The European Atlas of the Seas provides information about Europe’s marine environment. Users can view predefined and ready to use maps, covering topics such as environment, tourism, security, energy, transport, litter, sea bottom, fishing activity, aquaculture, and much more.
Users can also benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 275 map layers, covering a wide range of topics, to explore, collate and create their own 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 know more about the European seas and its coastal areas.
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Are you a teacher or an educator interested in ocean literacy? The teachers’ corner of the European Atlas of the Seas contains exercises for different age groups as well as communication tools. It is an open platform where you can find and share information, educational material, inspirations and much more!
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Latest Maps of the Week
This map shows the Mission Actions pledged by stakeholders across Europe to achieve the objectives of the European Union (EU) Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’ by 2030.
This map shows where the Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) across Europe are located.
This map on seabed litter shows the percentage of litter divided into several categories (glass, textile, metal, polymer, etc.).
This map shows the classified biological zones for all European waters used in the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) broad-scale seabed habitat model (EUSeaMap).
This map shows the main European rivers and lakes, river gauging stations and marine Natura 2000 sites.
This map shows schools within the Network of European Blue Schools, one of the three communities of the EU4Ocean Coalition with the Youth4Ocean Forum and the EU4Ocean Platform.