Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes

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European Atlas of the Seas

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 250 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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Each week, a new “Map of the week” highlighting an interesting map layer is showcased in the Maritime Forum. Dive in and explore your Ocean!

Teachers' corner
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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Erosion +

Europe's coasts are suffering from increasing coastal erosion. Coastal zones are retreating, in 2004 about twenty thousand kilometres of coasts faced serious impacts.  Land and sea interact with each other along the coast line.  As long as there is enough space and buffer zones, these processes do not cause grave problems.

Last update: 18/08/21


L'énergie éolienne

Last update: 18/08/21


Wind energy

Last update: 18/08/21

L'érosion côtière

Last update: 18/08/21

Coastline Erosion

Last update: 18/08/21

Le fond de la mer

La bathymétrie

Last update: 18/08/21

Sea Bottom


Last update: 18/08/21


L'élevage de poissons, mollusques et crustacés et de plantes aquatiques est l'un des secteurs alimentaires qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide au monde.  Il fournit déjà à la planète environ la moitié de tous les poissons que nous mangeons. Laissez les élèves découvrir les différents types d'aquaculture de manière interactive.  

Last update: 18/08/21


Farming fin fish, shellfish and aquatic plants is one of the world's fastest growing food sectors. It already provides the planet with about half of all the fish we eat. Let students discover the different types of aquaculture in an interactive way.

Last update: 18/08/21

Le transport

La mer n'est pas seulement utilisée par les pêcheurs. Le transport maritime est important.  Certains navires transportent des marchandises, d'autres des passagers.  Laissez les élèves découvrir les lignes de ferry et voyager à travers l'Europe.

Last update: 18/08/21


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