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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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Map of the Week – Algae Production Facilities

The Map of the Week shows macroalgae-producing facilities (aquaculture and harvesting) and microalgae-producing facilities by production methods.

Last update: 02/04/21

Map of the Week – Concentration of water body oxygen for 2012-2017 in summer

The Map of the Week shows the concentration of water body oxygen for 2012-2017 in summer.

Last update: 26/03/21

Map of the Week – Maritime spatial planning projects

The Map of the Week shows the location of Maritime Spatial Planning projects in Europe.

Last update: 19/03/21

Map of the Week – Global Ocean Chlorophyll (monthly-mean) Map of the Week – Global Ocean Chlorophyll (monthly-mean)

The Map of the Week shows average Chlorophyll-a concentration at the ocean surface during the last month in regions which were not covered by clouds. Chlorophyll is an indicator for the abundance of photosynthetic plankton, the primary producers of the ocean.

Last update: 12/03/21

Meet the European Atlas of the Seas’ ambassadors advocating for advanced ocean literacy!

What do EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, surfer Easkey Britton and Minister of the Sea of Portugal Ricardo Serrão Santos have in common? They are some of the European Atlas of the Seas’ ambassadors advocating for advanced ocean literacy!

Last update: 12/03/21

Map of the Week – Global mean sea level regional trend

The Map of the Week shows the global mean sea level regional trend over the period 1993-2019.

Last update: 05/03/21

Map of the Week – Aquaculture production by species

The Map of the Week shows aquaculture production by species and country.

Last update: 26/02/21

Map of the Week – Ferrybox

The Map of the Week shows the position of ferryboxes in our seas and oceans worldwide. This information is supplied in near real-time by EMODnet Physics. The ferrybox is an automated surface water monitoring system fitted to the through-flow system of a ship.

Last update: 19/02/21

Map of the Week – Posidonia oceanica distribution

The Map of the Week shows the distribution of Posidonia oceanica (commonly known as Neptune grass or Mediterranean tape weed), a seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.

Last update: 12/02/21

Map of the Week – Global sea surface temperature regional trend

The Map of the Week, a new map just published this week in the European Atlas of the Seas, shows the global sea surface temperature regional trend over the period 1993- 2018 based on data provided by the Copernicus Marine Service.

Last update: 05/02/21

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