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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 – Exclusive Economic Zones

This map of the week features the Exclusive Economic Zones of EU Countries for which a regulatory text exists in UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea.
13 Sep
2019

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Map of the week – Rivers, lakes and river basins

The map of the week features the intricate network of lakes and rivers crossing the European continent. Furthermore, it also shows the river basins, the areas from which the collected rain and snowfall will eventually flow towards the different European seas.
30 Aug
2019

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Map of the week – Submarine telecommunication cables

The map of the week features a schematic representation of the submarine communication cables that cross European waters.
23 Aug
2019

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Map of the week – Underwater noise indicator

The map of the week features the monitoring of low and mid frequency impulsive underwater noise.
16 Aug
2019

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Map of the week – ICES fishing zones

The map of the week features the boundaries of the ICES fishing zones.
09 Aug
2019

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Map of the week – Habitat Descriptors – Biological zones

The map of the week features the biological zones used in the creation of EUSeaMap.
02 Aug
2019

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Map of the week – Oil spill incidents and response vessels

The map of the week features historical oil spill incidents and oil spill response vessels.

26 Jul
2019

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Map of the week – Coastal Nuclear Power Plants

The map of the week features the locations of coastal nuclear power plants and their operational status.
19 Jul
2019

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Map of the week – Marine bird observations

This map of the week features a global dataset of marine bird observations.
12 Jul
2019

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Map of the week – Seabed litter – Plastic bags density

This map of the week shows the density of plastic bags in the European seas.

05 Jul
2019

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