The European Atlas of the Seas

The European Atlas of the Seas
The European Atlas of the Seas

The JRC maintains and enriches the European Atlas of the Seas with the support of DG MARE. This portal disseminates cartographic information related to EU's coasts and seas both as maps and open data. The target audience are professionals and anyone interested in Europe's seas and coasts and related European policies (Integrated Maritime Policy, Common Fisheries Policy, etc.). The European Atlas of the Seas receives 600 visitors per day. It offers an up-to-date and remarkably diverse range of information about Europe's seas, such as sea depth, underwater features, coastal regions geography and statistics, blue energies, maritime resources, tide amplitude, coastal erosion, fishing stocks, quotas and catches, European fishing fleet, aquaculture, maritime transport and traffic, ports' statistics, maritime protected areas, tourism, maritime policies and initiatives, outermost regions, etc.

The European Atlas of the Seas
Collaborating DGs
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Eurostat, DG Mobility and Transport, DG Regional and Urban Policy
External Partners
External Partners: 
EMODnet, European Maritime Safety Agency, European Environment Agency, Eurosion project, EuroGeographics, International Seabed Authority, International Hydrographic Organisation, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, European Wind Energy Association, The European Fisheries Areas Network (FARNET), Community Fishing Fleet Register, European Market Observatory for fisheries and aquaculture, European Marine Energy Centre, Copernicus-EUHYDRO, UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Database on Protected Areas, International Aquarium Forum, European Maritime Heritage, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, CoopP project,, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - US, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - US, National Snow and Ice Data Center - US.