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European Atlas of the Seas

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 – Algae production facilities

The map of the week features the algae production facilities in Europe.
03 Jul
2020

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Map of the Week – Conserving deep sea ecosystems

This Map of the Week shows the priority areas for conservation of several vulnerable marine ecosystems and commercial fish species in the deep sea, taking into account the predicted change in habitat under a business-as-usual climate change scenario, the connectivity between different areas as well as the economic implications for human activities like fishing and deep sea mining.
26 Jun
2020

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Map of the week - Satellite and In Situ Observations for Advancing Ocean Monitoring

In this map of the week, we invite you to compare the satellite-based output with corresponding field-monitoring data on chlorophyll-a concentrations.

19 Jun
2020

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Map of the week – Blue Economy – Marine Renewable Energy

The map of the week shows the location and status the European offshore wind farms as well as the locations of test sites for newer marine renewable energy technologies like tidal and wave energy.
12 Jun
2020

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Map of the week – Integrated Coastal Zone Management

The map of the week shows the locations of the different Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) projects involved in the OURCOAST initiative, the theme of the project as well as the support from different European funds.
05 Jun
2020

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Map of the week – Fishing vessel density

The map of the week shows the density of fishing vessels in European waters derived using AIS technology.
29 May
2020

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Map of the week – Predictive habitat map for MSFD

The map of the week features the latest EUSeaMap (from 2019) that shows the predicted distribution of the different Benthic Broad Habitat types defined by the MSFD throughout European waters.
20 May
2020

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Map of the week – European Maritime Day

This map of the week shows the venues for the annual European Maritime Day stakeholder conference since its inception.
15 May
2020

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Map of the week – Seabed litter – Fishing related items density

The map of the week shows the density of fishing-related items at the seafloor.
08 May
2020

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Map of the week – Blue Indicators – Employment in the Blue Economy

The map of the week shows the employment in the Blue Economy as a percentage of the overall active population.

30 Apr
2020

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Save the date - SeaDataCloud Online User Workshop Hi-Tech to High knowledge

The National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS), on behalf of the SeaDataCloud partnership, is pleased to invite you  to the SeaDataCloud User Workshop, which will be held via webinar.

17 Sep 2020
WEBINAR

Webinar - EMODnet: A decade of achievements connecting marine data to knowledge

Celebrate 10 years of EMODnet by joining us at a virtual gathering on 22 September 2020 14:00-17:00 CEST.
22 Sep 2020

Save the date - Marine data to support aquaculture in the North Atlantic

The workshop “Marine data to support aquaculture in the North Atlantic”, jointly organised by EATiP, DG MARE, DG DEFIS, Copernicus Marine and EMODnet, will be held on October 20 and 21 (both days from 10 to 13 CET) as a virtual and highly interactive event, using tools for on-line discussions and co-creation.

20 Oct 2020 to 21 Oct 2020

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