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[collapsed title=EMODnet broad-scale seabed habitat map for Europe (EUSeaMap)]

  • EUSeaMap – EUNIS/full-detail classification
  • EUSeaMap – MSFD benthic broad habitat classification
  • Confidence layers
  • Classified habitat descriptions: Biological zone, Substrate type, Energy class, Oxygen regime class, Salinity regime class, Riverine sediment input areas & Ice cover


[collapsed title=Environmental variables that influence habitat type]

  • Currents
  • Depth to seabed
  • Optical properties
  • Oxygen
  • Salinity
  • Waves


[collapsed title=Individual habitat maps from surveys]

  • EUNIS classification system
  • Habitats Directive Annex I
  • Other classification systems


[collapsed title=Modelled maps of specific habitats]

  • Black corals
  • Brown seaweeds
  • Carbonate sands
  • Cold water corals
  • Coralligenous habitats
  • Deep sea sponges
  • Kelp
  • Maerl
  • Mussels
  • Octocorals
  • Other aquatic plants
  • Seagrass
  • Sediment communities
  • Sediment types
  • Syringammina fragilissima


[collapsed title=Survey sample points]

  • All classification systems
  • EUNIS classification system


[collapsed title=Composite data products]

  • OSPAR habitats - Official public reference dataset
  • Habitats Directive Annex I - Official reported distribution
  • Essential Ocean Variables in Europe