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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 – 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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Map of the week – Quotas by country and fishing zone

The map of the week features the fisheries quotas (in tonnes) for the different fishing zones and for each of the EU Countries.
17 Jan
2020

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Map of the week – Sediment accumulation rates

The map of the week features the seabed sediment accumulation rates at different locations in European waters.
10 Jan
2020

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Map of the week – Seasonal variation in Zooplankton abundance

In this week’s Map of the Week, we are focusing on some small-sized marine organisms that have a large-scale impact. Zooplankton are small, free-floating aquatic microorganisms including crustaceans, rotifers, open water insect larvae and aquatic mites.
20 Dec
2019

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Map of the week – Coral (coralligenous) Habitats

On the occasion of COP25, our Map of the week features one of the most vulnerable marine habitats, coral reefs, threatened in several ways by climate change.
13 Dec
2019

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Map of the week – Land Cover

The map of the week features a high-resolution European dataset of land cover.
06 Dec
2019

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Map of the week – Deep-sea mineral resources

The map of the week shows the presence of deep-sea mineral resources in different sampling locations around the globe.
29 Nov
2019

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EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree - Save the date!

This will be 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.
22 Sep 2020 to 25 Sep 2020
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