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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 – Marine biodiversity

The map of the week shows the number of species and observations per sea region in the year of 2011 based on the information collected by the European Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS) and available through EMODnet Biology.
27 Mar
2020

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Map of the week – High frequency radar

The map of the week features the locations of High Frequency Radar systems along European coasts, as well as the near real time sea surface current velocity maps they produce.

20 Mar
2020

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Map of the week – Number of beach litter items

The map of the weak features the average number of litter items per 100 m stretch of beach along the European coasts.
13 Mar
2020

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Map of the week – Marine Installations

The map of the week features the locations of the infrastructures listed in the EurOcean Marine Research Infrastructures Database.
06 Mar
2020

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Map of the week – Integrated Maritime Surveillance Projects

The map of the week features the extents of the marine regions covered by different Integrated Maritime Surveillance Projects.
28 Feb
2020

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Map of the week – MSP: Aquaculture and wind farms

To illustrate the growth of new blue economy activities and the need for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), the map of the week is featuring the locations of aquaculture farms of shell and finfish, as well as the location of wind energy farms.
21 Feb
2020

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Map of the week – Fishing Intensity

The map of the week shows the fishing intensity in European waters derived from vessel position information through Automatic Identification System (AIS) messages.
14 Feb
2020

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Map of the week – Argo floats

The map of the week shows the near real-time positions of the Argo floats that are currently drifting around in the ocean.
07 Feb
2020

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Map of the week – Seabed Litter

The map of week features the relative proportions of different materials found at the seabed of our European seas. 
31 Jan
2020

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Map of the week – Tsunamis origin points

The map of the week features historic tsunami origin points in European waters.
24 Jan
2020

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EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - Save the date!

An excellent opportunity to bring together the extended EMODnet family with the increasing number and range of data providers, users and stakeholders from Europe and beyond.
21 Sep 2020 to 25 Sep 2020
Oostende

The 10th Ferrybox workshop - Save the date!

The 10th Ferrybox workshop will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 10-12 November 2020 hosted by SMHI.

More information on the programme and the registration will be available: https://www.ferrybox.org/dissemination/workshops/index.php.en

 

10 Nov 2020 to 12 Nov 2020
Gothenburg, Sweden

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