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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 285 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.

It 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!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EuropeAtlasSeas

 

ONLINE OCEAN LITERACY WORKSHOP

On an amazing journey with the European Atlas of the Seas! (16 June 2021)

Would you like to hear about the story behind map layers from the experts who are managing the Atlas? Would you like to know how the Atlas can be used in education and ocean literacy?

Make sure that you save the date for this workshop on 16 June 2021 (14:00-17:00 CET)!

For registration and information, consult the workshop webpage

 

 

Map of the Week – Seabed litter - Fishing related items density

The Map of the Week on seabed litter shows the density of fishing related items at the seafloor expressed as the average number of items collected by fish-trawl surveys over the period of one year. Note that the absence of collected data in some areas does not mean they are free from fishing related items.

30 Apr
2021

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Map of the Week – Marine bird observations

The Map of the Week shows the marine bird observations available in the European Ocean Biodiversity Information System (EurOBIS) database.

23 Apr
2021

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Map of the Week – Marine Protected Areas

The Map of the Week shows the ratio of Marine Protected Area to terrestrial area for each European country.

09 Apr
2021

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Map of the Week – Algae Production Facilities

The Map of the Week shows macroalgae-producing facilities (aquaculture and harvesting) and microalgae-producing facilities by production methods.

02 Apr
2021

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Map of the Week – Concentration of water body oxygen for 2012-2017 in summer

The Map of the Week shows the concentration of water body oxygen for 2012-2017 in summer.

26 Mar
2021

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Map of the Week – Maritime spatial planning projects

The Map of the Week shows the location of Maritime Spatial Planning projects in Europe.

19 Mar
2021

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Map of the Week – Global Ocean Chlorophyll (monthly-mean)

The Map of the Week shows average Chlorophyll-a concentration at the ocean surface during the last month in regions which were not covered by clouds. Chlorophyll is an indicator for the abundance of photosynthetic plankton, the primary producers of the ocean.

12 Mar
2021

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Meet the European Atlas of the Seas’ ambassadors advocating for advanced ocean literacy!

What do EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, surfer Easkey Britton and Minister of the Sea of Portugal Ricardo Serrão Santos have in common? They are some of the European Atlas of the Seas’ ambassadors advocating for advanced ocean literacy!
12 Mar
2021

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Map of the Week – Global mean sea level regional trend

The Map of the Week shows the global mean sea level regional trend over the period 1993-2019.

05 Mar
2021

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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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European Maritime Day Conference

European Maritime Day this year is going virtual from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May 2021. European Maritime Day is a 2-day conference. High-level plenary sessions including inspirational speakers, leadership exchanges and stakeholders’ workshops attract experts and stakeholders from across Europe and beyond. EMODnet Secretariat will host a stakeholder workshop on “Ocean Observation and Marine Data for the Blue Economy”.

20 May 2021 to 21 May 2021

EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - Pre-registration now open for this online event!

The second EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree will take place from 14 until 18 June 2021 fully online. Pre-register now!

14 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
Online event

Online ocean literacy workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas

Join us for the ocean literacy workshop on the European Atlas of the Seas organised by the EMODnet Secretariat in the framework of the EMODnet Open Conference to learn about the many different aspects of the Atlas!
16 Jun 2021
Online