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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 – Rivers and lakes

The Map of the Week shows the main European rivers and lakes. Drainage networks and associated drainage basins form complex functional entities important not only for hydrological processes but also for environmental processes at large.

18 Jun
2021

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Map of the Week – Mean underwater depth

The Map of the Week shows the bathymetry - the average depth of the water column - in the European region.

11 Jun
2021

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Map of the Week – Dumped munitions

The Map of the Week shows munitions dumped on the seabed. In the map, you can identify points which confirm the presence of conventional, chemical or unknown munitions.

28 May
2021

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Map of the Week – EU4Ocean and Ocean Literacy in Europe

The Map of the Week shows the members of the three communities of the EU4Ocean Coalition dedicated to ocean literacy: the EU4Ocean Platform, the Young Ocean Advocates within the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools.

21 May
2021

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Map of the Week – European Maritime Day in My Country 2021

The Map of the Week provides an overview of the European Maritime Day (EMD) in my Country 2021 local events in 25 different countries.

14 May
2021

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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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EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - 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. Register now!

14 Jun 2021 to 18 Jun 2021
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