The European Atlas of the Seas is an easy and fun way for professionals, students and anyone interested to learn more about Europe's seas and coasts, their environment, related human activities and European policies. It was developed to raise awareness of Europe's oceans and seas, in the context of the EU's integrated maritime policy. The atlas offers a remarkably diverse range of information about Europe's seas, for example:
- Sea depth and underwater features
- Coastal regions geography and statistics
- Blue energies and maritime resources
- Tide amplitude and coastal erosion
- Fishing stocks, quotas and catches
- European fishing fleet
- Maritime transport and traffic
- Ports' statistics
- Maritime protected areas
- Maritime policies and initiatives
- Outermost regions
The atlas exists in English, French and German.
Offshore wind farms map updated
The map showing European offshore wind farms has been updated based on the new EWEA report "The European offshore wind industry - key trends and statistics 2013".
Aquaculture production map updated
The map showing aquaculture production by European country has been updated. It now includes 2012 data recently published by Eurostat.
New map of ICES fishing zones
A new map showing the international fishing zones defined by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has been added.