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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 – Underwater gliders

The Map of the Week shows the position of underwater gliders that automatically collect ocean data and monitor the seas. This information is supplied in near real-time by EMODnet Physics.

04 Dec
2020

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Map of the Week – Employment in the established blue economy

The map of the week shows the employment in the Blue Economy as a percentage of the overall active population. Click on a country of interest, to learn how employment is distributed over the different established Blue Economy sectors and how employment in the Blue Economy has changed over time.
27 Nov
2020

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Map of the Week – Offshore renewable energy

The map of the week shows the location of both offshore wind and ocean energy projects throughout European waters.
20 Nov
2020

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Map of the Week – Exclusive Economic Zones

The map of the week shows the European Union Member States’ Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).

13 Nov
2020

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Map of the Week – Seawater finfish farms

The map of the week provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms in the European Union and partner countries.

06 Nov
2020

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Map of the Week – Seabed Litter Density

The map of the week shows the density of seafloor litter (all categories) expressed as the average number of litter pieces collected by fish-trawl surveys over a period of one year.

30 Oct
2020

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Map of the Week – Catches by fishing zone

The map of the week shows the total volume of fish and shellfish catches in each of the major fishing zones in 2018. Click on a particular zone to see how catches have evolved over the last two decades.
23 Oct
2020

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Map of the Week – Marine Natura 2000 sites

This week saw the 2020 European Natura 2000 Award Ceremony. Discover, with the European Atlas of the Seas, where marine Natura 2000 sites are located!
16 Oct
2020

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Map of the Week – Monthly drifting buoy trajectories

The map of the week is featuring the trajectories that drifting ocean observation buoys have completed in the last month.
09 Oct
2020

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Map of the Week – Fishing fleet by type of gear (1990-2018)

The map of the week shows the fishing fleet by type of gear.
02 Oct
2020

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5th Word Conference on Marine Biodiversity - Save the Date!

The 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will take place at the University of Auckland on

13 Dec 2020 to 16 Dec 2020
Auckland

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

EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - new dates!

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, our second EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree is postponed to the 14-18 June 2021. 
14 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
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