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Map of the week - Sea surface temperature anomalies

An article published in The Guardian on the 4th of March 2019 exposes the alarming effects of global warming on sea-life but also on humanity, which relies on the oceans for many vital needs such as food and oxygen.

Last update: 22/03/19

Map of the week - Water transparency

What does the sea near you look like? Is it more blue and transparent or is it muddy or murky? The European Atlas of the Seas’ map on water transparency can be an interesting tool to identify the most idyllic seasides. It can also tell you a lot about the marine living in each sea-basin!

Last update: 01/03/19

Map of the week – Dumped munitions

Munitions dumped on the seabed represent a global source of concern. Following the Colloquium on the Challenges of Unexploded Munitions in the Sea which took place in Brussels this week, our map identify the location of conventional, chemical or unknown munitions that are dumped in European seas.

Last update: 22/02/19

3rd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meeting - Agenda

The European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 15/02/19

Map of the week – Marine spatial planning projects

Interested in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)? In the context of the MSPGlobal Opening Conference, an initiative launched by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO & the European Commission DG MARE, our Map of the week shows the location of some MSP projects in Europe. Click on each project to learn more about their activities & results.

Last update: 15/02/19

Minutes of the 2nd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee (SC) Meeting

Date and Time: From 10:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday 26 September 2018 Location: DG MARE, Brussels, Belgium  Meeting Chair: Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet Secretariat)

Last update: 12/02/19

2nd European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda

The European Atlas of the Seas Steering Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set the priorities for future developments.

Last update: 11/02/19

Map of the week – Quotas by country and illegal fishing

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices represent approximately 19% of the reported value of catches worldwide. In addition to being damaging for the marine environment, these practices present a threat to sustainable fishing and an unfair competition to legitimate fishing operators. Our “Map of the week” presents the catch limits (expressed in tonnes) that are set for most commercial fish stocks.

Last update: 11/02/19

Map of the week - Underwater gliders and drifting buoys

Ocean observation and monitoring are crucial for our society. The marine data collected through oceanographic instruments and other data collection activities help us, among other things, to improve our understanding of the state of the seas and its role in climate mitigation. Our “Map of the week” highlights the use of two types of oceanographic instruments that automatically collect ocean data and monitor the seas.

Last update: 01/02/19

Map of the week - Coastline Erosion

Our ‘Map of the week’ provides information about the state of the European coastline regarding erosion (in red), accretion (in green) and undetectable change (in yellow).

Last update: 30/01/19

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