the context of the EU's integrated maritime policy. To improve accessibility to all EU citizens, the Atlas is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

Stay tuned! Each week, on this website, we put the spotlight on a new map worth exploring. Take a moment to tune in and enhance your marine knowledge!

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Map of the Week – Aquaculture production by species

The Map of the Week shows aquaculture production by species and country.

26 Feb
2021

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Map of the Week – Ferrybox

The Map of the Week shows the position of ferryboxes in our seas and oceans worldwide. This information is supplied in near real-time by EMODnet Physics. The ferrybox is an automated surface water monitoring system fitted to the through-flow system of a ship.

19 Feb
2021

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Map of the Week – Posidonia oceanica distribution

The Map of the Week shows the distribution of Posidonia oceanica (commonly known as Neptune grass or Mediterranean tape weed), a seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.

12 Feb
2021

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Map of the Week – Global sea surface temperature regional trend

The Map of the Week, a new map just published this week in the European Atlas of the Seas, shows the global sea surface temperature regional trend over the period 1993- 2018 based on data provided by the Copernicus Marine Service.

05 Feb
2021

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Map of the Week – Blue Economy – Fisheries products processing sector

The map of the week highlights the potential for growth in one of the Blue Economy sectors: the fisheries and seafood products processing sector.
29 Jan
2021

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Map of the Week - Employment in marine fisheries, aquaculture and processing

The Map of the Week shows employment information regarding extraction (i.e., fisheries and aquaculture) and commercialisation of marine living resources in the European Union.

22 Jan
2021

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Map of the Week - Habitat classification by EUNIS 2019

The Map of the Week shows predictive EUNIS seabed habitat map for the European seas. The EUNIS habitat classification is a comprehensive pan-European system to facilitate the harmonised description and collection of data across Europe through the use of criteria for habitat identification.

15 Jan
2021

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Map of the Week - Traffic of goods by port

The Map of the Week shows the total gross weight of goods transported into and out of each port in the European Union.

08 Jan
2021

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Ocean literacy: upcoming Scientix webinar on the European Atlas of the Seas

On 14 January 2021 at 17:00 CET, the EMODnet Secretariat and Scientix will be holding a webinar in English for teachers across Europe who wish to learn how they can use the Atlas for interdisciplinary teaching

06 Jan
2021

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Map of the Week – Coastline changes based on satellite data

The Map of the Week shows how the coastline – where the land meets the sea or the ocean – is changing.

18 Dec
2020

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LATEST NEWS

EVENTS

Presentation of the Ocean Framework: A platform to help companies measure and reduce their impact on the ocean

During this SEArica webinar, Fondation de la Mer will present the Ocean Framework tool and discuss its benefits with a user company, with authors of the mission Starfish 2030 and with SEArica Members of the European Parliament.
17 Mar 2021
ONLINE EVENT

The 10th Ferrybox workshop - Save the date!

The 10th Ferrybox workshop will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 23-25 March 2021 hosted by SMHI.

More information on the programme and the registration will be available on ferrybox.org

23 Mar 2021 to 25 Mar 2021
Gothenburg, Sweden

Data Solutions for a Changing Ocean [online event]

Showcasing recent developments and future opportunities for engagement with a live Q&A with the EMODnet Biology Team
24 Mar 2021
ONLINE EVENT