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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 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

 

 

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Map of the week – Number of beach litter items

Every year, millions of tonnes of litter are generated through a variety of human activities.

Map of the week – Number of beach litter items
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Map of the week – Marine Installations

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Map of the week – Marine Installations
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Map of the week – Integrated Maritime Surveillance Projects

The monitoring of activities at sea is important for many reasons.

Map of the week – Integrated Maritime Surveillance Projects
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Map of the week – MSP: Aquaculture and wind farms

The European seas are a buzzing hub of human activities – think of cargo and passenger tran

Map of the week – MSP: Aquaculture and wind farms
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Map of the week – Fishing Intensity

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Map of the week – Fishing Intensity
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Map of the week – Seabed Litter

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Map of the week – Seabed Litter
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Map of the week – Tsunamis origin points

While the ocean is beautiful, it can also be a source of natural hazards that impact the coastlin

Map of the week – Tsunamis origin points
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Map of the week – Quotas by country and fishing zone

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Map of the week – Sediment accumulation rates

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